Key takeaways from our CogX panel on how to shape the circular economy for 2030

Provenance

What can we do to eliminate waste from product production? How can we build resilience into our current supply chains? And what sort of collaboration and data systems do we need to start turning businesses into a more circular model?

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.

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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.

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

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Supply Chain Strategy. How about your suppliers?

Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology

ToolsGroup

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. Supply Chain Planning

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.

How to Build a Brigade of Supply Chain Talent

Logility

Supply chain is a dynamic field that demands top talent across a wide breadth of disciplines. Currently, for every three candidates found, eight jobs go unfulfilled, (see Supply & Demand Chain Executive , Training or Development ).

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

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.”

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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. International supply chains: reshaping cooperation. Global supply chains: mitigating risks.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

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.”

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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 will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. From time-to-time, I share the questions and answers in a blog post.

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Sustainability and the Reverse Supply Chain: The Green Eileen Story

Arkieva

At the recently concluded Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I heard a talk from Cheryl Campbell and Kevin Cooke from the Eileen Fisher Company. She had a desire to make Green Eileen sustainable in the near future and she was looking for ways to do so.

The Anatomy of the Kaizen Method and How to Apply It in Your Workplace

USC Consulting Group

” No matter how you say it, they all mean the same thing: “improvement,” or as it’s said in Japanese: “Kaizen.” “Businesses use Kaizen to ward off the tendency to “coast” when organizations find their stride.”

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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. Shortening Supply Chains.

How to Measure Sustainability in the Juice Value Chain

EcoVadis

In recognition of the growing social significance of sustainability and their commitment to responsible action, Eckes-Granini developed a Group-wide sustainability strategy in 2013 and embedded it in their Corporate Strategy Agenda 2020.” The strategy includes ambitious targets designed to improve sustainability within the supply chain and manufacturing and to strengthen Eckes-Granini’s position as the leading supplier of fruit juices and beverages in Europe.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

However, I had little time to be tired. The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” As we talked the adrenaline started to pump. Cost-to-Serve.

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. Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. Supply Chain 2030.

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.

For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

I help business leaders transform supply chains. 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.

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? Here are 7 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2017. Everyone wants to communicate better and more productively, with the customer.

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. Each supply chain is unique.

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. Clarity on Supply Chain Strategy.

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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries. Just 7% say they’re not likely to adopt predictive analytics, a decrease from 11% in 2017.

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.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

AFFLINK

In today’s regulated supply chain, the end of a product lifecycle is just as important as the beginning. Your manufacturing facilities need to dispose of the end-products of the manufacturing process – plastic scrap, offcuts, and the like. How can US manufacturers cope?

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.

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. This week we will be hosting our fourth Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

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.

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. .

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Freightera

Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. EB: What are the advantages to society and consumers?

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

The question is how to go about that. Recognizing their customers’ priorities — not to mention their own personal desires to be better stewards of the world’s natural resources — business owners are going to greater lengths to reduce their carbon footprint.

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.

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. to fill existing and emerging jobs is likely to grow.

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.

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.

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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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.