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?

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 Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future. The post The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the past several years, companies have been incorporating sustainability in the supply chain, thanks in part to younger consumers who place a higher premium on environmentally-friendly practices. The post Sustainability in the Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Sustainability Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

AIMMS

Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. Point solutions that only address the network design and optimization question may solve the immediate problem of advancing from Excel, but it’s important to consider how they fit into a holistic supply chain planning ecosystem.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

We’ll address how automation in the supply chain will provide employees with the following: More Strategic Procurement. Importance of Integrating Automation for Improved Supply Chain Visibility.

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

Blockchain and its Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Shipchain

Blockchain in the pharma supply chain can dramatically affect the success and verifiability of pharmaceuticals. Failure to maintain proper temperatures or traceability within the pharma supply chain can have disastrous outcomes that directly impact patients and their family members.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why has achieving global end-to-end supply chain visibility been such a challenging goal to achieve.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

We recently created a quiz to help supply chain professionals answer this question. Our goal was to help you identify potential improvement opportunities by answering a few questions and get a temperature check on the current landscape of network design solutions.

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.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you stop to think about it, the construction industry supply chain is all around us — it’s the roads we drive on, our houses and commercial buildings, and all sorts of other infrastructure. But when you take a closer look at how this supply chain works, you realize that there is a lot of waste and inefficiency. Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

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Five Initiatives for Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last few years, supply chain sustainability has become increasingly important, as […]. The post Five Initiatives for Supply Chain Sustainability appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Sustainability supply chain sustainabilitySustainability and the concept of “going green” has been a hot topic lately, especially as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly.

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 Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

What about self-driving supply chains The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How is the construction materials supply chain the same as other supply chains, and more importantly, how is it different?

Infographic: 5 Ways RPA Optimizes Supply Chain Management

Morai Logistics

In a recent survey on RPA adoption, 17% of supply chain professionals believe RPA will be implemented in their organization’s by 2020. However, a lthough skepticism exists in matters of replacing human jobs with automation, RPA actually provides many benefits to supply chains. Therefore, RPA is emerging as an effective technology for many industries, including supply chain and logistics. Robotic Process Automation: Supply Chain Optimization.

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.

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

Supply Chain Management Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

has opened up its end-to-end supply chain portfolio as a development platform JDA Software Inc.

Using AI Analytics to Avoid Supply Chain Disruption

SIPMM Professional Publications

Is there any way for manufacturers to predict machine failures before they happen to avoid supply chain disruptions, delay and customer dissatisfaction? The post Using AI Analytics to Avoid Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. Publication Supply Chain

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

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.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. How do you translate global supply chain visibility into actual business benefits? Those are just some of the questions I discussed with Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Defining Global Supply Chain Visibility.

How often do supply chain leaders assess their network for improvements?

AIMMS

As we wrote in Part I of this series , we recently ran a quiz to help supply chain professionals benchmark their network design maturity. The quiz showed that it takes weeks (38%) or days (30%) to get the answers supply chain professionals need to address network design questions.

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.

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?

Blockchain and Supply Chains: Unleashing the Potential

Supply Chain Brain

Dealing with data can often come with expensive reconciliation or negative impact on customer fulfillment. Blockchain technology can help

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.