Can You Talk to Your Supply Chain?

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Sales through voice-enabled digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are projected to skyrocket from $2 billion in 2017 to $40 billion in 2022. How will this fast-growing technology affect supply chains?

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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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. from the global economy by 2022.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

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The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. trillion to $14 trillion by 2022. Supply Chain Management. Supply chain management is a broad term used to describe the current use of the industrial internet of things in the supply chain. Warehouse management of the IoT is built the same principles of overall IoT-based supply chain management.

Next-Gen Asset Tracking Technology Could Replace RFID in Coming Years

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billion by 2022, according to ABI Research. As the hugely fragmented market develops, the location supply chain will become very complex with the boundaries between the different nodes blurring.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

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by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain.

Guest Post by Mike Challman: How to Measure & Improve Freight Management Performance: 6 Critical Key Performance Indicators

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Supply chain management is defined as the active streamlining of a business’ supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace [1]. billion by 2022, according to Transparency Market Research.

The Counterfeit Economy

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In total, this black market is expected to represent $991 billion of the global economy by 2022. In the US, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) aims to identify and trace the distribution of certain prescription drugs. These and other legal arms have opened avenues for pharmaceutical companies to address fake products in their supply chains. Tightening security along the supply chain can also go a long way.

Is the Retail Apocalypse Just Around the Corner?

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Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Global financial services giant Credit Suisse predicted last week that up to 25% of nation’s malls could close by 2022. A faster supply chain will help the athletic segment keep up with the what the industry also calls “fast-fashion” demand from shoppers. Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 omni-channel retail

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

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Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S. Aldi says it has a plan to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S. The discount chain is investing $3.4 billion to expand to 2,500 stores — up from 1,600 stores today — by 2022, the company said Monday.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

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is highly intelligent connected systems that create a fully digital value chain. Industrialize: Leading companies are already integrating these technologies to improve and evolve pillars of their value chain.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

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In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. As a finite but clearly valuable resource locked mostly in countries with difficult-to-track labor standards, cobalt’s supply chain has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, and companies are rushing to get their share. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030.

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The Gig Economy: Ditching ‘9-to-5’ for “whenever I want”

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Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Meanwhile, sprawling chains like Macy’s, Sears, and JC Penney are trying to course-correct in a world where many people prefer to shop online. billion by 2022 — and at the rate these online brands are going, we can expect e-commerce sales to make up a nice piece of the pie.

Procurement Fact File

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Restructuring the supply base. Supply chain and logistics constitute almost £3 trillion in “value at stake: the combination of increased costs that [as a result of digital innovations] will migrate among companies and industries from 2013 to 2022.

Location Decision Drivers: Trends Shaping New Location Selection in Europe

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Evolving logistics real estate models reflect the need for ever more efficient distribution supply chains. In the final section of our 2017 survey, we asked how respondents would describe their current distribution network and what they expected it to look like by 2022.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing

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The tariffs only directly affect two pieces of the solar supply chain: solar cell makers and panel manufacturers. This will cause prices throughout the whole supply chain to rise, resulting in higher costs for homeowners and businesses that want to install rooftop solar. GTM research estimated last summer that tariffs would lead to a 61 percent decline in installations through 2022; they’ve now stepped that figure down to 11 percent.

Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

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’ Highlighting this point, the Logistics profession continues to grow rapidly and is projected to grow 22% by 2022 (27,600 jobs) a rate much faster than the average of all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.