Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

The 21st Century Supply Chain

More challengingly, these supply lines will often have to transport supplies over very rough terrain (such as Afghanistan), minimal escort and protection (these trucks are very lightly armored (if at all) and devoid of all the creature comforts afforded to commercial trucks.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The 21st Century Supply Chain

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

While we all need to thank-you for helping us to remain free and safe within our borders, for the supply chain leader, it is great to see that something good came out of the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Cuba was ranked 152 out of 160 countries with an LPI Score of 2.18, beating only Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, and a handful of other poorly-developed countries. Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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Differentiating through Resilience

The Logistics of Logistics

RiskLogik’s software is being used by the Government of Canada to analyze and plan for critical infrastructure risk events, by the Government of New Brunswick to map supply chain risks, and to support program management in Afghanistan. Differentiating through Resilience. Supply chain risk is one of the top 5 concerns in many boardrooms. We live in a world where control and measurement are increasingly dominant and in which many executives believe that everything is within their control.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Is the US Grounded in the Race to Develop Drone Delivery?

Supply Chain @ MIT

But vehicles can be designed to carry heavier payloads, and this is already being done in Afghanistan. “It’s Amazon’s widely publicized program to develop a drone delivery service might give the impression that the online giant is spurring the technology’s advance in the US. The reality is very different, says Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University.

Who said supply chains are boring?: 6. Winfield Scott: A Native.

Supply Chains Rock

Current resupply of water and fuel continue to pose unique logistical challenges for units deployed in Afghanistan. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

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Afghanistan. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

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Afghanistan. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

The US military successfully tested fully automated, remote controlled helicopters that hauled goods in Afghanistan, for example. Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Impact of Macro Trends on Supply Chains: Digitization of Products

Supply Chain @ MIT

The US military is doing the same thing with its Rapid Equipment Fielding expeditionary lab in Afghanistan that can quickly create or prototype products close to the point of need. Signaling change.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

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Afghanistan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.