Zencargo Archives - Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd
  • Covid-19 – click here for the latest updates from Forum Events & Media Group Ltd

Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd Total Supply Chain Summit | Forum Events Ltd

Posts Tagged :

Zencargo

Plotting a path out of disruption that leaves businesses stronger

Constant phone calls and emails looking for space. Trying, or failing, to secure rates that preserve a level of margin. Last minute changes and blanked sailings. These were the daily challenges facing supply chain professionals shared at a forum hosted by Zencargo and B2G Consulting in July.

In response, the two organisations have produced a new roadmap for supply chain transformation Beyond Firefighting: How to start the journey out of supply chain chaos.

This new guide gives supply chain teams the questions, structures and techniques they need to to make a case for fundamental supply chain change within their organisations. And the need for change could not be more urgent.

With current volatility set to last until at least after Chinese New Year in 2022, it’s essential to think of a new way of working. However, leadership at some businesses still seem unwilling to make improving their supply chain a priority.

Moving past the way things are right now requires a whole-business approach, from sales prioritisation to financial planning. For companies that hadn’t already embarked on a supply chain transformation, this is the ideal moment to start making the supply chain more efficient, more resilient, and more fit for purpose. And for those who had already started, it’s time to redouble those efforts, rather than putting them to one side in order to tackle daily fires. 

Bringing about organisational change has to start with, and be led by, supply chain teams. As the experts within the business, it’s down to logistics and commercial professionals to build a case for change and lead the business forward. 

This guide walks you through:

  • Finding a ‘burning issue’ to engage senior management
  • Building a data-led case for change 
  • Packing your arguments to take root internally and drive change 

To find out more about the guide and to start making a difference, click here to download the roadmap.

WEBINAR: Retail profitability the focus of new event collaboration between Zencargo and Bis Henderson

Retail margins are under increasing threat from soaring freight rates, poor carrier reliability and fluctuating demand. In response, Zencargo, the digital freight forwarder has announced a new online forum to analyse end-to-end retail profitability.

Scheduled for 14:00 on the 12th August, Guarding profitability through disruption: the retailers guide is being delivered in collaboration with Louisa Hosegood, of global supply chain consultancy Bis Henderson, who formerly held senior logistic roles within Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.

The online event comes in response to the unprecedented disruption in ocean and air freight that threatens the profitability, and even the survival, of many businesses. The event’s moderator, and Zencargo co-founder and CCO, Richard Fattal explains:

“The rules have completely changed, and every business needs to be keeping an eye on their bottom line profitability. It’s not just about logistics teams any more – finance, sales and data teams need to be working together to create joined up decision making that works for the whole business.”

“The changes in logistics, commercial environment and social habits formed in the last 18 months will have long-lasting consequences. Consumers will be voting with their wallets based on new values, higher expectations and evolving ways of living and working. The businesses that can adapt to these changes are the ones that will be able to maintain and grow profits.”

The topics under discussion include:

  • Analysing and comparing the commercial environment of 2021 with recent years
  • Managing customer expectations through uncertainty
  • Calculating landed costs of goods in a volatile environment
  • Updating planning and execution strategies to maximise flexibility and profit.

To read more about the webinar and to register, click here and save your place.

Zencargo announces online event to address the new world of peak rates

As freight rates from Asia to Europe pass the $20,000 per 40ft mark, Zencargo, the digital freight forwarder has announced a new online forum to discuss what shippers can do to manage disruption in their supply chains. 

Scheduled for 14:00 on the 8th July, Surviving Peak Freight is being delivered in collaboration with Lars Jensen, global shipping advisor and CEO of Vespucci Maritime, an ocean freight consultancy.

The online event comes in response to the unprecedented disruption currently shaking ocean freight, where rates are at an all time high, while reliability is at an all time low. Experts now warn that conditions will be disrupted to some extent until H2 2022. In this scenario, the question is no longer ‘When will things get back to normal?’ but ‘What can I do to survive right now?’.

While options for shippers are limited, there are opportunities to manage disruption by planning ahead, collaborating with suppliers and being strategic in modal prioritisation according to shipment value and urgency. This event will explore these strategies, as well as shining a light on what shippers can expect through the rest of the year and into 2022, including: 

  • What we can learn from the current ‘perfect storm’ of rates
  • How to plan for costs in a volatile market
  • Scenario planning for different lengths of disruption
  • Strategies to manage spend at scale

To read more about the webinar and to register, click here and save your place.

