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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class.

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My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.” To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric.

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New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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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. In other words, greater access to identical systems prevents organizational silos from inhibiting visibility, asserts Alex Whiteman of Eye For Transport.

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

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. 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. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain. Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. To put this in perspective, 2018 is the first year since 2006 in which driver shortage is the primary concern of the industry.

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. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. These long delays for transport run straight into the very localized and demand distribution market.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. 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. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. Supply chain leaders need to embrace the EACH.

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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Illegal Supply Chains: selling stolen and counterfeit drugs

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

On February 27, 2014, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee had a public hearing to discuss the issue of counterfeit drugs and the underlying illegal supply chains.  The illegal supply chains for producing and selling counterfeit and stolen drugs are growing rapidly and profitably world-wide.  billion between 2006 and 2012 to fight Malaria in Africa that kills 600,000 annually.  How can US government fight illegal supply chains?

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. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”. History of Supply Chain Management: The Early Years.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. 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.

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? Here, we’ll give you examples of customer experiences — bad and good — and how with the right supply chain, it’ll all work out. For many hotels, poor information flow can be a deathblow when it comes to maintaining and improving the supply chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. 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. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Thailand?

Lean Thinking Revisited

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The supply chains for consumer goods in the U.S. The sputtering supply chains are putting a new spotlight on the just-in-time strategy born in the hyperefficient Japanese automotive industry that became a religion for many American executives.

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Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a transportation management system (TMS). The Cloud has become the great equalizer in supply chain software thanks to the speed, simplicity and savings it delivers. If you’re serious about buying a transportation management system, however, you need to look beyond just features and functionality.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and EPCglobal C1G2 passive standards. Enabling information sharing among supply chain partners, and product traceability records with customers and insurance and financial services companies.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

A lot of this growth has been fueled by 41 acquisitions since 2006, across a broad spectrum of solutions: Global Logistics Network; Routing, Mobile, & Telematics; Transportation Management; Customs & Regulatory Compliance; Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems; and Global Trade Content. There are a lot of niche supply chain and logistics solutions in the market and Descartes is good at finding and acquiring them.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

It has radically transformed supply chains, fundamentally changed domestic and international economies across the world, and changed societies in the process – all the while driving trillions dollars in annual trade. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). The History of the Shipping Container.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Operational bottlenecks in the form of downtime, production quality issues, and process delays can emerge anywhere, at anytime, along your supply chain, creating an irreparable dent to your revenue streams. Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing?

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Operational bottlenecks in the form of downtime, production quality issues, and process delays can emerge anywhere, at anytime, along your supply chain, creating an irreparable dent to your revenue streams. Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019.

Sustainable Procurement: Want change? The first step is to create urgency

EcoVadis

While companies are taking ownership of their direct environmental and social impacts, the indirect sustainability impacts of their supply chain are a step beyond and require an additional commitment. The reality is that companies are increasingly being held accountable and responsible for the activities in their supply chains. Ultimately it will require annual reporting to SEC regarding due diligence measures to prevent conflict minerals in supply chain.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

Interested in understanding how supply chain transparency could benefit your business? Since the 1990s, China has supplied the lion’s share of the world’s demand for REEs. The clean energy technology sector achieved considerable growth with China’s low REE prices and advances in manufacturing technology , growth that some associated with low environmental and social sustainability standards. Illegal mining and opaque value chains. Chain of custody models.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Freightera started in Canada and cross-border US-Canada transport and is rapidly expanding in the United States. Among other recent achievements, in its Silicon Valley debut, Freightera won placement in Plug and Play Ventures’ Supply Chain and Logistics Accelerator. This redesign will help Freightera to open container shipping and other modes of transport in the near future. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements.