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

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Overcoming the Top 5 Barriers for Supply Chain Network Design Adoption

AIMMS

You have tough decisions to make about your supply chain network design. About 38% of supply chain professionals say it takes weeks and 18% say it takes months to get the answers they need. What are the top 5 barriers to supply chain network design adoption? .

Gartner: Supply chain blockchain pilots stalling because of technology immaturity | Supply Chain Dive

Supply Chain and Logistics

Matt Leonard @Matt_Lnrd has summarized Gartner’s survey in this article, which seems to indicate more clearly that blockchain is a solution chasing problems. The basic problems are “technology immaturity”, “lack of standards”, ‘too ambitious scope”, and a misunderstanding of the use … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Supply Chains blockchain computing Gartner innovation standards technology transportation

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.

Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain

DC Velocity

Companies made bigger investments in supply chain efficiency in 2018, tech vendor survey shows. Strategy

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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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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.

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.

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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Which Supply Chain Risks Will Increase in 2019?

Logistics Viewpoints

The report includes a survey of around one thousand members of their stakeholder communities. The results reported are worth the attention of executives that participate in programs to assess and manage supply chain risks. The post Which Supply Chain Risks Will Increase in 2019? Supply Chain Risk Management strategic planningEvery year the World Economic Forum produces a Global Risks Report.

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. Supply Chain Technology Uncategorized

Supply Chain Trends: Our Top-Selling Supply Chain Consulting Projects

Learncor

"Trying to keep up with customer expectations is driving retailer investment, while agility and innovation are driving manufacturers' investment in their supply chains, according to a joint 2018 survey of supply chain executives."

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.

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.

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.

3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

AIMMS

AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. A s the most experienced supply chain professionals retire , CSCMP estimates that as many as 3.5 Experienced workers in the supply chain have a lot of knowledge to transfer, set up a mentoring program .

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations.

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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Jobs and Career Paths in Supply Chain and Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Are you fresh out of college or university and planning to enter the supply chain or logistics profession? Perhaps you are considering a mid-career move into the supply chain theatre. Source: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 2017 Survey.

10 Ways to Save in Global Forwarding Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

A recent survey of supply chain executives reported that visibility (21.1%), fluctuating consumer demand (19.1%), and inventory management (13.2%) were their biggest challenges

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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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[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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Morai Logistics

Experts say that supply chain management is one of the top industries that will benefit from the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) this year. Supply chain management is considered one of the top three industries to benefit from the advancements of AI technology. In part two of Artificial Intellignece, Morai Logistics discusses the current impact of AI in the supply chain industry in 2019. Benefits of AI in Supply Chains.

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.

Cloud Logistics: A Supply Chain Optimization Tool

Morai Logistics

In response to growing demands, experts consider cloud logistics as an optmization tool for the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. For the supply chain and logistics industry, technology continues to shape the way products are distributed across the globe. Regardless of these risks, Cloud logistics is expected to make a significant impact on the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. Cloud Logistics in Supply Chains.

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There’s No Better Time for Supply Chain Managers to Show Their Value

Morai Logistics

When it comes to driving business growth, research reveals that private equity executives struggle to understand supply chain managers’ value. Across North America, organizations and companies depend on supply chains for a wide range of core functions. However, the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) found that private equity executives had a different opinion. Therefore, why would a company consider a supply chain to be unimportant?

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.

Intelligent Automation, the Future of Supply Chain. Is the Logistics Industry Ready?

Blue Grace Logistics

It is a well-known fact that supply chain is increasingly becoming digital. But is simply adding a digital component to the complex supply chain network enough to make it efficient?

How the CFO Can be a Change Agent in the Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Supply chain and transportation are two of the biggest cost centers in an organization. However, according to this McKinsey study, most industries report supply chain and logistics cost in the range of 1.8% How The CFO Can Be A Change Agent For The Supply Chain.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Look at Women in Supply Chain

Kuebix

In recent years, women have become increasingly integral in all things supply chain, an industry that has traditionally been male-dominated. A survey published by Gartner in 2018, however, shows “sustained strong representation of women in the senior-most ranks of supply chain organizations relative to other functions.” The post Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Look at Women in Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

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.

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?

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.