Mon.Oct 16, 2017

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

Supply Chain Opz

From its modest inception in 1999, Alibaba has now become one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the world. In this article, we will show you 7 supply chain lessons we obtain from the book "Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built" by Duncan Clark.

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Enhancing Blockchain for Supply Chain

The Network Effect

A brief overview to solving the problem of using Blockchain in the supply chain First, what is Blockchain? In simple. The post Enhancing Blockchain for Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology supply chain management

Using Intelligence Over Scale: The Power of AI and Machine Learning in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning. Predictive Logistics. These topics are getting a lot of attention today, but they’re also generating a lot of questions from supply chain and logistics executives. What are these technologies? How can they help? What’s real and what’s hype today? What should I do to get started? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory

synchrono

Is enthusiasm for Big Data wavering? In 2015, McKinsey Global Institute claimed that the IIoT had the potential to create as much as $3.7 trillion in economic value in the global manufacturing sector by 2025.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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Are You In It to Win It?

Material Handling & Logistics

Don’t be afraid to make a decision. Making no decision could be the worst decision of all. Legendary coach Vince Lombardi once said, “The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”

Is your ERP Driving you nuts?

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Over the last few months we’ve come across a number of instances where legacy ERP is holding a company back.

The future of emergency management

Quintiq

What’s the state of your emergency services? If you’re looking for higher efficiency, you’re not alone. Kevin Moran, a senior consultant at Quintiq, wrote about upcoming key trends that organizations should look out for and how to respond in an effective manner.

Blockchain unleashed

Supply Chain Movement

What impact could blockchain have on supply chains? In my opinion, a very big one. In principle, this encryption technology that enables data to be shared securely has the power to finally solve two major, long-standing supply chain challenges. Right now, blockchain is used primarily for Bitcoin, which integrates digital flows of money and information via peer-to-peer personal computer networks.

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Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Supply Chain News on Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks be the Answer in the End

Supply Chain Digest

Maybe Yes, Maybe No, as Toyota Expands Pilot at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME. India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. At IMD, we often discuss the distribution footprint of L’Oréal which had an outsized 15% of distribution centers located in India. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. Companies like this may be in for a major change in the coming years.

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Green Supply Chain News on Former CEO of Asda Grocery Chain in UK Tells Retailers, Manufacturers to Get Rid of Plastics Right Now

Supply Chain Digest

Are You Ready for the Plastics Free Aisle. Much more Interest in UK than US

What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Cerasis

Take a moment to think about your most exquisite experience in fine dining. The maître d’ introduced himself calmly and catered to your every whim. Your server wore black-tie and managed to deliver an experience that went beyond your expectations. This is similar to white glove service. However, the term, white glove service, and transportation management sounds a bit odd in an industry dedicated to getting packages to consumers at the cheapest costs possible.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Personal Data and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

Enterra Insights

The massive Equifax data breach once again hammered home the importance of protecting personal data from hackers. Some critics are … Continued. The post Personal Data and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Compliance digital enterprise Master Data Management Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Proven SEO Tips and Strategies for ecommerce

3PL Insights

Having an ecommerce business can be very rewarding. You don’t have the pressures of a storefront, you might not have to hire and/or manage employees, or pay costly fees for taxes, electricity and the other expenses associated with a physical store. The other side of ecommerce is the competitive landscape. With mainstay brands shutting their doors because of increased online shopping, you must share more of the pie. The information below will help put you in the strongest position possible.

More on Pharmaceutical and Drug Impacts of Hurricane Maria Devastation in Puerto Rico

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters shares additional information regarding the pharmaceutical and drug industry impacts from the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria that struck the island of Puerto Rico over three weeks ago. Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption drug shortages supply chain impacts of Hurricane Maria Supply chain Matters blog

Proven SEO Tips and Strategies for e-Commerce

3PL Insights

Having an e-commerce business can be very rewarding. You don’t have the pressures of a storefront, you might not have to hire and/or manage employees, or pay costly fees for taxes, electricity and the other expenses associated with a physical store. The other side of e-commerce is the competitive landscape. With mainstay brands shutting their doors because of increased online shopping, you must share more of the pie.

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.