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

Arkieva

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.

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

EFT

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. .

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. What needs to happen? What to Do?

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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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.

The Self-Correcting Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

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.

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.

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

Kinaxis

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.

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.

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

Arkieva

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.

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.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Digital Transformations in the Manufacturing and Retail Industries.

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

Arkieva

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.

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.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

AFFLINK

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?

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.

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

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.

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

Provenance

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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Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Exodus from the cities leads to jammed roads and packed parks. Dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, it is a welcome three-day weekend. The struggle is what to do? What defines success to fill this gap? Is there a need to retool?