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. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster.

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.” ” It’s this latter use of the term that has gained notoriety in manufacturing circles as a workplace philosophy that has worked wonders for organizations in their ability to achieve more favorable outcomes on an ongoing basis. As it’s so often said, a failure to plan is a plan to fail. Back to top ?.

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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. Tom wanted help to take his S&OP processes to a new level, but his boss was dismissive. Progress stalled, and Tom questioned what to do. How do I show value? 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. Here I want to answer a question that I got this week in this blog post. It is one that is often asked: “S&OP How Do I Get Started?” ” S&OP: How Do I Get Started?

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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. Most of the concepts were new to the team; and while the group had discussed many of the ideas at a high level, they had not been able to take the conceptual ideas into implementation.

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. Good planning requires a clear focus on inputs, data model fit to the business requirements, and outcomes. Process integration with finance to evaluate mix, cost, and volume to determine the most profitable plan.

A Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving

EcoVadis

These special finds are then meticulously wrapped, only to be torn open a matter of hours later. We think even less about where our gifts came from or how they were made. . Yet, with climate change and plastic waste at the fore of our collective conscience, it’s getting harder to ignore. Not only that, but it takes five litres of fresh water to make one standard sheet. Companies are also focusing on new ways to manage plastic manufacturing more responsibly.

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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. Meanwhile, in my travels, supply chain discussions are moving to main street. Supply chain is making headline news as companies struggle to redefine supply chain flows with the increased friction for border crossings. What to Do?

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. However, the term “waste” in the supply chain is also used to identify other wasteful factors, including extraneous worker time, packaging waste, and storage waste.

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

Preview In his 2019 Foresight article, Niels van Hove examined eight technological hurdles that must be overcome to enable autonomous or ‘lights out’ supply-chain planning. He reasoned that to support such planning we need to implement a third wave of integrated supply-chain planning software. In this article, Niels argues that these technological advances can lead to either (a) planning-process and decision automation or (b) planning and decision augmentation.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

According to research from McKinsey & Company , the supply chain dimension has the lowest level of digitization (43%) compared to other dimensions, including products and services, marketing and distribution channels, business processes, and new entrants at the ecosystem level.

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

Freightera

at transmetrics.eu: “The Physical Internet is a vision of how physical objects might be moved via a set of processes, procedures, systems and mechanisms from an origin point to a desired destination in a manner analogous to how the Internet moves packets of information from a host computer to another host computer.”. EB: What are the advantages to society and consumers? Now planning for complete Physical Internet system by 2030.

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. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. The tips below cover everything from unified supply chains to automated collaboration integration and beyond.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Apple’s new carbon-neutral pledge is likely to reverberate across electronics supply chains. The company says its mostly overseas supply chain will be part of an effort to slash its world-wide carbon footprint, the WSJ’s Sarah E. Needleman reports, in a plan aimed at having every Apple device by 2030 to be produced with no net release of carbon into the atmosphere. Write to him at paul.page.

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. Arzu Tekir ( @Arzu_Tekir ), Co-founder and Head of Strategy & Business Development at URBANARBA, notes, “This growth brings the need for constructing new buildings, roads and transportation systems. “As cities rapidly adapt to changes,” Tekir notes, “the issue of financing emerges.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Most of the pieces necessary to make cities smart are now available. Other cities are struggling to find the funds necessary to implement smart city solutions. Cities want to become smarter about how to use their resources and improve the lives of people. The other five systems are: business; transport; communication; water; and energy. People are concerned how that data will be used. … And in July, over 225 mayors agreed to a U.S.

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