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.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up from 06/26/20-07/02/20

All Things Supply Chain

senators want review of drug supply chain Republican and Democratic U.S. senators have called for a government analysis of foreign influence in the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up coronavirus shipping supply chain news supply chain sustainability weekly wrap-upAfter pandemic, U.S.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Lab work testing follows vital sign analysis. Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One.

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.

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?

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, the supply chain tends to forget how augmented reality will naturally transform the entire supply chain, and supply chain artificial intelligence is one of the key driving forces behind supply chain augmented reality.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

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.

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.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Supply Chain Disruptions Through Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Logility

Supply chain disruptions, like the one we are currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic will continue to happen. Although I am sure I missed a few, the point is our global, complex, fast-paced supply chains can be disrupted in hundreds of ways and I for one don’t see that changing anytime soon. Surviving major supply chain disruptions requires capabilities that are only available through advanced supply chain planning and optimization platforms.

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 future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

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.

5 Signs You Need a Professional Supply Chain Analysis

AFFLINK

If your supply chain is struggling to meet its goals or seems to be continually leaking money, your company could be due for a supply chain analysis. While some businesses are reluctant to invest financially in an analysis, refusing to have one performed could cost them far more down the road. Keep reading to find out five urgent scenarios wherein supply chains require some extra assistance to get back on their feet.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Using Shipping Data for Peak Season Preparedness Relies on Actionability

Intelligent Audit

Shippers should expect a surge in shipping volumes and tight capacity due to a historic rise in e-commerce transactions. These factors are driving shipping costs higher and shippers need to prepare. According to Supply Chain Dive , shipping “prices have fluctuated wildly.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. And as supply chains continue to grow, diversify and become increasingly global, total insight, oversight and foresight will become increasingly critical. Access to data in single system eliminates data gathering and streamlines analysis.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. Although the NFL is one of the more glamorous businesses in society, the competitive climate probably hits a bit closer to home for many supply chain managers than they would like to let on. This is no different for the supply chain management field. In order to get the ball rolling in the right direction in a supply chain management project, leaders must go all-in on the implementation phase.

The Sensing + Intelligent + Social Supply Chain: How can you achieve it?

Kinaxis

by Trevor Miles The Result is Faster and More Effective End-to-End Supply Chain Management. In my first two blogs on this topic, I explained how supply chain management is a collective activity. With growing globalization and complexity, it is becoming more important than ever that your supply chain has all of these aspects. But today’s environment of modular, functional supply chain planning is failing to provide that view.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. The post Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. Ultimately, the IoT Supply Chain will enable greater accuracy and identification of potential issues throughout supply chain processes. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes. The supply chain will adore the IoT.

The importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain network

Kinaxis

In supply chain networks, materials flow from suppliers through to end customers. Supply chain executives measure the effectiveness of that flow using the on-time delivery (OTD) metric. It’s a common supply chain measurement, focused on ensuring delivery to the end customer is fast and efficient from the time the customer puts his or her order in place. All these processes require the product travel in reverse through your supply chain network.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. The masses, however, do not realize that the problem does not rest with the poor sweet customer service agent fielding the call, it resides in the complex supply chain. When approaching healthcare supply chain problems, there’s only one place to start – a current state map. Below we address a few simple steps that walk you through mapping your healthcare supply chain.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. Ensuring receipt of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other regulatory compliance documentation has made digitization a requirement for customer service, audit management, and compliance.

Design for a Green Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Jonathan Lofton Design for the Supply Chain Pt. I was waylaid, but let’s get right into the next principle in the “10 Principles of Good Design” as applied to green supply chain and green supply chain management ( Design for the Supply Chain ). This really requires end-to-end thinking about the supply chain and close collaboration between the partners in that chain. Design for the Supply Chain Pt 2: Innovative.

All I want for Christmas is supply chain flexibility

Kinaxis

But for retailers, it’s a lot more complicated – they can’t just ask their customers to write letters to Santa; rather, they need a flexible supply chain to meet customer needs. When it comes to delivering on your Christmas promises to customers, it’s not just which supply chain management software you use that matters. These seasonal surges in demand make supply chain management that much more difficult. Real-time supply chain responsiveness.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Supply chain leaders must be ready to implement big data and leverage it to improve their companies without any delay or inhibition This may sound impossible and frightening, but they must only understand how big always goes back to these two, simple principles of measurement, review, and action.

3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. When it comes to flatbed shipping, each industry faces unique challenges in seasonality, regulation, competition, and scalability.

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain. This sets the supply chain pace.

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How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

According to a July 2014 supply chain research study from Accenture focused on Big Data and supply chain risk management, most organizations have high hopes for using big data analytics in their supply chain but many have had challenges in deploying it. Let’s explore some of the technology changes that organizations should consider as they align their corporate goals and objectives to utilize big data to improve their end-to-end supply chain visibility.