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4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. Often. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction.

The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Talking Logistics

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Amazon is Disrupting the Grocery Business. Time for the Grocers to Disrupt Amazon back!

The Network Effect

Grocery will never be the same again… The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon today is a landmark event for. The post Amazon is Disrupting the Grocery Business. Time for the Grocers to Disrupt Amazon back! appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Management The Network Effect amazon ecommerce grocery retail

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Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain


" From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our annual look at the Top 25 (plus 3) Supply Chains reveals what the best manufacturers and retailers are achieving as they manage their global operations. read more. Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How a Global Trade Network Can Create More Accurate KPIs

Talking Logistics

Your supply chain’s key performance indicators support tactical, day-to-day business decisions, so ensuring you are reading them correctly is imperative. The question becomes, “how are you comparing your transportation metrics to what’s happening around you?” If you only focus on the data in your own supply chain, you could be missing the bigger picture, and ultimately, misreading your KPIs.

Supply Chain Network Optimization Technology is Ripe for Disruption


Something struck me after spending a few days in Phoenix at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference. Supply Chain Network Optimization is key to running an efficient and profitable operation today.

The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.


Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages.

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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.

Impact of Trump Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement on Manufacturing & Transportation


The Paris Climate Agreement. Let those words hang for a moment. Throughout the course of the 2016 election and now the Trump Administration, many Americans have expressed dissatisfaction with the Paris Climate Agreement. True to campaign promises, the new Administration has started the process of removing the U.S. from the agreement, which has major implications for supply chains and shippers around the globe.

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How Can IoT Help Make Supply Chains More Sustainable?

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

In a 2016 report, the global consulting firm Ernst & Young proclaimed that “supply chain sustainability can no longer be ignored.”

Why Retail CFOs Need to Understand the Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

It’s a tough time to be a CFO, with huge pressures coming from competitors, customers and even partners within the business. And it’s not just external competition businesses face but also that from their own different retail channels; products sold online versus those offered in-store.

Shopping at Whole Foods Market? Click Amazon Prime

Supply Chain Insights

Amazon’s announcement of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market will be a landmark business move that has far reaching effects to the Consumer Chain and the way CPG suppliers go to market. There are so many pleasures of life in Austin, Texas.

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.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked. That was the result of going from a 4-day work week (Memorial Day week) to a 5-day week, which coincided with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz.

Half of Suppliers Don’t Collaborate with Partners

Material Handling & Logistics

70% of suppliers said at least half of the customers they supply do not have a strong system and process in place for buyer and supplier collaboration. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Does Lean Leveling Reduce Shipment Variability?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain professionals are often confronted with the challenge of managing highly volatile customer shipments resulting from the bullwhip effect. This volatility leads to supply chain-wide inefficiencies, high operational complexity, low service levels and substantial costs.

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The “Last Mile” Challenge and the Future of Logistics: Part 2

Enterra Insights

“The last mile is extremely inefficient,” writes Edwin Lopez (@EdwinLopezT37). “It is the final frontier of logistics, a cost so … Continued. The post The “Last Mile” Challenge and the Future of Logistics: Part 2 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Supply Chains to Admire – Technology Computer Hardware Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

After doing a deep dive into the Household Products (Nondurable) industry segment to show why Proctor & Gamble did not make the Supply Chains to Admire TM winner list, I wanted to show an example calculation for a company that made the winner list.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics


Earlier this month, Apple announced its arrival to the augmented reality (AR) party with the release of Apple ARKit, a new framework for building AR experiences on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).

The S&OP Process Improvement Illusion – Are we there yet?


Almost three decades ago Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP) became the innovation in manufacturing and supply chain. When S&OP came about in 1987 as a concept, we did not yet have the internet much less the “internet of things.” The S&OP Process Improvement Illusion – Are we there yet? was first posted on June 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Can Automotive Industry Supply Chain Strategy Undergo Disruption- Perhaps Yes?

Supply Chain Matters

A public acknowledgement by Apple CEO Cook and other evidence indicate that automotive supply chain disruption is on the not too distant horizon. Traditional auto manufacturers and their key suppliers may be the deer in headlights if they do not move fast enough with an integrated product development and supply chain support strategy.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our annual look at the Top 25 (plus 3) Supply Chains reveals what the best manufacturers and retailers are achieving as they manage their global operations. read more. Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution

Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose


While I was preparing for an executive meeting at a very large, very complex and dynamic food & beverage company, I was told of an internal conflict between Sales and Operations.

The Uberization of Trucking – Will We EVER See It Happen?


It has almost become an archetype in society. Someone gets out of something late and can’t get a ride. Rather than spending countless hours wasting time, they pull out a smartphone and order an Uber.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

Podcast Episode 42: The Personal Impact of Supply Chain w/ Alex Rhodeen


ICECORP is excited to share Episode 42 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! Ever ask the question, how do I create the choices my customers are interested in? How do I give them the power to choose?

Onfleet and a Last Mile Delivery Platform


Source: Onfleet. The local last mile delivery market is a fragmented one with about 7,500 courier and parcel delivery companies in the U.S. alone.

Fix US Infrastructure to Be Competitive, Say Equipment Manufacturers

Material Handling & Logistics

"The United States once had an infrastructure system that was the envy of the world,” says Dennis Slater, president of the AEM. But these days, not so much. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Supply Chain Principles in 11 Words

Logistics Bureau

Yes, just 11 words. Supply Chain Management can get really complicated! It can. We all know that. But all too often we get tied up with so many different initiatives we start to lose sight of some really basic principles.

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.