Navigate 2021, the new supply chain event is now live

Zencargo, the digital freight forwarder has announced the arrival of a new, summit-style supply chain event, Navigate.

Scheduled for 14:00 to 17:15 BST on the 13th May, Navigate brings together supply chain leaders from across the industry – from shipping to transportation to technology – to discuss how businesses can navigate through change, which is the theme for Navigate 2021. 

Already scheduled to speak are Patrik Berglund, the CEO of rates benchmarking platform Xeneta, John Urban, the founder of GT Nexus, one of the original control tower solutions, and Mark Taylor, managing director of Britannia Bureau, a consultancy specialising in customs and Brexit.

After a year of large scale disruption from the pandemic, Brexit and the volatility of the freight market, the event looks toward the longer-term impact of those changes. Speakers at Navigate will also be discussing organisational change, including how to make transformation projects actually happen, with advice from businesses who have had success in implementing new projects within their supply chain.

“Change is inevitable,” says Richard Fattal, chief commercial officer at Zencargo. “In supply chain, that has always been true, but this past year has underscored that being ready for change – and having the agility in your supply chain to deal with it – is non-negotiable.”

Also on the line-up is Lars Jensen, CEO of Vespucci Maritime. After spending twenty years working with shipping lines, most extensively at Maersk, he joins Navigate to discuss the relationship between carriers and shippers moving forward, from the more controlled command of supply and demand that carriers have learned in recent months, to the change in contractual relationships between parties – and what impact that has on supply planning.

John Urban, the founder of GT Nexus, will be in discussion with Tamir Strauss, the chief product and technology officer of Zencargo, to discuss how technology can help logistics teams embed positive transformation at the heart of their supply chain, whether that’s by standardising processes or simply automating exception management.

With hundreds of supply chain practitioners expected to attend, Navigate offers the opportunity to take the pulse of the logistics profession, and share your experiences, and learn from others in the field. 

To read more about the sessions planned and register to attend, visit navigate.zencargo.com.

WEBINAR REWIND: Managing cost volatility with forecasting – a practical roadmap with SLG Brands

Don’t worry if you missed last week’s essential webinar from Zencargo – You can now re-watch the entire session online!

With global shipping costs inflated to unprecedented highs, getting a total view of the costs of your supply chain has never been more important for a business.

In this webinar, SLG Brands’ Devinder Chana (Director of Supply Chain) and Guy Melbourne (Head of Logistics) explain exactly how they have tackled their forecasting project, and how you can do the same.

Together with Zencargo’s Scott Irvine, Devinder and Guy cover:

  • Why SLG wanted to implement better PO management and cost forecasting
  • What you need to get started on your path to better cost visibility
  • The main stages in your forecasting roadmap
  • The advice they would give to other businesses that are expanding their forecasting ability

Click Here To Watch On-Demand

WEBINAR: Managing cost volatility with forecasting – a practical roadmap with SLG Brands

By Zencargo

With global shipping costs inflated to unprecedented highs, getting a total view of the costs of your supply chain has never been more important for a business.

In fact, in a recent roundtable of 25 supply chain leaders[1], 56% said that ‘improving overall data quality for more informed decisions’ was the one approach that would make the most impact on their business.

But building out a forecasting process that delivers results takes time – not to mention the PO management foundations you need to lay before you even start to implement forecasting. To make implementation as smooth as possible, you need a roadmap.

Over the last six months, SLG Brands, the company behind some of the high street’s most fashionable beauty brands,has undertaken extensive work around PO management, as well as forecasting freight spend and container usage – all of which has helped to manage a lot of risk and uncertainty. 

In this upcoming webinar, Devinder Chana, SLG’s Director of Supply Chain, explains to Zencargo’s Scott Irvine exactly how they are tackling their forecasting project: from planning the project to focusing on data health.

In the webinar, Scott and Devinder will cover:

  • Why SLG wanted to implement better PO management and cost forecasting
  • What you need to get started on your path to better cost visibility
  • The main stages in your forecasting roadmap
  • The advice Devinder would give to other businesses that are expanding their forecasting ability

If you’re looking to cut the risk of cost volatility, make sure you book your place now.