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Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. Important Digital Procurement Trends. Subscribe Here!

Freight Procurement Tips with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

WHAT ROLE CAN PROCUREMENT PLAY ON FREIGHT EXPENDITURE? Let us listen to our favorite purchasing and procurement consultant, Trent Morris, as he gives tips on freight procurement. Watch the video below: Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Procurement Tips. Supply Chain Secrets: What is Procurement vs. Purchasing?

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Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The reasons behind this were well chronicled in a recent Wall Street Journal article. The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. The effects of these delays are being felt by many companies including McDonalds, Kellogg, Kraft-Heinz, and PepsiCo, as the article cites. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

RPA as it is also referred to, has the capability to transform supply chain management. For an industry that increasingly requires higher logistics pipeline velocity without sacrificing accuracy and at lower costs, RPA is a natural choice for high performing supply chain organisations.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. The answer – supply chain integration. Collaboration amongst partners is essential to address challenges, ranging from demand-supply volatility to fulfilling orders on time. Article September 2020

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published and provided by [link]. The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain. If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com. “A Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” ~ General George S. Supply chains are everywhere.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. So is Supply Chain Management on death’s door?

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

Aerospace supply chains stalled in March when Covid-19 saw airlines ground most of the world’s passenger aircraft. The supply chain was working hard, investing in capability and capacity to allow an increase in the number of aircraft being produced.

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Procurement? What is Supply Chain Management? To someone who is starting out their career, or who is new to the field of Supply Chain, it is understandable that there may be confusion as to the definition of SCM. But the reality is that there are many expert individuals and organizations who define Supply Chain differently. Watch our video to learn more about how people define Supply Chain Management! Subscribe Here!

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Change is inevitable in modern supply chain management, and risk management is essential to success. Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact.

Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles! A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Check out another of our “Featuring” articles.

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It’s Time to Welcome The Supply Chain CEO!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator? Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that Supply Chain Management has emerged from its status a back-office function to become a major strategic differentiator for business. This great article provided some great perspective on the topic. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. made that prediction in 2008 (see the Barron’s article What $300-a-Barrel Oil Will Mean for You ). Three years later, he stayed with his $300-a-barrel prediction, but shifted the timeframe to 2020 (see the CBS News article, Another $300 Oil Prediction — and Why This One Matters ).

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[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. This is quite the appropriate quote from Supply Chain thought leader, Steve Banker, the Service Director, Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company.

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10 Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) And all of these technologies have applicability for the Supply Chain in every business and in every industry around the world. The Digital Supply Chain vision is within our line of sight. But most companies are still working with the same, manual, non-automated Supply Chains that they have had for at least the last decade. No Supply Chain Strategy. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t. Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. ”[1] How important is supply chain management?

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Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Kevin McGowan A recent article in Fleetowner shed some light on the human aspects of supply chain management. Professor of Supply Chain Procurement at Rutgers University), the article discusses some key traits held by the best supply chain managers. But the article alludes to something more: the collaborative human efforts in the supply chain, especially in difficult times.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. In short, the supply chain is no longer linear, but circular.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Supply chain leaders and heroes will face the year with uncertainty and opportunity. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost.

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. The technologies that we are familiar with today, whether they are already in use in our companies, aspirational capabilities or part of some far reaching strategy, provide the platform for the Supply Chain of the future.

Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

Techgistics

Since about 2012 there’s been a massive influx of VC funding that has been poured into startups to revolutionise logistics and supply chains. Supply chains are going to change dramatically over the next few decades and that change is going to be accelerated by the convergence of new technology and evolving consumer behaviour which is going to require unprecedented levels of agility and flexibility in supply chains. Supply Chains got Very Good.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. I rapidly came to the conclusion that these articles were excellent at the helicopter view of the challenges, however seemed unable to apply categorisation to the challenges. Or are you perhaps focused on the supply of marketing branded goods?

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be. Everyone involved in these Supply Chains is abiding by the social distancing and protective mandates we all are adhering to.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article created and permission to publish here provided by Jenis Sheth at [link]. The concept of the “control tower” is increasingly becoming widespread in Supply Chain Management, and Control Tower technologies are a popular topic right within the supply chain community. A supply chain control tower system is an attempt to make the outside supply chain environment visible to the enterprise, with “end-to-end” visibility being the Holy Grail.

16 Questions that Keep Supply Chain Managers Up at Night! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain! Questions that keep Supply Chain Managers up at night article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. With so many things currently happening on the container shipping front, we bet supply chain and logistics managers are having a hard time focusing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supplier Diversity in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supplier Diversity in Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. A more diverse world has taken shape, and the transportation and supply chain industry is no stranger to this shift.

Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Mike Mortson was recently interviewed by Oracle as a part of their Global Supply Chain Influencer program. This article was posted on Oracle’s Supply Chain Management blog. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0)

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . We’ve just introduced a new Job Board here at Supply Chain Game Changer! Given that Supply Chain is such a preeminent part of the employment landscape in every country, in every industry, and in every aspect of the global economy, we concluded that it was most appropriate to help our Supply Chain colleagues in every way possible. Consider what constitutes Supply Chain.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

Through its extensive span of activities, the supply chain sector offers wide-ranging possibilities for employment and career progression. The role of supply chain workers, simply put, is to contribute to or manage the process of producing the right amount of the right goods and getting them to the end-customer at the right time, ensuring customer satisfaction while being profitable. This adds up to considerable potential for varied and satisfying supply chain careers.

How to Become a Supply Chain Jedi

BluJay Solutions

In a recent article in Industrial Distribution I drew some parallels between the logistics realm and Star Wars – and explained how supply chain managers are the true Jedi of the supply chain galaxy. If companies are not careful they can succumb to the dark force of not being prepared to manage each step of the way – from procurement to manufacturing to distribution. Increase Visibility across the Supply Chain.