05 Jun 2020
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COVID-19, Retail, Technology

The New Associate

There will be a new generation of associates entering the workforce post-COVID-19. Organizations need to be prepared for their changing expectations so they can continue to engage and retain their employees. This generation of workers understands and values technology.

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Supply Chain

Crisis Response Part 2: Visibility and Planning

With a pandemic like COVID-19, the information available and necessary responses are rapidly changing. Our new normal might differ from before, but we can adapt and learn from it to better support our customers and associates. There are 3 key factors to keep in mind during and after this public health crisis for labor demand and scheduling:

COVID-19, Supply Chain

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.

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COVID-19, Retail, Supply Chain

How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking

Supply chain management professionals have seen a lot over our careers. From a retail supply chain management perspective, it was a matter of understanding which throttles to slow down and when to speed things back up as the recovery took hold. There is some value to looking at how our supply chain thinking will fundamentally change in the months to come: