The Halloween Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Halloween spending is expected to exceed $9 billion. 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.

7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

Logistics Bureau

The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. you have to make your supply chain successful too. Supply Chain and Business Success By the Numbers. The Top 7 Supply Chain Points to Address for Business Success.

Survey: Penn State Univ. offers top supply chain graduate degree

DC Velocity

Gartner study also finds industry paychecks on the rise, with average starting salary for an MBA with a supply chain concentration at $88,935. Strategy

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

Innovation: Blockchain survey

Supply Chain and Logistics

From Deloitte comes their Deloitte Blockchain Survey 2017. There’s a lot of floundering as you would expect from a new technology that’s poorly … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Strategy Supply Chains blockchain disruption innovationIt’s an online report of their findings. The report is about investing and executive views in the blockchain technology.

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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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Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49%. Is the cloud in your future?

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.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs.

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . We’re seeing more supply chain nodes spread across the country. 2019: Another Big Year for Supply Chain Technology.

Gartner Survey Reveals Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Supply Chain and Logistics

via Gartner Survey Reveals … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Leadership Supply Chains blockchain computing Logistics Software technology?Naturally CIOs are an entrenched bunch. But the lack of use cases that actually work is definitely a barrier to experimentation, along with the inflated cost and risk of finding software engineers with the expertise.?

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Women Can Provide Unique Value to Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Women Can Provide Unique Value to Logistics & Supply Chain Management. While women have made positive strides in the fight for equality, gender disparity still exists in many prominent industries, including Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Blog Topics.

Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

The survey was conducted by ISACA and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in August 2018, captured responses from 167 participants from across ISACA, DMDII and Manufacturing Extension Partnership stakeholders.

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.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

We are continuing what will become a tradition of re-evaluating the progress of supply chains throughout the year in relation to our predictions, as explained by this blog post. Let’s look at how supply chains kept up with expectations and where they fell short, if at all.

5 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. Supply chain costs of around $5.50 At the same time though, supply chain costs rose by more than $75 million.

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.

A digital supply chain for the chemical industry

Transporeon

The digital supply chain is predicted to have an especially significant impact on many areas of the chemical industry, leading to optimized business processes, faster decision-making and continuous performance improvements. A Quantum Leap in Digital Supply Chain.

Moving Forward with Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Once authorized, a transaction is added to the chain of information blocks and cannot be altered or removed, making it a trustworthy, unalterable record. The supply chain sector is often mentioned as a prime candidate for blockchain integration.

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.

Which Technologies are Game Changers for Manufacturing Supply Chains?

Move Ahead

Today, supply chains are under more pressure than ever. Gone are the days of supply chains being viewed as nothing more than simply moving products from point A to point B. Of those surveyed, 73 percent view customer demands on the supply chain as a top challenge.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. This survey continues to point towards the success 3PLs are having for their clients. For Cerasis, a 3PL is any company that provides technology or services to carry out any of the functions of the supply chain. Then there are other types of 3PLs, like service supply chain solutions from our friends at Flash Global who serve the high technology sector for after sales service.

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.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

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Supply Chain Professionals: Please Offer Your Insights for 2019 3PL Study Survey

Move Ahead

Penske Logistics is once again sponsoring the 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing, and we’re asking supply chain professionals to offer their thoughts as survey participants. Here are the 2019 Special Topics: Keeping the Supply Chain Alive and Nimble. Supply Chain Visibility and Disruption. Please use this link to take the survey (it closes on May 18): [link].

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Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

Talking Logistics

In supply chain and logistics, there’s always a new problem to solve or a new opportunity to go after, which often involves some form of innovation — whether it’s a process innovation, a technology innovation, or both.

Harnessing Supply Chain Reliability by Reducing Lead Time Variability

Damco

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. A 2016 Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) Survey found that On Time Shipments is the number one metric that many companies look for, and that these companies expect that 98.3% However, most supply chains are highly inconsistent and in many cases, excessively long.

Germany Ahead of UK in Digitised Supply Chain, Says Survey

Logistics Business Magazine

A new survey analyses the maturity levels of large UK and German companies in their efforts to digitise their supply chain ecosystems – with a focus on sustainability and transparency drivers. Key findings of the survey: Sustainability in supply chains. •

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies. Supply chain networks are reconfiguring at a rapid pace, so the challenge of connecting to new trading partners is ongoing.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. What’s Causing the Shift Towards Greater Use of Technology in Supply Chain Functions?

[INFOGRAPHICS] 4 Uses of Supply Chain Technology Applications Moving Shippers into the Future of Effective Management

Cerasis

In today's highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. Additionally, through a more stable and efficient supply chain, you can greatly enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Blockchain Counterpoint: Blockchain Supply Chain Applications…Too Much Hype?

Cerasis

A recent survey by Deloitte, reports Coin Square , found the prospects of blockchain supply chain applications beyond reproach and capable of revolutionizing the way supply chains operate. According to the survey, comprised of responses from 1,000+ supply chain executives, 39% are planning to invest at least $5 million in blockchain supply chain applications in the next year, and 16% are planning to invest $10 million or more.

Three Ways to Design Your Supply Chain for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

Logistics Viewpoints

According to recent surveys, 56 percent of responding companies expect to actively pursue acquisitions in the next 12 months[1], with global M&A value projected to top $3.2 The post Three Ways to Design Your Supply Chain for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Mergers-Acquistions Supply Chain Network Design M&A network design supply chain design Supply Chain Planning