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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. 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. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I did not understand warehousing and transportation until reassignment to a logistics role in 1985. The metrics reward functional thinking. The focus of APICS is manufacturing, CSCMP’s foundation is in logistics, and ISM serves the procurement organization. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Self-Service Logistics.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

The majority of manufacturing and retail companies want better performing supply chains. In the building of global supply chains, in the last decade, across value networks, outsourcing to third-party logistics, and contract manufacturing accelerated. As shown in Table 2, the contract manufacturing industry is a weak model, and a risk for the hi-tech value chain. A Critical Review of the Contract Manufacturing Model. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Build systems to track inbound logistics and use telematics to better predict and sense estimated time for arrival. Include the supplier’s warehouse and manufacturing locations. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric.