The Evolving Role of AI in Supply Chains

Logistics Matter

Supply Chains will always be disrupted to some extend, but the disruptions companies faced in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic were of a different order. Global Supply Chains are still in the process of recovering. Take for example the issues with empty containers.

Solvoyo’s Take on Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Nil Durak, Chief Operating Officer at Solvoyo as part of ARC’s Supply Chain Forum. Second, why has the supply chain planning market performed so well in the midst of a pandemic? Supply Chain Planning Market Growth.

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Megatrends Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC is getting ready for our Supply Chain Forum on February 16 th and 17 th. End users – supply chain practitioners working for manufacturers, distributors, or retailers – can attend for free. These applications improve service while holding down supply chain costs.

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. Did you “fall into” Read more Falling Into Supply Chain Management.

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!

What is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Isn’t It Enough?

Logistics Viewpoints

In a survey of 150 global manufacturing executives, 47% committed to improving supply chain visibility and tracking. According to the Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies Survey Report, this goal was the top-ranked planned tool investment.

The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior to 2020, every supply chain in the world was challenged by increasing levels of demand unpredictability and market volatility. The sudden onset of COVID-19 only reinforced a lesson that supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

Implementing AI in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is going through a paradigm shift wherein leading e-commerce and logistics have raised customer expectations with timely delivery and status updates of the consignment. Today, AI plays an important role in modern supply chain optimization.

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.

Navigating Turbulent Times with a Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid-19 has served to highlight just how important supply chain agility is. With these building blocks in place, companies can navigate supply chain disruptions with an agility that they have never had in the past. Supply Chain Visibility control tower

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.

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.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. In this article, the main hyped, promising, and solid solutions but widely adopted technologies in supply chain management are discussed.

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5 Retail Supply Chain Insights to Improve Performance

CH Robinson Logistics

But knowing where to start making changes to your supply chain can be challenging. You want to make faster, meaningful improvements to your supply chain that will make a big impact. Five insights to drive retail supply chain improvements.

Can you Automate Everything in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

With the boom of technology with robotics and AI, every player in the supply chain wants to be ahead in the market by using some form of automation. Usage of robotics can improve capabilities and help in reducing costs in the supply chain.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2021 Supply Chain and Inventory Management Trends

EazyStock

2021 Supply Chain and Inventory Management Trends for the US. Here we are, one year later, trying to determine the 2021 supply chain and inventory management trends to adopt. Resiliency is now the name of the game for supply chains.

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.

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.

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . The next 2-4 weeks are critical to understand the exposure throughout your value chain, take actions to address anticipated shortages , and ensure resource requirements to restart.

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. The industry’s supply chain is entirely domestic.

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

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.

How Technology Can Enhance Your Supply Chain In Four Ways

Blue Grace Logistics

Supply chain disruptions are just a part of doing business. Anyone of these disruptions can cause a slow down in your supply chain and any combination of them can bring it to a screeching halt. companies reported supply chain disruptions due to coronavirus-related issues.

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.

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.