Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The design of buffer strategies–capacity, inventory, and supplier relationships–to absorb demand and supply variability. At the conference we will be challenging supply chain leaders to focus on Supply Chain 2030 through a programmatic focus on five themes: Supply Chains to Admire.

Khalifa Port 2014 container volumes grow by a quarter

Logistics Middle East

Abu Dhabi has said its long-term goal is to increase Khalifa Port''s container terminal''s annual capacity to 15 million TEUs by 2030

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Historically, when trucking capacity gets tight, which is the case today, demand for intermodal goes up. The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

The best of Quintiq World Tour London: Chickens, skydiving & business planning


million to 10 million by 2030! Theo Haughton, Head of Strategy and Business Planning, Transport for London Rail & Underground, shared how TfL plans to keep London moving by improving capacity utilization and efficiency, as well as expanding their network.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The answer to the first question is clear when you consider the following sobering statistics about the industry: According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world will need to spend $57 trillion on infrastructure by 2030 just to keep up with GDP growth. The benefits to date include better asset utilization for the hauler, more optimized inventory levels for the plant (along with less labor hours spent on order management), and better capacity utilization for the supplier.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug


Global Fund’s mission is to end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030. One strategy is to stock pile inventory for the UK, but this would be at the expense of other markets because of limited capacity. by Bill DuBois. With LogiPharma 2019 in the books, a big congratulations goes out to all the organizers, speakers, vendors and attendees for a successful event.

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling & Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals


Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.

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.

The Future of Analytics in Integrated Business Planning

Supply Chain Trend

We can easily imagine a prescriptive analytics phase where the optimization model is automatically updated with macro assumptions and constraints like GDP, consumer spend, oil prices and total market capacity. All this wasted capacity will once be used by intelligent systems.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing. For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?


export growth between now and 2030. As carriers grapple with capacity adjustments, exporters can benefit from the surplus space available on export ships to Asia and Europe. Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

People will be connected to those same systems, but in an ever less active and more supervisory capacity. The connected warehouse of 2030 will literally live up the term “connected”. Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure. Driven by globalisation and customers whose power to dictate to suppliers is ever greater, supply chains in every sector and niche are becoming more complex and subject to greater degrees of risk and volatility.

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?


In the framework of the TEN-T program, the European Commission has designated ten international transport links – the “core network corridors” – that are to be fully built up and improved with EU funding through 2030. Control towers will see to the tactical coordination of the flows of goods and capacities in the distribution network: predict and prepare. There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector.