The Halloween Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The post The Halloween Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Planning Halloween supply chainHalloween is a mere two weeks away, and the shopping season is in full swing. And by “in full swing,” I mean that consumers are spending big bucks on all the Halloween essentials.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The post The Thanksgiving Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Track and Trace Thanksgiving supply chainTomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Lots of turkey.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. As we quickly approach 2019, there are a number of potentially game-changing global trade challenges supply chain professionals must consider in their planning, including new tariffs, trade wars, and Brexit. How must supply chain and logistics systems change to accommodate these new trends?

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

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. But strategy is often more prosaic.

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

Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

A new head of supply chain at Pfizer asked a simple question, “If Amazon can provide end to end shipment status of my orders, why can’t Pfizer.” That was the impetus for a supply chain visibility project. The company had to change their mindset and embrace a global orchestrated supply network. The post Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

What is Integrated Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reibsamen – the Director of Integrated Supply Chain – at Berry Global, spoke about Berry Global’s supply chain transformation at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in early October. Mr. Reibsamen’s primary point was that companies will get much better payback from their supply chain projects if they don’t do them in an ad hoc manner. S&OP Supply Chain Planning supply chain

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.

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.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

New solutions have emerged that bridge the gap between supply chain planning and execution. The post Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Machine Learning Supply Chain ExecutionThese solutions have a middleware layer that is critical. The middleware allows for a feedback loop that can allow the system to get smarter.

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.

Artificial Intelligence & Supply Chains

The LoadStar

Digital Journal writes: “Global Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market is expected to reach USD 10,787.2 ” The post Artificial Intelligence & Supply Chains appeared first on The Loadstar. Premium finance news Artificial Intelligence Supply Chains

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

[Video] Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

For people not familiar with Single Window environment in the EU, what is it and how will it influence supply chains in 2019? Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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.

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?

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

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.

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The On-Demand Supply Chain Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The on-demand supply chain market is experiencing significant interest and growth right now. Within the on-demand supply chain, I am specifically talking about the transportation and warehousing segments, where investment money is pouring in to digital freight matching apps, crowdsourced last miles deliveries, and on-demand warehousing. The post The On-Demand Supply Chain Market appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

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.

DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

DHL Supply Chain recently announced plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North America. The post DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies Big Data DHL Supply Chain robots WMSThis is a $300 million investment.

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.

Growing A Green Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Even for the corporations and manufacturers that realize the need for environmental sustainability, there is a need to continue to manage their supply chains in such a way as to sustain their own business.

Does Your Supply Chain Need Blockchain?

Shipchain

The use of blockchain and supply chain management (SCM) platforms can reshape how shippers approach everyone from consumers to carriers. As per Deborah Abrams Kaplan of Supply Chain Dive , the typical shipment moves between 30 different organizations.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

Talking Logistics

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. With the holiday season upon us, these challenges are likely to cause major disruptions to supply chains across industries.

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions

Cerasis

The continuous development of technology means that the supply chain is constantly evolving as companies attempt to make their processes better. Unilever takes top spot as the best supply chain in 2018, a position it has kept since 2016. Infographics Supply Chain

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.

[PODCAST] 5 Considerations for New Supply Chain Technology Implementations

Cerasis

What are the Benefits & Considerations of Supply Chain Technology Implementations? In this episode Chris and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson, will extract from the great mind of Darwin Porter, after spending 15 years in technology as it relates to the supply chain, logistics, and freight, how he views the role of technology to more effectively manage a shippers’ business and supply chain processes.

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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Managing Supply Chain Risk

LandLink

Taking and managing risk in today's supply chain market is simply the cost of doing business in a competitive market. There 's always a little risk involved in any decision. That's where the fun, and profit, begin. The trick, of course, is when, how much and how dangerous.

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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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.

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 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.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

Cerasis

Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle. Unfortunately, failure to recognize the role millennials will play in the future of the world of supply chains will result in catastrophe. Supply Chain

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

Trade Policy, Tariffs and Your Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

How the current trade policy/tariff changes could impact the world’s supply chains. Conflict between the world’s two largest economies is creating significant uncertainty for businesses that threaten their global supply chains and future investment plans,” Kemp writes.