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How the Term “Supply Chain Management” Was Coined

SCM Research

It is widely known that the term “supply chain management” was popularized by Keith Oliver, among others, in the early 1980s.

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Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation, and AI cannot help supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Trevor Miles Much is being written about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) recently. It is the topic du jour. There is undoubtedly a lot of opportunity in this space for automating highly manual and repetitive tasks, and even for redefining tasks.

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Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. As consumers, we’re accustomed to being able to order almost anything we need or want, get it faster than ever, and track its every move. Great for us!

Common Supply Chain Mistakes to Avoid

Logistics Bureau

Are You Suffering Too? I see these same mistakes, day in day out, Across all industries, across all countries, and it has been that way for as long as I can remember… So let me share some thoughts that might help you avoid these mistakes and boost your Supply Chain performance.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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Amazon’s Australia Launch Highlights Fulfillment Challenges Evolving Retailers Face

Supply Chain Nation

A lot of attention was focused on the full launch of Amazon’s retail operations in Australia this week. Reflecting its U.S. roots, until this week had remained an online bookseller, but in the early morning hours of Dec. 5 the site joined the ranks of the world’s mega-marketplaces. Yet reactions to Amazon’s Australian debut have been mixed , and for now the Australian retail landscape is unlikely to see the same kinds of impacts from Amazon’s presence that other markets have felt.

Is Digital Transformation Bringing Traditional Grocery to Its Expiration Date?


Grocery stores, long thought to be immune to the “Amazon Effect”, were shaken in August of 2017 when Amazon acquired Whole Foods. While companies like Instascart and Peapod have provided home delivery for years, this acquisition was like a shot across the bow for many grocers.

The Top Supply Chain KPIs to Know


In the omnichannel supply chain , where order accuracy and on-time delivery are paramount, the difference between getting the right product to consumers at the right time and getting a similar product to consumers at the right time could be disastrous.

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The convergence of blockchain and SD-WAN in manufacturing

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Atchison Frazer of Talari, explores how two emerging technologies are coming together to help shape the future of manufacturing and supply chain IT

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Chainalytics Reduces Cost and Carbon Emissions through Packaging Optimization for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer


Implementing a New Packaging Solution, Chainalytics Provides Razor Manufacturer Savings and Sustainability Improvements Packaging, while easy to overlook, has a profound impact across the entire supply chain, for it touches almost every aspect of the organization.

Driving transformation in the postal Industry: Look at both culture and technology


Declining letter volumes and parcel competition are serious challenges faced by postal companies. Having a competitive supply chain is key to thrive, and survive, in this environment. How can postal companies make headway?

TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

Talking Logistics

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either).

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director. Planning is well underway and registration is open for Modern Supply Chain Experience, taking place from January 29–31, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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.

Ireland's Supply Chain Security to lead agenda at The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference, the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals, takes place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin with a focus on sustainability, brexit, manufacturing, renewable energy, procurement, recycling and more

Warehouse Design – Rules of Thumb… And a Checklist

Logistics Bureau

It’s not uncommon for delegates at our workshops and seminars to ask us if Mal Walker can share his ‘rules of thumb’ on warehouse design. Therefore, we thought we’d put them here in an article, so anyone can refer to them when necessary.

Trending Transportation Updates: November 2017

PLS Logistics

What Does Tesla’s Automated Truck Mean for Truckers? Logistics Transportation News Technology transportation news ELD Tesla blockchain Christmas tree ELD Mandate Gliders update truck

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today.

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.

Just Like Football, Successful Demand Planning Starts with Strong Fundamentals


FMCG Food Waste: Supply chain speed and agility v inventory.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Hooray! Many supermarket chains now sell imperfect or misshapen fruit and vegetables at a discount. As you may know I am a big fan of buying this type of food as taste has nothing to do with shape based on my massive culinary knowledge. Whether my potatoes are knobbly, or my parsnips look like Donald Trump, I simply don’t care. FMCG Forecasting & Demand Planning Inventory Management & Stock Control WASTE Food

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 7, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Big Economic Prize from US Manufacturing Resurgence, ELD Mandate for US Truck Drivers Looms, Container Carriers Just Cannot Stop Order Megaships, NAFTA Renewal Odds Not Good

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

What is an OMS and Why Do I Need One?

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

Omnichannel and unified commerce are fast becoming the new norm in retail. Customers expect a consistent and seamless experience. Before placing an online order, they want to know if an item is in stock online or available for pickup at a nearby store.

Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain: Challenges and Solutions as the Supply Chain Goes Digital


Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from Mike Womack with AirFreightBid who shows us the common challenges and handy solutions to cybersecurity in the supply chain. When it comes to the modern supply chain, managers have a relatively new risk to consider, cybersecurity.

Digital Sourcing in the New Retail Economy

Supply Chain 24/7

This ebook reveals the findings of a survey of 250 retailers focusing on the state of global sourcing and supply chain management, it reveals how retailers still have a long way to go to better streamline communication and simplify their operations

ModusLink Launches Financial Management Services to help Brands Tackle Global Growth

Value Unchained

ModusLink officially launched its Financial Management Services offering this month, which ensures secure transactions, regulatory compliance and fraud protection to make it simpler and safer for companies eager to expand globally.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Driscoll’s Not Your Average Berry!


Driscoll’s Not Your Average Berry! was first posted on December 6, 2017 at 9:34 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at Beyond the Chain Customer Spotlight Food and Beverage Driscoll's Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Software

Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory


I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management. The supply chain officer described the approach that was needed to think about standardization, but also about a concept called “UTILIZATION”, a term I had never encountered before in my 30 years in supply chain management.

Choosing Pallets: Identifying the Right Pallets For Your Business


There are many different types of pallets, so knowing which one you should order for your business can be tricky. Associated Pallets have produced a helpf ul guide to help you when choosing pallets. The guide outlines the factors you need to consider when choosing a pallet for your business based on your requirements. When Choosing Pallets, You Need To Know What Material You Need.

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?


What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? Robinson. With so many options and varying levels of service, understanding supply chain technology may seem overwhelming—especially if your organization is growing.

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.