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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 --Published once each month.

 
Transparent Cost-to-Serve Customer Relationships (TCR)—Part Three: Measuring Results
Expected Improvement and Steps to Get Started with TCR
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, September 15, 2021
We examine both optimization metrics and top-level metrics for measuring improvements from a TCR initiative, where salespeople have full visibility into the supply chain implications of the deals they make with customers and how to improve profitability using that knowledge. [ Read: Transparent Cost-to-Serve Customer Relationships (TCR)—Part Three ]
AI/Machine Learning for Supply Chain: Into the Future—Part One
AI/ML for the New Normal
By Ann Grackin Wednesday, September 15, 2021
A discussion of how AI/ML can help companies become more resilient and deal with change and uncertainty. [ Read: AI for Supply Chain: Into the Future—Part One ]

Analytics Advantage—Part 2A
Improving Private Fleet Performance
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, September 15, 2021
How shippers and carriers can leverage analytics to improve the performance of their private fleets using near-real-time shipment location data, combined with customer orders, routing plans, electronic proof-of-delivery data, service/work order schedules, vehicle inspection/maintenance data, and other sources of data. [ Read: Analytics Advantage—Part 2A ]

Agile Demand Supply Alignment—Part 3A: Solution Assessments
Alloy: Plant-to-Store Inventory/Demand Visibility and Corrective Actions
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The first installment of our ADSA solution assessments focuses on Alloy, a solution for CPG companies to improve their downstream visibility and build a supply chain driven by end-consumer demand. [ Read: Agile Demand Supply Alignment—Part 3A ]

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