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.

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

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).

Marijuana Goes Mainstream: The Dynamic Supply Chain(s) of a Budding Industry

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marked a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows. As the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , many say that California is poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. With the country’s marijuana epicenter now allowing recreational use, the so-called “green rush” is in full swing.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

Cerasis

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.

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help to Assess Financial Risk

Supply Chain Brain

Over 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. Now it has emerged as a tool for assessing the financial stability of suppliers and other supply-chain partners. The concept is embodied in a financial-risk score known as FRISK, developed by CreditRiskMonitor.

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UDI Labeling Going Global

Loftware

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.

STEM-ulating Education

Enterra Insights

Parents and teachers know it’s hard to compete with all the distractions vying for the attention of today’s school children. Along with backpacks filled with books and electronic devices, children bring a load of other social and familial baggage with them when they enter school doors. Students have different abilities, economic backgrounds, cultural environments, interests … You get the point. The list of differences is large.

5 Global E-Commerce Trends to Keep on Your Radar

ModusLink Corporation

E-commerce is simultaneously making the business world seem smaller while also exploding its geographical footprint, with online shopping enabling brands to deliver their products and services across the world.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Reformulating Products to Support Sustainability

APICS

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

Synovos VP Don Shoemaker Talks MRO with Industrial Podcast

Synovos

Synovos Vice President Asset Services, Don Shoemaker, shares his thoughts on the changing dynamics of MRO inventory management, in a recent interview with Industrial Podcast, hosted by Scott MacKenzie.

Valogix Inventory Planner Founders Celebrating 30 Years

Valogix

The First Company - Stratman Inc. 1988 - 1998. inventory forecasting NetSuite Demand Planning SAP Business One

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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

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.

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.