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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!

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

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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

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

As you flip through the articles on your iPad, you see it. You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We Many companies have accepted the need for Supply Chain Risk Management because they understand that just such a scenario could occur and if they are ready for it but their competitors are not, they have an opportunity to gain market share.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com.

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.

It’s time to welcome the supply chain CEO

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. 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.

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Steeped in the investment world since 2008, Brian decided very early on to focus on supply chain and operations investment. Supply Chain Next · 013 – Brian Aoaeh, CFA. It was during that process that I honed in on supply chain. Let’s talk about why supply chain, and why now.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. The Seller went forward and manufactured and shipped the two piping units, accompanied by an invoice. Procurement

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. Now’s the Time to Revisit Your Supply Chain’s Design. Five Ways to Improve your Supply Chain’s Resilience. 3) Shorten Your Supply Chain—Source Locally.

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Three big mistakes procurement & supply chain leaders must avoid

EFT

Supply chain leaders need to look at minimising risk through by focusing on cash flow, diversifying production and enacting strong financial discipline to cope with disruption, according to procurement and supply chain service provider GEP. In the immediate term, supply chain costs will increase as manufacturers expedite shipping and pay overtime labour costs to meet customer commitments.

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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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! From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes – Principles for World Class Order Fulfillment! From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! Subscribe Here!

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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.

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. 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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Responsive Supply Chain article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Creating a Responsive Supply Chain in advance of the peak shopping season is a no-brainer. A Responsive Supply Chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more. Subscribe Here!

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™.

Executive Advisor Michael Massetti on Supply Chain’s Image, Workforce Automation, and Supply Chain Challenges

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. Today, we’re bringing your our follow-up to our interview with Supply Chain guru and advisor to Chief Supply Chain Officers Michael Massetti. Michael Massetti is Executive Partner in Supply Chain at Gartner, a leading technology research company.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper

NC State SCRC

The paper is an attempt to create some logic in the fact of the chaotic healthcare supply chain events currently underway. Resilience is often one of the first things to emerge in any debate on how we arrived at the point we are today in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it applies to supply chain management. Supply chain resilience generally means the ability to manage risk and be best positioned to respond and even gain advantage from disruptions (Sheffi, 2007).

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.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

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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Data Science and Supply Chain: It’s a Match!

DynaSys

In this article, we will explore the value that Data Science brings to Supply Chain. What is the role of data science in the supply chain? In today’s supply chain management systems, machine learning algorithms implemented by data scientists are used at every step of the strategic planning process. This includes production planning, procurement planning, and goes all the way up to demand planning.

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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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Inventory Turnover Mystery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! As I settled into the job and started learning, and studying, the various Supply Chain metrics I was surprised when I looked at the Inventory Turnover performance of the company. This was another case for the Supply Chain Detective™. Every site had to receive goods, store them, control them, process them, package them, and ship them. Subscribe Here!

How Supply Chain Can Make or Break a High Growth Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam White at argentus.com. A while ago, we blogged about how more Startups are looking to Supply Chain Management to boost their productivity as they scale. But trust us, if you don’t have Supply Chain experience, you can’t. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

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.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain! Supply chain improvements over the last 15 years have been incremental at best. The advances we are making in the supply chain powered by Augmented Reality (AR) are going to be wildly disruptive. The supply chain community that leans into AR and gets it right will come out the clear winners for every perspective: simplicity, safety, quality and productivity.

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8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. you have to make your supply chain successful too. Supply Chain and Business Success By the Numbers. According to a survey by Deloitte from 2014, 79 % of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth superior to the average within their industries. The Top 7 Supply Chain Points to Address for Business Success. .

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.