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?

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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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. Each of these elements more traditionally handles by outsourcing analysis of processes to supply chain consultant.

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Utilizing Smart Sensors Creates Agile and Efficient Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

With 43% of supply chains using smart sensors, the industry must continue to integrate IoT tools to ensure efficiency and agility. Last week, Morai Logistics presented the benefits of implementing smart manufacturing into supply chains. By smartening up manufacturing, supply chains can ensure a high level of visibility across the shipment lifecycle. There are many factors to consider when developing a comprehensive smart supply chain.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

How sound inventory management improves the supply chain, and what are the adverse impacts to the supply chain due to poor inventory management. Strategic Logistics and Digital Supply Chain Resources to Download.

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.

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

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?”.

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

AIMMS

Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. Yet choosing and implementing a new network design tool can be a hassle. . In the end, supply chain teams get frustrated and sometimes the software gets shelved.

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.

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.

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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.

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

Cerasis

Maintaining an efficient and productive supply chain is the backbone of any successful business, and ensuring that your supply chain is well-managed and cost-effective is of vital importance. Supply Chain Technology

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Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management. For companies with complex supply chains, a supply chain management provider can be a beneficial system that simplifies the company’s daily operations and takes stress off of their administrative team.

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.

A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design

Logistics Viewpoints

Demand modeling has emerged as a key decisioning tool in supply chain design. Standard forecasting tools can fall short if they can’t take into consideration external causal factors that drive demand like weather and economic and political indicators, or help predict demand 5-10 years out when making long-term strategic decisions. The post A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Transportation Supply Chains: On-Demand Digital Freight Matching

Morai Logistics

Experts believe that through digital freight matching, transportation supply chains can open a new way of driving efficiency and visibility. Advancements in technology have created many opportunities for transportation supply chains to develop game changing digital tools. Emerging platforms such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have enabled supply chains to improve efficiencies and visibility.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

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 .

Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Design and Planning

Talking Logistics

From demand shifts and evolving customer preferences, to new product introductions and sales strategies, volatility creates a continuously moving target for supply chain managers. Even in top performing supply chains analytics platforms can have a measurable impact.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

I spoke with Daniël van Gool, Director of Supply Chain Development at Peapod, a leading U.S. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company.

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain visibility? Old vs. New Supply Chain Visibility.

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

There are many different types of relationships that play an important role in supply chain management, both internal relationships (e.g., Then post a comment and share your perspective on what it takes to build successful supply chain relationships!

Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology

AIMMS

Our analytics department is comprised by data scientists who work on developing AI models, as well as OR specialists who focus on Supply chain optimization, simulation and mathematical programming. Your team is currently using AIMMS for a supply chain optimization project.

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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Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success.

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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The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. of the digital supply chain. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. Priorities in your supply chain can vary significantly.

Creating Actionable Supply Chains with Prescriptive Analytics

Morai Logistics

Prescriptive analytics is a decision making model that can help supply chains meet the increasing demands that have resulted from the revolution of technology. Now more than ever, the supply chain and logistics industry is under pressure to meet the unprecedented growing demands of consumers. The impact of emerging technologies on transportation supply chains is a point of interest to a variety of industry leaders. Benefits for Supply Chains.

Digital Supply Chains: From Adoption to Digital Transformation

Morai Logistics

Experts say that supply chains must move from adoption to digital transformation if they want to improve efficiencies, operations and take their businesses to scale. For the North American transportation supply chain and logistics industry, last year saw a widespread adoption of digital technologies. Predictive analytics proved beneficial to providing end-to-end visibility of supply chains, and ensuring efficiency with on-demand deliveries.

Smart Manufacturing: A Solution to Supply Chain Optimization

Morai Logistics

Smart manufacturing is a new advancement in supply chains that will help optimize the customer experience and meet consumer demands. Although these figures are positive from a global wealth standpoint, they also translate into an impressive level of output from a supply chain perspective. Therefore, supply chains must think of ways to leverage digital tools to help. Let’s take a look at the benefits smart manufacturing provides supply chains.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

I spoke with Daniël van Gool, Director of Supply Chain Development at Peapod, a leading U.S. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company.

Kraft, ZBB and the Art of Designing Supply Chains

10xLogistics

Many of you have read my writings on the customer centered supply chain and outside-in thinking. There are lessons for supply chain design and management: Always work and design using outside-in thinking. Lots of lessons here and I just hope a great budgeting tool is not thrown out due to very poor execution. customer centric KHC supply chain supply chain design ZBB

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I