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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.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping companies move closer to achieving this goal. Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve?

Supply Chain Resiliency - Top to Bottom

ToolsGroup

There is an increased focus on being prepared for supply chain risks such as digital threats, product traceability issues, and now the potential impact of a trade war.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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SiteOne Partners with Chainalytics for Supply Chain Design and Planning Transformation

CHAINalytics

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

Supply Chain Nation

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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]

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 20, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

CO2 Back on the Rise in 2017, Productivity Gains All Going to Largest Firms, DC Space gets Even Tighter in Q2, UPS will US AI to Predict Parcel Flows

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Evolutionary Journey to Supply Chain Management

Resilinc

Surveying the Way to Effective Business Continuity Programs. As customer demands, ISO Standards, other regulations, and disruptive events continue to increase the pressure on 21 st century enterprises, the need to develop well-defined and practicable business continuity plans becomes harder to overlook. Many organizations are taking first steps on the journey to create mitigation plans that can be applied in times of crisis.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Fearless

Supply Chain Nation

When Jade Delaney recently decided to get advertising agency McCann Bristol’s attention in order to get a job, she painted herself gold and stood in front of their building with a simple sign that read “know the power of women in advertising.” She was recreating the Fearless Girl statue (McCann Bristol’s office was a partner in that Fearless girl statue), and her clever stunt earned her a visit from both the managing and group creative director as well a one-month paid trial job.

Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?

AFFLINK

“Alexa, order fresh towels.” The next time you stay at a hotel, you may find yourself talking to a smart speaker instead of a live human when it comes to ordering in-room amenities. Amazon has recently revealed a new version of its voice-activated smart speaker, Alexa.

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.