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

Supply Chain Matters

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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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.

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 […].

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.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

This evolution is called Industry 4.0, Are you ready? The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. and it's happening now

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner. But after my 25 industry years, I find that the fundamentals of revenue, profitability and service are the still most important themes. My 2015 Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry. These are what I call “Cool Theme” topics. And change in the New Year begins with resolutions….

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions. We have included this industry in our industry-specific predictions for the past three years and already, industry dynamics of activist investors […].

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

Cerasis

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.

Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Seven: Enhanced Supply Chain Intelligence Capabilities Among B2B Network Platform and Managed Services Providers Will Pay Dividends for Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. 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 […].

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

Cerasis

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.

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 […].

Deep Dive on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Three: A Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. 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 […].

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration

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.

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.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Strategy 2017 predictions for industry and global supply chains challenges in automotive supply chains Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

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.

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Industry leaders are 3.5 times more likely to take advantage of analytics. This drive toward intelligent business is redefining how organisations need to operate if they hope to be successful

[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,

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.

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Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry. In conclusion, the use of cloud-based IT platforms in the automotive industry significantly improves the results of collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers. For more in-depth information and insights on this subject, please download our white paper “ Collaboration Along the Supply Chain in the Automotive Industry. ”. Cloud/SaaS Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - AXIT Supply Chain Technology Trends automotive industry AXIT cloud collaboration

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 […].

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 […].

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.

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 […].

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.

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It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

Quintiq

What will push your business forward is Industry 4.0. Have a closer look at it and you will realize that Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 China, often flogged by other industrialized nations for using cheap labor to undercut cost of manufacturing is at the forefront of robotization. This will represent 40% of worldwide sales of industrial robots. Read on. The U.S.

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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

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.

Industry 4.0: How Long will the Revolution Take?

Enterra Insights

The post Industry 4.0: Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Cognitive Process Automation Enterra Solutions Industry 4.0 “Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), CEO of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued. Stephen DeAngelis

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.

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. Convenience. Price.

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 […].

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