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Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

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The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy 2017 predictions for industry and global supply chains independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari supply chain management industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog what industry supply chains should anticipate in 2017

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What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […]. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year.

Total Disruption: Industry Networks

The Network Effect

Ideally a network solution should both be industry agnostic, yet be tailored to the needs of a particular industry. To get the most from the “network effect,” you want as many participants as possible onboard, from as many industries as possible. Logistics providers are in a particularly precarious position, having to serve customers from a wide range of industries.

Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

According to The 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report, [2] 36. In The 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report, over 70 percent of the. competitive force in their industry. competitive force in their industry. industries including retail, grocery, distribution, manufacturing. How Technology. is Reshaping the. growth and development we see in supply chain operations. businesses.

Pending Transportation Industry Disruption Will Require Industry Supply Chain Management Attention

Supply Chain Matters

These trends will continue to unfold in 2016 and beyond with significant implications for industry supply chains. Looking back at the 2015 holiday fulfillment period, there were two significant supply chain and Omni-channel fulfillment trends that made their presence. The first was Amazon, and from a number of dimensions. As noted in our Supply Chain […].

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

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Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate. Keep an eye out on Augmented Reality as a standout from all the other logistics industry trends.

Revisiting Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Management Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blogOur […].

Infographic: Examining the Demographics of the Supply Chain Industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7, released a report that examines the demographic trends underlying the industry. The post Infographic: Examining the Demographics of the Supply Chain Industry appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

20/20 Vision for Outsourced Manufacturing

Outsourcing manufacturing continues to remain an important topic in the supply chain industry

Promoting Women in the Trucking Industry

Ryder Exchange

The Women In Trucking Association represents all women employed in the trucking industry. If you are one of the five percent of female drivers or one of the fourteen percent of female managers in the trucking industry, we are here for you. The overall purpose of the organization is to increase the percentage of women working in the trucking industry to utilize unrealized potential.

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

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Manufacturers are set to invest up to $70 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) by 2020, reports John Greenough of Business Insider. Previous Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing. Previous applications of the IIoT in manufacturing have led to a savings of 12 percent across the industry. However, this mindset has changed.

Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

Enterra Insights

“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams wrap-up their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.   Our research arm, The […].

Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

This has created what some in the industry are referring to as “supply chain impatience.”. Combining Technology and Industry Expertise. What is driving this growth is much-needed industry expertise. In recent years, shippers have encountered new standards of velocity, market choice and cost for their products. Consumers are demanding better variety and greater availability at the lowest possible cost. In order to meet continually-changing consumer demands and expectations in an increasingly competitive market, shippers need a fast, efficient supply chain.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0 In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention.  In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence. Objects can be […]. IoT Smart Factory

Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

Ryder Exchange

With the automotive industry seeing solid growth throughout the United States and increases projected for 2015, the challenge is to find drivers and equipment to deliver cars and parts for companies to keep their automotive supply chain running as efficiently as possible. The truck driver shortage is sending a ripple effect throughout the trucking industry. Written by Mike C. Russell.

Changing Perception in the Supply Management Industry

Supply Chain Matters

One of the biggest challenges in our industry is gaining recognition of the value procurement and supply chain management brings to the corporate bottom line. The following commentary is a Supply Chain Matters guest posting authored by Jim Barnes, Services Managing Director, Institute for Supply Management (ISM). We know supply management increases shareholder value by […].

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

Cerasis

We see this already in the use of our own TMS, the Cerasis Rater, with APIs, Web XMLs, integration into other manufacturing and supply chain systems, and soon, undoubtedly, with our history of innovation, we will plug into the Internet of Things (IoT) and help power efficiently the transportation functions with the supply chain of manufacturers who are living and breathing in Industry 4.o,

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog share our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. Predictions are sourced from synthesizing developments and trends that are occurring in supply chain business, process and technology dimensions, researching various economic, industry and other forecasting data, along with input from clients, thought leaders and global supply chain observers. We take predictions seriously and align our research […].

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

To  help, in this blog post, I share industry trends. For the discrete industries, we contrast the industry averages for growth, operating margins, inventory turns, cash-to-cash cycle, revenue per employee and SG&A ratio for the periods of 2006-2014 and 2011-2014. All industries are in decline. Table 1: Metric Performance for Discrete Industries. Cash-to-Cash.

Industry 4.0: How Long will the Revolution Take?

Enterra Insights

The post Industry 4.0: How Long will the Revolution Take? Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Cognitive Process Automation Enterra Solutions Industry 4.0 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Stephen DeAngelis

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 1: Industry 4.0

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My ultimate objective is to share my thoughts and gain insight from the community through conversation that might help with Supply Chain Design Thinking for Industry 4.0. The post Design for the Supply Chain Pt 1: Industry 4.0 These comments were more frequent and probably annoying when my boys were smaller and I had to assemble toys for Christmas! It seems that everywhere I look these days there are articles on design, the rise of Design Executive Officers (or some other term combining ‘creative’, ‘design’, ‘executive’, …). Vitsœ’s designer, Dieter Rams. Good design. Is honest.

