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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good?

What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture.

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The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets


It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets. The ULTIMATE Guide to Plastic Pallets. The first factor to take into account is which type of pallet you’ll want to use.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

Talking Logistics

I get side tracked with college basketball this time of year as I cheer on my alma mater. The NCAA March Madness Final Four frenzy has transformed the sport as we know it. Are there any parallels between the tournament and supply chain transformation? Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain. You can view Digital Supply Networks (DSN) as a team member on the digital supply chain transformation journey.

Drone Deliveries: Are They Actually on the Horizon?

Logistics Viewpoints

The United States has been lagging behind other parts of the world when it comes to the testing and adoption of drones for last mile deliveries. This is not due to a lack of interest or research and development efforts from some of the largest drone manufacturers. In fact, companies such as Amazon, Google, and UPS have invested incredible amounts of money into how they can deploy drones to make deliveries. These companies have also […].

Gaining a Competitive Edge through Advanced Analytics

Enterra Insights

The World Economic Forum has declared data a resource as valuable as gold. The good news is almost every organization has access to data and, increasingly, has the means to mine that data. Gary Cokins ( @GaryCokins ), founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, asserts, “Analytics is becoming a competitive edge for organizations. Once being a ‘nice-to-have,’ applying analytics is now becoming mission-critical.”[1]

The Difference Between Visibility and Transparency Within Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

The terms “visibility” and “transparency” are often used interchangeably in the logistics world. Logistics providers market benefits of visibility and transparency, but it has many customers wondering what exactly the difference is between the two terms.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Too Busy to Save Money?  Here are Three Ways Effective Packaging Solutions Will Make it Easy  


| Michael Tesch | Packaging Engineering Consultant | Chainalytics | It is not uncommon for a scenario of “being too busy to save money” to occur in most industries, especially when it comes to the utilization of effective packaging solutions.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS


Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies.

S&OP mindset shows a lack of pro-activity and long term focus

Supply Chain Trend

Some companies run their Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) with great effectiveness. However, too often S&OP maturity and performance stalls, even when the supporting S&OP processes and systems are properly implemented.

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Ranking Journals: Academic Journal Guide 2018 (“ABS List”)

SCM Research

Three years ago, the Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) has released its last ranking of business journals: the Academic Journal Guide (AJG), also known as the “ABS list” This ABS ranking has become quite influential as the guiding journal ranking across management disciplines in the UK. Although the ranking has been heavily criticized (see my previous post ) and more democratically-developed rankings exist (e.g.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry


Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry | Transportfolio. Companies in technology-based industries are vulnerable to becoming obsolete unless they can quickly assess their biggest supply chain challenges and apply the right resources to solve problems.

How Are New Tariffs Going to Influence the Global Supply Chain?


To say that tariffs and trade agreements can have an impact on the way the global supply chain operates is a massive understatement. NAFTA , the largest free trade agreement ever conceived, significantly helped to expand trade throughout North America when it was finally enacted in 1994.

Green Supply Chain News on a Middle Ground, More Positive View on the Impact of Climate Change

Supply Chain Digest

Two ecoPundits Say Impact will be Signifcant but Can be Managed by Human Ingenuity

No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable


KFC, a fast food favorite, made headlines last month for suffering a chicken shortage that brought 900 restaurants in the UK to a halt. Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Not ideal for a chicken restaurant. No chicken and no gravy mean no customers.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Cybersecurity


Today's world runs on complex networks of intelligent technologies that enable quick innovation and the efficient movement of goods. But with increasing interconnectedness, companies need to fortify their cybersecurity plans. And given the highly diffuse nature of modern supply chains, the risk of falling victim to a security breach has never been higher.

Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Kirsten Piacentini, Vice President of Inventory Management at L.L.Bean; who just so happens to be one of JDA’s transformative customers in retail!

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record


The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. brooke. Tuesday 13 March 2018. John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. To better understand just what this means, let’s explore the what, when, why, who, where and how of a planning system of record. .

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New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ordering in trend has raised the stakes in the food supply chain The dining in trend is hot and expected. The post New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

How Will ELD Adoption Affect Freight Brokers?


Editor’s Note: The Eld mandate has arrived but the changes to the industry are still up in the air. Vic Lance of Lance Surety Bond Associates shows us what the industry expects to see regarding ELD adoption. .

This Week in Logistics News (March 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

We were hit with our third nor’easter in 10 days this week, dumping close to two feet of snow in our city. Schools were closed, so my kids and their friends went to work: they built a 12 ft. snowman on our front lawn. Even the mayor came by to take a photo with Billy Bob IV.

The 14-Hour Driving Window Dilemma

PLS Logistics

The FMCSA issued hours of service (HOS) regulations for truck drivers that limit the maximum time that can be driven in a period. Recently in the transportation industry, the OODIA made a petition to the FMCSA to create more flexibility for drivers so that traffic, weather or dock delays don’t impact their drive time availability. They are requesting that drivers who fall under the HOS regulations are given a rest break (up to three hours) once for every 14-hour duty.

Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration

Logistics Viewpoints

Just how collaborative are your internal departments? If you’re running into issues when one department makes a decision that unintentionally affects one or more aspects of your supply chain, your answer is probably along the lines of “not very.” And it may be holding back your transportation team’s effectiveness due to a lack of supply chain collaboration. In many organizations, transportation is simply the recipient of collaboration that happens in other supply chain functions.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.