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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Meanwhile, cloud technology enables companies to expand infrastructure without significant investment or use of resources, reports AXIT of Supply Chain 24/7. Since the driver shortage only appears to be growing worse, keeping today’s drivers driving is essential to the success of the supply chain.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

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Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The new normal of shipping is not only growing business to large scale but also optimizing their supply chains.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

Predictive analysis: How it improves supply chain visibility

20Cube Logistics

Predictive analysis, today is part of all major business operations and processes to help forecast trends, events and to find solutions for complexities. With forecasting the future supply chain and logistics events, the companies can be in a competitive position and prevent any monetary loss. According to Forbes, predictive analysis is mandatory in logistics as it relies heavily on accuracy and timeliness to achieve success. Supply chain transparency.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

This creates a major problem for managing e-commerce fulfillment when orders spike and shippers need to understand how data analysis may help. This implies a need to gain greater accountability and efficiency throughout the entire supply chain. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Data Analysis Enhances E-Commerce Forecasts and More Take a moment to consider what goes into managing e-commerce fulfillment. Data E-Commerce Logistics

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. Inventory Management is about having a right balance of expectations from different functions of the supply chain. Inventory Management: There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach. Is it about optimization?

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Pull (Lean principle: Kanban) : Move inventory only when requested by customer. Supply Chain lean inventor

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Supply Chain Forecasting: The ‘IN’ Thing Today in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Today when you think of logistics, you tend to connect it to speed and timeliness, that is to process and ship orders on time with efficiency and provide the right information to customers to make the right decision. What are the popular methods of supply chain forecasting?

Digital Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Supply Chain predictions article and permission to publish here provided by Michael Gaughan at land-link.com. Subscribe Here!

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation

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Behind the scenes, BT Supply Chain has been the backbone of the company’s operations for 30 years, making sure customers get the best experience. The supply chain division fulfills 40,000 individual customer orders every day, making sure that 32,000 engineers get the tools, parts and equipment they need to deliver support and services. In recent years, BT Supply Chain underwent a transformation to provide its services to businesses using the company’s existing network.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Tom, the colorful warehouse manager, constantly heckled Frank for the increasing inventory levels while Ed, the quiet material/logistics manager, constantly questioned if there was a better way. Efficient supply chains may not be the most effective.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with a Network Analysis

CH Robinson Logistics

Supply chains are innately complex. That’s where working with a third party logistics provider (3PL) with knowledgeable supply chain engineers comes into play. With dedicated time and applicable knowledge, supply chain engineers give you the clarity and expertise that can help simplify—and improve—your supply chain. This made it difficult for the company to accurately manage their inventory.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Because a fulfillment stream is lengthy an dynamic and it’s impossible for managers to evaluate every action taken with detailed analysis. Managers there don’t spend time doing analysis every time they try to reduce lead time to prove that this is the correct thing to do in logistics and supply chain management.

Walmart's successful supply chain management

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When you drop by your local Walmart, you are witnessing one of history’s greatest logistical and operational triumphs. According to Supply Chain Digest , this global retail giant operates more than 11,700 stores under 59 company names, with 2.3 million employees in 28 countries around the world while managing an average of $32 billion in inventory. Case studies Insights & Analysis Popular Posts

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

Five months of analysis. This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Figure 1: Supply Chains to Admire Methodology.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

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With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. It’s about learning to transition from long-held inventory systems and processes, having new conversations across logistics and sales, and the shifting role of supply chain planners. Long-tail demand complexity has completely changed how we optimize inventory.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains.

Time Management and Supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is an industry in itself and at present a booming one. It’s a chain of activities, and if one link breaks or gets disturbed, the entire chain is haywire. Know the chain.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. I firmly believe that the rebound of the economy requires strong supply chains, but to make this happen, we need to turn our backs on historic practices and innovate new ways of working. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

The internet of (supply chain) things

Kinaxis

Being a bit of a techie nerd, I’ve been following the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution on the consumer device market for a while, but I honestly haven’t given much thought to how the IoT will impact supply chain. The video was a report out and analysis of a survey that MPI had done on Internet of Things in the supply chain. A logical extension of this is that they also wouldn’t know how IoT could impact the supply chain.

Supply Chain Logistics in 2018: How They Keep the Lights on in Las Vegas

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Connie Benton who discusses the state of supply chain logistics and how they keep the lights on in Las Vegas. That means that the logistics of this city of dreams can be an absolute nightmare. Why is There a Supply Chain into the Mojave Desert? The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. That’s enough to absorb the high supply chain costs and still turn a profit.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Design: Growing Scope, Community, and Collaboration

Talking Logistics

One of my predictions for 2015 was that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise. I moderated a panel discussion titled “Supply Chain Design Perspectives on Today’s Transportation Logistics Challenges” with representatives from Ryder, Wayfair, and LLamasoft (a Talking Logistics sponsor).

How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Talking Logistics

Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success. From the increasing adoption of a chief supply chain officer at major organizations to discussions of legislative changes , the influence of the supply chain on competitive advantage is more recognized than ever. So what does this mean for global companies and supply chain strategy?

5 Big Benefits of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

For the supply chain of a business, there is no room for error even when performing the initial steps, and other fears can further scare away potential users. Fortunately, using a Cloud-based supply chain management systems integrator is much easier and far more advantageous than seems plausible at first. Comparison of a cloud-based Supply Chain Management Solution to Localized Supply Chain Management.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

I propose three strategies that should get us closer to the goal, but require operational commitment of our supply chain and our company culture as a whole. Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. This requires us to push the boundaries of current inventory management practices, or hold lots of inventory network-wide.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. The design of the global supply chain at the start of the pandemic assumed frictionless borders, availability of transportation resources, and supply with few constraints. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new. The new normal pattern appeared in months, and the supply chain adjusted.

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency. The client turned to LeanCor to conduct a supply chain consulting project that developed an optimized logistics network. Total logistics distribution cost model and logistics network analysis.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. All too often supply chain leaders are good at high level vision, but weak at connecting the vision to execution.

4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply chains are innately complex. That’s where working with a third party logistics provider (3PL) with knowledgeable supply chain engineers comes into play. With dedicated time and applicable knowledge, supply chain engineers give you the clarity and expertise that can help simplify—and improve—your supply chain. This made it difficult for the company to accurately manage their inventory.

Supply Chain Risk Management in 2021 and Beyond

Unleashed

What is supply chain risk management? Supply chain risk management is the process of identifying and managing issues within a supply chain. The objective of supply chain risk management is to reduce vulnerability and disruption within supply channels.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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