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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[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.

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?”.

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.

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.

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. For many though, a warehouse management system (WMS)—once the only technological solution necessary for even the biggest operations—is no longer an adequate tool. We’re seeing more supply chain nodes spread across the country.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

A Fully Transparent & Optimized Supply Chain Requires Better Technology

Bringg

The shift towards customer service and flexible deliveries is impacting the entire retail supply chain, which needs to be redesigned to ensure companies become more efficient while providing an exceptional customer experience. Technology is Key to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Howard Tenens wins Cromwell Tools contract

The LoadStar

Leicestershire based Tools supplier Cromwell Tools, has chosen Howard Tenens as their distribution partner to facilitate their national branch distribution from Q3 2018. The post Howard Tenens wins Cromwell Tools contract appeared first on The Loadstar.

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7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations.

Make Way for the Supply Chain Internet of Things (IoT)

Cerasis

A supply chain that is transparent with an open configuration can accept the changes that the Internet of Things or IoT will bring. Learn more to get ready for the next wave of communications: the supply chain internet of things.

Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true when it comes to supply chain planning, where the complexity and frequency of the process have increased while time horizons have shrunk. “We Not surprising, companies have been filling in the “white spaces” of their existing planning tools and processes with (you guessed it!) So they’re solving supply chain planning problems with supply chain design technology.”.

Supply Chain Risk and My Online Order

Talking Logistics

This is typically when I order a tequila in frustration and my mind goes into overdrive asking the basic question: What are the risks in their supply chain? . For example, has my country’s sanctions or tariffs impacted the supply chain of the manufacturer, impacted when and how they receive the ingredients for my cologne and at what cost? This was a cataclysmic year for global supply chains.

Editor’s Pick: Top Operational Challenges Solved Through Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from ClearMetal’s blog discusses the top operational challenges companies face and explains how enhanced supply chain visibility can improve each one.

7 Benefits Realized Utilizing Big Data to Optimize Supply Chains

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from end-to- end global supply chain services company, Flash Global. We are excited to feature this company as they deal in the fast moving world of complex global supply chain solutions.

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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.

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Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. 4 Core Benefits of Deploying a Reverse Supply Chains Process.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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.