Optimizing vaccine distribution across drug store chains

Through the ongoing turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have found themselves innovating at an unprecedented pace, whether to address surges in demand for certain products, or ways to get it where it was most needed, fastest. For example, in the thick of early shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical and other frontline workers, the American Hospital Association responded by partnering with Kaiser Permanente, Kearney and others, using artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and supply chain know-how to create HealthEquip, a platform that determined where PPE was most in demand and what logistics would get it there most expediently.... Read more

Point/Counterpoint: The New Normal?

Retailers need to show every SKU for which they have “open to buy” and let shoppers decide how they want to buy… instantly or special order. At present we've acquiesced to Amazon, Wayfair and other "online-only" providers that together capture 63 percent of online furniture sales, according to data analytics firm 1010data, a company that tracks online sales via credit and debit card transitions.... Read more

Food Logistics Launches Supply Chain Network Virtual Summit

Track 4: Emerging From COVID-19: Why Better Data Sharing between CPGs and Retailers is Critical

Inna Kuznetsova, interim CEO of 1010data, reviews the COVID-19-related stock-outs witnessed as a result of sudden, unprecedented lurches in consumer demand, and discusses the critical role data sharing between CPGs and retailers will play in predicting demand, understanding inventory levels at a store level and the role these play in adjusting supply chains on the fly.... Read more

How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

In fact some might come to prefer the choice and convenience of working out at home to visiting gyms, and therefore there’s still opportunity to sell plenty of bikes (to those who don’t already own a Peloton). “SoulCycle’s window may not be gone,” said Andy Mantis, the head of data insights at 1010 Data, an analytics firm.... Read more

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