Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Source ID. Source ID.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management. Global spending on robotics will climb to more than $67 billion by 2025, and 2018 is expected to be the year of the first big-break returns on robotics.

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and 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. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. Having a specialized team specifically focused on innovation is a growing trend in the logistics industry.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Funny enough, that is the same advice I get from supply chain and logistics executives who are already making progress on a digital transformation journey.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. It’s still early days, but there are already two Ethereum-based projects that address some of the major problems that hamper logistics. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

Techgistics

Source: The Daily Dot. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 As a result, venture capital has poured into logistics startups over the last few years in an attempt to digitize the supply chain. Even with large sums of money thrown at start-ups over the last few years, the logistics business is still a tough nut to crack. Here are a few blockchain startups in logistics that could cause massive disruption in the industry: ShipChain Shipchain is a U.S.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. Also included are critical materials such as fuel needed to support renewable energy sources within the spacecraft, oxygen to sustain life and spare parts that may be needed during the mission.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. The most fundamental system of record for logistics providers is going to shift to being a CRM, which may become the underlying operating system for businesses. Wondering why a company like Salesforce even has a role of an innovation lead in the logistics space?

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

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. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. Source ID. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ – sub. Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. I joined Snapchat this week.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Speaking of global trade, BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor) acquired Grosvenor International Systems, “a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.” The post This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models. Supply Chain Leaders May Underestimate the Value in Blockchain for Logistics The modern logistics industry includes more than 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S., Blockchain Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). Robinson Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results. Will retailers or established logistics service providers ultimately acquire some of these startups (see Target’s acquisition of Shipt)? I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning.

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

Cerasis

Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697. The single biggest challenge facing the industry is lack of qualified workers in all aspects of logistics.” As the economy has been going like gangbusters for over a year now, job security has become quite a bit less of a factor to material handling and logistics professionals. And what does this “typical material handling and logistics manager” look like?

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit

Cerasis

Four Food Logistics Tips to Keep Perishables and Foods Safe During Transit It’s vital that food shippers make certain transportation methods are safe, secure and reliable. Here are some quick food logistics tips to help you get things in order. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?. Water sources, lines, nozzles or tanks should remain free of pathogens and biofilms — this prevents the spread of foodborne illnesses, too.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Source: [link]. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place. In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. With the US facing a major driver shortage, some carriers are now sourcing Mexican drivers to add additional capacity, using trip-level work Visas (B1 Visa). Mexico Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint. Source: Amazon.com.

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Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. Applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management is about doing more with less, a common concept in business, and shippers need to know a few things about how it could add value to the shipping ecosystem. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Business Intelligence powered by Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Modern logistics operation involves many different stages. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources?

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

This unprecedented change, and the challenges and opportunities it creates for CPG companies and suppliers, was a hot topic of conversation at the Nulogy xChange 2018 conference a few weeks ago where I delivered a keynote presentation and moderated a panel discussion with industry executives (more on that later). . Nulogy xChange 2018: Why Courage is So Important Today. Source: Nulogy.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI. And customers, many of whom are Millennials, want to know the sourcing of the products they buy and will make decisions based on a company’s sustainability record. This is where it gets tricky, according to Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. This solution has not been overlooked by logistics companies.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Challenges in Using Blockchain in E-Commerce The difficulties of blockchain depend on the source questioned. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Remember the reverse logistics supply chain use of blockchain. Reverse logistics will also see gains through blockchain technology. Blockchain E-Commerce LogisticsThe opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Are there any other logistics books you love and why?

Risk Management: Is 2018 the Year of Living Dangerously?

Enterra Insights

Globalism has been a boon to the supply chain by expanding sourcing, opening new markets, accelerating growth and highlighting opportunities to save money. If supply chain complexity, global competition, information collection challenges, climate change, natural disasters, and protectionism aren’t enough to worry about, Benjamin Roussey insists five IT security risks are going to make 2018 a nightmare for risk managers.

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. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. Source: Gartner. But overall most of the list was the same as 2017. In fact if you go back 5 years to 2013 you will find that most of the names are the same as on the 2018 list. Source: Gartner (May 2018). Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. The post Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Subscribe Here!

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. It is a package of methodologies and statistical models developed to perform inventory rationalization and improve service within the logistics industry. A management system is designed to focus on the key sources of issues that might impact overall inventory health and serviceability of an organization. The post Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

Shipchain

Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation. Let’s look at the problem of risk management in logistics and how traceability through blockchain reduces those risks. Logistics Risks Lead to Higher Freight Spend. Logistics risks impact freight spend in multiple ways. Blockchain’s value in mitigating risks also applies to reverse logistics.

Big Data in Logistics

Talking Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Those are some of the questions I discussed with Bob Daymon, Senior VP of Operations at Transplace , in a recent Talking Logistics episode. So I began our conversation by asking Bob for his definition and I really liked his simple, to-the-point answer: “Big Data is pulling information from multiple sources into a single view to see what story it will tell you.