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


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.

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7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt


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.

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


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.

Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals


Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Where does the future of the supply chain innovation rest?

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA 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.

What’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chain Planning?


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


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.

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


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


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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Labeling at the Speed of Innovation


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.

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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The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far


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 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.

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.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Date: September 6, 2016. Innovation meets Global Sourcing. Therefore the Association Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) invites Young Professionals to an international top event on 6 September 2016 at Airbus in Hamburg.

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’.

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 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?

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


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.

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).

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far


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.

Supply Chain in the Future: Driving Innovation with Augmented Reality


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.

Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016. Date: 25 May 2016. Network with your peers, make valuable connections and share views on the latest industry trends and innovations. Venue: Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Organisation: JDA Software.

Translog Connect Congress 2016

Supply Chain Movement

23-24 November 2016. All projects will be evaluated based on their level of innovation, transferability, sustainability, cost-effectiveness and customer value-contribution. Translog Connect Congress. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest, Hungary. www.translogconnect.eu.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016


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.

eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 2 March 2016. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: www.eworld-procurement.com.

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 27 September 2016. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives.

FOCUS 2016: That’s a Wrap!

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS 2016, held in Nashville, TN, wrapped up earlier this week after setting record attendance. Making Space for Creativity and Innovation. Our next FOCUS event is FOCUSConnect 2016 being held November 7-9, 2016 in London at the Intercontinental London: The O2.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Announces Cloud-Based Marketplace Services and Platform Innovations. On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

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, […].

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

Talking Logistics

For related commentary, see Follow the Money: Investments Rise in Supply Chain Operating Networks and Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation. Every leaf from every tree on my street somehow landed on my lawn overnight.

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 ).

Innovate to Survive—Isn’t That Already the New Norm?


by Alexa Cheater Innovate to survive. Mode two is about innovation and growth, and the point was made in a number of sessions that you need to do both if you want to excel. We know innovation is important, it’s what moves us forward.

Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Event 2016. Date: 22-23 November, 2016. big data and business intelligence, innovation is at the forefront of the Supply Chain. Location: Paris Porte de Versailles – Pav. 8, Paris (FR). Organisation: Reed Expositions France. URL: www.supplychain-event.com.