Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Last-mile distribution demand is transforming urban real estate in various ways, including: ? In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. I helped create the first North American chapter of BVL International in the Carolinas, and we hosted two meetings at Volvo in North Carolina and Thyssen-Krupp in South Carolina.

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Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

What you find instead are functional groups — such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales and Marketing, and Procurement — operating in silos, like a boat full of rowers each doing their own thing. Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper recently published by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM.

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects

NC State SCRC

Following a project we did last fall, Lenovo’s Data Centre Group (DCG) at Morrisville, North Carolina is seeking to identify and explore its opportunities for process improvement and supply chain efficiency by leveraging Blockchain. The students will review and document the current geography allocation process for Surplus/excess, Overage and Unconsumed Purchase parts inventory (SOUP).

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. In addition, users are able to view events of a shipment, imaged documents, and can email their account representative with questions on a particular move.

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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

It’s home base for sophisticated eCommerce operations, high-velocity retail distribution, vendor managed inventory, and a variety of other services. No matter which warehousing model your company uses, the cornerstone of your warehousing and distribution operations will be the facility’s warehouse management system (WMS) – a robust software application that supports nearly every warehouse function. Multi-channel distribution from the 3PL warehouse. B2C Distribution.

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Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

In large part this is due to the lack of existing coding and classification systems for tracking the sale and distribution of bioproducts by any of the federal agencies. Unfortunately, The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard-bearer for classifying businesses and sectors. I had the opportunity to present at a hearing in Washington last week – this was a public meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Sub-Committee.