Distribution Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

Warehouses today have doubled in size compared to 2002; however, even with larger distribution centers (DCs), the distribution market. In the third quarter of 2017, Prologis reported that consumer activity reached its highest level since 2014 1.

Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition

Enterra Insights

According to Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, “Intuition works less often than we think.”[1] ”[1] He … Continued. The post Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

Indeed, by 2002, Best Buy was saying more than half of its customers were checking its website before coming to the store. When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. While web-based e-commerce began in the late 90s, consumer and retailer appetites didn’t get whetted for omni-channel experiences until the early part of the last decade.

Fisher’s Supply Chain–Product Match/Mismatch Framework

SCM Research

Extensions of the framework exist, for example by Lee (2002) , who adds a “supply” dimension, and more recently Gligor (2017) , who argues that “benefits generated by perfect supply chain fit might be offset by the resources deployed to achieve that fit” Research presented by Perez-Franco et al. I have used Fisher’s (1997) supply chain–product match/mismatch framework ( What Is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product? ) in my teaching for years!

Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2002, there was no interest. As a result, Steelwedge looks very different today than when I first met them in 2002. I have been an analyst for over a decade.

Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

First a confession: I borrowed this blog’s title directly from Gartner Analyst Noha Tohamy and her recent research note Five Things Supply Chain Strategists Need to Know About Machine Learning. I couldn’t do better myself.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2002 I worked for Gartner Group in the business applications practice. This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

When I joined the Advisory Services Group in Supply Chain at the Gartner Group in 2002, the concept of trading exchanges was exploding. Computing memory was a barrier in 2002. In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket.

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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Laboratory Experiments in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

Smith was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms” In its recent issue, the Journal of Business Logistics had the great privilege to publish an article by Cary Deck and him, in which these ideas were applied to our field: Using Laboratory Experiments in Logistics and Supply Chain Research.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

When I joined the Advisory Services Group in Supply Chain at the Gartner Group in 2002, the concept of trading exchanges was exploding. Computing memory was a barrier in 2002. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Bioterrorism Act of 2002 (mandating that businesses keep records of the prior handler and the next handler) and the Food Safety and Modernization Act, food is still very hard to trace. by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

Between 1997 and 2002, approximately 50% of growth by all American firms came from minority businesses alone. More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

Impressions from the OpenText Industry Analyst Briefing

Supply Chain Matters

By 1998, GEIS’s global electronic trading community exceeded 100,000 trading partners, and in 2002, the renamed GXS was spun out as an independent technology services provider purchased by venture capital firms Francisco Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. In our Supply Chain Matters coverage of the B2B and supply chain technology space, we had previously provided commentary related to GXS, Inc.

Thought Leadership Commentary Related to the U.S. West Coast Port Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Sheffi observes how memories of the past 2002 west coast port disruption were short-lived, and apparently not carried forward by industry supply chain […]. There is obviously a lot of commentary coming forward regarding the recent U.S. west coast labor contract negotiations and the consequent impact to multi-industry supply chains of dysfunctional ports. Supply Chain Matters has provided its own viewpoints, but we believe it is important to share other viewpoints as well.

Finally – A breakthrough alternative to spreadsheets for managing your Supply Chain

AIMMS

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. For most enterprise companies, ERP has become a foundational infrastructure technology and a cost of doing business.

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

In 2002, only 27 percent of shippers (clients who outsource their logistics activities) were satisfied with their logistics suppliers’ IT expertise, even though IT was an essential element of 89 percent of those logistics activities.

Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In 2002, the UN adopted the Kimberley Process — a joint governments, industry and civil society to stem the flow of conflict diamonds (rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments). by Teresa Chiykowski Chocolates, wine, flowers, jewelry?

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

In 2002, the third party logistics study first began surveying respondents on satisfaction with the level of information technology (IT) services available through 3PLs.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

Elementum

This viewpoint is based on choices made by previous administrations: in 2002, for example, former U.S. After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S.

Delivering Shoes to Children in Need Using Enhanced Inventory Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The organization was founded in 2002 in response to the growing need for basic supplies in impoverished nations. Shortly before the holiday break, I had the privilege of speaking with Manny Ohonme, Founder and President of Samaritan’s Feet. Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that, in their words, “shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.”

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

Transportfolio

This is similar to what happened in 2002. At that time, the ILWU had been working without a contract since September 1, 2002. On September 29, 2002, the PMA accused the ILWU of engaging in a slowdown during contract negotiation and locked them out.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

In June 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX was established with the goal to make the space launch service way cheaper. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The first study of shipper satisfaction in 2002 revealed only 27% of shippers was satisfied with the IT capabilities offered by their 3PL provider.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts. Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes.

Throwback Thursday

Supply Chain Shaman

I dusted off a 2002 presentation from P&G to share with the audience. This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. Almost anything is available on Amazon—now get ready to wear their clothes. The e-commerce giant recently launched 1,800 fashion products, under seven trademarked brand names, ranging from men's suits to children's apparel to women's clothing. Hoping to To Fill Gaps. Amazon is not new to fashion.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences. In these sessions, the technology providers share their rational for the investment and invite questions.

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was interviewing Keith Harrison, prior manager of the Procter & Gamble supply chain global team, he commented that the cost of distribution outstripped the cost of manufacturing in 2002 for P&G. In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.”

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

Cerasis

A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses. Companies are looking for ways to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers. In reality, this means keeping costs as low as possible and still offering more products across more devices and shopping options.

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. If you haven’t been preparing for this risk, ideally since the end of the last shutdown in 2002, there’s very little you can do now at the 11th hour.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia.