[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. 2006).

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

Why is supply chain risk management important? million — the first decline in quarterly revenue since the company went public in 2006! Simply put, preventing a similar chart of negative results for your company is the main reason why supply chain risk management matters.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. Subscribe Here!

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Meanwhile, cloud technology enables companies to expand infrastructure without significant investment or use of resources, reports AXIT of Supply Chain 24/7. Since the driver shortage only appears to be growing worse, keeping today’s drivers driving is essential to the success of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations.

Supply Chain Management: A Content Analysis

SCM Research

2011): Supply chain management: A multidisciplinary content analysis of vertical relations between companies, 1997–2006. It gives a good overview of SCM research published in journals related to marketing, logistics, management, and marketing channels. Methodology Theory Article Supply Chain Management I just read an article by Vallet-Bellmunt et al.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

2015 was a different year for the logistics industry. The logistics industry had become accustomed to a steady compounded annual growth rate ( CAGR ) of approximately 4.6 As a result, logistics in the U.S. In fact, logistics costs were only $1.48 Logistics logistics

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Who said supply chains are boring?: An Online Class Everyone.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

that’s the same length of time that many larger companies need to develop and globally implement new supply chain software. PepsiCo, ASmL and Agrifac are all investing in supply chain software at different levels. If we don’t supply on time, our customer can’t manufacture.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

Using Scooters for Logistics in China

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shows pictures of logistics couriers in China riding scooters, with stacks of deliveries teetering six feet up in the air, parked outside of office buildings in downtown Shanghai. The reporter goes on to describe the increasing salaries for logistics workers, and goes on to document the high pay but difficult working conditions for logistics in China. Development of the logistics industry is imperative in China.

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Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Keeping Up with the Retail Consumer: 6 Supply Chain Disciplines Retailers Must Master , an ebook published earlier this year by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services (see previous post for additional details).

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005).

Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

Logistics Bureau

Should Your Supply Chain Join the Vertical Integration Revival? Ever since the early 1970s supply chain organisations have taken on increasingly distributed structures, a shift from a long-standing tradition of vertical integration.

Supply Chain Management Award for Adva Optical Networking

Supply Chain Movement

ADVA Optical Networking, a Meiningen based manufacturer of telecommunication equipment focusing on fiber-optic transmission technology, is the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award 2013. More information: www.beste-supply-chain.de.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Customers want what they want, and there should be a supply chain plan in place that supports those needs. But what happens when your hospitality supply chain isn’t flexible enough to provide for the customer? Logistics Management. Green Supply Chain.

Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

This time, at least two articles related to supply chain management have been awarded: Manuj and Mentzer (2008): Global supply chain risk management and Roth et al. 2008): Unraveling the food supply chain: Strategic insights from China and the 2007 recalls. 2006): A cultural perspective of relationship orientation: Using organizational culture to support a supply relationship orientation , Craighead et al.

Insights from the C-Suite: Supply Chain People Are Making a Difference in the World

Material Handling & Logistics

The biggest challenge for supply chain professionals today is the is the accelerated pace of change, according to APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi. Abe Eshkenazi: Chief among them is the pace of change that’s occurring right now in supply chain.

Vendor Managed Inventory? Think twice and consider the risks!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Push-based inventory management uses demand forecast to manage inventory and replenish from the supply base. Pull-based inventory management, on the other hand, uses consumption to replenish from the supply base and manage inventory. In addition, the pull-based method has a “push” component to communicate “long-term” forecast to the supply base. 1, 2006. 1, 2006. 5] Handfield, Robert, “Supply Chain Redesign”, 2002, Prentice Hall. 7, 2006.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Leading logistics providers are no doubt already looking to get in early.

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Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword. In combination with the latest technology hypes like IoT, the chain of custody is magnified to address everything from supply chain security to regulatory compliance. What is chain of custody? How and why is it relevant for supply chains? You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers.

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management. Who said supply chains are boring? Supply Chain Matters.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. In this post, I will outline how to select reliable core carriers and find the right third party logistics provider (3PL) for your business. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Supply Chain Network

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has awarded Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples, with the prestigious Salzberg Medallion. Don is being honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of supply chain management. He has led the development of both the delivery (B2B) and retail logistics networks and developed a supply chain team that many consider the best in the office products industry.

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Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company

NC State SCRC

This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak. Listening to him reminded me of the fun we had starting up the first ever company to produce supply market intelligence focused on the procurement space. A week in, the head of logistics procurement quit – and I became the new head of logistics procurement, managing over 300 truck movements.

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Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

Founded by 32-year-old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal’s rise and fall happened in less than a decade. Her social savvy resulted in demand outweighing supply. Supply vs. demand: What we can learn from Nasty Gal. Investing in the wrong kind of logistics. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.