Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management


Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, the supply chain tends to forget how augmented reality will naturally transform the entire supply chain, and supply chain artificial intelligence is one of the key driving forces behind supply chain augmented reality.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords


When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?


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Made in China 2025 Promises a Manufacturing Revolution


At the end of May the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications Technology announced the introduction of China’s own manufacturing legislation: Made In China 2025. According to Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MITT), success of the initiative will mean that by 2025 China will be at a level of industrialization on par with “Germany and Japan at their early stages of industrialisation". Supply Chain Impact. Martin Abegglen/ Flickr.

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Preparing Skills for the Future of Supply Chain Management


by Bob Ferrari The following guest blog commentary is contributed by Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC. My topic was: Positioning Your Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management , and in this 21 st Century Supply Chain guest blog, I wanted to share some of my key messages to this audience as well, since this is a topic frequently brought up.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices


E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you stop to think about it, the construction industry supply chain is all around us — it’s the roads we drive on, our houses and commercial buildings, and all sorts of other infrastructure. But when you take a closer look at how this supply chain works, you realize that there is a lot of waste and inefficiency. Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.

Digitization and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Motorized coaches and cars bring passengers to their stores and restaurants and modern transportation systems ship their handmade goods to a broader customer base. When motorized vehicles became commonplace, horse-and-buggy supply chains found they couldn’t compete with modern transportation systems. We now live in the digital age and supply chains desiring to remain competitive must keep in step with the times.

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. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

Can Blockchain Unblock Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Supply Chain Management problem does this solve? The biggest problem in the transitional supply chain is lack of open and trustworthy information availability across the supply chain caused by multiple issues – trust, technology and legacy practices being the top ones. What’s the difference between a traditional supply chain and the one structured on Blockchain technology?

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics


Life as we know it is constantly being shaken up, and supply chain is no different. Trends in shipping and logistics like the rising popularity of e-commerce and blockchain technology are already changing the fabric of the industry as we know it. Read on for a more in-depth look at some of the biggest trends in shipping and logistics taking place this year. . 1) Shorter Shipping Windows and More Efficient Last Mile Deliveries. billion by 2025.

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An Introduction to ERPs and ERP Mobility for Supply Chain Pros


The ERP software market is growing rapidly in parallel with digital transformation efforts in the supply chain. ERP software integrates the many aspects of supply chain operations into a single foundation. This makes ERPs essential for supply chain industries.

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. The technologies that we are familiar with today, whether they are already in use in our companies, aspirational capabilities or part of some far reaching strategy, provide the platform for the Supply Chain of the future.

McDonald’s Supply Chain Challenge: Switching from Frozen to Fresh Burgers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. What Supply Chain Lessons Can We Learn? Back in early 2018, McDonald’s – a pioneer in cold chain distribution – announced that it was testing out using fresh patties instead of frozen in burgers at 300 of its U.S. The chain has lost 500 milion restaurant visits since 2012, according to CIPS, as customers have flocked to more fast-casual alternatives. Subscribe Here!

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Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

Preview In his 2019 Foresight article, Niels van Hove examined eight technological hurdles that must be overcome to enable autonomous or ‘lights out’ supply-chain planning. Autonomous – third wave – integrated supply-planning software will serve to enhance planning cycles.

4 ways to optimize your supply chain to increase quality and reduce risk

6 River Systems

Quality issues can arise at any point in the supply chain, and unresolved quality issues can be costly — particularly if quality issues aren’t discovered until a product has already reached the market. Supply chain optimization is a multi-faceted and complex discipline.

Is Technology Killing Supply Chain Management?

Enterra Insights

” Some pundits find it ironic that even as companies are searching desperately for people to fill supply chain positions other pundits are predicting the demise of humans in the supply chain. Among those predicting technology will make humans redundant are supply chain and retail expert Allan Lyall and his Boston Consulting Group colleagues Pierre Mercier and Stefan Gstettner. The supply chain and technology. Supply chain technologies.

