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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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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).

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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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Award-Winning Corporate Social Responsibility at AT&T


Stephen Bernard is senior sustainability manager in global supply chain at AT&T and winner of the inaugural APICS Individual Award of Excellence-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Catalyst.

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.

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.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

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.

Let’s be clear: Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation

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.



US Foods Utilizes Chainalytics Transportation Sourcing Methodology to Enhance Carrier Network and Lower Cost When you’re one of the largest foodservice distributors in the country, maintaining your transportation budget and network proves no easy task.

A Noteworthy Blockchain Technology Announcement

Supply Chain Matters

This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Top 10 Logistics Stories of 2017

Logistics Viewpoints

2017 is just about in the books, and it has been a busy year for the supply chain industry. Let’s look back at ten of the top logistics stories of the year. Drones 2017 has been the year of the drone. There’s been a lot of interest in using drones for last mile deliveries. In the US, an easing of FAA regulations could finally make it a reality, which is good news for the likes […]. The post Top 10 Logistics Stories of 2017 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.


Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations

Consumer Goods Logistics

Among small and mid-sized suppliers to grocery chains and mass retailers, few would argue that big retailers are the power brokers in the retail distribution supply chain. But as these retailers push more and more of the burden of supply chain efficiency back upstream, some suppliers feel that retailers are going from just flexing their muscles to becoming bullies on the block. We found that out in a recent KANE survey on the transportation challenges of mid-sized consumer products companies.

The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by John Westerveld Twenty-five years ago, I bought my first personal computer. One of the first applications I installed was a cookbook — the killer home PC application of the time. The second application was Quicken to manage my finances.

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Chainalytics Receives 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 11, 2017)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2017. “We

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.