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.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS. General News 3D printing Supply chain management

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7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. Today’s supply chains use closed and proprietary technologies. There are dark holes in the supply chain which I believe will not be closed with the current approaches. It could be unloading a container from a ship, receipt of a shipment, transfer of ownership, a return, or a change in status. Hyperledger.

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Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

To adapt an old saying, the idea that great service should be a top supply chain priority is as universally accepted as motherhood and the dominance of the ‘92 Dream Team. First, we need to establish: what’s the whole point of supply chains?

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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. Supply chain resilience generally means the ability to manage risk and be best positioned to respond and even gain advantage from disruptions (Sheffi, 2007). [1]

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

Rates have peaked, spending is slowing — does it matter?

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers).

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Rates have peaked, spending is slowing — does it matter?

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers).

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Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

Global supply chain is a very challenging subject in supply chain management because it involves different customer''s requirement, more complex operations/collaboration and unforeseen risks. In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries. 2) Franchising Coca-Cola creates a global supply chain through a franchising model.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Will you ship early to avoid the rush? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare appeared first on Transportfolio. Freight Services Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Winter Weather

Chainalytics Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 30, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, is excited to announce that it is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) which supports vendors in certifying their products under Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging certification program.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Will you ship early to avoid the rush? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm appeared first on Transportfolio. Over the Road Bad Weather Hurricane Supply Chain

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! New of course, in it’s second year, is The CSCMP Supply Chain of the Future exhibition.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery

CHAINalytics

If you’re shipping online orders this holiday season, you may want to take a page from an Atlanta-based retailer’s proven playbook, which shows that cooperation and […]. Blog Supply Chain Operations Transportation Bryan Wyatt Ecommerce Online Seasonal Transportation consulting Transportation Planning

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S.

Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

ATLANTA, GEORGIA April 20, 2016. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning. Holistic technology for forecasting and advanced order projection capabilities will allow us to profitably execute supply chain operations by achieving our service goals with the most cost-effective inventory investment possible.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Try to keep the amount freight that’s shipped out over weekends to a minimum, or work with your carriers to avoid prolonged stretches in drop yards. Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Freight Plus

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. The ship ultimately sank to a depth of 2,800 miles. Lanes from Dallas to Los Angeles, Memphis to Atlanta, and Philly to Boston all gained ground. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Kenneth Wagers exits XPO after COO role eliminated. Wagers, who was hired last April, may have initially been brought on board to help reaccelerate the company’s mergers & acquisitions which had been stagnant since 2015.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Freightera

Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Freight Plus

In fact, in 2018 we saw investments go up across the entire supply chain technology spectrum.” parcel shipping. FedEx Freight Direct will offer heavy and hard-to-handle item delivery to last-mile destinations in Atlanta, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas with a two-hour delivery window. Sluggish iPhone sales felt across Apple’s supply chain. Looking to take control of your freight and future-proof your supply chain? Normal. false.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will deliver the Day 2 keynote address for the Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference next week in Houston, Tex., On Wednesday, May 22, Slangerup will discuss “Supply Chain Optimization in the Age of Disruption” at 9 AM CT. The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston appeared first on AGL.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about emerging trends and technologies in the industry, everything from e-commerce to blockchain, and what it means for supply chain and logistics professionals. Speaking of emerging trends, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: ‘Hey Alexa, where’s my delivery?’ project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers.

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

BlueYonder

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. We must observe (our supply chain). Retail Supply Chain

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Try to keep the amount freight that’s shipped out over weekends to a minimum, or work with your carriers to avoid prolonged stretches in drop yards. Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at the skills gap in manufacturing, how small businesses are benefiting from a newer generation of robots, the development of an autonomous ship, as well as how some retailers are tackling e-commerce. . Autonomous Ships to Set Sail . Manufacturing Supply Chain friday in 5

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Fulfyld has offered e-commerce fulfillment services for every step of the supply chain since 2016. Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport world. If you go through Atlanta, it could take you five hours to go five miles. Amazon has taught us that everyone who has Amazon Prime account now expects two day shipping!

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

LTL not out of the woods, but opportunities burgeoning

The Supply Chain Journal

The less-than-truckload industry has proved resilient amid a pandemic and a plethora of supply chain disruptions. retailers with bottlenecked supply chains to reorganize. .