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.

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

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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.

How Supply Chain is (Still) Underappreciated

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain advancements are credited with efficiency improvements within organizations but are often overlooked for their beneficial economic side-effects. For example, supply chain software may contribute more to productivity than traditional measures such as GDP suggest. One example is the Great Moderation. The post How Supply Chain is (Still) Underappreciated appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

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

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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

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

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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.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

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The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015. More than two years later, we’re still at the early stages of unlearning “the ways we’ve always done things” in supply chain management.

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. He has an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification, as well as a Retail Supply Chain Certification (RSCC) and received a B.A.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

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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.

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.

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

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How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

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

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

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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.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. As we quickly approach 2019, there are a number of potentially game-changing global trade challenges supply chain professionals must consider in their planning, including new tariffs, trade wars, and Brexit. For example, many of the UK systems communicated through the EDIFACT standard.

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

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The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

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The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group). Supply chains are digitizing.

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7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

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The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. you have to make your supply chain successful too. Supply Chain and Business Success By the Numbers. The Top 7 Supply Chain Points to Address for Business Success.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Circular Supply Chain Vs. Linear Supply Chain: An Evolution

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For example, some people are offering to pay up to $10 for old, discarded car batteries. In a sense, these common occurrences reveal how much of an impact the concept of a circular economy and thusly, the circular supply chain is having on consumers.

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning

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Allison Fowler, Senior Director of Planning at LLamasoft discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When it comes to supply chain planning, what are some of the challenges or limitations companies are coming up against today?

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.

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

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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.

Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management

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Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management. For companies with complex supply chains, a supply chain management provider can be a beneficial system that simplifies the company’s daily operations and takes stress off of their administrative team.

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

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Maintaining an efficient and productive supply chain is the backbone of any successful business, and ensuring that your supply chain is well-managed and cost-effective is of vital importance. For example, do you have: Full data visibility across your business?

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Transportation Supply Chains: On-Demand Digital Freight Matching

Morai Logistics

Experts believe that through digital freight matching, transportation supply chains can open a new way of driving efficiency and visibility. Advancements in technology have created many opportunities for transportation supply chains to develop game changing digital tools. Emerging platforms such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have enabled supply chains to improve efficiencies and visibility. Logistics & Supply Chain Awareness

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation

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According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Supply Chain and Logistics is Embracing New Technologies. How to Prepare for Automation in the Supply Chain.

Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain. Supply chain has become complicated. Regardless of the commodity involved, whether it is equipment, consumer goods, food products, or digital offerings, supply chains have headaches a-plenty.

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.

Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Design and Planning

Talking Logistics

From demand shifts and evolving customer preferences, to new product introductions and sales strategies, volatility creates a continuously moving target for supply chain managers. Even in top performing supply chains analytics platforms can have a measurable impact.

For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

Logistics Bureau

9 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs. I’ve written many posts on this blog about the importance of having a supply chain strategy that’s aligned with the overall business plan, and why it is a mistake to have misaligned strategies.

Trade Policy, Tariffs and Your Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

How the current trade policy/tariff changes could impact the world’s supply chains. Last year, for example, the U.S. The post Trade Policy, Tariffs and Your Supply Chain appeared first on Now That's Logistics.

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

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Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, artificial intelligence is poised to radically change the supply chain in profound ways.

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain visibility? Old vs. New Supply Chain Visibility.

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility [Video]

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Can you share some examples of how closing the gaps in supply chain visibility delivers business value? Podcast version (click to play): The post Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . This is an important formula to have a handle on to avoid negatively impacting your supply chain finances. Supply Chain

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

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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. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System.