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. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Source: EBN.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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. Source: Arkieva.

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

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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%

How Will Smart Cities be Financed?

Enterra Insights

As a result, ensuring cities use essential resources as efficiently and effectively as possible needs to become a high priority. “[1] The best way to ensure cities use resources wisely is through smart city initiatives; however, as the global urbanization trend heats up, so does the debate about how to fund smart city initiatives. “As cities rapidly adapt to changes,” Tekir notes, “the issue of financing emerges.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

Is it time to start to plan the new year? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. If this is you, we would like to offer to help.

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?