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Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3G: Solution Assessments

Here we assess Mercado’s supply chain network/platform for connecting retailers with suppliers, forwarders and brokers, carriers, and other service providers in the order-to-delivery process for imports. We also cover Zencargo’s solution for mid-sized retailers who are doing significant importing and seek control tower capabilities combined with freight forwarding services.

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part Three

We explore various strategies for obtaining supply chain resilience, including mapping and monitoring the multi-tier supply chain, the use of supply chain finance, and building adaptability into physical infrastructure, systems, processes, and people.

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part Two

We explain specific advanced tools and practices for dealing with demand-supply uncertainty, including probable forecasting, capacity and consumption commitment contracts, real options as risk mitigation strategies, and hedging strategies.

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part One

The past two years have brought nearly uninterrupted volatility, disruption, and uncertainty, which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. How individuals and companies deal with this ongoing unpredictability will determine their mental, physical, and financial health in 2022 and beyond. Here we provide a framework for companies to thrive in this new age of uncertainty.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3D

An assessment of IBM Sterling’s Inventory Control Tower solution for global supply chains with critical inventory needs—especially healthcare providers, grocery retailers, and spare parts dealers. We also look at Elementum, provider of incident management for companies with large complex supply chains where many issues arise requiring multi-party collaboration.

Analytics Advantage – Part 3A

Analytics can be used to improve carrier performance, enabling data-driven negotiations, improving delivery performance, reliability, responsiveness, and information sharing.

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