Supply Chain and the Internet of Things – Towards New Paradigms

Logistics Bureau

Supply chains have much to gain from connectivity too. On the other hand, supply chains can be much more complex and demanding. IT vendor Intel suggests that by 2025, about 40% of IoT devices will be in the business and manufacturing sector. What Can Connecting Things in a Supply Chain Do for You? Good information can make any supply chain run better. Within a single supply chain process, it can improve efficiency.

On the Road With Your Supply Chain: What to Avoid


No matter how connected a company may be, trucks are still crucial to supply chain logistics management. Businesses need vehicles to ship their products and supplies down the street or across the country. Supply Chain Digest discussed how the U.S.

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables


The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain. Netflix is hosted on Amazon Web Services, so if it reaches its goal of 100% renewables by 2025, we’ll all be able to rest a little more easily.).

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

We are watching the redefinition of the principles of safe and secure supply chains and corporate liability. PCA was a small player in a complex supply chain of big brands. The issue spanned across the value chain and impacted over 300 companies and 3900 products. I think that we should pray today for all of the leaders of food supply chains in food and pharmaceutical companies. Check out the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit site.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think


Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. Based on current trends, McKinsey and company predicts that over 30% of new trucks will be autonomous by 2025. Although cargo ships are ubiquitous, the shipping industry has been in the midst of a slow-burning economic crisis over the last few years. Autonomy may present a lifeline for a beleaguered shipping industry.

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA? What Supply Chain Pros Need to Know


For IT professionals using SAP in the supply chain, S/4HANA could mean big changes – but not necessarily for enterprise mobility. support ends in 2025). What does the rise of S/4HANA mean for IT professionals and mobility in the supply chain?

What You Need to Know About the State of eCommerce Logistics


But, the changes are not limited to warehousing, and you need to understand how they will impact the modern supply chain. As a result, warehouses can ship more packages. The eCommerce consumer expects free shipping, fast delivery, and hassle-free returns, asserts the E li Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. In addition, many retailers lack the resources and equipment to provide low-cost shipping and returns processes to their eCommerce consumers.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). trillion short through 2025 (Reuters). Finally, in more terrestrial news, Walmart is making adjustments to its subscription shipping program.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

If you want to know ahead of time the changes awaiting the pharmaceuticals supply chain it is useful to extrapolate experiences from the consumer and retail sectors, which were dealing with the same trends and pressures long before pharmaceuticals (for example, the proliferation of distribution channels). Better visibility in the supply chain is essential to control and optimize logistics processes. Pharmaceutical Visibility supply chain technology visibility

What are the Top 7 Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Also, same-day delivery will reach a 25-percent market share by 2025. Supply Chain Disruptors Impact Last Mile Logistics. Supply chain disruptors , such as venture capitalist start-ups, previously discussed in the Uberization of Trucking, are also impacting last mile logistics. Unfortunately, the tech landscape is riddled with cases of supply chain disruptors failing, but the trend is clear and shows little indication of regression.

The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots


To say it with numbers “nearly 28% of warehouses globally will be using commercial robots by 2025, compared with around 3% in 2018” 1. Seasonal hiring peaks were always a reality, but the emphasis on getting your gifts shipped out before Christmas has meant hiring has become very competitive.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies


Manufacturing and shipping process have historically focused on producing a product, sending it to the store, and having a consumer purchase the product. As a result, an existing manufacturer must be willing to take many steps to merge with the potential offerings of other businesses, such as those in the aftermarket service parts supply chain , to effectively retain and gain new customers. The Aftermarket Parts Supply Chain Will Grow Reliant on E-Commerce.

How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From the movement of trucks to managing a good economic supply chain, GST affected logistics in a great way. From including transportation, warehousing, pool distribution, packaging solutions, inventory management, management consulting, logistics optimization and last-mile delivery the logistics sector complemented advanced supply chain facilities. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019


The business value-add of blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176B by 2025, then exceed $3.1T Supply chains are the foundation of every manufacturing business, capable of making use of blockchain’s distributed ledger structure and block-based approach to aggregating value-exchange transactions to improve supply chain efficiency first. provide valuable insights into how blockchain can improve supply chains and manufacturing.