10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

Technologies that Impact Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement. Virtual Procurement Agents.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s , procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work.

Needed: An Analytics Platform to Support the New Face of Procurement Transformation

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As organizations continue to discuss the notion of procurement value transformation, there is a noticeable gap between the stated intentions of organizations to pursue value, and their actions as they pertain to on-going adversarial approaches to supplier relationships. As Gerard Chick and I noted in our recent book “The Procurement Value Proposition” (2015), many organizations see their supply function as a key driver of competitive advantage.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

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Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

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This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. There has been a significant resurgence of the U.S.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

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I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. Not surprisingly, analytics is at the top of the list.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

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From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

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In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come. Logistics Service Providers Will Increase Mobile App Adoption.

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Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

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In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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Analytics Powering the Next Evolution of the Supply Chain

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Analytics Powering the Next Evolution of the Supply Chain. The chart, pasted below, focuses on how IBM is using analytics to not only optimize the supply chain, but to actually predict how issues in the world will impact operations. Analytics has got huge scope to get integrated in supply chain in terms of analysing spend data. Many analytics firms such as Musigma have already signed on clients for supply chain projects. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog.

Managed Services: The “Stretch Armstrong” of Logistics

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As I look around, I see examples of Stretch Armstrong in the technology and logistics realms. In the logistics realm, managed services is another example. 3PL Outsourcing Supply Chain & Logistics Trends cloud computing logistics managed services Stretch Armstrong

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

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The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group). Descriptive Analytics (What happened?).

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Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

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Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation. Let’s look at the problem of risk management in logistics and how traceability through blockchain reduces those risks.

3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

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Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. In tandem with major trends occurring in manufacturing and logistics throughout the globe, communication and collaboration will take center stage in the 3PL trends between shippers and their partners in 2018. The best way to reduce costs is through the increased use of new technologies in logistics. 3PL Logistics Trends

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

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Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing. Inbound Logistics.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

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I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

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A beautiful woman passed away this morning, my wife’s aunt who we all loved, so I will be brief with my comments about this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Logistics in Transition: U.S. Business Logistics Costs Slow Considerably with 2.6%

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

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Today I want to discuss inbound logistics requirements. Earlier we discussed the fact that the “procure to pay” business transaction cycle includes transportation events such as tendering, pick up, in transit, dock scheduling and deliver along with full track and trace. SMMT/Ltd Flickr.

Digital procurement in real-time: Successful Industrial Track & Trace showcase at Hannover Messe

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Drivers of digital transformation, hands-on High speed machine-to-machine communication via 5G, predictive analytics & maintenance, artificial intelligence, digital twins, human-machine interaction, new materials and manufacturing processes, automation and robotics… In short, the range and showcases on display on Industry 4.0 After all, smart factories cannot function without intelligent supply chains and logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

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There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Bloomberg broke the news this week that UPS is reportedly in talks to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

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Supplier driven innovation was also a major theme at the Procurement Leaders meeting in Miami this spring. These small companies are focusing on specific business issues, and attacking them using small teams of analytical experts, and piloting and re-piloting new projects with clients.

Best Practice: Creating a Governance Mechanism for Analytical Learning in Organizations

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I recently interviewed a large semiconductor company that developed a cross-enterprise initiative to drive analytical learning across its entire supply chain. There are systems directors in both the procurement and logistics/planning teams. An important governance mechanism that drives analytical process is the Supply Chain Director’s Council, whose mandate is to focus on the availability and ability of the supply chain to deliver parts and core finished goods to customers.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

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I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets. Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

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51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

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51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics. en/all-events/51st-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. e-Solutions and business analytics: leveraging digitalisation. Benefit from the 51 st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics and learn how to turn exclusive insights into successful actions. Europe’s biggest congress for procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals awaits you. Date: 9 – 11 November 2016. Venue: InterContinental Berlin, Germany.

Job opening: International Category Manager – Logistics at Rockwool

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International Category Manager – Logistics. Can you deliver added value and cost savings from a supply chain, optimise and develop procurement processes, manage a wide range of suppliers internationally and identify new supply sources?

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

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Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Any solution to the problem of fraud in logistics must find a way to tackle all of these issues at once. Take Action Against Fraud in Logistics by Learning More About Blockchain.

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

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2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price. However, only time will tell if Trump keeps or abandons his promises to hold the shipping and logistics industry accountable for outsourcing and reshoring efforts.

Using RFID Two Bin Kanban at the University of Chicago Medical Center: Healthcare Analytics Innovation!

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Jon came from a background in distribution, procurement, and logistics at Delphi and Honda, and knew that this was a perfect approach for building a lean supply system. Forecasting Global Distribution Healthcare Supply Management Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

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Most shippers have existing vendor compliance programs in place within their vendor inbound logistics guide. Unfortunately, the traditional logistics of sending out paper guides and even keeping updated online versions has grown complex and difficult to control. Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Inbound Freight Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

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Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

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According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. He explains, “Sun Tzu said, ‘The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.’ With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover.”[2]. Emerging Logistics Technologies and Trend.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

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My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN).