July, 2018

Be Careful What You Ask For

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies asked for integrated supply chain planning. They got it. It does not work so well. Now what? Sharing A Story. Last week, I met a client for breakfast in Frankfurt. Let’s call her Sally. As a leader of a global supply chain organization, her goal was simple.

If you can measure it then you can manage it

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The Challenge of Tail Spend. An approach to Tail Spend Analytics. Benefits of better Analytics. Conclusion. Further reading. 1 Introduction. “If

Making Manufacturing Fun for Future Generations of Workers

Enterra Insights

Most people have heard the term Industry 4.0 which refers to the next industrial revolution. The revolution is being triggered by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). Industry 4.0 is predicted to make manufacturing more efficient and effective and to eliminate many manufacturing jobs.

Tour de Supply Chain

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Cycling becomes even more popular during the summer months and the 105th edition of the Tour de France, which this year takes place from July 7 to July 29, adds… Supply Chain Management supply chain management tour de france

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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The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. Due to a popularity of Bitcoin , this technology has already demonstrated countless opportunities for the financial area. Entrepreneurs from many other industries are trying to use the blockchain technology in other areas, and the window of opportunities looks impressive. The main advantage of blockchain is its transparency and ability to optimize ecosystems of digital information.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation.

Deploying Effective Inbound Supply Chain Visibility

Descartes

In the inbound supply chain, effective collaboration is a must to speed the physical movement of goods, and the flow of information. Lack of real-time visibility may result in higher stock levels, longer cycle time, delayed border crossings, and more.

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 Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Here come the Response Networks

ToolsGroup

As competition heats up to meet consumer fulfillment expectations, the analyst community has worked to define a supply chain model that can dynamically and rapidly respond to changing market needs, sometimes called "Response Networks". Gartner calls their version “ Respond Planning ”.

What’s the key to higher profits in meat processing?

Quintiq

The meat processing business is on an upswing, with companies from Poland to Australia expanding their facilities to cope with rising demand. Extra capacity is always welcome, but the challenge remains – how does a company ensure maximized usage of resources and raw materials?

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[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Cerasis brings you another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” Remember, you can catch every episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” by going over to the Podcast section of “ The Freight Institute !” ” You can also subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! As a reminder, we publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy!

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My voice is a little sore this morning. It could be from all the cheering last night. My son’s Little League All-Star team advanced to the District Championship with a thrilling win last night. If the team wins tomorrow, they advance to the next round of the State Championship tournament.

5 Ways to Justify a Real-time Visibility Initiative

Descartes

Visibility has long been a priority for supply chains, but the challenge has been to translate visibility initiatives into tangible business benefits that go beyond the transportation team.

How demand planning can quench our thirst for beer

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister World Cup and hot summer combine to create beer bottle shortage for German brewers.

Supply Chain Resiliency - Top to Bottom

ToolsGroup

There is an increased focus on being prepared for supply chain risks such as digital threats, product traceability issues, and now the potential impact of a trade war.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Whether you call it co-packing or re-packing this involves the further manipulation of a previously finished and complete SKU. Look around the shelves and the evidence of extra expense and work is displayed by special stickers, multi-packs and banded promotions amongst many others.

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Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions.

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cyberattack and hacker threats. Robots and self-driving cars. Same-day delivery. Blockchain. Tariffs. Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. WSJ – sub. req’d).

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3 Ways 3PLs Can Streamline Your Logistics

Loftware

What does a 3PL bring to the logistics table? Supply Chain Retail Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics Logistics

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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.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

How a changed business model initiated a new supply chain planning approach

ToolsGroup

T he telecom provider business model was traditionally about delivering networked voice and data to homes and businesses, therefore not necessitating strong supply chain planning. But that has changed in the last decade due to the rapid growth of smartphones.

Manage Supply Chain Expectations with Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

If you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely. FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEE Traditional Trade Logistics Management

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.