2018 Prediction Deep Dive- The Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm Intensifies

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Four: The Supply Chain Perfect Storm Intensifies.

FMCG Supply Chain: What is your 2018 Planning Priority?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

We already find ourselves at 17 th January so not many days left to ensure your monthly top and bottom lines are on target. Good luck with that if your business (& body!) is only just shaking off the holiday excesses. What is top of mind? The sagging month to date sales rate? The slow return to normal of the S&OP meeting schedule? The upcoming corporate audit? Top of mind is where to go on your summer holidays and to get this booked as soon as possible.

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3 Types of Risk That Will Impact Supply Chains in 2018

Supply Chain @ MIT

As we head into 2018, what potential disruptions do supply chains face and how can companies manage these risks over the coming year? It’s impossible to know for sure how supply chains will be disrupted in 2018, but we can prepare for the worst by learning from the past.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Simply put, this is another data point underscoring one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2018 — that “Supply Chain Visibility Will Get Clearer, More Real-time, and More Predictive with Machine Learning and Enhanced Data.”. What can I do if I have writer’s block?

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Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

A summary of ways you can improve supply chain optimization and move things forward for your business

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. .

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. 2018 will be about predicting the future, not just about understanding the present.

Is it time to finally retire your spreadsheets?

AIMMS

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article , finance chiefs are cutting back on Excel because it hasn’t “kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.”

Supply chain trends and tech opportunities explored at Multimodal 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The latest supply chain trends, the effects of disruptive new technologies in logistics, and developments arising from modal shift are just three of the topics to be explored at Multimodal 2018

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination.

2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Teresa Chiykowski As we bid farewell to 2017 and usher in a new year, what can we expect to see in 2018? This year will also see athletes from around the globe gather in Pyeongchang, South Korea to go for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 4 – 8, 2018 (Miami, FL).

JP Wiggins Talks Logistics and the Food Supply Chain

3GTMS

As food logistics become more complex, a transportation management system (TMS) is more important to food companies than ever before.

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These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible.

2018 Prediction Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Five: A Shifting of Priorities for Supply Chain Digital Transformation, Data Management, and Technology Enhanced Business Relationships.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain

2018 Predictions Deep-Dive: Cyber Risk and Information Security Needs Consume Supply Chain Risk and Tech Investment Considerations

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Four: Cyber Risk and Information Security Safeguarding Consuming Supply Chain Risk and Advanced Technology Investment Considerations. supply chain risk management in 2018 what to expect in 2018 global supply chain management

Five Ways to Fix Statistics in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

The p value debate has revealed that hypothesis testing is in crisis – also in our discipline! But what should we do now? Nature recently asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. Here are five answers: (1) Adjust for human cognition : Data analysis is not purely computational – it is a human behavior. So, we need to prevent cognitive mistakes. (2)

A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments. We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes. Blockchain Technology Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics A.P.

8 steps for a successful business case for your supply chain investments

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to engage in or witness the process organizations go through to prepare business cases in support of supply chain investments, from the successfully crafted and executed, to those that fail to gain traction.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

Grocery Retail in 2018

RELEX Solutions

Many of the same trends we’ve seen in 2017 will continue in 2018 alongside new challenges and opportunities. We’ve listed the five most interesting trends that grocery retailers can expect in 2018. The post Grocery Retail in 2018 appeared first on RELEX Solutions.

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

Although the surge from the holidays has since subsided, the capacity challenges will continue well into 2018.

Are Inefficient Practices Affecting Your Supply Chain?

CHAINalytics

| By Jacqueline Quirk | Consultant, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Accelerated growth and expansion of your portfolio are often considered factors of success for your business. Yet, this success is not exempt from growing pains, especially as it pertains to your warehousing and product distribution.

The Kickoff of NRF 2018 and the Future of Retail

Supply Chain Matters

The National Retail Federation’s Annual Conference, NRF 2018, kicks-off this weekend and runs until Tuesday. Unlike last year, this year’s gathering should provide a far more optimistic perspective regarding the future of retail from a merchandising, online technology, and supply chain capability perspective.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change

Your FMCG Supply Chain in 2018: 5 Problematic Predictions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Chris Rea has finally found the correct turn off, a lot of people in Africa still don’t know its Christmas and the novelty Santa toilet seat cover is back in the box. Oh, and chocolate Easter eggs are in the shops 4 months in advance. Christmas and the New Year holidays are well and truly over, and the clock is already ticking down on the month of January. FMCG S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

Maximo Can Do Supply Chain - Unveiled!

Infosys Supply Chain Management

When it comes to IBM Maximo, the first impression everyone gets is a Work and Asset Management (WAM) solution. This being true because of the rich WAM features, Industry specific solutions and Add-on solutions offered by IBM Maximo.

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

Update: The State of Warehouse Drone Technology in 2018. I’d be a little surprised if you haven’t yet heard about retail giant, Amazon and its plans for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, in distribution.

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Making Cents Out of Demand Sensing

Logility

As a supply chain professional, we need to consider how actions in one part of the supply chain affect both upstream and downstream operations. This is especially true for those that work in and manage the demand planning process. Sometimes demand planners focus too much on forecast accuracy and miss seeing the forest for the trees. I was guilty of this from time to time when I led a demand-planning group because we were evaluated on forecast accuracy as one of our key metrics.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. What does it mean for your business?

5 Key Supply Chain Efficiency Assessment Areas for 2018

Arkieva

If you are looking to improve your supply chain management systems in 2018, you most likely have asked the common question: How do I assess my current efficiency? 5 Key Supply Chain Efficiency Assessment Areas for 2018 was first posted on January 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm. ©2017 This is a good starting point for anyone looking to add functionality or identify loopholes within current processes. There is no single perfect method that meets all needs and has no flaws.

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain: Solve the Data Problem First

Talking Logistics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was certainly one of the most talked about technologies in the industry last year and there’s no doubt that it will continue to have an impact on supply chain and logistics processes in the months and years ahead. Where are we today with AI technology and its use in the industry? What have been the biggest lessons learned to date? What can we look forward to in the year ahead in terms of AI innovation?

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018: What’s Your Personal Challenge?

Talking Logistics

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? I’ve visited every US state, run 365 miles, built an AI for my home, read 25 books, and learned Mandarin…My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing [the problems that have plagued Facebook this past year].”. Register for the ride : registration opens next Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST. Click here to be notified about registration.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain

Analysts Support a Single Model for Sales and Operations Planning

ToolsGroup

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects

NC State SCRC

In a prior post on 2018 supply chain predictions, I shared how NC State’s Poole College of Management engages directly with industry through student-led projects.

The technology shifts you need to focus on in 2018

Arkieva

Continue reading → The post The technology shifts you need to focus on in 2018 appeared first on Steve Sammartino. technology 2018 business future prediction trends

Consider Being a Sponsor of Supply Chain Matters in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

With final planning for 2018 underway, why not consider the opportunity for being a sponsor of one of the top recognized thought leadership blogs in supply chain management. Opportunities for Supply Chain Matters sponsorship in 2018 are now available. Site Sponsorship Information blogs- independent analysis and insights on supply chain management Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Supply chain Matters blog

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life