A digital supply chain for the chemical industry


The digital supply chain is predicted to have an especially significant impact on many areas of the chemical industry, leading to optimized business processes, faster decision-making and continuous performance improvements. A Quantum Leap in Digital Supply Chain.

Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

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Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry. With all of the new advancements being made, there is a constant hanging question: will the new digital optimization tools replace human jobs? digital Technology Shipping

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Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

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Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly does “digitizing the supply chain” mean? In what ways can companies achieve value from digitization?

Digital Supply Chain: Where Can You Find Value?

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There’s a lot of talk these days about the digital supply chain, including what it means and why it’s important. Two questions that always seem to come up in these discussions are “What’s the value of digitization?” When people talk about the value of digitization, it is often within the context of supply chain visibility. This requires the use of more advanced technologies and that’s where digitization comes into play. Digital Supply Chain and Risk Management.

Is M&A Success Possible Without Digital Transformation?

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In either case, digital transformation has been a key enabler for growth. . Digital transformation remains a key component of M&A. The Role of Digital Transformation and the Digital Supply Network. The execution of a merger, divestiture, or a joint venture process offers new transformative business model opportunities for organizations if they can leverage the capabilities of a digital supply network across their customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

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In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. The rules of business are being rewritten with these new digital technologies.

Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation

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A leading MRO began a digital transformation three years ago. Because about half of this company’s 2017 revenues are related to warehousing services, several of their digital projects have been related to improving efficiency in their warehouses. The post Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation digital robots supply chain

Nexiot Launches New Blockchain Digital Logistics Platform

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Switzerland based technology company Nexiot has launched integration with a Blockchain type Distributed Ledger to add to their Digital Logistics Platform. Smart Contracts are now a reality thanks to Nexiot’s Digital Logistics Solution introducing legal accountability to the supply chain.

Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

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Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. How is digitization starting to transform this industry? Thus, there is a lot of room for improvement and digitization.”. Unlimited Opportunities for Digitization to Help.

The Digital Supply Chain Defined


Digital Supply Chain Defined I always insist my readers have a firm understanding of our discussion topic. To that end; A Digital Supply chain is defined as A digital supply chain is a supply chain whose foundation is built on Web-enabled capabilities.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

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Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “digital transformation” mean in the context of supply chain management? What are the main hurdles companies face in the digital transformation journey?

Unlocking The Benefits of Digital Supply Networks

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Digital” has become one of the biggest buzzwords in the transportation and logistics industry. Everything, it seems, is going through a digital revolution. Supply chain managers are taking a cautious approach to digitization,” he says.

Stepping Towards a Digital Supply Chain

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The digital supply chain offers companies a degree of visibility and insight into their supply chain that was never before possible. For that reason, many companies are beginning the process of digitizing their supply chain. Moving away from the analog game of tag that was the way of doing things in the past, the digital supply chain offers companies a degree of visibility and insight into their supply chain that was never before possible. Understanding the Digital Vision .

Digital Supply Chain: Are You Transformation Ready?

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If you Google “digital transformation,” you get over 60 million hits—and a few million of those are related to supply chain management. It’s a journey many people and companies are talking about today, but what exactly does “digital supply chain transformation” mean? What is Digital Supply Chain Transformation? Let’s begin with a definition of what digital transformation really is. What Determines Digital Transformation Success?

Digital Supply Chain: Hype, Confusion, and Reality

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Everybody seems to be talking about the digital supply chain these days, but what exactly does that mean? Digital Transformation of Supply Chains is Taking Hold. The reality is that [digital transformation of supply chains] is taking hold.”. “We’re We’re still in the early innings of this digital revolution,” he added, and the business-to-business (B2B) world is still catching up with what we’re experiencing in the consumer realm.

With Tariffs In Flux, Digital Inventory Technology Might Be The Solution To Holiday Bloated Inventory Levels

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To the company that is still using clipboards, spreadsheets, and outdated manual electronic readers to track inventory, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and get up to speed with digital inventory that is powered by advanced technologies like robots and drones.

Impact of Digital Technology for Project Delivery and Execution

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The post Impact of Digital Technology for Project Delivery and Execution appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. The evolution of technologies has eased and replaced traditional methodologies of project management.

Driving Digital Transformation with a Smarter, Connected WMS

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Why siloed logistics systems can’t deliver in the digital age

5 Ways to Digitize Your Supply Chain

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Digitization can make your company’s global supply chain more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-focused while making sure it doesn’t fall behind the curve. How digitization makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused. Additional language available.

Maersk Line Provides Digital Rate Distribution through CargoSphere

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CargoSphere has recently announced that Maersk Line has now gone live with a fully digital and automated distribution of their contract rates and amendments. ” The post Maersk Line Provides Digital Rate Distribution through CargoSphere appeared first on Logistics Manager.

[Video] Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Transformation Ready?

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Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Supply Chain Transformation? Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Transformation Ready?

