Supply Chain Management Basics

Carter Logistics

Supply Chain Management Basics. What is supply chain management? A supply chain is a network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and retail businesses, through which materials are acquired, manufactured, and distributed to customers.

7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

Logistics Bureau

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.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. The Six “Rights” of Supply Chain Execution. Chief Supply Chain Officers must manage each of these functions to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance. Supply Chain “Mores”.

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.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

A digital supply chain for the chemical industry

Transporeon

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.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

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.

4 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends for 2019

Morai Logistics

The integration of technologies and the digitization of supply chain and logistics will continue to transform the industry in 2019. According to Statista , 21.1 % of supply chain executives found visibility to be the top challenge facing supply chains in 2018. The industry responded with the integration of innovative emerging platforms such as artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics, cloud technology and machine learning.

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. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead. How must supply chain and logistics systems change to accommodate these new trends?

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. One vital component that pieces together the visibility puzzle is the quality of data in the supply chain network.

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. IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Managing Supply Chain Risk

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Taking and managing risk in today's supply chain market is simply the cost of doing business in a competitive market. Shipping News Industry Trends TechnologyThere 's always a little risk involved in any decision. That's where the fun, and profit, begin.

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. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

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. “This is clearly a concern for anyone involved in the shipping industry.” The post Trade Policy, Tariffs and Your Supply Chain appeared first on Now That's Logistics.

Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

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.

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain. From drones for online fulfillment to mobile robots in warehouses, the current supply chain is undergoing a major transformation.

What is Industry 4.0?: Digitizing Logistics and Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Industry 4.0, also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has initiated a lucrative transition for transportation supply chains. Research on future trends of supply chain management found that over the next five years about 80% believe ‘ digital supply chain ’ will be the leading industry model and 72% of global companies will invest over US$900 billion each year on digitization. The post What is Industry 4.0?:

6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular, can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Last fall after attending the CSCMP conference in Atlanta, I shared my observation that digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. This isn’t breaking news, but it is new for the industry. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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How An Industrial Computer Workstation Can Improve Industrial Supply Chains

Cerasis

A lot hinges on your industrial supply chain operating smoothly, not least the survival of your business. However, computer downtime constantly threatens to derail supply chains all over the world. Then came the Industrial Computer Workstation….

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.; Also, if you have a favorite industry conference not included on the list, please post it in the comments. Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2019.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

Talking Logistics

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. With the holiday season upon us, these challenges are likely to cause major disruptions to supply chains across industries.

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

But, beyond the overall benefits, a cloud or hybrid approach to supply chain solutions can offer so much more: An integrated approach – A more robust integration API enables technology to seamlessly connect with on premise or cloud-based applications for comprehensive supply chain automation.

The Digital Supply Chain Defined

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This article is yet another dose of enlightenment on our technology series to keep our clients informed on the pace and direction of supply chain industry standards. Digital Supply Chain Defined I always insist my readers have a firm understanding of our discussion topic.

How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

To compete in today’s digital marketplace, supply chains must build a framework that prioritizes visibility, supplier diversity, technology and the customer experience. Survey results from ‘623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries’, concluded that one of the top industry challenges was ‘facing global competition’. Over the last two decades, the competitive landscape of supply chain and logistics has changed considerably.

Meeting Supply Chain Expectations

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These trends are morphing over from the consumer industry to the B2B sector. Consumers’ experiences are now driving their professional expectations, and this is driving modernization across every industry, perhaps none more so than supply chain. Today manufacturers are investing in digital supply chain technologies that enable total visibility, from end to end. Industry Trends Big Data Logistics News

SWOT that Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

This last week I came across several interesting stories – or in one case a presentation – that all centered on different aspects of SWOT in the supply chain realm. First, STRENGTHS; Greg Toornman – the Director of Global Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management at AGCO – spoke last Wednesday (February 14th) at ARC’s 22nd Annual Industry Forum. The post SWOT that Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions

Cerasis

The continuous development of technology means that the supply chain is constantly evolving as companies attempt to make their processes better. Unilever takes top spot as the best supply chain in 2018, a position it has kept since 2016. Infographics Supply Chain

Does Your Supply Chain Need Blockchain?

Shipchain

The use of blockchain and supply chain management (SCM) platforms can reshape how shippers approach everyone from consumers to carriers. As per Deborah Abrams Kaplan of Supply Chain Dive , the typical shipment moves between 30 different organizations.

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.

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

Cerasis

Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle. Unfortunately, failure to recognize the role millennials will play in the future of the world of supply chains will result in catastrophe. Supply Chain