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Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

Be Careful What You Ask For

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies asked for integrated supply chain planning. They got it. It does not work so well. Now what? Sharing A Story. Last week, I met a client for breakfast in Frankfurt. Let’s call her Sally. As a leader of a global supply chain organization, her goal was simple.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My voice is a little sore this morning. It could be from all the cheering last night. My son’s Little League All-Star team advanced to the District Championship with a thrilling win last night. If the team wins tomorrow, they advance to the next round of the State Championship tournament.

Is Technology Killing Supply Chain Management?

Enterra Insights

Irony is defined as “a state of affairs that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.” ” Some pundits find it ironic that even as companies are searching desperately for people to fill supply chain positions other pundits are predicting the demise of humans in the supply chain. Among those predicting technology will make humans redundant are supply chain and retail expert Allan Lyall and his Boston Consulting Group colleagues Pierre Mercier and Stefan Gstettner.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha. Thick data” vs big data, the power of the supply chain profession, and cybersecurity. I just returned from a very inspiring 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum in London.

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Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

Take Supply Chain

Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers.

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

Common sense alone tells you automobile manufacturers face different risks than cosmetics manufacturers. So it comes as no surprise a joint report published by the Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet concludes, “There are significant differences across sectors, requiring varying risk management practices across industries.”[1]

No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reid, the Chief Operating Officer at Embark Trucks, said that “Anyone employed as a driver today will be able to retire as a driver.” What makes that statement surprising is that Embark is a leading developer of autonomous trucks. One might think that the goal of an autonomous truck company is to render drivers superfluous. The post No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Tariffs and Trade War: What Should Supply Chain Executives Do?

Talking Logistics

Trade Wars! It’s on everyone’s mind, especially with the new tariffs the United States and China have imposed on each other. It’s not like there aren’t already enough risks and disruptive forces in supply chains and logistics. Why should supply chain executives care about these threats? What actions should they take today to respond effectively? What capabilities are required to adequately explore and analyze the many “What If” questions companies should be asking?

SiteOne Partners with Chainalytics for Supply Chain Design and Planning Transformation

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More Tariff Troubles for Manufacturers

APICS

A week ago, another round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports took effect. These taxes have been specifically designed not to affect consumer goods.

How fast will Blockchain Mature in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

With all the buzz about blockchain, one could be excused for thinking the technology is fully mature. However, Robert J. Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain , reminds us, “When it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the supply chain, or anywhere else for that matter, these are still early days.”[1] ”[1] Why all the hype? The simple answer is potential. Blockchain holds a lot potential to make the supply chain better.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

How JDA is Reshaping Supply Chains of Tomorrow with AI

Supply Chain Nation

This is a great new era for JDA and our customers. We’ve been making the hard turn toward adopting machine learning (ML) across our portfolio. With the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, we have taken our boldest and most impactful move in this transition.

Five Speed Bumps on the Road to an AI-Enabled Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Many companies are pursuing projects to harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI).

Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market

CHAINalytics

| By Jeff Zoroya | Director, Supply Chain Design | Chainalytics | Most supply chain professionals are aware of tightened capacity and rate inflation currently impacting the truckload (TL) market.

Produce Season Trends and Logistics

Supply Chain Link

Throughout the U.S., produce season is currently in full swing with a high demand for large volumes of fruits and vegetables. Now that temperatures are at their peak, the demand for produce shipments has increased among consumers, which generates the busiest months for shippers.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

Logistics has never played a bigger role in retail than it does now. That isn’t hyperbole, just fact. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amazon? Fast, free shipping? If we need something quickly, we go to Amazon.

Logistics Statistics: Savings Opportunities in Shipping (INFOGRAPHIC)

Zipline Logistics

For all the effort, ingenuity, and resources shippers put into cutting costs and streamlining operations, there are always savings opportunities hidden somewhere in the supply chain. The key (and the challenge) is knowing where to look. And where, exactly, is that?

Everything You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting

Arkieva

What is Demand Forecasting? Demand Forecasting is the process in which the historical sales data is used to develop an estimate of expected forecast of customer demand. Everything You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting was first posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:16 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.

Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Friday in 5: Target Announces One-Day Sale to Challenge Amazon Prime Day

Supply Chain Nation

Welcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the world of supply chain, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Target goes head-to-head with Amazon Prime Day; warehouse availability is at its tightest in two decades; IBM creates a new challenge for artificial intelligence; U.S. producer prices rose in June; and Nike leverages data to crowdsource the merchandise they’ll stock in a new concept store. Target Takes On Amazon With All-Day Sale.

How an Inefficient Supply Chain can kill an FMCG Business?

Abivin

Managing supply chain is getting more complex and sophisticated in the global context. Supply chain is considered a prerequisite for the existence of FMCG businesses. Remaining a vulnerable supply chain is equivalent to an ever-present threat, as supply chain operations drive a company's success.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers. Over the last decade, the expectation and focus on completing “perfect orders” has increased in the supply chain industry.

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

Some 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea. Ships also account for about 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, this GHG figure could grow by a minimum of 50% and perhaps as much as 250% by 2050 if no action is taken to curb emissions levels.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.