What Supply Chain Efficiency Will Mean in 2020

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Supply chain efficiency is top of mind for companies in all sectors – efficiency means reduced costs and increased output.

Forget the Supply Chain of 2020. Here are 3 Things That Supply Chains Need Today.


While it is nice to envision supply chains in 2020 or 2030 the truth is; for many manufacturing businesses, discussions about future supply chain innovations, often leads to a “yeah.right,” smirk by supply chain executives – this with good reason.

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Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

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Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Director 2020.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight


In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. From Kewill's perspective (and that of our supply chain customers), some of 2020’s predicted key issues are outlined below: Fuel prices have kept on rising and rising. The post Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

My Vision for Supply Chain 2020? Deep Integration!


The question was how I imagine the Supply Chain in 2020. This will ensure we keep moving to the next level as we’re marching to 2020. The post My Vision for Supply Chain 2020? Note: the full interview between Lora and Bram is available on Supply Chain Insights podcast.

Green Supply Chain News on Nike Promises Revolution in its Approach to Manufacturing

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2016 Sustainability Report Sets New Goals for 2020, as It Seeks to Work with Fewer, More Sustainable Contract Manufacturers

Internet of Things Will Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations


The Trend Report estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today. Today DHL and Cisco published a paper ( linked here ) indicating the Internet of Things will deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations. The areas benefiting the most will be in warehousing, and freight transportation

Without the Internet of Things there is no Industry 4.0

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“By 2020,” Bob Violino (@BobViolino) reports, “more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element … Continued.

A Walk on the Beach? A Run for Supply Chain 2020?

Supply Chain Shaman

It might even propel your organization to win the race for Supply Chain 2020. So, how do we Run the Race for Supply Chain 2020? Just as the Strandbeest walks the beach, organizations need alignment to run the Race for Supply Chain 2020. I like art, and love unusual sculpture.

The supply chain implications of rising healthcare costs…

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per cent by 2020. In China healthcare spending might almost triple between 2010 and 2020 to USD 1 trillion per year by 2020 (Bloomberg 2012). The pressure to contain or drive down health system costs continues to be of big focus.

Supply Chain Trends to have on your RADAR


Supply Chain 2020 will continue collapsing cycles, challenging Supply Chain professionals and taking advantage of exponential technology shifts. What’s on your RADAR for the Supply Chain of 2020? 2020 Process. Supply Chain 2020 will see a continued collapse of cycles as processes continue to get faster and smarter. 2020 Technology. What will you be tracking and collecting in 2020? 2020 People. Beyond the 2020 Horizon.

Our Journey

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Top Trends in the Race for Supply Chain 2020. As a part of the summit, we asked attendees to rate the trends that were the most important to them in defining their supply chain strategy in the Race for Supply Chain 2020.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Amazon makes up about 7% of the US apparel market, and according to reports , that figure could increase to 19% by 2020. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

Supply Chain Nation

By the end of 2020, one-third of all manufacturing supply chains will be using analytics-driven cognitive capabilities, thus increasing cost efficiency by 10% and service performance by 5%.

The Contribution of Supply Chain Networks To Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT

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Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (US), or Horizon 2020 (EU)) all aim […]. In my keynote, I stressed that Smart Manufacturing initiative around the world, are all inspired by research that indicates that manufacturing growth, competitiveness and resilience are directly correlated with high technology intensity and manufacturing complexity as well as quality. These three key factors can be improved and maintained by investment in product, process and productivity innovation.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. I had touched some nerves with my five predictions for 2020: Digital, Outside-in Value Networks. Figure 1: Supply Chain 2020.

Fast Facts on the FAST Act

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With bipartisan support, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) will help to maintain and develop roads, railways, bridges, public transportation, highways, and motor vehicle safety until 2020.

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Global Supply Chain News on Swedish Chemicals Company Yara Plans to have Autonomous Container Ship Running by 2020

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Ship will Also be Battery Powered, Take 40,000 Truck Deliveries off the Road

Ready For The Future Of Freight?


In 2012, The Economist assessed the impact that technology developments will have had on business by 2020, surveying and interviewing global technology and business leaders. Want to know the future?

