2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year.

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Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos?

The Network Effect

Jim Kittridge once said, “Complexity is the sand that grinds all innovation to a halt.” ” Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos. The post Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos? Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning Technology The Network Effect Visibility digital supply chain innovationappeared first on The Network Effect.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly. As more advanced technology is introduced for the warehousing and logistics sectors, it is up to warehouse managers and firms to stay updated on the latest innovations.

2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Shaman

While the Indian firms have been, and continue to be, strong in data services they have not been able to bring teams with the process understanding to drive innovation in supply chain planning. In 2016, 45% of companies plan to increase technology spending. How do you see 2016?

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

We’re just a week into 2016 and the outlook for economic growth is arguably more pessimistic today than it was just a few weeks ago. In light of this economic outlook, will cost management trump innovation investments this year or will companies aim to find a happy balance? Robinson, that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics (“ On Your Radar: Important Logistics Trends and Outlook for 2016 ”). Leading companies find ways to balance cost management and innovation.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

The post How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. This month China's Chang’an Automobile Engineering & Research Institute conducted a 2,000-kilometer test run of two driverless cars, The Hindu reported.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

At Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2016, attendees were encouraged to think about the past, present and future of their businesses from a fresh perspective as they gained insights into the latest analytics and optimization technology.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. The Use of Robots in Warehouses, Loading, Unloading, and Delivery Will Increase in 2016.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

We have discussed how manufacturers are changing the landscape through surprising, innovative trends. Take a look at some of the top trends to expect in 2016 for the logistics industry and how they will inherently relate to the merger and acquisition trends.

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What’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chain Planning?

ToolsGroup

Disruptive innovation is changing the supply chain planning vendor space. In her recent blog entitled “2016: The Start of the Third Act?”

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

However, warehouse robots and other robots, such as the ones used in manufacturing, like our two best cobot friends, Baxter and Sawyer of Rethink Robotics , are undoubtedly one of the most innovative and life-changing improvements that the logistics industry could have ever hoped for.

Labeling at the Speed of Innovation

Loftware

Electronics is an industry where change is continuous, and innovation ongoing. Few industries are as vast, global, complex, and competitively-intense as the electronics industry.

Crossroads 2016: New Ideas on Securing Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain @ MIT

MIT CTL’s Crossroads 2016 conference, which will take place on March 23rd, 2016, at the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA, […].

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025. What Is National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2016. And Beyond

Cerasis

To meet those needs, supply chain and logistics professionals, as well as their 3PL partners, will need to look to innovation as a way to deal with eCommerce’s rising role in retail. Visibility Will Drive Logistics Innovation. Innovation is the reason that economies thrive or fail.

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The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. Top Supply Chain Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The supply chain blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the supply chain. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

August 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). One of my predictions for 2016 was that we would see increased innovation to simplify and expedite trading partner (B2B) connectivity, which is at the heart of what Appterra does, a company Descartes acquired this week for $5.8

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

MH&L honors the achievements and initiatives from the past year that are most likely to improve supply chains for years to come. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation

Supply Chain and Logistics Trends 2016

All Things Supply Chain

Being innovative, shaping change – this guiding theme of the LogiMAT 2016 is a rough outline of what will await us in the coming year.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. 3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

Supply Chain in the Future: Driving Innovation with Augmented Reality

Descartes

The post Supply Chain in the Future: Driving Innovation with Augmented Reality appeared first on Appterra. Small businesses have caught a boost on their sales from Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game launched by Niantic. The game has been bringing in more customers and boosting their sales.

Direct Material Woes: Seven Steps to Take to Improve Value

Supply Chain Shaman

This is more true in 2016 than it was in 1996 when the traditional ERP/APS systems were designed. Few manufacturers have taken ownership of their demand signal, built effective visibility networks or driven incentives for sharing innovation. It is fall.

2016: The Year of Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That’s why 2016 will be the year of connectivity in supply chain. 2016 Connectivity Predictions. With omni-channel being such a disruptive force, the recognition of this new landscape becoming more prevalent, and the maturation of supporting technology, I believe 2016 will be the year where the tipping point of connectivity occurs. The post 2016: The Year of Connectivity appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

A Detailed Look at What's Driving Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Last week offered an overview of how disruptive innovation is changing the supply chain planning vendor landscape. We mentioned that Gartner said that this significant disruption was driven by end users’ changing priorities and needs.

A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Venturing into unfamiliar territory offers a unique chance to innovate and make changes that benefit the business as a whole. Featured Innovation coconut water healthy drinks inventory management MIT CTL new product launches PepsiCo Supply chain innovation

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis. Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters).

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. Forwarders have their innovation heads in cloud technology, so that they move data as well as they move freight.

Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe

The Network Effect

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards is an annual award that recognizes companies for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The post Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

Kinaxis

According to the article, “Amazon continues to reinvest all of its free cash flow into growth initiatives rather than shareholder dividends and to pioneer innovative approaches, such as delivery drones.” by Alexa Cheater There’s no denying Amazon is a Goliath in the online marketplace.

Citations of Excellence Awards 2016

SCM Research

It can again be observed that articles dealing with sustainability or resilience seem to have a good chance to become highly cited, but also articles about innovative technologies turn out to be quite popular. Each year, Emerald awards certificates to highly cited papers, hereby also taking into account the content of the papers ( see my previous post ).

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Innovation as Excellence. While better-faster-cheaper is an incremental improvement philosophy, “innovation” changes the game. Innovators might ask a totally different and heretical question: “Are the things we do in supply chain adding any value?”

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Innovation as Excellence. While better-faster-cheaper is an incremental improvement philosophy, “innovation” changes the game. Innovators might ask a totally different and heretical question: “Are the things we do in supply chain adding any value?”

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The consensus is process innovation. The level of technology disruption is now so great that it is about test and learn with small, scrappy teams focused on innovation projects.