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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.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall. More and more enterprises will be focusing on processes like ethical sourcing, reverse logistics, and using green materials in response to public demands. Microsoft also announced they plan to be carbon-negative by 2030. .

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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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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. Phillips, SVP of Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market for PepsiCo shared during his keynote presentation at the Gartner Executive Supply Chain Conference, this digital revolution presents enormous challenges and opportunities across the end-to-end consumer value chain.

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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. Source ID. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing. Source ID. Source ID.

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? Logistics and delivery coordination.

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? Logistics and delivery coordination.

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

Despite the persistance of some strong fundamentals , 2020 may signal the true turning point in the shift to renewable sources for energy companies. The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain. ” Other sources agree.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. 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. This is also true of many of the organizations within supply chain. Supply Chain 2030.

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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.

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.

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 ). Visibility and connectivity are the backbones for a dynamic supply chain.

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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. CNN political pundit panels debate supply chain while the impacts proliferate in our personal lives. Shortening Supply Chains.

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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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. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. I strongly believe that leaders must build their supply chains with new building blocks. 2) Supply Visibility.

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.

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). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ).

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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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.

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). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ).

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

BlueYonder

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.

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.

Supply chain sustainability focus: Gustaf Asp, Managing Director, Treadler on circular economies

EFT

That idea – to open up H&M’s global supply chain expertise as a business-to-business service and allow partners to work across product development sourcing, production and logistics in a sustainable manner. Why should operators in the supply chain care and what business benefits does a focus on sustainability bring? Where can supply chain and logistics leaders make the biggest impact on sustainability?

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

BlueYonder

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.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Therefore, most buyers are attempting to safeguard raw material supplies by investing in sustainability, primarily through independent certification schemes. The global middle class is growing even more rapidly: KPMG has calculated that by 2030 there will be three billion more middle-class consumers than in 2010. In other words, the demand for coffee, tea and cocoa is growing tremendously while the supply is declining.

The need to know

EFT

XPO Logistics plans to spin off warehousing business. XPO Logistics Inc said on Wednesday it plans to spin off its warehousing and logistics business into a separate publicly traded company. Chinese air freight firm Apex up for sale after coronavirus boost: sources.

The need to know

EFT

Apple to remove Carbon from supply chain, products by 2030. Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) said on Tuesday it plans to remove carbon emissions from its entire business, including its products and sprawling supply chain, over the next decade. Supply Chain Dive].

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. Today’s transportation professionals need more than just an understanding of logistics operations.

The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: sources v. Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

Industry 4.0 in the Aftermath of Coronavirus

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak demonstrates how interconnected the world has become and how fragile global supply chains can be. A report published by PwC states, “As the crisis evolves, complexities and vulnerabilities in global supply chains, which extend beyond China’s central role in manufacturing and goods trade, are coming to the fore. PwC has estimated that AI has the potential to contribute about $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Blockchain and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Enterra Insights

” Many analysts are touting blockchain because it holds the potential to solve many challenges currently found in supply chains associated with things like fraud, visibility, and sourcing. Benefits of blockchain technology in the supply chain. However, despite some drawbacks, it does hold the potential to address many challenges currently faced by supply chain practitioners. Supply Chain Liquidity.

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. Logistics Management).