The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. Supply Chain

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

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Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. A GT Nexus study found 75 percent of respondents describe digital transformation of the supply chain as “important.”. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Descartes (@DescartesSG) March 28, 2017. million in FY 2017 (net income has grown from $12.0 What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about?

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The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. Or does it send a message to young people that a career in Supply Chain is, let’s face it, boring?

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . Every business, including manufacturing operations, rely on cash flow to meet important needs like fueling growth and keeping the manufacturing process rolling forward.

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

There were a couple of key takeaways from the report: Manufacturers are planning on growth, but the overall market isn’t likely to grow. But according to our data, today’s manufacturers are much more focused on driving new growth than ever before.”. Supply chain visibility.

Supply Chain Best Practices: 5 Keys to Running a Synchronized Supply Chain

Cerasis

Editor Note: Today's Blog is from Darren Palfrey, the CEO at Gravity Supply Chain who shares the 5 supply chain best practices to keep your supply chain synchronized. Your supply chain is the same way. Supply Chain

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

Cerasis

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, these technologies can introduce a new level of visibility and improve overall operations, asserts The Manufacturer magazine.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

This is quite the appropriate quote from Supply Chain thought leader, Steve Banker, the Service Director, Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company. The reality is that the speed at which the supply chain & logistics industries are changing are breathtaking. Finally, we include trends you will see in manufacturing and manufacturing technology.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Take, for instance, you are a B2B manufacturer that has an important customer that needs a delivery ASAP.

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Countdown to Kinexions ’17: FOMO and supply chain stories that inspire

Kinaxis

If you read my last blog post , you know that Kinexions is the premier supply chain conference event for our RapidResponse® user community. Merck: Node-to-node planning vs. E2E supply chain visibility. Easing the complexity of AMD’s supply chain planning.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

In reality, all this emerging tech, whether it’s turning your world upside down or not, is having a very real impact on how businesses manage their supply chains. That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods.

The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

With the number of connected devices estimated to surpass six billion next year and more than 20 billion by 2020, the steady stream of data these devices are providing can easily crowd and clog your supply chain planning processes if you’re not prepared. IoT supply chain talent impact.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting People

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski This is the final blog post in our three-part series discussing ways to improve supply chain collaboration. Today, I’m going to tackle a third fundamental reason collaboration is failing: the disconnect between the people overseeing the supply chain.

The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

Kinaxis

As I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experience of working with IT organizations over the last two decades I have been in the supply chain business. As the market valuation of these supply chain planning pioneers skyrocketed, the inevitable happened.

How Blockchain Can Transform Your Supply Chain Ecosystem

Oracle SCM

Blockchain’s business model can be rolled over to other business areas as well, such as Supply Chain Management and Product Lifecycle Management. Most data about product and manufacturing processes is siloed in separate databases across many companies today.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain design, we’re at another inflection point in the industry. Today, Supply Chain Design is becoming more operational and real-time, as companies have to respond more quickly and intelligently to fast-changing forces impacting their business (e.g.,

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. The changes you make as an inventory manager have a ripple effect on other supply chain functions.

Supply Chain: Anything But Timeless

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains are anything but timeless. At a company, individuals define supply chain excellence based upon their own purview of time. Often when I visit a client, I witness circular discussions of supply chain excellence. Supply Chain Planner.

Three New Insights on Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

On Tuesday this week I will present the findings from the recent Supply Chain Insights study at the Penn State Forum. The least satisfied are those in manufacturing work teams. Traditional supply chain thinking is a deterrent. Top Supply Chain Challenges.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners. Supply chains and planning for them are far more complex than ever.

[e-Book] The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations

Cerasis

Download "The Current State of Manufacturing to Better Manage Logistics & Supply Chain Operations" E-Book. In 2016 we focused on our main areas of writing: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We will, again, in 2017, write about the trends to look out for in these main categories. e-Books Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Transportation Management

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Managing modern manufacturing supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Efficient manufacturing relies on managing the supply of components and sub-assemblies to support production schedules. It could be argued that the best manufacturers are the ones that not only have innovative products to meet market demands but who manage their supply chains the most effectively By Alex Mills, Sales & Marketing Director, ProSKU.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers.

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Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success

Kinaxis

by Duncan Klett Supplying products to customers is clearly important. At one level, end-to-end supply chain success is simple: get the right stuff to the right place at the right time. Supplies don’t arrive as expected. Track projected supply availability and limitations.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

The best path forward, however, is not to build your own connectivity network, but to join existing communities of trading partners that are already connected to third-party B2B networks, which I call Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs). Overview of Supply Chain Operating Network.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.