A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. 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.

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.

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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network.

3 Important Strategies to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2018

Morai Logistics

This post highlights three strategic areas which many companies overlooked in 2017; strategy, security & interaction, and how to best achieve improvements in these areas. While many of these resolutions are weight, money or relationship related, for us in the supply chain industry, we have different priorities. Our goal as supply chain specialists is to get the right items to the right places at the right time.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

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

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

Many of the world’s most successful food and beverage companies are turning to supply chain design to gain a complete end-to-end view of their supply chain networks to uncover inefficiencies and optimize for significant improvement in cost, service, and risk.

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. Despite hesitation to risk, change and integration, digital transformation is being progressively adopted by many industries, especially in supply chain and logistics. Supply Chain

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.

4 Tips for a Sustainable Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Pressure to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Having a sustainable supply chain is quickly becoming a necessary part of every business model. Research shows the business case for supply chain sustainability is growing.

Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain

DC Velocity

Companies made bigger investments in supply chain efficiency in 2018, tech vendor survey shows. Strategy

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.

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.

Customer Service: A Long Term Strategy for Future Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

As the integration of technology changes the supply chain ecosystem, third party logistics (3PL) providers are urged to maintain a high level of customer service. Unpredictable demand on supply chains. There are a variety of challenges that supply chains will have to face over the next three to five years due to this constant change in demand. How Customer Service Will Win in the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group). Supply chain leaders are wanting their organizations to be data-driven.

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How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, this may lead some supply chain managers or executives to simply avoid the topic until a more cohesive understanding of its possibilities can be made. Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �.

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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.

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.

Supply chain disruptions hit record high

DC Velocity

StrategyDisruptive events accelerate in first half of 2018, with North America leading the way as most-affected region, company report shows.

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.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs.

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What is a Digital Supply Chain?

PLS Logistics

The term digital supply chain is very prevalent in current logistics and supply chain news, but it is a term that many people are still unfamiliar with. It is important to understand what a digital supply chain consists of and how it could potentially save your company money, time and even your environmental footprint. In order to decide if it could be right for your company, we will break down what it means to have a digital supply chain.

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

Cerasis

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. What is the Circular Supply Chain? Driving Forces of the Circular Supply Chain.

APICS launches supply chain professionals group

DC Velocity

Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) lands $5 million grant to help improve public health supply chains in Africa. Strategy

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. We’re seeing more supply chain nodes spread across the country. Of all the factors currently shaping trends in supply chain and logistics, ecommerce continues to be one of the most influential.

Winston Churchill: Supply chain genius?

DC Velocity

But The British Bulldog's advice nonetheless applies to supply chain management. StrategyHe probably wasn't thinking about warehouses when he urged strategists to "occasionally look at the results" of their plans.

Trade, tariffs top list of supply chain issues in 2019

DC Velocity

StrategyIndustry keeps an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. More grocers operating mean the supply. Logistics Supply ChainThe turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table.

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.

DHL Supply Chain Launch MySupplyChain

Logistics Manager

One of the Americas leading contract logistics companies, DHL Supply Chain has launched their latest customer technology platform, MySupplyChain. She further added, “Users will no longer have to access and interpret disparate systems to navigate their supply chain demands and analytics.

Kids' activity book traces cookies through the supply chain

DC Velocity

StrategyLatest release from "Women In Trucking" group teaches kids about transportation.

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.

Omni-Channel Strategy and Intermodal Transport in Globalized Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Omni-channel strategies prove to be an effective method for meeting on-demand delivery for consumers and providing efficient solutions for shippers. Research presented supports an industry shift from traditional to Omni-channel strategy, finding that it enables third party logistic (3PL) providers to offer all distribution initiatives. By facilitating a customer-focused supply chain, companies can effectively meet the growing demands of their consumers.