Falling Into Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Many current supply chain professionals say that they “fell into” the field — that is, they started their careers elsewhere but ultimately ended up in a supply chain role. For example, I have a degree in Material Science Engineering and I started my career in semiconductor manufacturing and new product development. Did you “fall into” Read more Falling Into Supply Chain Management.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

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The Autonomous Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain, as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). One of the more interesting examples I have seen is from the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan, which in an effort to reduce congestion on the city streets, built a beer pipeline under the streets.

Why Supply Chain Platforms?

Talking Logistics

As digital technologies embed themselves across supply chains, they will inevitably rewire existing business models into industry platforms. The question is not “if” or “when,” but “how” best to anticipate and get ahead of supply chain platform disruptions. The Role and Benefits of Supply Chain Platforms. In the Construction industry, as an example, the speed at which materials can be delivered is important to complete a job.

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!

Circular Supply Chains with Deborah Dull – Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Bureau

Get to know about Circular Supply Chain— the definition, examples and more, especially that Supply Chain sustainability is quite very high on Corporate Agendas around the World. Supply Chain Videos circular supply chain

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

For example, in terms of domestic sales, February was the worst month in Chinese automotive history, plummeting 80% year-over-year. The factories are closed in these regions and elsewhere around the world because of a combination of restrictions aimed at containing the virus, drops in vehicle demand, and issues with component supply. From a supply chain perspective, obtaining parts and other components will be tricky particularly from suppliers further down the supply chain.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply Chain

5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy

Cerasis

A supply chain can make or break your business. In eCommerce, for example, slow delivery of products is one of the most important growth barriers that often lead to being outcompeted. Supply Chain Supply Chain Policy

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. It’s an ongoing challenge because supply chains continue to get more fragmented, more global, and more dynamic. But the value proposition of supply chain visibility goes beyond answering those questions. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Prolonged shutdowns have both financial and operational implications, which are often very difficult to assess due to the complexity and far-reaching nature of supply chains. Network design is only one of the many pieces of the supply chain planning puzzle.

How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management

Shipchain

What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Supply chains are often very complex as they encompass all vendors, warehouses, retailers, and so on that bring a product to life and then to a customer. The only way to combat these issues is to increase visibility at all points in the supply chain.

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 and Demand.

Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

In supply chain management, it was all anyone could talk about. Every article discussed the importance of digitally transforming the supply chain. Using First Principles to Understand Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

Strategic risks and the vulnerability of the munitions supply-chain

Logistics in War

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to global supply chains. The pandemic has shown us the fragility of commercial supply chains; it gives us a reason to think about what a disruption to supply chains might have for the outcomes of military operations. Global supply chains provide the means to move munitions to the destination using a combination of military/commercial vessels and infrastructure. Supply Chains.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The near-infinite processing power Cloud computing provides (along with other technological innovations) will cause everyone in the supply chain and logistics field to unlearn the way we’ve always done things, everything from the way we design software applications to how we design and manage supply chain processes. The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015.

Understanding The Need For A Stronger Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

As much as we’d like to believe that our supply chains are both quick enough to react to major disruption and flexible enough to maneuver around major obstacles, the global pandemic has taught us that often isn’t the case. It is the single major weakness of most supply chains, an inability to react to a sudden and massive large-scale disruption, which can include pandemics (such as Covid-19) massive weather events , and a myriad of other setbacks.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve? Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal. If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

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?”. Take EDI, for example.

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.

Top Technology Trends: Supply Chain 2020 – Part 2

Morai Logistics

In the year of the pandemic, technology is more important than ever for supply chains—here are four more technological trends to pay attention to in 2020. Supply chain technology comes in many forms. It showed just how diverse and varied the technological landscape is for supply chains. As such, previously overlooked components of supply chains success, such as virtual reality, are now coming to the fore.

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Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you stop to think about it, the construction industry supply chain is all around us — it’s the roads we drive on, our houses and commercial buildings, and all sorts of other infrastructure. But when you take a closer look at how this supply chain works, you realize that there is a lot of waste and inefficiency. Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.

Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

Today, most supply chains involve a network of resources scattered across facilities and entities. It’s a journey to ensure a successful supply chain and control operations, not only inside of your own four walls, but across your industry as well. One of the ways supply chains can be successful is for them to be transparent. Supply chain transparency improves accountability because each actor can upload and access information and data.

Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Risks

Morai Logistics

As supply chains get increasingly digitized, the risks of supply chains being undermined by cyber attacks also increases, making cybersecurity vital to supply chain health. Digital transformation is something that is crucial for supply chains going forward. That means more than half of those in the supply chain industry have dealt with cyber attacks already. Cyber Security cybersecurity risk supply chain

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic.

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? The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain.

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Detention and Dwell Times: The Menaces of Supply Chain Efficiency

Blue Grace Logistics

While the world adapts to the new normal in supply chains, it is of utmost importance that more sustainable solutions are innovated and implemented. For example, the recent crisis of toilet paper around the nation had trucks lining up at facilities for hours before being loaded with goods. They have lingered in the industry for quite some time now and only technology can help provide long term solutions to enhance supply chain visibility.

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. A TMS can provide visibility into your supply chain data in many ways. You can also provide system access to your outside supply chain members such as suppliers, carriers, and vendors.

Benefits of Supply Chain Automation

Carter Logistics

Benefits of Supply Chain Automation. When we speak of “automation” in a supply chain, people may think of drones carrying packages and self-driving trucks. Those indeed are ideal applications of the automation technology, but automating your supply chain means much more than that. Furthermore, it can get the job done with added benefits such as: Reducing the cost of certain supply chain operations. Blog Topics.

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.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. How do you translate global supply chain visibility into actual business benefits? Those are just some of the questions I discussed with Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Defining Global Supply Chain Visibility.

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Global Supply Chains

Shipchain

It is now clear that we have never witnessed anything quite like Coronavirus before, and people, businesses, and supply chains may not be ready for what’s to come. . Coronavirus’s impact on global supply chain operations . One area that is being hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus outbreak is supply chain and logistics, especially when it comes to the territory of travel bans and restrictions. Why supply chains are particularly vulnerable.