Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar , where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson).

Essentials of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Bitcoin steals the limelight, but blockchain and smart contracts offer considerable benefits to business and the supply chain. Here are. The post Essentials of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain The Network Effect smart contracts supply chain

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing


Earth Day, observed each year on April 22, serves as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day was sparked by the country’s burgeoning understanding of how contemporary industrial practices were negatively impacting the environment.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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Reformulating Products to Support Sustainability


British supermarket chain Iceland is making a bold sustainability move. The retailer is becoming the first major UK supermarket chain to stop using palm oil in its store-brand food products. It aims to accomplish this goal by the end of 2018, The Guardian reports

Sheet Metal Machines. Press Brakes

Exapro Hub

Sheet metal machines category would be hard to imagine without one of its pillars – press brakes cnc/nc. Despite the fact that today a huge number of different press brakes machines are used, they all have similar components.

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UDI Labeling Going Global


Just as medical device companies have achieved a comfort level with their labeling programs to ensure compliance with the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, along comes Europe's version of UDI with a few different wrinkles. Even if you do just a minimal amount of business in this region , you need to be aware of the requirements and associated deadlines. That's why events like the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD, next week are so important.

7 Frequent Issues TMS Can Solve

GTG Technology Group

7 Frequent Issues TMS Can Solve. As the transportation industry grows, everyone involved with the management of a fleet must focus on the details of each shipment and be fully prepared to tackle any issues that may arise. While hiring a competent staff for your fleet is crucial to its proper management, the transportation industry faces a large number of challenges on a daily basis, many of which require special technology.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Career Readiness Academy Students Visit Evans Distribution Systems

3PL Insights

The Career Readiness Academy (CRA) held a session at Evans Distribution Systems on April 16 th , 2018. Hosted by the Detroit Economic Club , the CRA is a 7-month program during which DEC Young Leaders are paired with high schoolers to help students prepare for the working world. Throughout those 7 months, students receive mentoring in sessions to help them to move throughout the high school journey and toward a future career.