The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

The post The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 “Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), President of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued. appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

Looking at the numbers and recent news, investors are betting big on the future of the logistics industry. For one, it means that investors are bullish on future growth opportunities for the 3PL industry — driven by e-commerce, global trade, companies in underserved industries (such as Oil and Gas ) looking to move up the supply chain maturity curve, and other factors.

Cold Chain Logistics Delivers for the Healthcare Industry

Ryder Exchange

With 25 years of experience in the supply chain arena, Keli serves customers in the healthcare, electronics, technology and appliance manufacturing industries. Along the continuum of healthcare logistics, a few degrees can mean the difference between a shipment’s life and expiration. Cold chain logistics has global implications. Technology also is critical for contingency planning.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. Predictions are sourced from synthesizing developments and trends that are occurring in supply chain business, process and technology dimensions, researching various economic, industry and other forecasting data, along with input from clients, thought leaders and global supply chain observers. We take […].

The Tianjin Warehouse Explosion and Disaster Has Obvious Industry Supply Chain Implications

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management blog commenting on supply chain management developments implications of Tianjin logistics center explosions independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blogThe reports and video images alone implied to this author that this was a concerning event. Since that time, […].

E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management Skills Driving Retail Industry Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

In the spirit of passing along career tips to our millennial generation readers, we call attention to a recent report of recruiting trends in the fashion retail industry. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on current retail industry recruiting trends which reflect much of what our consultancy has advocated for some time, namely those efforts to […]. Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management online e-commerce trends retail industry skill needs retail industry talent trends Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as […]. Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year.

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from the paper where we argue that the 3PL industry is suffering from Gresham’s Law , an economic principle that states bad money will drive good money out of circulation. Discusses our premise that the 3PL industry is at a tipping point, using the analogy of Grehsam’s Law. — We argue the 3PL industry is suffering from Gresham’s Law. The rationale?

Multi-Industry Supply Chain Challenges

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Our own Trevor Miles , VP of Product Innovation and Thought Leadership, had the chance to sit down with Bob Ferrari of Supply Chain Matters to talk about multi-industry supply chain challenges. The same issues, although arguably on a more complex scale, face multi-industry supply chains.

Yet Another Shipping Alliance and an Industry Stalling the Inescapable

Supply Chain Matters

Global trade trends Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation impact of megga container ships on industry supply chains independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Ocean Alliance ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blogThe Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) that a new ocean container shipping alliance is being formed. This new grouping, to be termed the Ocean Alliance, will operate nearly 350 vessels across […].

Our 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Now Available for Downloading

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout December, Supply Chain Matters has featured our annual 2016 Predictions for industry and Global Supply Chains.  We trust readers have gain value and perspectives from all of our predictions as well as helping to prepare individuals and organizations for the year to come. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply chain Matters blogAll of these predictions are now available in a complimentary 25 […].

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

The Network Effect

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape–five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously. This is evolving rapidly as industrial distribution consolidation continues to pick up pace, and it is also fueled by both eager sellers and eager buyers. Experience. 2. Convenience. 3.

Industry 4.0 getting whipped

Supply Chain Movement

With all the media hype surrounding Industry 4.0 – intelligent machines and advanced analytics in the supply chain – and its parent, the so-called ‘Internet of Things – extending the virtual internet to physical objects – it’s easy to imagine that we’re at the dawn of a brave new, unfamiliar world. In our utopian Industry 4.0 My hope is that as Industry 4.0

Increased Concern for Cyber Attacks on Industrial Control Systems

Supply Chain Matters

government cyber security official has warned that there has been an increase in attacks that penetrate industrial control system networks over this past year and that increased diligence is required.  Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Process industry focused supply chains Supply Chain Risk Management challenges in data security and information privacy impacting Internet of Things independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog Supply chain Matters blogA U.S.

Surviving ‘SKU-mageddon’ in the brewing industry

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In recent years, the introduction of new beer varieties has overhauled the industry and caused a so-called SKU-mageddon. Similarly, the industry setup has changed substantially: Where there were once 4000 distributors and 100 breweries selling 1.2 As a result, the brewing industry has gone from a very limited number of SKUs to over 8400, a thorough SKU-mageddon! The bad news?

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

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This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry. Today, the 22 nd Annual Surveys of Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics , revealed that 3PL CEOs are confident about the current state and future revenue growth potential of both their companies and the regional 3PL industries. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 The Growth of Mergers and Acquisitions in the 3PL Industry.

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