What is Blockchain? with Stephen Rowlinson

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Leaders Academy Technology Trends blockchain blockchain in supply chain cloud cryptocurrency data silos nodesWhat is blockchain? What are its benefits to a business? Cryptocurrency – Is it here to stay or is it a bit of a fad? Stephen Rowlinson, Founder and CEO of Bbiller is here with us to answer these questions and many more. Watch the video of his interview below: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel. Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com.

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Why So Many Supply Chains Are Stuck in the Past — and a Path Forward

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chains have for many years tolerated a lack of accountability at nearly every node — from buyer-supplier relationships to outdated tools and data transparency issues — which has prevented businesses from operating cost- and time-efficiently and delivering on their promises

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Global Control Tower Connectivity Is Critical for Ports

Logistics Viewpoints

Ports are critical nodes in global supply chains. Making sure that port-related supply chains operate smoothly is imperative for companies and nations. ElMarie Hugo from BlueYonder is an expert on these supply chains.

Supply Chain Mapping (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

In the post Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations (Harvard Business Review, May 2015), the authors write, “With the size and complexity of supply chains soaring, a daunting challenge is confronting companies: identifying the critical nodes hidden within the vast expanse of their supply networks.”

Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain nodes which were once deemed to be relatively static have become far more dynamic in the recent past. Pop up warehouses, micro fulfillment centers, and warehousing-on-demand are all examples of how the nodes are becoming increasingly dynamic.

Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls of Modern Transportation Procurement

Logistics Viewpoints

The effort to move closer to the customer – by virtually all businesses – means supply chain networks of old must be replaced with more links, more nodes, and smaller, more frequent shipments. The biggest constant in transportation today is changing. It is forcing companies to rethink how they plan, optimize, execute, and collaborate with trading partners.

The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Network with Esther Kestenbaum Prozan

The Logistics of Logistics

and with the increasingly high expectations of brands and their customers, it must be a NETWORK of fulfillment nodes located close to the end customer. The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Network with Esther Kestenbaum Prozan.

Inventory Management vs. Warehouse Management

The Logistics of Logistics

The first is what may be called “soft inventory allocation,” which means as orders are placed, the system will reserve the needed quantities of inventory in each node (warehouse, etc.) Inventory Management vs. Warehouse Management.

OceanWaves: What does congestion really mean for global trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s more a matter of every single node in this long chain being challenged. And addressing each individual single node is not going to lead to any rapid resolution of the fundamental problems.”. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ OceanWaves event on Wednesday.

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Improved Supply Chain Visibility Requires an End-to-End Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

At each node – truck to port, offloading the truck at a port terminal, goods loaded on ship, etc. But what shippers need is visibility across all nodes and modes, and good predictive times of arrival that account for an end-to-end journey down to the purchase order and SKU level.

ShipChain Mainnet Launch Information

Shipchain

Validators operating nodes will have to fund their wallets with active SHIP and migrate to the mainnet. As we move toward the official launch of the ShipChain mainnet, we wanted to discuss how that’s going to look from both an economic and technical perspective. Without further ado – .

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Latest Updated Report on Blockchain Technology in Transportation and Logistics Market 2019-2026

247 Customs Broker

BaaS is a service in which vendors set up the blockchain connected nodes on the enterprise’s behalf and manage the back-end. The growing demand for… The post Latest Updated Report on Blockchain Technology in Transportation and Logistics Market 2019-2026 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Uncategorized customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

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A digital ecosystem supporting sustainable multimodal supply chains

The LoadStar

Most end-to-end transport actually engages multiple transport modes involving visits to several transport nodes. There is increasing pressure on transport chains to be environmentally sustainable, predictable, seamless and cost-efficient.

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Why are WMS Sales so Persistent? Here is How I Learned of WMS’ Ongoing Importance

Logistics Viewpoints

But it applied them in greater detail to aggregate supply and demand across numerous nodes. Its All About the Details. I am currently finishing up this year’s version of ARC Advisory Group’s annual WMS market research study.

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Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Response to node failures is robust. Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient.

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

We’re going to look at transportation shortly, so for now let’s concentrate on the “distribution nodes.” ” Distribution nodes are the warehouses, distribution centres, and perhaps cross-dock or flow-through facilities that make up the static part of your network.

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions in the Middle East

Locus

Determine the ideal number of nodes and warehouse service level. Businesses are struggling to find the optimal balance between establishing optimal number of nodes and managing stock-out risks by using optimal cycle and safety stock.

CEntralized distribution network

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

When the information is coming just from one point or node it is considering like a centralized distribution network, like, for example, TV. Every point or node just can communicate with the others thought the central one. After solving some of the possible exam questions that we have in an e-mail. One of them has caught my attention because I actually do not know what the real benefits of a centralized distribution network are.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Performance Leaders Have Greater Real-Time Inventory Visibility Across Supply Chain Nodes. While real-time inventory visibility might not be necessary at every node (in some cases, hourly or daily updates might be sufficient), the more real-time visibility you have, the more effective you’ll be at making smarter decisions faster — assuming the data is accurate, of course (more on inventory accuracy later in the report).

Locus Listed as Representative Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools

Locus

Location intelligence – Provides the accurate placement of supply chain nodes, warehouses, and distribution hubs. It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Locus has been listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools.

