Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster.

How to Build a Brigade of Supply Chain Talent


Many schools have built strong, reputable programs to fill the open positions. While a new tech-savvy generation enters the workforce, many lack the hands-on practical experience to hit the ground running.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Agenda 2030: Agile and Networked. Contrary to expectations, the deceleration of growth in China, the geopolitical crisis in the Middle East and the financial plight of countries that export crude oil have all had an impact on the export-driven German industry. The new normal is forcing our companies to keep their business activities closely in step with the markets. You can look forward to: New ideas and best-practice sharing. 51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

I know that early detection is the key to wellness. While most consultants and technologists want to sell technology, and are eager to slap in a new piece of software, my caution is to slow down and better understand root issues before having a technology discussion.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions. So, to find the new sequel, I also interviewed new technology entrants. The question central to the research?

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For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

How so? No one wants their story told, yet they want to know stories of other companies. How do I share the experiences while preserving anonymity? In short, the term refers to the quintessential guy. On the first call, he introduced me to his new boss, Jim.

Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology


The keynote address at the always enlightening Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was given by Lora Cecere, and she used it to focus on the problem of growing supply chain planning complexity and how to fix it. They don’t allow us to really get the data.”.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post. I make it a point to always answer each question–either in writing or by phone. From time-to-time, I share the questions and answers in a blog post.

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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability .

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

Supply Chain Shaman

However, I had little time to be tired. As we talked the adrenaline started to pump. I asked for a black marker to draw on the board in the room and replied, “If only it was that easy!” ” I then turned and went to the whiteboard to draw this diagram.

Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. We want everyone around the globe to use our research freely and openly. To help the supply chain leader, we set up the conference to maximize networking.

The Self-Correcting Supply Chain


Compared to conventional mathematical models (left), self-correcting models (right) are logical, so they can be created, edited, and understood by domain experts. It shows just how much manual effort is currently going into fixing bad data. But it is a hard problem to solve.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability.

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A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

As the story unfolds, a family with many dramatic ups and downs always return to the Blackfoot River to fish. The last scene shows an old man sitting on the Montana river where he used to fish with his family many years ago. So What Does This Mean to You?

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a long week talking to clients about integrated planning. With the tough travel, walking around the art exhibits listening to the moderator on my headset was a real treat. To use the Barnes example, in this blog post, let’s focus on simplicity. Supply Chain 2030.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward. So, while I may have hated it, I made it through accounting, finance and statistics, and it prepared me to enter Corporate America. They shaped how I thought about business.

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

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities? How do we get ready for this journey? What a difference a year makes.

Sustainability and the Reverse Supply Chain: The Green Eileen Story


She had a desire to make Green Eileen sustainable in the near future and she was looking for ways to do so. Thus she formed a program of bringing back clothes where she started with Eileen Fisher’s employees and slowly expanded to the customers of the company.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors


In reality, all this emerging tech, whether it’s turning your world upside down or not, is having a very real impact on how businesses manage their supply chains. That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. Sorry to break the news. Five Barriers to Driving a Digital, Outside-in Transformation. Funds are hard to obtain.

Companies Commit to Save Food Waste through Better Labels

Material Handling & Logistics

Confusion on the part of consumers as to when food will expire has ended up costing families $29 billion annually in the United States.Terms such as “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” are causing the confusion. has agreed to standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020.

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


From talks of an autonomous supply chain, a robotic takeover, drone deliveries in 30 minutes or less; the future of supply chain management presents businesses with the opportunity to transform their processes into a competitive advantage.

Trends 2019: Let the Prediction Season Begin

Enterra Insights

Humans long to have a glimpse of the future. ” Every year fearless analysts peer into their crystal balls in an attempt to provide us a peek into the future in hopes we can better plan for what lies ahead. Prognosticators often look to emerging or ongoing megatrends to help them refine their predictions. To begin this year’s prediction season, I’ll discuss a number of those megatrends. Megatrends predicted to change the world.

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Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture. In part 1 of the series, we’re going to take a deeper dive into how having a flexible technology platform can help optimize workforce productivity. to fill existing and emerging jobs is likely to grow.

EcoVadis Scientific Committee Reviews Sustainability Milestones, Outlooks and Challenges


The committee, which serves as the strategic review, the third party and outermost layer of our Governance Model, holds annual meetings to guide the company and ensure that our assessment is as relevant and reliable as possible.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic


Your manufacturing facilities need to dispose of the end-products of the manufacturing process – plastic scrap, offcuts, and the like. In some cases, your consumers must be instructed as to how to safely dispose of their device. How can US manufacturers cope?

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?


Unilever has officially achieved zero waste , and now it wants to help other companies follow suit. Zero waste is primarily known as a sustainable supply chain management technique that describes when there is absolutely no extraneous material produced that must be sent to a landfill.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. Logistics providers need to start considering how B2B buyers think about their wants and needs.

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains


Cars will need to be turned into essentially mobile data centers meaning that the competition for the future of autonomous cars isn’t only among car manufactures. Where manufacturers used to talk about horsepower, they’ve now started talking about processing power. .

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. The tips below cover everything from unified supply chains to automated collaboration integration and beyond.

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Set to Disrupt Supply Chains in 2017 and Beyond


What supply chain technology trends are set to revolutionize your supply chain in 2017 and beyond? Everyone wants to communicate better and more productively, with the customer. Read Also: How to Perform a Supply Chain Management Assessment for 2017. Going to the Cloud.

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible


More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains. .

Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting


The committee, which serves as the strategic review, the third party and outermost layer of our Governance Model, holds its meetings to guide the company and ensure that our assessment is as relevant and reliable as possible.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


Provenance has partnered with the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis Agency (Growth Analysis) , to explore how blockchain technology can help to valorise sustainable practices in the Rare Earth Elements mining sector. The market is set to grow by 8.5%

Human/Machine Collaboration in the Workplace

Enterra Insights

According to tradition, in 1775, Paul Revere rode from Boston to surrounding areas hollering, “The redcoats are coming! ” It was a warning to people that revolution was in the air. Many of today’s headlines scream similar warnings about artificial intelligence (AI) and robots coming to take jobs. ”[2] Humans, however, are remarkably resilient creatures and will undoubtedly learn to adapt to a new work environment.

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