The Future of Grocery: Enabling a Circular Supply Chain
The grocery industry is at a crossroads—either adapt and stay afloat or remain stationary and hope for the best. Changing consumer trends and expectations have made the traditional grocery retail model incapable of sustaining a successful business. And the pandemic has only sped up the…
6 Key Supply Chain Planning Strategies to Prepare for the New Normal
This blog was co-authored by Steve Thrift, CFPIM, PMP with Chainalytics. By now we all understand the importance of adapting to the impacts of COVID-19. The critical question now is, what do we need to do to prepare for recovery, a potential second wave, and…
Resilience Post COVID-19: Planning to Win the ‘New Normal’
This blog was co-authored by George Fowler, GVP at Spinnaker. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected. To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to…
How COVID-19 is Transforming Automotive and Industrial Supply Chains
Automotive and industrial manufacturing plants are being shuttered around the world, which has affected not just the OEMs but also their Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 suppliers.
Are We Heading Toward a New Era of Personalization at Scale?
Even though the trend of personalization at scale is well-established in marketing circles, the concept is also becoming more pervasive in the world of supply chain management. The traditional model of mass-produced, low-priced items, manufactured in the lowest cost-arbitraged centers and delivered through stove pipe…
Building a Resilient Supply Chain
The very nature of supply chains—the movement of goods and services—means it’s unsurprising they have been drastically disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard the term supply chain resilience around the globe since the pandemic began.
Supply Chain Visibility in a Time of Crisis: What the 2020 Visibility Report Tells Us
We have long had to deal with disruptions of all kinds, so why do we continue to scramble when a crisis hits? Answers to this question is in the 2020 Supply Chain Visibility Report based on research by Reuters Events and eyefortransport (eft), sponsored by Blue Yonder. The report highlights the gaps between available technical capabilities and their adoption in the areas of visibility, risk management and disruptive technologies, among other issues, as symptomatic of why we are not where we should be with preparedness and response.
Importance of a Risk-Aware Supply Chain
A recent McKinsey & Company “COVID-19: Briefing Note”1 highlighted end-to-end supply chain actions to consider in the response to COVID-19 (slide 24). It only served to underscore Blue Yonder’s mission in supporting our supply chain customers and helping them ensure that supplies and products get to the people who need them, on time.
The Future of Planning [Video]
In this video, Vikram Balasubramamian talks about the future of planning. A new world where in order to exceed increasing customer expectations, supply chain solutions must be more intelligent, predictive and capable of delivering to your customers when, how and where they want it. Like…
Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life
Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? We don’t live in that world anymore. Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive…