As supply chains continue to adapt quickly to ever-changing demands, it is vital to digest industry information quickly. In 2020, as the supply chains faced unimaginable disruptions, the industry looked to its' peers for guidance. Reaching 2022, we again look back on the previous year and consider the supply chain processes and technology that have advanced us to where we are today.
Below are our top 5 blogs read by the supply chain industry in 2021. The content includes thought leadership considerations for finances, inventory management and demand forecasting, and essential API technology for integration.
Let's take a look at the top 5 blog posts from 2021!
1. Infographic: What Every CFO Needs to Know About Supply Chains
We pulled together the key facts and figures from the study What Every CFO Needs to Know About Supply Chain and compiled them into a quick and easy infographic. This took a look at everything from supply chain signals for revenue recognition to integration with banks. The primary focus emphasized the importance of digitization and automated processes for a more efficient supply chain. [Download the study for more insights]
2. EDI & API Solutions For Revenue Growth in the Supply Chain
Going hand-in-hand with the webinar, Pivoting to New Retail Revenue Streams, this blog explains the benefit of EDI and API integrations to accommodate fluctuating sales patterns. These solutions enable scalable growth to expand supply chain revenue streams. This concept appears more relevant than ever as we continue to face supply chain disruptions. [View corresponding webinar]
3. The Impact of Reverse Logistics vs. Returns Reduction for Retailers
What is reverse logistics, and how do returns impact your brand? These were the questions that were answered by this top article in 2021. Often treated as an afterthought, this topic came to the forefront last year when talking about supply chains. Aligning with the webinar Reverse Logistics with guest speaker Navjit Bhasin from Newmine, this blog delved into the utilization of AI alongside automated processes to reduce errors in inventory. [Check out the related webinar]
4. How Forecasting Demand Can Reduce the Effects of Unexpected Disruptions
We seem to be encountering more and more Black Swan events than ever before, causing unprecedented disruptions. This blog addressed a few of these events and their impact on the supply chain, including an occurrence called the Bull Whip Effect, where a slight change in consumer demand causes a significant change in the supply chain closer to the supplier. The only way to reduce the adverse effects of these disruptions is to increase supply chain visibility through more accurate demand forecasting. In the accompanying webinar, Forecasting Demand and Inventory Management, expert Fernando Gonzalez covered some tools and best practices for forecasting demand to ensure customer satisfaction. [Watch on-demand webinar]
5. 10 Steps for Implementing an Inventory Management System
There are many working parts of a supply chain, and implementing new systems and processes can be strenuous. This instructional infographic outlines the steps necessary for implementing an inventory management system for more accurate inventory visibility and order fulfillment. For more details on each step, be sure to check out the webinar, Implementing an Inventory Management System.
We've enjoyed a year full of informative and intriguing content, and we plan on continuing to deliver the same value moving forward. Be sure to check out all of our blogs and webinars, and feel free to comment below on what topics you'd like to see covered in the future.