Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group 2019 supply chain trends of the year include: Global Trade and Tariffs; Logistics Labor Shortages and Automation; The “Digital Supply Chain” as the Logistics Technology Concept of the Year; expansion of Machine Learning and AI Enhancements. With taxes and duties accounting for a substantial portion of cost of goods sold, it is likely that companies will be reevaluating the impact on their global supply chains.

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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

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Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use?

Cerasis

Supply chain technology always evolves, changes to meet the needs of the global supply chain, and offers huge benefits. With the new year, Cerasis always takes a moment to reflect on the state of the industry and the trends shaping it for the remainder of the year. The supply chain technology trends 2020 has to.read More. The post Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use?

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. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. In short, the supply chain is no longer linear, but circular.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. Learn the Landscape, trends, types, & applications. of the digital supply chain. Supply Chain Trends

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

Logistics Viewpoints

The most recent McKinsey Global Survey on AI shows a 25% increase in use by companies over the prior year, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. 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?

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. A digital transformation of the supply chain is needed to integrate quality attributes into the products we buy, move, and sell through the supply chain. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality.

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.

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

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Staying relevant in the competitive supply chain and logistics game boils down to one thing: relentless innovation. There are tons of promising trends and technologies out there to futureproof our operations. Which ones will supply chain leaders invest in this year?

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.

2020 Supply Chain Management Trends

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Intro to 2020 Supply Chain Management Trends. Throughout the last decade, the main trends were digitization and globalization. Supply chains have lengthened and extended across borders, bringing a whole new host of opportunities and challenges. 2020 supply chain management trends will further these shifts. Greening” the Supply Chain. One green practice expected to grow in 2020 is the circular supply chain.

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.

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. While automation in the supply chain is still in an early-adoption phase, the impact that it could have on the industry is significant. Supply Chain and Logistics is Embracing New Technologies. This thought can be daunting to those currently working in supply chain logistics.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

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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.

5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch Out For

Morai Logistics

With supply chain companies having to continually respond to the needs of their respective markets, it’s critical that they stay cognizant of the many structural and operational advances being made in order to remain competitive. Customers’ expectations about what supply chains should look like in terms of responsivity, transparency, and flexibility are greater than ever. Thus, it’s inevitable that their presence will only grow in supply chains.

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.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

Others add traditional licensed software or add-ons to the existing ERP to improve efficiencies, but when these solutions meet the outside world, they stumble for a number of reasons. Secondly, even though internal integration can be achieved through executive command, external supply chain partners – customers, suppliers and service providers – have their own way of doing business and won’t change their processes. 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.

Emerging Trends in Automation: What it Means to Supply Chains

Cerasis

This example generates a huge amount of data that can leverage in the supply chain. While this example may still be a few years off, it is important that you understand how the top emerging trends in automation will shape supply chains and transportation processes in the coming years. The Standard Definition & Components of Automation: Today: There is a standard definition of automation in the supply chain. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Labeling Insights

Carter Logistics

Supply Chain Labeling Insights. The rapidly-changing global economy means there are constant learning curves for those in supply chain management to overcome. To successfully manage supply chains, finding relevant and effective solutions has become more important than ever. In this blog, we will highlight the importance of supply chain labeling. Clear and effective labeling is key to running a smooth supply chain. 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.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. While predicting the future is never an easy task, in order to be competitive all businesses need to be able to accurately anticipate what trends will affect them in the coming year. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. Predictive analytics will alter the future of the 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?”.

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.”.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. We’ve had a busy final quarter of 2018 here at Logistics Bureau, so it was somewhat later in the year than usual when I got to thinking about what’s been going on in the supply chain world at large, and which developments are likely to keep the industry on its toes in the coming year. Trend #1: Warehouses are Getting Smarter. Trend #2: Distribution Nodes Moving Closer to Customers. “We’re

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”.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. It’s also the time when I start to think about sharing my thoughts on trends for the coming year , but of course, stop short of trying to make predictions. 2018 Trend #4: Elastic is the New Lean.

Supply Chain Trial by Jury

Talking Logistics

After the trial was over, I wrote the following post highlighting the parallels between a jury trial and supply chain. What I want to talk about today are the parallels I saw between a jury trial and supply chain. Bringing together a diverse group of citizens to determine the facts and render a verdict is not unlike bringing a group of people from different functional groups together in a monthly S&OP meeting to determine “one version of the truth.”.

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike. Fear and Poor Change Management Prevent Successful Implementation of Intelligent Supply Chain Management.

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

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.

Supply Chain Management Outsourcing Expected To Be An Ongoing Trend

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Eighty-five percent of supply chain managers expect their outsourcing budget to increase by more than 5% in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. To be effective, the supply chain outsourcing strategy needs to be aligned with the overall logistics priorities. Supply chain leaders are realizing that updating their technology systems, increasing speed to customer and improving visibility are their most important goals for next year.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever. Although effective in the supply chains of the past, the effects of e-commerce require more than this siloed approach.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

Cerasis

The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. From the increased demand to data-driven decision-making through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to the use of cloud-based technologies, supply chain technology will advance light years in the coming months. Supply Chain Visibility Becomes an Independent Technology.