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With a multitude of moving parts, coordinating supply chains of the 21st century is an art as much as a science. New advantages are being given to those first-movers who adapt on the fly. In an age of immense data collection, what are the metrics that matter? How can supply chain managers eliminate the noise to focus on what's really important?
Alison Bodor, President and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute will share how COVID-19 has impacted the frozen food industry and its supply chains over the past nine months. She will share insights on how the supply chain has permanently changed and where uncertainties remain for the industry as we look ahead to 2021 and eventually the new “normal” marketplace and operating landscape.
In advance of their upcoming report on 2021 Supply Chain forecasts, Peter Bolstorff will discuss their expectations for the near future. After the chaos of 2020, what do supply chain managers need to know to thrive when the dust has settled?
How do companies develop a sustainable supply chain?
The answer lies in taking a holistic approach. This includes sustainability strategies throughout a supply chain, from procurement of all materials and transportation.
In this panel, Kyle Lintner will discuss the current and future challenges tied to contract freight, and the innovation currently underway to improve upon the seemingly broken system on both the Shipper and 3PL sides of the Supply Chain. Kyle is joined by Andrew Silver from Molo, Michael Carlisle from US Cold Storage and Josh Phelan from JB Hunt.
Heather Kettelhohn started as executive director of Global Planning and Supply Management at automotive engine supplier Cummins Inc. in March, just as the global pandemic forced assembly plants to shut down. How did she manage inventory control when no one was ordering and how did she get products flowing as new truck demand soared with the clamor for consumer goods?
2020 was a year of tremendous challenges, at the same time a valuable opportunity to rethink our supply chains and diversification of production facilities, analytics, and technology. Because of COVID, there was a repositioning of supply chains on a scale never seen before along with a massive boom and shift of consumer spending habits. We are certainly not done yet – the continued demand for medical supplies, the upcoming need to rush vaccines to all points on the planet at once, and the uncertainty of consumer spending habits will continue to place incredible pressure on supply chains and resources.
Learn how manufacturers, distributors and consumer brands can predict and manage supply chain disruption, better collaboration between the buyer and supplier and, ultimately, improve supply chain performance that boosts the bottom line.