Four Essential Supply Chain Management Tools

CLX Logistics

Every day, global supply chains increase in size and complexity as customer demands endlessly rise. To meet these demands, shippers need the right supply chain management tools with the flexibility to grow and scale as needed. Demand Forecasting Tools.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. 7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

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BD Achieves End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since COVID hit, supply chain executives have embraced supply chain risk management. Within this discipline, one of the toughest challenges is how to get visibility to problems arising across the extended supply network. Supply Chain Chaos is the New Norm.

What Makes a Truly Agile and Resilient Supply Chain?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, many in the supply chain technology industry were warning companies all over the globe to prepare for the unknown. The unknown can be frightening and risky unless supply chain processes are properly digitized and resilient.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. The post Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social

The Logistics of Logistics

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Original Article: 55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Prior to the pandemic, most folks who weren’t in the industry didn’t give much thought to global supply chains.

Beware the Swinging Pendulum on Supply Chain Inventory Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply shortages resulting in empty shelves or parking lots of WIP inventory represent a spectre causing supply chain leaders to reconsider supply chain inventory practices. Is supply chain inventory the problem?

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? Mr. Stevens talked about their supply chain initiative.

New tools to increase supply chain visibility

Logistics Business Magazine

FourKites , a leading real-time supply chain visibility platform, has released powerful new capabilities designed to help shippers, carriers and forwarders more quickly and easily collaborate to increase end customer satisfaction, reduce supply chain costs and increase on-time delivery performance.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Why you need a good supply chain strategy

EazyStock

What is a supply chain strategy? A supply chain strategy explains how a company will bring goods into the business and get them out to customers as effectively as possible. Unfortunately, off-the-shelf supply chain strategies don’t exist.

10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

Supply chains are complex ecosystems of people, tools, and strategies that are getting increasingly difficult to manage efficiently. The post 10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Taking a Big Picture View of Supply Chain Networks

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a thought-provoking report with several predictions about the future of supply chain technology. Supply chain networks: A big-picture view. But carriers are only one component of a complete supply chain network.

Borderlands: Slync.io launches integrated strategy with ocean container booking tool

The Supply Chain Journal

launches integrated strategy for ocean containers; chip shortage continues to impact Mexico’s commercial truck industry; automotive parts supplier invests $102M in Mexico expansion; and Aeronet Worldwide opens operations in San Antonio. Walmart to hire 20,000 supply chain workers.

2021 Strategies for Inventory Management and Supply Chain Recovery

EazyStock

You already know the biggest supply chain disruption of 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic. With that said, how can you keep your supply chain running as smoothly as possible in the meantime? Supply Chain Performance: Reviewing 2020.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like. Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

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.

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Supply Chain Compliance is About to Get a Whole Lot Tougher

Logistics Viewpoints

In January 2023, the Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act will come into effect, requiring businesses to monitor supply chains for human rights violations and compliance with environmental standards. Regulations supply chain compliance

Walmart’s Massive Investment in a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

The SVP of Supply Chain at Walmart speaking at Blue Yonder’s virtual user conference. Following their fourth quarter results, top executives talked about their supply chain and omnichannel strategy at a high level. Supply Chain Planning Walmart

Cloud Logistics: A Supply Chain Optimization Tool

Morai Logistics

In response to growing demands, experts consider cloud logistics as an optmization tool for the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. For the supply chain and logistics industry, technology continues to shape the way products are distributed across the globe. Regardless of these risks, Cloud logistics is expected to make a significant impact on the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. Cloud Logistics in Supply Chains.

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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. Expands Tools and Services.

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.

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. The post Why Supply Chain Platforms?

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.

BlueGrace, Trucker Tools spotlight benefit of FreighTech partnerships

The Supply Chain Journal

This is what motivated the long-standing relationship between BlueGrace Logistics and its tracking and freight matching partner, Trucker Tools, which has excelled in building a carrier-centric tool that services 1.4 Werner adds predictive freight matching with Trucker Tools platform.

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What are the true causes of ongoing supply chain disruptions?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Contrary to general opinion, the causes of the supply chain disruptions currently being experienced worldwide were prevalent long before the Covid-19 pandemic. . The current war in Ukraine will further destabilize the global supply chain.

How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

GlobalTranz

Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. Don’t expect to plan for every disruption; instead, develop a strategy to overcome supply chain disruption, regardless of the source. Overcoming Supply Chain Disruption.

How Mitigation Strategies Help Global Retailers Offset Supply Chain Shortages

Morai Logistics

Organizations within the retail industry should implement mitigation strategies into their supply chain to offset potential risks such as supply shortages. In a press release published by Air Cargo News, global retail leader, Adidas, ‘ turns to airfreight to mitigate supply chain shortages ’. This caused the company to seek alternatives to their supply chain. Risk of Supply Shortage. Supply material defects.

How the pandemic has changed the supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A year before, in 2014, a Harvard Business Review article pointed out that supply chains were becoming increasingly global and complex and consequently more at risk than before. Supply chain disruptions. New trends in supply chain management.

The New Significance of a Logistics Strategy: Role, Success factors, and Integration

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics strategy as an enabler of new business models. A logistics strategy provides the competitive edge. There are clear advantages to be gained from giving a logistics strategy top priority. Top three success factors for your logistics strategy.

COVID-19 and the Future of Supply Chain: What to Expect

Morai Logistics

COVID-19 has forever altered the supply chain—here are several ways in which supply chains are reorienting themselves going forward. The pandemic has dramatically impacted supply chains, and that, in turn, has led to dramatic transformation.

How data kickstarts the supply chain flywheel

FreightWaves SONAR

Early in my 19-year Amazon career, a preferred framework for continuous improvement along the supply chain emerged. Operators and decision makers followed the framework as the basis for the step-wise improvements Amazon made in its supply chain approach.

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How manufacturers and distributors can use ERP to gain control across the supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

While the pandemic was undoubtedly the catalyst for recent supply chain disruptions it’s not the only cause. Supply chain visibility to maintain competitive advantage. To do this, they need access to a real time picture to manage every aspect of the chain.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

GlobalTranz

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Supply chain leaders must be ready to implement big data and leverage it to improve their companies without any delay or inhibition This may sound impossible and frightening, but they must only understand how big always goes back to these two, simple principles of measurement, review, and action.

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Logistics

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform.

FDA wants funding to strengthen supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. The new budget request proposes initiatives to regulate the health care supply chain and mitigate shortages of drugs and medical devices.

Bezos invests in overseas supply chain platforms Beacon and Ula

The Supply Chain Journal

Digital supply chain platform Beacon announced on Monday it has raised over $50 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Northstar.vc Business Finance News Top Stories 8vc Beacon e-commerce logistics funding raise global supply chains Jeff Bezos Ula

Industry leaders chart future of supply chain visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

All of this is fantastic for consumers, but it puts huge pressure on supply chains to meet those flexible expectations. Not only are supply chain professionals contending with the tall task of personalizing the delivery process, but they’re also dealing with rebounding global demand.

Winter Weather Supply Chain Challenges: Is Your Business Prepared?

MTS Logistics

Refrigerated systems are significant tools for developing to international trade and transportation. What makes extreme weather such trouble for supply chains is that it is unpredictable and can come in many forms including flooding, storms, and freezing temperatures.