Tesla’s Big Gamble

The 21st Century Supply Chain

To meet this demand, Tesla hopes to reach a production rate of 500,000 vehicles per year by 2020. 500K per year, but not until 2020? by Andrew Dunbar If you’re a supply chain nerd like me, you’ve probably noticed that Tesla’s been making some pretty big waves in the auto industry.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on 3PL Industry Consolidation Continues at a Rapid Pace

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Gartner Says Top 10 Global 3PLs will Control 80 Percent of Market by 2020, While PWC Says Amazing 28 Deals of 1 Billion Dollars or More in 2015

Global Supply Chain News on China Orders Lower Domestic Logistics Costs

Supply Chain Digest

Six Year Plan Hope to Cut Logistics Costs as a Percent of GDP to Still High 16 Percent by 2020

Global Supply Chain News on Rolls Royce Says Crewless, Remote Controlled Cargo and Container Ships will be Sailing by 2020

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Technology Moving Rapidly Ahead, though there are Concerns about Hacking

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable


Manufacturers are expected to invest more than $70 billion into the IIoT by 2020, reports John Greenough of Business insider. In addition, overall spending to increase cybersecurity among the IIoT will increase in speed after 2020, reports Gartner.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Looks Like a Multi Modal Data Collection Future in the DC

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In a Change, Most DCs will be Using Both Bar Code Scanning and Voice by 2020, New Zebra Research Finds

Making Sense of New Data in the Supply Chain

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Be able to access data from anywhere It’s predicted that by 2020, we will have over 6.1 Right now we are seeing a tremendous increase in the amount of data available throughout the supply chain. The problem is, there is so much data that no one really knows what to do with it. Harnessing the power of data is vital for ensuring your supply chain is meeting customer expectations. To get started making sense of all this data, supply chain managers should adhere to the following steps: 1.

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Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong


One explanation for this may be the new generation of employees, the Millennials, who will represent 50% of the workforce by 2020. Nevertheless, by 2020, the widened Panama canal is anticipated to shift about 10% of Asia – US container traffic from the West Coast to the East Coast. Six Freight “Facts” That Are Wrong. Sometimes what is taken as a fact doesn’t hold up to closer scrutiny. And the freight industry is no exception.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Traffic Congestion Rising Again, Impacting Commuters and Freight Movement

Supply Chain Digest

Congestion Back to PreRecession Levels, and Hours Spent in Traffic Expected to Rise 20 Percent in 2020 versus 2014 Conditions

3 Compelling Reasons to Start Using Prescriptive Analytics


About 35% of companies are expected to adopt this type of analytics by 2020, but what exactly is driving adoption? If you’ve read up on the latest topics in the field of data analysis, then you’ve probably encountered the term Prescriptive Analytics.

Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics


Gartner predicts that by 2020, over 20 Billion devices will be connected. Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CSCOs is a valuable read for current and potential Supply Chain leaders.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships


But the powerful lure of the growing Chinese middle-class, as well as the fact that a full 6% of Chinese ecommerce purchases were cross border (a number expected to increase to 25% by 2020 ), was a compelling enough factor for Amazon to launch Amazon Prime services in China this year.

Pros and Cons Behind the ‘Nearshore’ Move to Mexico

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Some 49% of manufacturing companies would consider reshoring at least part of their operations by 2020, according to a survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute.

The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

With the number of connected devices estimated to surpass six billion next year and more than 20 billion by 2020, the steady stream of data these devices are providing can easily crowd and clog your supply chain planning processes if you’re not prepared.

Weathering the Next Recession


The MAPI Foundation predicts a pretty substantial growth in manufacturing output at least through 2020. The MAPI Foundation’s growth in output levels off in 2020 because they are allowing for the possibility of another recession.

Future of End-to-End Supply Chain Management: 3 Megatrends to Watch For

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Cisco predicts by 2020 that there could be as many as 50 billion devices, with connected pieces of technology outnumbering the human population. by Alexa Cheater Supply chains today are in a state of transition. Demand patterns are changing. Key supplier locations are shifting.

Global Shipping Fleet Braces for Chaos of $60 Billion Fuel Shock

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The price is how much more seaborne vessels may be forced to spend each year on higher-quality fuel to comply with new emission rules that start in 2020, read more. Bloomberg.

The Changing Role of IT in End-to-End Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

By 2020, Cisco predicts there will be 50 billion IoT connected devices. by Alexa Cheater Business processes are shifting. Technology is evolving. The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding. Is your global end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) strategy set to keep up? Industry 4.0

Daimler Demonstration of the Driverless Truck

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Execution Transportation and Logistics blogs- independent analysis and opinion on supply chains Daimler driverless truck Mercedes Benz Future Truck 2020 Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Today’s logistics and transportation headlines frequently highlight the ongoing challenges for recruitment and retention of truck drivers. The perception of low pay, long hours and a constrained career path continue to inhibit the recruitment of added drivers.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight


By 2020, over 50% of the global workforce will be Millennials – employees born between 1980 and 2000. Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. A whopping $13.92 billion dollars of US venture capital was invested in the first quarter of 2016.

The Ongoing Impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

By 2020, 50 percent of the operational jobs in the supply chain will have evolved into “knowledge” roles required to support new technologies such as cognitive computing and modern robotics.