Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

When supplying goods, it’s vital that you make clear that you are only partially responsible for the delivery and condition of goods. As e-commerce continues to rise in use by both manufacturers and distributors. Supply chain actors, such as procurement and suppliers professionals will need to have a better understanding of how terms & conditions on a website or in an invoicing situation can affect the overall flow of goods in the entire logistics landscape. .

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

Intellectually, while I will know that year has changed, I will screw-up time, and time, again by writing 2014 on documents for many, many months. When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant.

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Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

We recently created a quiz to help supply chain professionals answer this question. Our goal was to help you identify potential improvement opportunities by answering a few questions and get a temperature check on the current landscape of network design solutions.

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

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

Peggy was a speaker at the Supply Chain Global Summit. While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. Improvement in Digital Manufacturing.

Key Supply Chain Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid

Arkieva

Supply Chain Digital transformation has the potential to be, for no better words, transformative; when done right, a transformation can enable your business to reap significant, and well-documented, benefits.

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Your company has an older supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) like SAP APO that was developed in the 1990s. This blog and the complete document (available for download) describes goals, technologies and approaches for getting there. Supply chain “digital twins”.

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

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. 4 Core Benefits of Deploying a Reverse Supply Chains Process.

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. Today EDI is the workhorse of the supply chain.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Supply Chain Contractors Need to Improve Cybersecurity Risk

Cerasis

But if you perform work as part of a supply chain, you know that the stakes are especially high. Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant. Why Supply Chain Cybersecurity Is Essential Today It doesn’t matter which type of service you perform or which varieties of product you manufacture or help move.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Today, UCAN Zippers is one of the last remaining zipper manufacturers in the US.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

The best path forward, however, is not to build your own connectivity network, but to join existing communities of trading partners that are already connected to third-party B2B networks, which I call Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs). Overview of Supply Chain Operating Network.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. Ask for copies of documents.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. ” The Key’s To Walmart’s Supply Chain Management Excellence over the Year.

Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work as a supply chain analyst, and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, I attend many supply chain conferences. Customer segmentation, and building a customer-centric supply chain, is a popular topic at conferences.

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners

Unleashed

Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Supply chain efficiency, therefore, is the measure of getting the right product to the right place at the right time — and at the least cost. Traditionally, supply chain management was a top-down approach. Below we outline four strategies to improve supply chain efficiency for manufacturing business owners.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . Reshoring Or Not, Let's Get Back to the Basics of What is Manufacturing. They supplied tractors and trailers to the farm industry.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Our friend Mark Lerner with Bringg where he discusses Omnichannel and Supply Chain with Chuck Intrieri. Chuck's long career has given him the unique opportunity to watch logistics and supply chain management change in unprecedented ways. That is why it was such an honor and privilege to interview him - to get his view on how logistics and supply chain management has changed, particularly in light of eCommerce's emergence.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software

OneSCM

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software. We recently sat down with Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, regarding the ways to make the most of your OneSCM supply chain software. Blockchain Support – OneSCM has been modified to write Smart Contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to support two use cases: Cold Chain Tracking and Serialization. “How do I convince business decision makers that Supply Chain Management should be a top priority?”

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms. The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight.

Why Blockchain in the Supply Chain Is an Absolute Game Changer

Cerasis

The application of blockchain in the supply chain is among the greatest innovations to take root in the shipping industry. Even though the technology is still new, its potential cannot be ignored, and supply chain executives need to know why. Today, supply chain leaders remain confused and uncertain about the future of launching technology. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. It’s why we are ranked as a top 25 supply chain program by SCM World and Gartner.

The Hurdles & Current Challenges of Using Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics

Cerasis

Although using blockchain in supply chain and logistics is an exciting prospect, the technology lacks the maturity necessary to enable global deployment today. Such limitation can be discouraging, but it serves as a beacon of hope for a better future in supply chain management. To unlock the true value of using blockchain in supply chain and logistics management, shippers should consider its existing hurdles and possible challenges as the technology matures.