March, 2018

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions.

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

Quintiq

Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

What Is Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud. Descriptive analytics. Prescriptive analytics. Machine learning. Collaborative workflow. What if analysis. I find as I attend conferences that the word “planning” is bantered about, but few technologists dive into the details.

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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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Blockchain offers the supply chain a radical upgrade to the old standby of the spreadsheet The logistics industry is notoriously. The post Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology spreadsheets supply chai

Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

Understanding customer expectations is a priority for businesses in all verticals and meeting (or, ideally, exceeding) those expectations is crucial to winning customer loyalty. This is true of your customers and your customers’ customers.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good?

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.

The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past

Cerasis

The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Can you imagine it? Are you ready? Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. E-commerce is growing at an annual compound rate of 18%, and tomorrow’s workforce has unique and experience-centric expectations.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week. Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry.

What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture.

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No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable

AIMMS

KFC, a fast food favorite, made headlines last month for suffering a chicken shortage that brought 900 restaurants in the UK to a halt. Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Not ideal for a chicken restaurant. No chicken and no gravy mean no customers.

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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.

How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. It’s. The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game.

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike.

Segmenting your spare parts supply chain for 3D printing

ToolsGroup

From warehouse robots (very real) to equipment that you control with your mind (in the labs), new technologies appear so regularly that it can be hard to separate real from science fiction. But in the spare parts business, 3D printing has become “here and now”.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Supply chain agility and flexibility: The story of an IT executive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha The coffee shop was buzzing. I was meeting my longtime friend Gagan, and we managed to find a reasonably quiet corner to settle into for what I anticipated to be a long conversation. He and I went to school together and started our supply chain careers at nearly the same time.

The Growing Maturity of Blockchain for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Technical issues with blockchain for supply chain applications have been largely eliminated. The technology is being widely tested in pilots and proof of concepts but is not yet in every day usage. Experts predict that 2018 will be the year this changes. The post The Growing Maturity of Blockchain for Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends Track and Trace blockchain supply chain

What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Saturday. This was a tough travel week on the East Coast by any measure. I’m rearranging my schedule as stranded friends cancel personal plans. As I write, a ferocious wind whips around my apartment windows reminding me that the weather always has the upper hand.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

“March Madness” is in full swing in college basketball and some industry analysts might also use a similar term to describe the current transportation environment: “Rate Madness!”.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets

Cerasis

It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets. The ULTIMATE Guide to Plastic Pallets. The first factor to take into account is which type of pallet you’ll want to use.

3 Trends Supply Chain Trends to Consider in 2018

The Network Effect

There is a lot of buzz around the supply chain industry with new technologies and trends disrupting the industry. The post 3 Trends Supply Chain Trends to Consider in 2018 appeared first on The Network Effect.

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What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain.

Blockchain’s potential to authenticate supply chain planning data

ToolsGroup

Blockchain data can be a useful source of certified data to support the supply chain model or "supply chain twin". With all the hype around Bitcoins, you’ve probably at least heard of the distributed database technology known as blockchain. But blockchain isn’t just for cryptocurrency and other financial services applications. It’s even finding its way into supply chains, and it has the potential to have a significant impact on supply chain planning.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.