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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement.

[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This is a must read for those in the supply chain industry to stay on top of their games! This white paper, “The Top Supply Chain Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” is the second in our overall industry trends white paper series.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This is a must read for those in the logistics industry to stay on top of their games! With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. The crux of these top logistics trends falls to the use of technology. Logistics Technology White Paper

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon).

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms. The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight.

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

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg).

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

Talking Logistics

So, while I’m off the grid and recharging my batteries, you can check out the top posts and new episodes from Q2 2018 (if you missed the top posts and the new episodes from Q1, you can link to them here ). Top Talking Logistics Posts in Q2 2018. Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018. Big Data in Logistics. Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy. New Episodes in Q2 2018.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. But as I review the list, compare it to prior years, and consider the scoring methodology I do wonder whether the list in its current form continues to be relevant for identifying the best of the Supply Chain. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. The Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list has now been released for 14 consecutive years. Source: Gartner (May 2018).

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains. Supply chain management with blockchain can help shippers and businesses focus on customer-centric practices and standards. Supply Chain Management Struggles to Meet Increasing Consumer Demands Consumer expectations are at an all-time high. An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the use of full truckload shipments and expenditures have hit an all-time high, reports Kate Patrick of Supply Chain Dive. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Conducting annual procurement exercises.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Connect the entire supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2018. project44 and GateHouse Logistics: Expanding the Visibility Network.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In The company has reduced supply chain expense by 50% and decreased cash tied up in net inventory by 94%.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. The site’s lax return policies have conditioned consumers to expect the same treatment from other retailers, adding to pressure on brick-and-mortar chains. For the rest of last week’s news and to sign up for our newsletter , please visit Talking Logistics.

Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

Techgistics

Since about 2012 there’s been a massive influx of VC funding that has been poured into startups to revolutionise logistics and supply chains. And, it’s not just startups that are getting in the mix, it’s established global players like Amazon, Walmart, IBM, Alibaba, DHL, UPS, Merck, WiseTech Global, XPO Logistics and many more that are driving new technologies forward. Supply Chains got Very Good.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that is bad: working capital write-offs, reduced profitability, and slowing revenues.”.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. So is Supply Chain Management on death’s door?

Supply Chain Compensation is on the Rise!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. This week saw one of the year’s most highly-anticipated releases in the Supply Chain industry: the Institute of Supply Management (ISM)’s annual salary survey. It’s pretty common knowledge by this point that Supply Chain professionals are in high demand. The top line takeaway is this: the Supply Chain salary picture is in a good place.

Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain. If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com. “A During the last war, eighty percent of our problems were of a logistical nature.” ~ Field Marshall Montgomery. Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” ~ General George S.

The Baby Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! They have also just entered the world of the Baby Supply Chain! Actually their journey into the Baby Supply Chain began long before the birth of their child, our Grandson. This involves a set of logistics in and of itself in terms of going to the doctor, having the tests done, sending the tests to a lab, and having the results returned. supply) to meet their needs.

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Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! The Supply Chain function within your company has many responsibilities. Yet often the Supply Chain is undervalued. While every function must help your company grow and prosper when the heat is on uninformed Executives can view Supply Chain as merely a Cost Centre. Why is Supply Chain often undervalued? Promoting Supply Chain Value.

Seasoned Leadership In Action™ – Our 2018 All-Star Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 2018 Supply Chain Game Changer introduced our Seasoned Leadership in Action interview series. There are so many fantastic people leading in Business and in Supply Chain. So we thought that it would be great to recap all of the Interviews we published in 2018. Here are our 2018 Seasoned Leadership in Action Interviews: 1. We thank all of those phenomenal leaders who participated in the Seasoned Leadership in Action Interview series in 2018.

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Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. However, supply chains inherently rely on many different links in the chain and, therefore, different business systems are in use (ERPs, WMS, TMS, etc.). How to Root Out Data Silos and Build a True Digital Supply Chain – Without Starting from Scratch.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. Food Logistics.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. However, supply chains inherently rely on many different links in the chain and, therefore, different business systems are in use (ERPs, WMS, TMS, etc.). How to Root Out Data Silos and Build a True Digital Supply Chain – Without Starting from Scratch.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart. Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. Subscribe Here!