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Hapag-Lloyd and CargoSphere Launch Digital Rate Distribution

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” CargoSphere Managing Director, Neil Barni said, “The CargoSphere team is thrilled to deliver a real-world, ocean carrier integrated, digital, rate-processing solution to the vast global container shipping industry.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

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Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Digital Disruption: Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations


Building an agile organization that can quickly adapt will mean creating digital operations that can help your company close the connectivity gap. Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations. Embrace Digital Disruption.

Forwarders must meet digital disrupters head on and adapt, or sink

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The post Forwarders must meet digital disrupters head on and adapt, or sink appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Land Loadstar posts News Sea Supply chain CIFFA Digital freight forwarder Maersk SWG TIACA ACF 2018

3 Stats That Prove the Need for a Digital Control Tower

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Innovation through digitization has pushed control towers from a labor-intensive solution to a foundational system for the automated orchestration of supply chain order flows. Digital Control Towers Are About Action. The latter is the preeminent value of Digital Control Towers.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

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The process of digitizing global supply chains continues to generate a lot of interest and discussion in the industry, perhaps because it’s really about embarking on a transformational journey. What are the prerequisites to digital supply chain transformation? What is a “Digitized” Supply Chain? Considering we have had spreadsheets, PDF documents, and other electronic representations of the supply chain for years, what makes a “digitized” supply chain different?

The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

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Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain. You can view Digital Supply Networks (DSN) as a team member on the digital supply chain transformation journey. Finally, some leading DSNs provide email as a simple onboarding method to digitize an inter-business process without requiring supply chain partners to have any integration software. First, however, you need to connect them into the Digital Supply Network.

Drone-Powered Digital Inventory

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The post Drone-Powered Digital Inventory appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses, and plants ranges from 89% to 99%*. In retail stores, this number drops to below 60%**. That’s because most of the inventory management process is still a manual activity.

Kuehne + Nagel Launch KN ESP Digital Platform

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This new digital platform will allow their customers to manage, connect and collaborate their digital and physical supply chains from origin and sourcing to final delivery. It is part of our digital strategy to become a data-driven value chain provider.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017


Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. However, the key – and challenge – with digital transformation is it involves more than an investment in a new technology, that investment must be part of an overall cultural shift within a company.

Technologies Reshaping The Global Digital Supply Chain


Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing. By receiving hands-free, digital information, warehouse workers can eliminate the need for RFID/laser barcode scanners and paper documents to be more productive.

Digitizing the Apparel Supply Chain

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Digitizing the apparel industry is a critical move that can help these businesses gain the insights they need to improve corporate social responsibility (CSR) and enhance supply chain management. Over 80 percent of CPOs expect digitized end-to-end process management within the next five years.

Kuehne + Nagel Accelerate Digital Transformation with New Innovation Centers

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The market for contract logistics services is transforming substantially due to the effects of digitization. The post Kuehne + Nagel Accelerate Digital Transformation with New Innovation Centers appeared first on Logistics Manager.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

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The digitalization of management and information processes in logistics opens up groundbreaking opportunities for companies in the chemical industry. By digitalizing these chemical logistics processes, an improved quality of collaboration comes to life. Digitalization delivers an essential contribution to the reduction of complexity within chemical logistics. For more insights and advice on this topic, please download “ Digitalization in Chemical Logistics.”.

The Digital Pathway to the Logistics Industry’s Future 

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Make no mistake, digitalization is merely the pathway to the future of the industry. Digital services are changing the game, increasing mobility, visibility and information alike. Digitalization is Reshaping the Industry . The Effects of Digitalization on Legislation .

The “New” Digital Control Tower: Modern, Resilient, Intuitive

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Thus, the foundation was laid for what is known today as digital control towers (DCTs). The post The “New” Digital Control Tower: Modern, Resilient, Intuitive appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Visibility digital control towerControl towers emerged in the 1990s as the logistics industry—specifically 3PLs—needed a mechanism to provide visibility to their clients.

Want to be a digital forwarder? Join the unstoppable BPN Logistics Network

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The post Want to be a digital forwarder? Air Land Loadstar posts Sea Supply chain BPN Buying Project Network Digital freight forwarder Digital revolution

Unilode Partners OnAsset Intelligence to Accelerate Digital Transformation

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Unilode the Swiss-based ULD Solutions Company has revealed their plans for the acceleration of the digital transformation of ULD management solutions. for the implementation of its digitization program, along with a leading ULD manufacturer.

Readers’ Choice: Top 6 Digital Transformation Blog Posts of 2017


is Digitally Transforming to Drive Business. Learn more about Caterpillar’s mission to transform a traditional company into a digitally focused, customer-centric one. #2. Yes, that a statistic pushed directly towards digital marketers). 2017 Digital Transformation Trend: Integration is King. In this case, disruption is a move to digital channels for sales, customer experience, and support. 2017 Digital Transformation Trend: Smart Anything.

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