Taking a Big Picture View of Supply Chain Networks

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a thought-provoking report with several predictions about the future of supply chain technology. Supply chain networks: A big-picture view. But carriers are only one component of a complete supply chain network.

What is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Isn’t It Enough?

Logistics Viewpoints

In a survey of 150 global manufacturing executives, 47% committed to improving supply chain visibility and tracking. According to the Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies Survey Report, this goal was the top-ranked planned tool investment.

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Philip Morris International’s Pivot to Smoke-Free Products Complicates their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Introduction of Smokeless Tobacco Products Complicated Philip Morris’s Supply Chain. This was done at a stock keeping unit level and for the entire manufacturing supply chain. The tool was able to create a model going out multiple years.

Supply Chain Transformation Readiness Tool

Material Handling and Logistics

has launched an IDN (integrated delivery network) Readiness Assessment for Supply Chain Transformation for the healthcare industry TECSYS Inc.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Avetta Offers Financial Risk Assessment Tool to Protect Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Avetta, a provider of supply chain risk management, launched Avetta Financial Risk, a tool for evaluating and monitoring the financial health of your supply chain, providing detailed financial metrics and ratings for accurate supplier evaluation

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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?

Can you Automate Everything in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

With the boom of technology with robotics and AI, every player in the supply chain wants to be ahead in the market by using some form of automation. Every day one or the other tool is coming into the market.

10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

Supply chains are complex ecosystems of people, tools, and strategies that are getting increasingly difficult to manage efficiently. With so many stakeholders involved in the process, only a comprehensive supply chain management plan can help you improve business results in the long run. The post 10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

COVID-19 and the Future of Supply Chain: What to Expect

Morai Logistics

COVID-19 has forever altered the supply chain—here are several ways in which supply chains are reorienting themselves going forward. The pandemic has dramatically impacted supply chains, and that, in turn, has led to dramatic transformation.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Time Management and Supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is an industry in itself and at present a booming one. It’s a chain of activities, and if one link breaks or gets disturbed, the entire chain is haywire. Warehousing is part of the supply chain and today every business needs warehousing services.

How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools. The post How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains? S&OP Agile Supply ChainsOn Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The new normal of shipping is not only growing business to large scale but also optimizing their supply chains.

SWOT that Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Business students are all exposed to the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis tool. This last week I came across several interesting stories – or in one case a presentation – that all centered on different aspects of SWOT in the supply chain realm. The post SWOT that Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain News 3G Capital AGCO Amazon KFC SWOT

How to Make the Slow Fast and the Hard Easy

Speaker: Dean Z. Myers, Principal at Dean Z. Myers Consulting LLC

Whether you're in supply chain or sales, we all want the same things: speed, efficiency, and a high ROI. But how can you go faster? And how can you get more results with less resources? The answer is deceptively simple: with new approaches! Join Dean Z Myers of Dean Z Myers Consulting, who has 34 years of executive experience working at The Coca Cola Company, as he shares his expert insights into creating better results - even in an environment that seems to be working against you.

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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The Demand Powered Supply Chain: How to Win as the Bar Continues to Rise in the Retail Industry

CH Robinson Logistics

The year 2020 was a year unlike any other, and supply chains were more front and center than ever before. For many, a complex global supply chain became even more challenging to navigate. Reduce inventory levels with a demand-powered supply chain.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Supply chain leaders must be ready to implement big data and leverage it to improve their companies without any delay or inhibition This may sound impossible and frightening, but they must only understand how big always goes back to these two, simple principles of measurement, review, and action.

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Supply Chain Forecasting: The ‘IN’ Thing Today in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

With technology evolving, the logistics companies are looking ahead with automation and digitalisation with forecasting tools as it has the capability to boost operational efficiency, improve warehouse performance and adequately manage the predictive analysis.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Trends in the Supply Chain and Their Impact on the Transportation Management System Market

Kuebix

This year has reminded everyone to expect the unexpected – even in the supply chain which is one of the most unflappable industries out there! The post Trends in the Supply Chain and Their Impact on the Transportation Management System Market appeared first on Kuebix.

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Blockchain Powerful Tool for Transparency in Complex Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

Utilizing the inherent irrefutability within blockchain technologies, great strides can be made in reducing the risk of counterfeits and actually saving lives

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2021 Supply Chain and Inventory Management Trends

EazyStock

2021 Supply Chain and Inventory Management Trends for the US. Here we are, one year later, trying to determine the 2021 supply chain and inventory management trends to adopt. Resiliency is now the name of the game for supply chains.

Port of Los Angeles rolls out Control Tower data tool

Logistics Management

Entitled the “Control Tower” data tool, POLA officials said that it provides real-time views of truck turn times and other truck capacity management information, which helps cargo owners, truckers, and other supply chain stakeholders to mor effectively predict and plan cargo flows

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The Digital Supply Chain with Mathew Smith

Logistics Bureau

We now have this ability to measure our delivery time proactively and communicate if there are any challenges by making use of digital tools. Listen to this interview with Mathew Smith and gain insights as he talks about Customer Communication as well as Internal Communication in managing Digital Supply Chain: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

Developing Outstanding Supply Chain Talent and Leadership

PINC

By collaborating with universities and colleges, companies can help develop a new stream of supply chain talent that’s ready to take on the present and the future. As the pandemic taught us, this hit-or-miss approach to supply chain management literally sets companies up for failure.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . The next 2-4 weeks are critical to understand the exposure throughout your value chain, take actions to address anticipated shortages , and ensure resource requirements to restart.

Basic Introduction on Supply Chain and Logistics Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

What is Supply Chain Benchmarking? Supply Chain Secrets: One Of The Best KPI Ever. Benchmarking Success: Why Performance Benchmarking is a Powerful Management Tool. Dawson Consulting: Why Supply Chain Benchmarking Matters for Small Businesses.

Who is the Supply Chain Planner in the Age of AI?

Logistics Viewpoints

Do we even need supply chain planners, or can we turn out the lights and go home, because we now live in a world of autonomous planning? More importantly, while AI may promise the world driverless cars, supply chains still need humans in the driver’s seat.

What Shipping Analytics Tools Should Freight Market Participants Have in Their Freight Stack?

FreightWaves SONAR

How does your company define success in the supply chain? Shipping analytics tools shine a light on the value of informed freight management. Freight market participants need these top shipping analytics tools in their freight stack. Shipping status tools to track freight.

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Technology in Supply Chain with Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Logistics Bureau

We often get questions like: What are the essentials components in using tech in the supply chain, and what people usually get wrong? Watch this video as Sarah Barnes-Humphrey , Supply Chain Expert, shares her thoughts.

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. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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