2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

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The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group ’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains , is now available for complimentary downloading.

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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Companies are now having to source more locally in order to ensure that they can continue to produce for the local market.”. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Slight shift in European networks.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”.

Source to Pay… The Real Value for Purchasing

Jaggaer

Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P) are two terms often used within the software industry to describe digital solutions that create efficiencies within procurement. Source-to-Pay includes all of what P2P has to offer, and expands capabilities to include the “sourcing” of products and services. For more on JAGGAER’s full Source-to-Pay Suite, download our brochure now. The post Source to Pay… The Real Value for Purchasing appeared first on Jaggaer.

Downloads or Discs: which is greener?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Downloading games over the internet instead of going to the store to buy a box with a disc in it falls in the same categry. But, how much greener is the download relative to the box?   In a recent paper in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Kieren Mayers and co-authors compare the carbon footprint associated with downloading a PlayStation 3 game with that of a Blu-ray disc. So, what are the sources of emissions that Mayers and his co-authors consider in their analysis?

Report That Maersk Line Looks Toward Added Acquisitions in Logistics

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This Supply Chain Matters blog is a follow-on to Prediction Eight of our just published 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains ( Now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ). .

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A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

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China Trade War that predicted than the threat of an elongated trade conflict among the globe’s two biggest markets will cause production sourcing changes where other other Asian based regions would benefit.

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Profit Warnings from Samsung and LG Electronics Add to Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Concerns

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This Supply Chain Matters blog is a follow-on to our industry supply and customer demand specific predictions of our just published 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains ( Now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ).

Rapidly Changing Skills and Requirements in Procurement- Consider Attending ISM 2017

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Included in our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Supply Chain Matters Research Center), there are two specific predictions that will directly impact various industry supply chain sourcing and procurement professionals in the coming months.

Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on the December-2018 U.S. ISM Plunge

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If you have been following our highlights of 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Chains ( now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ) that were published on this blog starting in mid-December, you hopefully derived a sense that themes reflect guarded optimism that come with a lot of downside risks for 2019. The December 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business was released this week and included a potential sign of a significant dip in U.S.

Breaking Transportation News: FedEx Announces Intent to Acquire TNT Express

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Included in our Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Global Supply Chains (available for complimentary download in our Research Center) was our prediction for a turbulent and noteworthy year involving the global transportation. Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics FedEx acquisition of TNT Express FedEx acquisitions global transportation and logistics trends Supply chain Matters blog

Other 2016 Predictions Assimilated by Supply Chain Matters

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Our Supply Chain Matters and Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains were featured throughout December and are now available for downloading in our Research Center. Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Management Transportation and Logistics 2016 predictions for industry supply chains BravoSolution Chris Jones Descartes Systems Group EcoVadis Intesource Supply chain Matters blog

New Research Report from APICS: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Leaders up at Night

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Report also available for complimentary downloading) This research represents Michigan State’s research efforts profiling challenges among […]. Operations management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Strategy APICS Inc APICS Supply Chain Council Michigan State University research on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Overcoming the Crisis of CPG Big Food Industry Supply Chain Disruption

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Included in our Supply Chain Matters Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (available for no-cost complimentary downloading in our Research Center) are what we predicted would be certain extraordinary industry-specific challenges. The packaged consumer product goods and food industry, specifically large, global branded firms and their supply chains, has been included in our list […].

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Case study: Halliburton expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Halliburton’s sourcing & supply chain team has made a huge contribution to the expansion of the business in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has expanded from four to fourteen countries in just eighteen months. >> Click the button to download the article now. Please fill in the following fields to activate the download button.

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

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In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

Free Trade Discourse- Time to Shift Emphasis Towards More Meaningful Initiatives

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Prediction Eight of or 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for Complimentary Downloading in our Research Center) anticipates developments surrounding global trade will occupy the attention of many industry and regional global supply chain organizations in 2016 and beyond.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

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Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015. Date: 10-11 November, 2015. Venue: Tower Brigde Hilton, London. Organisation: Ethical Corporation.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

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Innovation meets Global Sourcing. Download the brochure for more information >> Register now >> Events 3D printing Airbus BME CPO event Germany Global Sourcing Hamburg innovation Site visit students young professionalsDate: September 6, 2016.

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How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt.

Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

How Crowdsourcing Can Help to Assess Financial Risk

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderOver the years, the concept of the wisdom of crowds has been applied to any number of predictive efforts, from sports and entertainment to economic trends.

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Let’s Make a Deal: The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

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Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider PodcastsThe ability to negotiate should be part of our nature.

What Blockchain Means to Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityBlockchain technology was created to support transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

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Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities. >> To download the full article in PDF, please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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Global sourcing and sourcing in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) has long been state of the art for international companies. Download the brochure>> Register now >> Events BME CEE Central Europe Eastern Europe event Forum innovation logistics Procurement sourcing supply chain3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Date: 19 October, 2016. Venue: Prague, Czech Republic. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: www.bme.de/en/all-events/cee/. en/all-events/cee/.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

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Why advanced technologies such as blockchain , AI, and the IoT get a lot of attention, but that focusing on real-life solutions to issues like labor shortage, safety, and capacity sourcing instead of wasting so much breath on disruptions that won’t take place for decades is more productive for those who work in freight. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Download E-Book. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

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Watch our companion Video and download others Megatrend Executive Briefs at www.scdigest.com/Supply_Chain_Megatrends.php. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain.

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Download white paper. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2018 Vendor Assessment

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Privacy mode may affect your ability to download content, so we recommend standard browser settings. SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2018 Vendor Assessment, by Simon Ellis, Dec 2018, IDC Doc#US44514117.

What is the return on ERP implementation? Results from our research

Supply Chain View from the Field

Segmentation, generally associated with strategic sourcing practices, is the basis for building sourcing strategies, which require an ability to negotiate prices based on leveraged volumes of purchases from across the organization. All of these capabilities take time to build and create, and for that reason, deployment of ERP systems become a catalyst for change within the organization, but is not the sole source of value formation that occurs.