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

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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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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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.