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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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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Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

Contrasting software tools that are meant to enhance decision-making and execution make it difficult to optimize planning, collaborate with trading partners, and deliver superior customer experiences. One of the ways supply chains can be successful is for them to be transparent.

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?

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

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

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

AIMMS

Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. Selecting software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle. The process of selecting software for supply chain network design needs to change.

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.

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.

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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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. Being equipped with both the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show-stopping disaster and a seamless success.

[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.

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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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?”.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

How Mitigation Strategies Help Global Retailers Offset Supply Chain Shortages

Morai Logistics

Organizations within the retail industry should implement mitigation strategies into their supply chain to offset potential risks such as supply shortages. In a press release published by Air Cargo News, global retail leader, Adidas, ‘ turns to airfreight to mitigate supply chain shortages ’. This caused the company to seek alternatives to their supply chain. Risk of Supply Shortage. Supply material defects.

How Smart Sensors Create 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.

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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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.

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?

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 .

What is Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Supply chain planning is one of the best strategies that you have to maintain the balance between the supply and the demand. The truth is that it includes many different factors including the use of specific tools for production, sales, and inventory.

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.

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 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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Improving Supply Chain Visibility with Virtual Reality

Morai Logistics

Research on technology in supply chains shows a positive relationship between virtual reality and enhanced efficiency and visibility. While this technology has received a lot of recognition in the retail industry, it has also gained considerable attention in the supply chain. For many years visibility and efficiency have been top challenges for supply chains. Supply Chain Challenges. Virtual 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.

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.

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.