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Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.

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The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030. Admittedly, 2030 is a few years out. Technology, digitization and automation are dramatically changing the supply chain. What does this mean for the supply chain?

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. He outlined eight emerging technologies that are most likely to drive dramatic changes across the CPG supply chain. Leverage new consumer and demand insights to rethink your supply chain.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

As an example, look no further than Microsoft’s announcement to be carbon negative by 2030 and their commitment of $1 billion towards a climate innovation fund. While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply Chain Optimization? Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. It goes beyond just maximizing the overall supply chain performance in terms of material delivery excellence. What does supply chain optimization involve? to our manufacturing floors.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug

Kinaxis

LogiPharma 2019 featured a strong lineup of speakers and life sciences supply chain industry experts who delivered valuable and relevant content, spurring attendees to participate with passion while host (and former Premiership Rugby match official) David Kurk injected a good dose of energy and humor to keep things moving. Which brings me to my first observation of LogiPharma 2019: the people running life sciences supply chains care deeply about their patients.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Self-Service Logistics.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology! In our ongoing technology series, we have concentrated on the Informational and analytical innovation applications which are reshaping supply chain technology as we know it. Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing. It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. Robotics in the Supply Chain.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. The technologies that we are familiar with today, whether they are already in use in our companies, aspirational capabilities or part of some far reaching strategy, provide the platform for the Supply Chain of the future.

Future-proofing Supply Chain with Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

AI in Supply Chain. When faced with a pandemic like COVID-19, establishing a good understanding of the impact on supply chains and contingency plans can help manufacturing companies deal with uncertainties in the right way. The COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in severely affecting thousands of supply chains globally, the economic impact of which will linger for months to come. Benefits of AI-Powered Supply Chains.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg).

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. 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. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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Future-proofing Supply Chain with the Power of Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

AI in Supply Chain. When faced with a pandemic like COVID-19, establishing a good understanding of the impact on supply chains and contingency plans can help manufacturing companies deal with uncertainties in the right way. The COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in severely affecting thousands of supply chains globally, the economic impact of which will linger for months to come. Benefits of AI-Powered Supply Chains.

Future-proofing Supply Chain with the Power of Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

AI in Supply Chain. When faced with a pandemic like COVID-19, establishing a good understanding of the impact on supply chains and contingency plans can help manufacturing companies deal with uncertainties in the right way. The COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in severely affecting thousands of supply chains globally, the economic impact of which will linger for months to come. Benefits of AI-Powered Supply Chains.

Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

With that, the industry is facing a number of challenges ahead, including a shift toward electric cars, tech embracement, plant closures—and now recovery from the coronavirus outbreak for automakers with supply chains reliant on Chinese production. The PwC predicts that more than 55% of all new car sales could be fully electrified by 2030, and over 95% of new car sales will be partially electrified. by Amy Wunderlin.

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. As we approach the final lap on the course towards autonomous cars, automotive manufacturers have already started to change their sale tactics. 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. Meanwhile, in my travels, supply chain discussions are moving to main street. CNN political pundit panels debate supply chain while the impacts proliferate in our personal lives. Shortening Supply Chains.

Importance of Technology on India’s Supply Chain Management

20Cube Logistics

Around 14 percent of GDP spent on logistics sector annually in India as compared to only around 5 percent of GDP in the developed countries logistics sector. According to an ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) study, the logistics sector in India is poised to grow at 16 percent YoY CAGR. Source: World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2018 ). There are data at all points of a supply chain and a massive amount of data created every time.

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. As I presented on Supply Chain 2030, I shared the research on balance sheet performance, and provided the insights on why I believe 90% of organizations failed in the delivery of supply chain excellence at the balance sheet level. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights.

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Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes. In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Yet LSPs are facing a number of key challenges in keeping the supply chain moving via our increasingly congested roads.

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 believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. What will this do to your supply chain? 2) Supply Visibility.

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. 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.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

BlueYonder

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

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. Identifying Waste in Your Supply Chain. Supply chain waste has many consequences.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Operating Networks: The building of supply chain applications using many-to-many architectures to connect multiple parties to multiple trading partners to improve multi-tier supply chain visibility, planning and execution to improve relationships in extended value chains. . Yet, the supply chain organization cannot see. Each sees supply chain as a function within a functional enterprise.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. At the session, together through education, sharing case studies, and reviewing research, we will explore the opportunities to build a Network of Networks to improve B2B supply chain connectivity. The SAP acquisition of Ariba slowed innovation and the purchase, and then the failed promise of investment in Crossgate was disappointing to SAP supply chain business users.

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Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?

AFFLINK

The Data Says “Yes” As Industries Plan Using Far More Robots In Supply Chain. Yesterday’s science fiction is becoming far closer to reality as industries along the supply chain are dramatically increasing their use of robots to perform a wide range of jobs. paints a future where “humans have been entirely removed from the logistics business, which is now coordinated by machines and software.” Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019

Transplace

To try to get us into the spirit of spring, this week’s TIP List includes a plethora of bright trends impacting the future of transportation such as the impact of technology on the supply chain and the current state of the economy. How AI is Bringing the Supply Chain to New Frontiers : AI has the power to transform the way business is done, and could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to PwC.

Will the pandemic accelerate automation in supply chains? Part 1: Labour shortages in a time of high demand

EFT

It’s a world of extremes for managers in supply chains. Consumers desperate to get orders delivered to their homes but supply frequently constrained. We sat down with experts from a variety of high-tech robotics companies to understand the dynamics at play and how the pandemic is playing into the long-term trajectory of supply chains. However, it's not just in the retail space, as manufacturers further upstream are putting automation on a higher level as well.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

BlueYonder

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

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? Funny enough, that is the same advice I get from supply chain and logistics executives who are already making progress on a digital transformation journey.