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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

For the purposes of clarity, in this article, the term digital supply chain is the transformation of the atoms and electrons within the supply chain to unleash new levels of value. Here are my predictions for 2018: Supply Chain Excellence as We Know It Is Redefined. Supply chain excellence definitions evolve as companies explore the Art of the Possible. Retail Value-Chain Collaboration Takes a Nose Dive.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some key takeaways from the Gartner supply chain event: 1.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. of the digital supply chain. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries.

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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 the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

“The Freight Project Podcast” – Episode 5 – Hannah Testani, Intelligent Audit, COO – How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data In this episode, Hannah and I will talk about how she got involved in the logistics industry and how she, as COO, is positioning Intelligent Audit for the future aiding her father who founded the company over 20 years ago.

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Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true. Identify Market Trends Omni-channel supply chains are built on having multiple touchpoints per order, ranging from online to brick-and-mortar sales.

10 Powerful Transportation Success Metrics to Watch

Zipline Logistics

Controlling the performance of business operations, which includes your supply chain and transportation, is nearly impossible without business metrics and data analytics. The post 10 Powerful Transportation Success Metrics to Watch appeared first on Zipline Logistics. Management guru Peter Drucker famously stated, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

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. At the same time, companies are putting more effort in the environment aspect and sustainability of the supply chain. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. I am a recent graduate of a supply chain logistics bachelor’s program.

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[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Transportation Management Data Resources. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain. At the Supply Chain insights Global Summit , Nick shared his story on driving demand-based improvements. Nick strongly believes that it is insufficient to drive supply chain improvement through incrementalism. Understanding the Lubricant Supply Chain. Trade-offs in the Supply Chain.

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. Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Back in January, IBM and Maersk announced plans to form a joint venture focused on “applying blockchain to improve global trade and digitize supply chains.” I’m back from vacation.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”.

Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

Talking Logistics

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could disrupt your supply chain or bring it to a halt. Do we have the right Service Level Agreement metrics in place?

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Or agreement on the definition of supply chain excellence. Sometimes, even the definition of a supply chain is not clear. I define digital as the rethinking the atoms and electrons of the supply chain. In contrast, the digital supply chain transformation solves problems and defines opportunities based on the confluence of technologies shown in Figure 1. Supply chain planning’s goal is to improve decisions.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

The Problem: Warehouse Managers Are Stuck in an Age of Antiquated Systems With Mountains of Data That Could Be Lost Warehouse managers have grown accustomed to older systems containing enormous stores of consumer, supplier, and supply chain partner information. Such losses may act as a reset to marketing, supply chain management , and demand forecasting, forcing the company to configure new systems and enter data from the ground up. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. As I listened to Mr. Hughes’ presentation, it struck me that he was right: all of these technologies, in many ways, are a response to the demands we consumers are placing on supply chains.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 Global supply chains are one of the longest and most complex of business process systems due to the many moving parts, multiple transfer points, diverse company types/players involved and the sheer length of these supply chains.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

But more often than not, businesses focused heavily on the supply chain aren’t getting all the promised benefits of this software. While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. According to a 2016 report from Ohio State University , 86 percent of respondents believed their ERP systems did not provide adequate supply chain management.

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals however are uniquely positioned to make dramatic impacts on the environment. In Supply Chain we are involved in the entire breadth of activities in most any company. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Environmental Model. Subscribe Here!

5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lora Cecere is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the research firm Supply Chain Insights at [link]. Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind. In supply chain management technology there is a fault line separating new, innovative technology providers and traditional supply chain software providers, and the gap between them is growing. Subscribe Here!

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today and no wonder: companies that collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction. Supplier chain collaboration itself isn’t new. Supplier collaboration has always been a function of maintaining a delicate balance between demand and supply. Improved customer service metrics.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Poor Warehouse Utilization Increases Expenses Poor warehouse utilization has been a key concern for supply-chain executives over the last decade. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Supply Chain Warehouse

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Complexity in the global supply chain has increased dramatically since that time.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

How to Fix the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

This is a follow-up piece to our previous post, 4 reasons for the supply chain talent shortage. Talent shortage in the supply chain industry is not a problem that can be solved overnight. It involves universities and corporations working together to provide the right education, understand how to evaluate performance, and change the public perception of what “supply chain” really means. supply chain management

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

BlueYonder

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. for this year’s event, my JDA Software colleague Wayne Usie and I were privileged to be strategic advisors to the RILA Supply Chain Leaders Council, the bi-annual meeting of C-level and EVP-level supply chain officers. Challenges Ahead in 2018.

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

”[1] The report focused on four key metrics: supplier criticality, supplier financial risk, global sourcing risk, and foreign exchange risk. If you are an upstream supplier or a downstream retailer, different metrics must also be considered. Supply chains have always been at risk from natural disasters, labor disputes, manmade disasters, and the like. ”[2] What they really mean is that supply chains are suddenly being threatened by new risks.