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.

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

Trending Sources

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

Cerasis

While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

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.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies

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.

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.

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.

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

A Supply Chain Potluck?

Logistics Management

Most executives understand a physical supply chain and realize the potential cost and time-to-market benefits of contracting with partners within this supply chain. But most executives are ill informed about the potential benefits that could be obtained by digitizing today’s complex supply chains

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.

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?

[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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trends 113

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Data 103

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.

Data 151

Can Your Supply Chain Weather The Storm?

Blue Grace Logistics

a new report for the movement of critical supply chains, food, fuel, clean water, and medical supplies and equipment, during a hurricane. Pre-crisis supply chain mapping and post-crisis visibility may enable better management of resources.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

How many of your products and customers are really profitable? You might be shocked. Check out this short video. Register for 59 Things: www.59things.com. Cost to Serve Videos

Abercrombie & Fitch Embraces Supply Chain and Omnichannel

Logistics Viewpoints

Investments in supply chain agility and omnichannel are a key part of their turnaround strategy. Investing in supply chain speed and efficiency includes improving forecasting in the hard to forecast fashion industry. The post Abercrombie & Fitch Embraces Supply Chain and Omnichannel appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Abercrombie & Fitch has struggled.

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.

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. Omnichannel Supply Chai

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?

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.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Modern Technology Is the Solution Think about what makes up a winning eCommerce supply chain strategy and positive customer experience.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

PLS Logistics

What have supply chain managers and business leaders learned from last year’s hurricanes? Today we will cover how you can prepare your supply chain for the dreaded hurricane season ahead.

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?

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.

The Digital Supply Chain Defined

LandLink

This article is yet another dose of enlightenment on our technology series to keep our clients informed on the pace and direction of supply chain industry standards. Digital Supply Chain Defined I always insist my readers have a firm understanding of our discussion topic.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology