2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner. I’ve had the benefit of stepping away from the grind for 2 years, spending time at AMR Research, where I visited with many companies and learned about their supply chain practices.

Atlas Shrugged: Boston Dynamic’s Atlas Robot Tackles Obstacles

The Network Effect

Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot has made giant strides in recent years, going from cable powered and operated, to an unplugged, free-roaming robot. You might also like… Get Supply Chain's New World Order. Do you want to know what's coming in supply chain?

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. As a supply chain practitioner, do you notice something missing?

Top 4 reasons to attend Pharma Labeling Compliance event in Boston

Loftware

The 4 th Annual Pharma Labeling Compliance event, March 15 – 16, in Boston, MA, promises to be a must-attend event for anyone involved in their company’s pharma labeling process. Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Labeling

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“Storage Wars” Rescues Supply Chain Ignominy

Kinaxis

Up until this past year, my greatest “ah-ha” moment was watching my Boston neighbor walk away with my Arians Platinum 20-SHO snow blower. But, in Boston, we had this dirty little secret. In Boston, we had an “ATTIC”. by CJ Wehlage. Take a good long look at this picture.

Five signs its time for supply chain transformation

Kinaxis

Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. Leaders from Bose, Boston Scientific and ON Semiconductor shared key lessons from their supply chain transformations, including what led them to consider change.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus.

Hans Willems, Boston Scientific: “We’ve now evolved into a solutions provider”

Supply Chain Movement

A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. Supply chain has played a crucial role in its evolution into a provider of solutions for hospitals.

Avaya’s Four-Year Journey to a Best-in-Class Supply Chain – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

Kinaxis

Green has seen some fundamental shifts in the supply-chain planning paradigm. A third trend is globalization, with an exponential increase in the number of people involved in the supply chain, and a consequent extension of order lead times. In response, companies are looking to replace their vertically structured supply chains with close partnerships. Check out: Avaya’s Four-Year Journey to a Best-in-Class Supply Chain.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

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Is Your Supply Chain Weatherproof?

Logistics Viewpoints

I learned this first-hand last week after record snowfall in the Boston area. Inventory Management Supply Chain Network Design Transportation Individuals living in the higher latitudes will tell you that ice dams on your roof are an omen of bad things to come.

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Fishing for Supply Chain: How Red’s Best is Transforming Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kevin McGowan A recent New York Times article demonstrated that supply chain management innovations can come from some unexpected places. This simple idea has transformed fishery end-to-end supply chain management , and other organizations are starting to follow suit.

How Do You Define Your Supply Chain Challenges?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar Google “Top 10 supply chain challenges” and you’ll find 44 million different opinions on the biggest issues our industry faces today. If this is your approach then the Boston Bruins aren’t the only one’s putting the cart before the horse (Go Sens!).

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. The Supply Chain Index.

Digital Supply Chains: What’s the Big Deal?

The Network Effect

There’s an interesting report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Three Paths to Advantage with Digital Supply Chain , that illustrates the urgent need for companies today to transition to a digital supply chain, if they haven’t done so already.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership. Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market. 12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific.

Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA

Supply Chain Nation

JDA Software, along with our partners Open Sky Group and DC Velocity , recently hosted a warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse labor management (WLM) event in Boston, Massachusetts. Supply Chain Warehouse Labor Management Warehouse Management WLM WMS

A Collection of Bad Supply Chain Poems

Kinaxis

supply chain-related sonnets, odes, limericks, haikus – well you get the point. Without further ado, enjoy these supply chain poems written by Kinaxis staff just for you! An Ode to Supply Chains. Supply Chain on the Brain. Supplies on the move.

The World’s Oldest Supply Chain Analyst Report

Talking Logistics

presidential race dominating the headlines, you might have missed a recent archeological discovery made in Boston. Construction workers in the Seaport District found what experts believe is the world’s oldest supply chain analyst report. With Brexit and the U.S.

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It’s time for a revolution of the supply chain kind

Kinaxis

A supply chain planning systems revolution. I’m going to discuss it anyway, because for those of us living in a supply chain world, it’s big deal. So while everything’s been changing around us, why hasn’t supply chain planning evolved to any great extent?

Boston Procurement Leaders part 3: Talent Management Challenges

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the most interesting panels from the Boston Procurement Leaders conference was focused on Talent Management. My boss who runs the whole supply chain insists that two or three of high potential are running through global procurement and it is seen as great training ground for getting a much broader business understanding of high potential future leaders.

The Internet of Tomatoes Is Coming, Starting With Boston Salads

Material Handling & Logistics

The pair remained friends for more than a decade, and decided to leave finance to start Ripe.io, which uses blockchain in agriculture, and has big aspirations to weave it through the food supply chain. “We

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains

IQMS

The majority of enterprises are prioritizing their blockchain pilots that concentrate on supply chains improvements (53%) and the Internet of Things (51%) according to Deloitte’s latest blockchain survey. The Supply Chain Management enterprise software market is growing from $12.2B

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, this may lead some supply chain managers or executives to simply avoid the topic until a more cohesive understanding of its possibilities can be made. As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization.

A Q&A with Stanley Black & Decker and Boston University on Inventory Optimization

Logility

with erratic demand and supply variability. Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating a webcast [ listen now ] with Michael Martin, manager, global supply planning strategy, Stanley Black & Decker, and Sean Willems Ph.D.,

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Four Ways Blockchain Will Transform Supply Chain…and Beyond

ToolsGroup

The new blockchain ledger is challenging old ways of thinking–and will enable a new generation of game-changing solutions in supply chain and everyday life. . Blockchain also allows provides a quick and convenient method for payments in a global supply chain.

The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations

Talking Logistics

According to research conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson, and Jennifer Bratton, partner and managing director in the Minneapolis office of The Boston Consulting Group — will address those questions and more in this timely and important episode you don’t want to miss! Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Upcoming Episodes C.H. Robinson East Coast ports Panama Canal The Boston Consulting Group West Coast ports

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Supply chain consultancy reaches a turning point

Supply Chain Movement

Kearney and Boston Consulting Group – is now changing. A quick survey among a handful of consultancy firms specialised in supply chain management revealed yet another reason why lengthy reports are no longer the answer: the increased dynamism in the private sector.

ToolsGroup’s COVID-19 Action Center Offers Support for Swift and Efficient Response to Supply Chain Disruptions

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 5, 2020) ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today announced a new online COVID-19 Supply Chain Action Center and resources to help companies quickly respond to Coronavirus risks and speed supply chain recovery. Unpredictable behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of our global supply chain. Video: McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Temperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the area, advising residents to take extra precautions if you spend time outside. What do you do in this heat? Go to the beach or.

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

BOSTON, Mass. September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning.

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The State of Reshoring: What Supply Chains Need to Know

PLS Logistics

According to a study from Boston Consulting, 54% of US manufacturers with more than $1 billion in revenue are considering reshoring some or all of their manufacturing. Supply Chain TMS ManufacturingCompanies are strategically moving manufacturing facilities, examining labor costs and time to market, plus looking for accessibility to existing or developing markets and sources of innovation.

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ToolsGroup to Take the Stage with Lennox at American Supply Chain Summit

ToolsGroup

Lennox to Highlight How It Worked with ToolsGroup to Transform to Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning. The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving supply chain and procurement strategies across the globe.

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3 Lessons from Gold and Silver Pawn: This… is Supply Chain, This… is Pawn Stars

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage If you read my prior blog, “ Storage Wars rescues supply chain ignominy ”, you would have seen my garage after I moved from Boston to San Diego. Every box we collected for 16 years, stuffed in the Boston attic. This is so much like our world of supply chain.