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

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. 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.

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.

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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. Source ID. Source ID.

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. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. The emergence of IoT is an amazing thing for supply chain executives – and especially exciting as the enabling technology is becoming less expensive and more readily available, meaning that deployments are possible now. Impacts on the Supply Chain .

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions. While there have been numerous examples of how AI can boost profits in supply chain execution—most notably in the form of autonomous vehicles and smart robotics—the benefits related to supply chain planning have largely been ignored. Emerging technologies and how they relate to supply chain planning. How are you exploring AI in supply chain planning?

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. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

Kinaxis

However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admiration as international clothiers boast operations efficient enough to accurately anticipate demand in one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries. Behind the scenes, supply chain management drives this powerhouse of a retail engine, giving rise to what we now know as fast fashion. Reduced risk in the supply chain.

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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.

Gartner Questions Supply Chain “Control Towers”

ToolsGroup

Gartner says that future supply chain planning will look less like a "control tower" and more like a refinery "control room'" with many value-added analytics that automate, guide and control the supply chain. Gartner's recent research report entitled Don’t Believe the Control Tower Hype — Buyer Beware (August 2018) questions vendor messages that are “loaded with marketing hype”. Predictive analytics for predicting the impact of an event on the supply chain).

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Now, speaking at September's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London , P&G’s product supply director Onofrio Caradonna reveals how the company is applying planning capabilities to its distributor network. Equally it poses huge supply chain planning challenges. Supply Chain Plannin

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?

Kinaxis

It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb. But what does the success of the sharing economy have to do with to supply chain management? ShiftRide, as do all businesses in the sharing economy, uses technology to connect the supply with the demand, and adds an environmentally friendly angle to its service. Benefits of the sharing economy model on supply chains.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). 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.

Building the foundation of your digital supply chain

Kinaxis

Traditional supply chain issues are only getting compounded by all of these new and emerging data sources. And it’s no wonder when companies with digital supply chains are seeing enterprise-wide results like 25% faster response times, 30% working capital reductions and up to 110% higher operating margins. But without the right foundation, your digital supply chain won’t deliver the kinds of agility and productivity improvements you’re looking for.

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?

Cerasis

Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products. Supply chain black swans occur without warning, and recovery can last months.

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”

ToolsGroup

The growing momentum around systems-based thinking in supply chain planning has given rise to a new concept called the “digital twin”. It allows you to accurately test the resilience of a complex, multi-echelon, global supply chain. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, analyst Marc Halpern clarified three key concepts about supply chain digital twins in his presentation “Busting the Myth of Digital Twins to Deliver Value.”

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

Cerasis

Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle. Since e-commerce has flooded the industry with more orders and stringent delivery expectations, supply chain leaders must think outside the box to attract and retain the next generation. Unfortunately, failure to recognize the role millennials will play in the future of the world of supply chains will result in catastrophe. Supply Chain

The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

Who is governing the computer supply chain? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? How could a linear supply chain become circular? How will the supply chain change in the age of automation? Is a supply chain actually a “chain” and is it about “supply” only? Teaching Theory Globalization Supply Chain Management

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3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

AIMMS

AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. A s the most experienced supply chain professionals retire , CSCMP estimates that as many as 3.5 The competition for talent is tough, as “ demand for supply chain professionals is estimated to exceed supply by a ratio of six to one. ” Here are three things you can do to attract and leverage talent for the digital supply chain. . Source: SCM World.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

An up-close look at the the young people who embody the best traits of the new Supply Chain Generation. While the ratio of male-to-female managers in the supply chain field has hovered around 9:1 for an uncomfortably long time, that trend may slowly but finally be changing. At least, that's one conclusion to be had from the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars program, conducted for the past four years by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet. Source ID.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. Historically, the cost of RFID implementation and difficulty to utilize RFID in conjunction with other supply chain systems has hindered mass adoption by supply chain managers.

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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.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Appears Beyond the Reach of Small Supply Chains Blockchain technology is often associated with large corporations, but it holds value when applied to small and midsize businesses as well. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. They center on how to make a good decision in the purchase of supply chain planning solutions. What do I think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Supply Chain Planning System of Record? (I Supply Chain Analytics.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

I spoke with Daniël van Gool, Director of Supply Chain Development at Peapod, a leading U.S. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company. I’m the Director of Supply Chain Development. Our goal with this is to improve our overall supply chain intelligence and our output. Image source: Peapod.

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.

Demand Planning Apps Top Supply Chain Planning Machine Learning

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner 2018. Gartner recently polled both users and vendors on which supply chain planning (SCP) applications are employing machine learning and in three different analysis, demand planning and demand forecasting came out top of the list. They ran their analysis three different ways: First , Gartner asked users which machine learning applications they had deployed to augment their supply chain planning , that is to improve the quality of the planning decision.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

I spoke with Daniël van Gool, Director of Supply Chain Development at Peapod, a leading U.S. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company. I’m the Director of Supply Chain Development. Our goal with this is to improve our overall supply chain intelligence and our output. Image source: Peapod.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.” To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain. This model endorsed ERP as the system of record for the supply chain. To me, the integrated supply chain made no sense. Actualizing the vision of a tightly integrated supply chain. In contrast, the supply chain is horizontal in nature.

Want to disrupt your supply chain? Check out this new analytical tool

ToolsGroup

Brad Householder, Founder and CEO of b2i, spoke at the ToolsGroup TG18 user conference recently and presented an innovative approach to strategically analyze your value chain to focus digital investments. Prior to founding b2i, he was a leader in PwC Advisory's Operations and Supply Chain Management practice, and he is the 2018 chairman of the board of directors for APICS. to “How can we use our supply chain to disrupt our industry ?”

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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? 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. What a difference a year makes.

Kinexions ’18: A supply chain event that always delivers more

Kinaxis

As the world changes around us, so must the supply chain. That’s why we invite RapidResponse users to join us from October 14-17, 2018 for Kinexions ’18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. With a focus on supply chain digitization, transformation and revolution, Kinexions promises to be the premier event for the RapidResponse user community, including customers, partners and prospects.

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.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Our 2018- 2019 Network Design Survey showed that the majority of organizations are still relying on spreadsheets (nearly 60%) and gut feel (15%) to make network design decisions. Another use case we see for scenario modeling in the current context is evaluating new sourcing locations.