Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent, the 2019 forecast bandwidth of between 3.9 For the industry’s S&OP and supply chain management teams, planning for 2019 is already underway. Planning for 2019, from our lens, takes on a similar perspective.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative (Sourcing Journal) Companies Plan for Tariffs, More Paperwork in Case of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit (WSJ – sub. I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Register for the ride of your choice : registration opens next Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST. Click here to be notified about registration. Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year?

2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group ’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains , is now available for complimentary downloading. Copyright 2019.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their. businesses.

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. 2018 has ended and 2019 is here! Below are the notable trends for 2019. These are just some of the major trends that will affect the transportation industry in 2019. Sources: [link].

A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Accordingly, manufacturing supply chains will become more intelligent in 2019, as well.”[6].

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Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology

AIMMS

Jamshedpur plant (image source: Tata Steel). Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. In fact, it’s very likely that Tata Steel plays a role in your life today, by providing raw material for the car you drive, the house you live in and the roads you drive through.

Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on the December-2018 U.S. ISM Plunge

Supply Chain Matters

If you have been following our highlights of 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Chains ( now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ) that were published on this blog starting in mid-December, you hopefully derived a sense that themes reflect guarded optimism that come with a lot of downside risks for 2019. Copyright 2019.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Sourcing it from third-party sources is interesting and. IoT-sourced data offers exciting opportunities but in the shipping industry, there’s value within. multiple sources. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Our team determines which countries should get the most volume of this product, where it should be produced and which brewery each country should source it from. Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

I also do not know a team that has been successful implementing a solution across make, source and deliver processes without clearly defined goals and process workflows. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Takeover and Tuck-In Acquisitions Underway Involving Global Ocean Container Shipping Lines

Supply Chain Matters

We have predicted in 2018, and now in 2019, that the global transportation and logistics industry will continue to undergo a transition to the formation of one-stop providers of broader scope services, facilitated by advanced technology.

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?

ToolsGroup

Source: ToolsGroup. Now that more companies are embracing supply chain planning productivity and automation, many firms are asking which processes they should automate. Let's first address that question and then look at where this trend is heading in the future.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

sources of value for customers. Without a centralized data source insights are difficult to gather and hidden. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

I also do not know a team that has been successful implementing a solution across make, source and deliver processes without clearly defined goals and process workflows. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters

Since the start of 2019, developments have accelerated. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

The 2019 Year of the Pig has special significance for a number of other reasons. The year 2019 might well be different, without any discernable surge. In the meantime, the normal playbooks for post Lunar New Year activities are likely not applicable in the year 2019.

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019

Cerasis

Shippers face great uncertainty regarding the full truckload industry for 2019. Shippers need to know the full truckload trends to watch in 2019 and their potential impact on the industry. Getting The Most Out of Shipping In 2019.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . 2019: Another Big Year for Supply Chain Technology. Trends 2019 Supply Chain Trends Trends to Track in 2019

Bang! Supply Chains Kick Off 2019 in the News

Amber Road

Supply chains are running at full steam in 2019 as some economies boom, while others take hits from obstacles to open commerce and trade.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

Within our Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains , one specific prediction calls for logistics, transportation and third-party logistics providers confronting the clearer emergence of industry disruptors.

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

Like many related changes occurring across today’s high-tech and consumer electronics global-based supply and customer demand networks, indicators of manufacturing sourcing changes are now faster-moving. based supply network sourcing investment required, but also on the economics of U.S.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

process has been scaled in-house, then out-sourced, and partnered with rigid, error-prone ETL automation. Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. How Mature is Your Supply Chain? Digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. This isn’t.

The IMF Revises its Global Economic Outlook Downward

Supply Chain Matters

percent worldwide growth rate for 2019, a 0.2 The forecast for advanced economies now stands at 2 percent for 2019 and 1.7 Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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Reports of Softening U.S. Trucking Rates and Rising Global Logistics M&A are Not Coincidence

Supply Chain Matters

After extracting double-digit rate increases from shippers, Morgan Stanley analysts now indicate in a research note that mounting evidence is pointing to a potential freight recession in 2019, similar to the 2015-2016 period.

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Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

Like many related changes occurring across today’s high-tech and consumer electronics global-based supply and customer demand networks,indications of manufacturing sourcing changes are now faster-moving. based supply network sourcing investment required, but also on the economics of U.S.

Report That Maersk Line Looks Toward Added Acquisitions in Logistics

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters blog is a follow-on to Prediction Eight of our just published 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains ( Now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ). . Copyright 2019.

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Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

Supply Chain Matters

With a mere nine weeks to-go before the March 29 th Brexit implementation date, it is becoming ever clearer that businesses large and small are exercising definitive supply chain management risk mitigation or alternative sourcing actions.

A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters

China Trade War that predicted than the threat of an elongated trade conflict among the globe’s two biggest markets will cause production sourcing changes where other other Asian based regions would benefit.

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Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? Change in fuel sources may cause delays and higher costs. There are bound to be similar events in 2019.

Supply Chain Management Trends 2019

EazyStock

What are the primary supply chain management trends for 2019? These emerging trends aren’t the only things impacting your supply chain in 2019; the global climate is continually changing and affecting worldwide trade. Are you ready for 2019?

Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

Supply Chain Matters

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

And single sourcing may reduce unit cost and inventory, but significantly increase structural risks.