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.

Winston Churchill: Supply chain genius?

DC Velocity

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

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Chilled Supply Chains

Blue Grace Logistics

While most supply chains operate on the assumption that if the freight is frozen, something has gone terribly awry. Much the same as any other supply chain, however, cold and frozen supply chains are also subject to the laws of demand.

Implementing Serialization of the Drug Supply Chain

Supply Chain and Logistics

via Implementing Serialization of the Drug Supply Chain. Advanced Computing Supply Chains blockchain database technology

CSCMP launches Supply Chain Professionals Day

DC Velocity

Annual event set for the third Monday in May, will include online photo campaign. Strategy

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

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?”.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve? Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal. If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s

Digitalising the automotive supply chain

Automotive Logistics

In general, digitalisation opportunities are benefitting the industry throughout the full value chain, from product design, procurement, supply chain and manufacturing, all the way through to sales and marketing. Opinion OEM Digitalisation supply chain Tier ones

Japanese floods disrupt supply chain

Automotive Logistics

Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers, though the impact has not been as destructive as first threatened.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly does “digitizing the supply chain” mean?

5 supply chain challenges

Fleet Owner

Lately, when the topic of supply chain challenges comes up, the terms Amazon-effect, last mile delivery and blockchain are often tossed around. Those things certainly have the potential to cause disruption in the supply chain. However, the supply cha

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.

Supply Chain TLC

Blue Grace Logistics

For the most part, we consider the supply chain to be a means to an end. It’s companies like Lush that really bring ethical sourcing to light, and have changed our understanding of a truly visible supply chain. .

Mountains and the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Details and Booking Australia: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Sydney and Melbourne) . Details and Booking Thailand: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Bangkok) . Free Logistics and Supply Chain Events Videos

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. He has an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification, as well as a Retail Supply Chain Certification (RSCC) and received a B.A.

Surgere launches collective supply chain visibility platform

DC Velocity

Shared asset tracking system to include automakers Fiat, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota. Technology

Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

Kane is Able

Actually, I’ve been surprised at the extent to which the exchange of supply chain data in the logistics world remains old-school or simply manual. About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one.

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The Search for a Supply Chain Solution

Blue Grace Logistics

Supply chain management has always been an essential part of running a successful business, but now the rules of the game are changing. Supply Chains: Out with the Old and In With the New . Today’s supply chain is a global construction in the majority of cases.

Panel: artificial intelligence works best when supply chain partners collaborate

DC Velocity

Large firms should encourage smaller partners to adopt AI, MIT conference speakers say. Technology

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

Digital Supply Chain: Where Can You Find Value?

Talking Logistics

There’s a lot of talk these days about the digital supply chain, including what it means and why it’s important. When people talk about the value of digitization, it is often within the context of supply chain visibility. But today visibility encompasses a complete view of an international supply chain, which requires what is often referred to as a control tower. Digital Supply Chain and Risk Management.

Supply Chain Security Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

Panorays has launched the Panorays SaaS automated platform which is designed to increase the security posture of all organizations in the supply chain

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group). Supply chains are digitizing.

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Supply Chain Visibility Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

DHL Supply Chain has introduced a customer technology platform, MySupplyChain, that provides users with complete supply chain visibility, accessible online anytime, anywhere, through a single login

DHL Supply Chain to Build Distribution Center for Eaton Electrical

Logistics Manager

Earlier this week DHL Supply Chain broke ground in Rheinbach, Germany for the construction a new distribution center for one of their clients Eaton , a multinational power management company.

EV battery supply chains need a recharge

Automotive Logistics

Recent research from JLT Specialty revealed eight out of the 11 key countries which supply the main raw materials used in EV batteries, such as cobalt and lithium, are in territories designated as having a high or very high risk of disruption.

5 Ways to Digitize Your Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

Digitization can make your company’s global supply chain more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-focused while making sure it doesn’t fall behind the curve. Bold changes, however, can create big problems, especially for an area as integral to a business as the supply chain.

How The New Tariffs Could Affect the Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

production,” according to Supply Chain Management Review. So how will this growing trade war affect global supply chains? How the Supply Chain Will React . What Supply Chain Managers Need to Keep in Mind .

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

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.

Young Professionals Flourish in Supply Chain Roles

Move Ahead

Today’s young supply chain professionals find their work to be rewarding – even exciting – in a field they say offers a clear path to advancement. Some of the key findings of the survey included: 81 percent of respondents strongly agree that supply chain is a good career choice.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

Taking an integrated approach to supply chain management has always been important, but why is it even more important today? What are the main benefits companies are achieving by having integrated supply chain technology?

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.

Inbound supply chains subject to growing disruption

Automotive Logistics

London-based JLT says the research findings provide a clear picture of the risks suppliers are exposed to and should help vehicle manufacturers pinpoint weak links in their supply chains.

Harnessing Supply Chain Reliability by Reducing Lead Time Variability


Today’s global companies operate within complex supply chains that require a coordinated flow of information, services, goods and payments within and across international boundaries. Closely tied to On Time Shipments is the idea of supply chain reliability; i.e., predicting the outcome of a process. Direct Costs and Variance are the two components to be reckoned with in order to understand the real cost of the supply chain.

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. The post The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership fallacies supply chainSome of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin.

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. 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.

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. Then we look at what might happen to supply chains if these trends now accelerated, perhaps exponentially. Software is Eating Supply Chains. Software has eaten the world and supply chains with it.

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

Allison Fowler, Senior Director of Planning at LLamasoft discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When it comes to supply chain planning, what are some of the challenges or limitations companies are coming up against today?

Penske Logistics Receives Green Supply Chain Award

Move Ahead

Penske Logistics has been awarded the Green Supply Chain Award for 2017 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. “We The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive.