Acquisition Announcement: Terra Worldwide Logistics acquires American Global Logistics; Chad Rosenberg joins TWL as CEO

American Global Logistics

This acquisition enhances TWL’s range of supply chain solutions and increases the scale and density of the Company’s rapidly growing operations. The post Acquisition Announcement: Terra Worldwide Logistics acquires American Global Logistics; Chad Rosenberg joins TWL as CEO appeared first on AGL

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The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Chad Lindbloom, Chief Information Officer at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “digital transformation” mean in the context of supply chain management? How will they help companies better manage their supply chains? Podcast version (click to play): Chad Lindbloom, Chief Information Officer at C.H. Robinson Chad Lindbloom digital transformation machine learning

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? In other words, haven’t supply chains been digital for a while already? “If How will it help companies better manage their supply chains?

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“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The slides below from CEO Ed Ryan’s keynote presentation highlight the current scope of Descartes’ solution footprint, which includes both software applications and its Global Logistics Network (GLN) — an example of what I call a Supply Chain Operating Network. In the video clip below, Chad Murphy, VP of Professional Services at Descartes, shared with me some best practices he’s seeing from other customers in the realm of omni-channel fulfillment and same-day delivery.

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The Supply Chain Dilemma – Do I Make House Repairs or Do I Redesign the Home?

Kinaxis

It is indeed a balancing act… and not at all unlike the decisions being made in managing supply chains. A theme that resonated for me at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference the other week was the notion of “managing” versus “transforming”. And of course technology investment is a key factor, given that most, if not all supply chain innovation will be supported by technology. How are you dealing with this supply chain dilemma?

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The Benefits & Drawbacks of WMS in the Cloud

Cerasis

Cloud-based technologies are among the latest innovations impacting supply chain and warehouse management. The concept of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows users to tap into the enterprise-level software at a fraction of the cost of developing and maintaining systems in-house, reports Chad Collins of Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Supply Chain Technology Warehouse wms in the cloud

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How AI and IoT Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

TMC

The fact is, digital transformation is also well underway in supply chain management —and it is transforming the way companies do business. Digitalization of the supply chain has become more and more important. How AI and IoT are being used in supply chains. Adrian Gonzalez and I sat down recently in a Talking Logistics episode to talk about how AI and IoT are being employed in supply chains now, and what companies can do to prepare for what’s next.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Trends article Carlos Cordón download IMD Business School Leadership supply chain talent development

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please Checklist supply chain optimisation. Visuals Aimms checklist decision making Districon optimisation supply chain Supply Chain MediaBetter decision-making processes.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own supply chain?

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

While I am advocating rethinking supply chain planning, for some consultants, the only path forward is the adoption of DDRMP. In the words of Stefan, can we have a discussion like a group of college math majors that realize that most of today’s supply planning implementations are less than ideal. I appreciate Carol and Chad’s work in this area. Driving supply chain innovation is hard. Oh my!

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain).

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Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain innovation is slowly simmering in the face of radical disruption. The supply chain visionary wants novel and new. As a result, supply chain leaders continuously ask me to unravel market confusion. Supply chain planning– decision support for business leaders– evolved in the 1980s. Companies talk about customer-centric supply chains, but most leaders are more comfortable in the world of supply than demand.

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Petrochemical supply chain in flux

EFT

. The supply chain for oil-derived products is in a state of upheaval, as demand for automotive and construction products nosedives but pharmaceuticals, food additives, derivative health products and disinfectants is soaring. During this time what we’re seeing is that different marketplaces are impacted to a greater degree than others,” said Bret Bement, director of supply chain petrochemicals, North America at BASF.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Trends gartner survey Women in Supply Chain

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own supply chain?

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

This impact on supply chain management is particularly great. Supply chain operations need to be able to serve customers in a dramatically different way; they also need to be agile enough to continue adapting to the evolving consumer preferences that will inevitably occur. One of the ways this is happening is through digital supply chains. The Importance of a Digital Supply Chain. Unlock the full potential of your digital supply chain.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Following a series of acquisitions of supply chain consulting firms by the ‘Big Four’ (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) over the past years, Accenture has recently responded with a couple of surprising moves.

Natural Resource Scarcity

SCM Research

In their recently published JBL paper, A natural resource scarcity typology: Theoretical foundations and strategic implications for supply chain management , Bell et al. 2012) rightly note: “Scarcity of critical natural resources such as oil, water, food, and precious metals has the potential to greatly impact commercial activity as the twenty-first century progresses” In deed, avoiding waste of resources has become a top priority for many supply chain practitioners.

Countdown to Black Friday: Is Your Supply Chain Wired for Success?

TMC

It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch. Your supply chain is only as good as the technology platform backing it, so it’s crucial to make sure your global logistics management provider has the stable systems and scalability to handle peak volumes.

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Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In truth, many aspects of everyday life are made possible through the supply chain industry, with trucking alone responsible for 70% of America’s freight volume by weight. Freight markets analyst Chad Prevost explains that this nascent technology will more likely make truck drivers’ lives easier and safer instead of replacing them altogether. Check out Truck Drivers – Unsung Heroes of the Supply Chain! appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Media and Smart Logistics Centre Venlo have created a map which visualizes the position of Venlo in one overview. >>Please Trends logistics map Smart Logistics Centre Venlo Supply Chain Media VenloThe Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties French FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Chad Rubin, Skubana co-founder and CEO, shared his wisdom on how to find the best pick and pack software solution for your business. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Fulfillment logistics management Warehouse ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Supply Chain Movement and NeoGrid, provider of a collaborative, demand-driven supply chain management platform in the cloud, have therefore developed this mindmap to inspire fashion and luxury goods companies to become more profitable and competitive. >>Please

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Reports challenges download optimum Quintiq supply chain whitepaperAdvanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain? Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". This article will show you 10 amazing SCM books that provide the information you can really use.

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How Cloud PLM Ensures Continuous Improvement in Product Development

Arena Solutions

And, when I spoke with Chad Neumann, Senior Mechanical Engineer for Navitas, he shared his company’s energy and passion for designing innovative battery storage solutions. We were able to access the necessary documents and prove our processes during any audit to meet regulatory requirements,” said Chad. Collaborating With Supply Chain Partners. We didn’t fully appreciate how Arena PLM could improve product development until recently,” Chad continued. “We’ve

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Supply chain challenges. Superior chain performance.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please This dynamic has to be examined and stakeholders must determine the impact on the supply chain function: Do. Visuals Eyefreight globalisation integration logistics mindmap Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement transport

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise. These are the key developments that are visualised on the 2016 version of Supply Chain Movement’s SCM IT Subway Map. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.