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. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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

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Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. 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. 3-D printing is among the most influential of the advanced manufacturing technologies that will revolutionize manufacturing in 2018.

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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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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. 2018 will be about predicting the future, not just about understanding the present.

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

Talking Logistics

Therefore, it’s not surprising that the question at the forefront of the most recent Leadership Roundtable meeting (held last month at the Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 conference ) was, How do we get started? As described in the press release from April 2018: Companies can order, receive, and account for materials being delivered to the job site – all on a centralized platform that integrates with virtually any Ticketing software. What a difference a year makes.

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

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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. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy.

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In particular, the company has been criticized for its long-time practice of using local water sources for its products.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

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Here are three key trends from oil & gas professionals and experts at International Petroleum Week 2018. Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. Low carbon sources and natural gas meet 85% of the increase in global demand. Sources: Information from presentations IP Week (International Petroleum 2018).

Finished Product Sourcing

Insights Solutions Global

The post Finished Product Sourcing appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. With the help of Insight Solutions Global, the client cut the spending and saved up to $120,000/year, reduced the lead time and gained more leverage in the supply chain. Case Study

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter. The report was co-produced by The Responsible Minerals Initiative, formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative is an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and is a multi-industry initiative with more than 360 member companies.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. There are a myriad of processes, controls, conditions and situations that need to be managed to ensure that your products are sourced consistent with your expectations.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

As the results of the MH&L 2018 Salary Survey indicate, the size of the paycheck has become almost as important. “If Since last year, in fact, the situation has worsened, as the percent of white/Caucasian managers increased from 76% in 2017 to 84% in 2018. Where the insult turns to injury, unfortunately, is in the discrepancy in pay: Males in 2018 will earn more than $20,000, on average, than females: $95,791 vs $75,413. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Although the latest 2018 Salary Survey results found only 2% of the total population of supply chain professionals are in their 20s (the same percentage as in 2017), the gender breakdown of the Millennials recognized in this year's 30 Under 30 program was 18 males / 12 females, for a much more reasonable 3:2 ratio. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

The advancements in analytics–open-source, cloud, internet-of-things (IOT), and cognitive computing–are very promising. Successful network design strategies are holistic crossing the boundaries of source, make and deliver. It was not my goal; but by accident, it became my mission.

Successful sourcing in China using the START model

Supply Chain Movement

“Catch the goat when it’s passing” is one of my favourite Chinese sayings, and it is particularly apt when you’re looking to source new products or materials in China. That’s right: that I had not yet found my supplier for the job, and that this supplier had very little experience in producing the product I wanted to source. The post Successful sourcing in China using the START model appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

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Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

A slight change within a function–in sourcing or manufacturing, or along the chain–can greatly impact the outcomes of cost, customer service, or working capital. Let’s take a closer look at sourcing. The more planners and the greater the sourcing complexity, the larger the issues requiring a new level of decision support for operations planning. How do purchases from multiple material planners affect sourcing schedules from a supplier?

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

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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. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources?

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

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Source: The Daily Dot. These are some of the innovative blockchain startups trying to solve real-world supply chain and logistics problems that I’ll be keeping my eye on in 2018. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023. The world runs on trade and traditionally the industry has been plagued by inefficient processes, middlemen, and archaic technology.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Reduce cold chain risk with live temperature control – Track temperature in real-time across cold chains via connections to a wide variety of IoT sources, allowing users to receive alerts as soon as exceptions occur to ensure freshness and avoid loss. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

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.

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

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Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. This week Walmart announced Spark Delivery, “a crowd-sourced delivery platform that allows Walmart to learn even more about the full last-mile delivery process.” The post This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I joined Snapchat this week. Not because I really wanted to, but because it’s the only way I can communicate with my daughter in college.

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

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Meanwhile, Kuebix (also a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced Community Load Match this week that provides shippers with “a single source to access a huge network of trucks that can provide attractive rates and a new, valuable source for truckload capacity.” The post This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick formed a tight-knit implementation group with business users, and technologists used the backbone of SAP ERP to source master data and transactional flows from SAP and into Orchestr8. The company went live in the Philippines in July 2018 and in France in September 2018, with North America and Russia following in October 2018, thus working their way around the global supply chain network.

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

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Source: [link]. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

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

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Robinson Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results. ” Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, Aug. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning.

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains

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But emerging technology is now beginning to create new ways to think about sourcing risk, which in the past has been a very manual, encumbered process. This has caused banks to look at the flow of activities in the “source chain”, which refers to the way that third parties use bank data for different opreations. Today, this end to end sourcing process has literally hundreds of different steps in the process. Let’s examine the source chain in more detail.

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

Supply Chain Network

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. 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.

JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants

Jaggaer

In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was recognized on Gartner Peer Insights as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction.

SAP Info Day for Procurement 2018 | Sep 18, 2018 | 8:15 – 17:15 CEST | Wiesloch

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The event will be about Guiding and enabling customers on their transformation journey towards an integrated, fully digital Sourcing & Procurement solution. The post SAP Info Day for Procurement 2018 | Sep 18, 2018 | 8:15 – 17:15 CEST | Wiesloch appeared first on Bristlecone. Bristlecone is proud to be a partner in the biggest gathering of SAP Ariba Ecosystem in DACH.

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.

How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

Claritum

Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. However, you could also face many challenges when globally sourcing across geopolitical boundaries. Without good visibility, maximising the benefits from global sourcing is impossible, as it is impossible to track exactly how much is being spent. Global Sourcing Technology.

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace TMS Screenshots (source: Transplace). The post Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”. So stated Ken Hughes , a leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist, in his keynote presentation at Trasnsplace’s 16th Annual Shipper Symposium a couple of weeks ago.