Why are WMS Sales so Persistent? Here is How I Learned of WMS’ Ongoing Importance

Logistics Viewpoints

But it applied them in greater detail to aggregate supply and demand across numerous nodes. Its All About the Details. I am currently finishing up this year’s version of ARC Advisory Group’s annual WMS market research study.

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5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Design wherein nodes, modes, flows, and policies driving a supply chain are reviewed and realigned to business objectives is emerging as a discipline to build resilience into S&OP. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s.

5 Steps to Address the Rising Geopolitical Risks to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Such opportunities will involve switching modes of transportation, or skipping nodes of the network altogether, while increasing the speed to market and reducing the Cost-to-Serve.

Automated inventory tracking by drone 

Logistics Business Magazine

With the rise in demand for multi-node fulfilment operations, it’s more critical than ever to track inventory more efficiently across our facilities,” noted Jon Gardner, Senior Vice President of Fulfilment Operations at PFS.

Amazon makes blockchain service platform generally available

247 Customs Broker

The fully-managed service “takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network,” Rahul Pathak, the general manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, said […]. Brief Dive Brief: Amazon has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain generally available after a pilot of the service, the company announced this week.

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As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace?

247 Customs Broker

Given the interconnected nature of the supply chain, a hacker can knock out one or two nodes and a hack becomes hugely problematic, potentially jeopardizing an entire business. Supply chain technology is advancing quickly, but are cybersecurity systems keeping pace? The answer is a resounding no. With reports of data hacks constantly in the news, […]. The post As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Do You Want Visibility or Transparency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If a supplier’s continued material flow becomes questionable for a wide range of reasons, the way that supplier’s components flow to various factories and nodes in the supply chain is graphically illustrated and the appropriate commodity managers are automatically notified.

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Supply chain radar: CMA Terminals – from Baltic freeze to sun in the Med

The LoadStar

It is split between Terminal Link, the 51%-49% joint-venture it has with China Merchants comprising 10 terminals that are, with one exception, key nodes on the Asia-Europe trade serving deepsea direct calls; and then there’s the rest, which come.

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Logistics Viewpoints

As I was enjoying the holidays, I had an opportunity to reflect on the year past and what the future holds for supply chains. Wanted to share these thoughts here.

Best Practices in Supplier Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Identify where your nodes and suppliers’ suppliers are located, and even your third-tier suppliers.

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Network Design in supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

This involves the placement of supply chain nodes in the accurate locations.

SHIP Staking and What it Means for ShipChain

Shipchain

Currently, several high-performance validator nodes are helping to secure the ShipChain network. To learn how to host a validation server or as a non-validating node, and to learn how those services are compensated, click here.

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E-commerce, elevated inventories to keep warehouse demand hot, Prologis head says

The Supply Chain Journal

Moghadam said that in West Coast port markets and big industrial distribution nodes in Victorville, California, home of the gargantuan Inland Empire complex, and in New Jersey and central Pennsylvania, there is no available land to build on.

Better Ways to Address Trade-Offs with Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Optimization has often been applied too narrowly, because as AI and supply chain expert Professor Nada Sanders articulates , analytical techniques applied to just one node only create highly-efficient silos. Malcolm McLean, a trucker from North Carolina, was tired of waiting.

The Impact Of The Amazon Effect On Traditional Freight Transport

Blue Grace Logistics

The e-commerce segment differs from the traditional retail industry in the way the former reduces the number of intermediary nodes within supply chains connecting the manufacturer with the end consumer.

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Drone Disruptors: Matternet is taking cities into the skies

The Supply Chain Journal

Raptopoulos envisions a citywide drone nervous system, with drones flying above the streets between urban nodes from which they can send and receive packages. So far in the Drone Disruptors series, we’ve taken a look at two distinctly different players in the drone delivery space.

The Impact of Collaborative TMS on Supply Chains Bottom Line

Turvo

Not only can it do all that a Standard TMS can, but it also optimizes the logistics based on the long-term planning, visibility, interactions, and collaboration between different supply chain trade nodes, partners, and carriers.

MSC and CMA CGM sign up to Maersk/IBM TradeLens blockchain project

The LoadStar

The move will see both companies take a seat on the TradeLens advisory board and each operate a blockchain node. MSC and CMA CGM are set to join Maersk Line in the TradeLens blockchain project it is developing with computer giant IBM. It marks a new chapter of collaboration between container shipping carriers, said André Simha, chief digital & information officer at MSC. Digital collaboration is a key to the evolution of the container.

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Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

Shipchain

This means we’ll rely on public validation nodes, which typically requires that network transaction fees (in SHIP) will be used to pay validators for performing work. Target # of nodes. It’s the end of Q3, a little over 3 months since our last tech update ! It’s an exciting time here at ShipChain, with full-steam development ongoing across over a dozen codebases and new talent constantly joining our team as we grow into a powerful workforce.

36-day average transit time on China-US West Coast route underscores the extent of supply chain breakdown

Shipping and Freight Resource

Commenting on the Biden administration’s efforts, Shabsie Levy, Founder, and CEO of Shifl said “ With 40% of US inbound containers moving through Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, efforts by the administration is rightfully focused on a critical node of the global supply chain.