Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

When supply chain meets chocolate

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In order to be aligned with their green and sustainable plans, the company has taken actions regarding their cocoa supply chain. Their goal is to significantly reduce (and even eliminate) their supply of cocoa coming from protected areas which are threatened by deforestation, in West Africa. It is for example one of the reason why more and more people are changing their diets to eat more organic and/or plant-based food.

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6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. Supply Chain Mapping.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. Supply Chain Mapping.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Who is the Supply Chain Planner in the Age of AI?

Logistics Viewpoints

Do we even need supply chain planners, or can we turn out the lights and go home, because we now live in a world of autonomous planning? More importantly, while AI may promise the world driverless cars, supply chains still need humans in the driver’s seat.

Managed Services Clarifies Data In The Chemical Supply Chain

Trinity Logistics

Chemical manufacturers collect and use a lot of data in their supply chain. Taking advantage of a Managed Services solution can assist in better managing and using your data in your chemical supply chain. Supply Chain Visibility.

Six Supply Chain Priorities That Should be on Top of Your 2021 Agenda

Sabinext

Staying relevant in the competitive supply chain and logistics game boils down to one thing: relentless innovation. Which ones will supply chain leaders invest in this year? Here are the supply chain priorities on my 2021 agenda.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Example #2: Airtasker.

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

Cerasis

How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Even computerized picking systems rely on the digital supply chain, but the digital supply chain relies on the actions of supply chain managers for continued growth. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. Supply Chain Visibility Gaps. John noted that the complexity of supply chain operations is a key factor, especially now that more companies must deal with international shipments such as ocean freight. Whatever your goals are, assess your ability to meet those goals.”.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Rather than referring to each channel when speaking about the omnichannel supply chain, it is easier to think of each channel as segmenting your inventory, explains Ben Ames of DC Velocity. Key Performance Indicators Supply Chain

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation. In fact, at one conference this spring, after delivering a keynote presentation that had nothing to do with technology, the very first question I received from the audience was “What do you think about blockchain and its potential in supply chain management?”.

Disruption: COVID-19 vs. Regular Supply Chain Disturbances

Morai Logistics

Supply chains are experiencing significant disruption as a result of COVID-19, but how does this disruption compare with others? . If these last few months have shown anything, it’s that COVID-19 has not been a regular disruption for supply chains. Supply chains, even very well prepared ones, are going to face impediments every once in a while. It’s something supply chains have had to contend with for months and continue to wrestle with now.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. As a result , the resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question. The resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Many are relying on advanced analytics to optimize their supply chain for sustainability. Many are relying on advanced analytics to optimize their supply chain for sustainability – Tweet this. We would love to hear about the sustainability objectives you have set for your supply chain and explore how we can help. .

Logistics Warehousing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to the pharmaceutical supply chain, safety is the name of the game. And perhaps no element of the supply chain is more integral to the safety of pharmaceutical products than the warehouse. Designation of supplies.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

Cerasis

Your organization should invest in and manage supply chain technology integration, making the most out of your existing technology and new investments these steps. . Do More Than Talk about Collaboration; Work Together on Supply Chain Technology Integration. Collaboration is among the top buzzwords in supply chain technology integration, but what does it actually mean? Supply Chain Technology

How the Three M’s Can Help You Cut Down on Supply Chain Cost

Blue Grace Logistics

As the global supply chain settles into the COVID19 technology driven and customer-centric decade, there’s no time to pause and reflect on what has happened. The first of the three M’s is the measure, and it’s all about understanding your supply chain and how it functions.

What Does End-to-End Supply Chain Transparency Look Like?

Morai Logistics

As consumer demands for transparency grows, the need for end-to-end supply chain visibility grows along with them—so what does such a supply chain look like? Many of the changes in the way supply chains operate in recent years have come due to the pressure placed upon them to be more transparent. Customers (and others) want to know everything going on in a supply chain. This is where end-to-end supply chains become a necessity.

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

Cerasis

We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. As the world is more distributed and players within the supply chain in transportation, manufacturing, and distribution are varied, applying a supplier quality management system in your business may allow you to stay more strategic and collaborative.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

The Top Supply Chain KPIs to Know

Cerasis

In the omnichannel supply chain , where order accuracy and on-time delivery are paramount, the difference between getting the right product to consumers at the right time and getting a similar product to consumers at the right time could be disastrous. This scenario exhibits why tracking the right supply chain KPIs enables continuous improvement. Perfect Order Is Chief Among Supply Chain KPIs. Key Performance Indicators Supply Chain

Omnichannel Vs. Multichannel Supply Chain: What’s the Difference?

Cerasis

In supply chains, omnichannel solutions are often used interchangeably with multichannel solutions. On the surface, both forms of supply chain operations seek to provide multiple sales channels to consumers. However, understanding the elements of omnichannel vs. multichannel supply chain is essential to maximizing profit margins in a tightening economy. What Is Multichannel Supply Chain? What Are Omnichannel Supply Chains?

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Work from home supply chain jobs

Globalior

What roles in logistics and supply chain can you do from home? Most customer service teams also meet daily to plan deliverables for the day, these calls are very effective when done in person but are not necessarily ineffective when done over teleconferencing. Supply & Demand planning: In many multi-national companies, you almost never talk to demand and supply chain planners face to face.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Growing A Green Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Even for the corporations and manufacturers that realize the need for environmental sustainability, there is a need to continue to manage their supply chains in such a way as to sustain their own business. Why should a company go the extra mile to make sure they’re going green if the consumer isn’t willing to meet them at the checkout line? . In terms of cutting costs, Mr. Sheffi explains that green initiatives can help to reduce supply chain costs. “An

The Customer-Focused Supply Chain: Why an Omni-Channel Supply Chain Approach Keeps the Customer Happy

Cerasis

Amazon and other retail giants have managed to create unique, customer-focused supply chains , ensuring customers have real-time status updates and options in case of returns. Meanwhile, managing customer-focused supply chains can be complicated, eroding profit margins. However, an omnichannel supply chain approach can help your business create a customer-focused supply chain. OmniChannel Supply Chains Improve Visibility.

The Benefits of Integrated Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

The Benefits of Integrated Supply Chain Management. Having an integrated supply chain sounds impressive, but what does it actually mean and how does it differ from a non-integrated supply chain? A non-integrated supply chain department is disconnected and functions in silos. An example of this would be a company that uses their own Dedicated Milk-Run route, LTL shipments, and the occasional Truckload Shipment.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.

6 Digitization Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions & Build Resiliency

Turvo

The costs of supply chain disruptions vary based on the severity of the disruption, how quickly companies recover, and numerous other factors. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive , supply chain disruptions resulted in costs of more than $56 billion in 2015, and five years later, that average is on track to more than double following the coronavirus crisis. Consider this example. Without an adequate supply, the supply chain shuts down.

7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Customization is a tricky aspect of a best in class supply chain.

11 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs

Logistics Bureau

I’ve written many posts on this blog about the importance of having a supply chain strategy aligned with the overall business plan, and why it is a mistake to have misaligned strategies. If you want meaningful supply chain KPIs, you need to live with the numbers they reveal.