January, 2017

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Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Duncan Klett Supplying products to customers is clearly important. If you can’t satisfy the needs of a prospective customer, that prospect can easily buy from someone else who can deliver what they want, when they want it. Lost sales and additional expediting costs hit your bottom line.

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What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

What is it like to be a supply chain manager? In this article, we will show you some typical tasks that many supply chain managers do on day-to-day basis. Supply chain management is a relatively new field with lots of opportunity for people who are willing to learn and work hard.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts? Get used to it. They are here to stay. I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. We are moving at a steady pace down a road that is well-known and safe, but is not sufficient.

Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, provides a […].

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Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

This paper explores the influence of rapidly evolving technologies that have recently come a long way and will continue to transform the supply chain in the years to come.

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Running on autopilot

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater The growing role of AI in supply chain management. Rapidly evolving technology and a digitally focused world have opened the door for a new wave of automation to enter the workforce.

Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

ToolsGroup

Planning productivity can be increased by segmenting tasks according to the tools best suited for the activity. For years, planning productivity has not been a particularly hot topic at most companies.

Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017

Freightos

Transparency and Overcapacity. Where Freight is Going in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. What happened in 2016. For decades, international freight’s mantra was a simple bigger is better. Strong economic growth obfuscated the underlying truth that something wasn’t working right.

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […].

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

WOAH? Are You Guilty?

Supply Chain Shaman

New technologies abound. The rate of change is exciting. Innovation opportunities are limitless. I see companies make the same mistake over and over. What is it? Using new technologies to automate yesterday’s processes.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

We are continuing what will become a tradition of re-evaluating the progress of supply chains throughout the year in relation to our predictions, as explained by this blog post. Let’s look at how supply chains kept up with expectations and where they fell short, if at all. Supply Chains Went Digital.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Closed Today. Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

Five Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

Machine learning is being incorporated into solutions in every walk of life - home thermostats, health monitoring systems, equipment maintenance, marketing software, etc. In the latest generation of products, machine learning is adding intelligence pretty much everywhere you look.

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.

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. In 2016, LEGO and Old Navy chose supply chain professionals to lead their organizations. There are precedents for tapping supply chain professionals as CEOs, such as Apple choosing Tim Cook after Steve Jobs.

The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

Talking Logistics

With all of the changes happening in the supply chain and logistics realm — whether it’s technology, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, new business models and competitors — is the value equation in contract logistics changing too?

Key Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2017

Logistics Viewpoints

It is time to start thinking about the supply chain shows you will be attending in 2017. Here is a list of the key supply chain events of 2017. Learning & Leadership conferences logistics supply chain

8 Fascinating Statistics from Shippers about 3PLs

PLS Logistics

3PLs have two fundamental responsibilities – leading customer relationships that focus on supply chain services and providing the management of those services.

Build a future-proof Supply Chain with Self-Service Advanced Analytics

Find out how GE, Monsanto, Pirelli, Siemens, and UPS leverage supply chain data to drive a competitive edge in this new Gartner report.

2017 – The year of learning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Education and training – What’s the difference? For anyone in supply chain, 2016 was an exciting and challenging year. Hot topics included advanced analytics, Internet of Things, 3D printing and robotics.

Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World

Logility

The late consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying "you can't manage what you can't measure.” ” This holds just as true today as the day it was first said.

Benchmarking Your Supply Chain Planning in 2017

ToolsGroup

Scenes from a recent ToolsGroup user conference. The ToolsGroup customer base of more than 300 companies has allowed us to access a wide array of supply chain planning data for benchmarking in different industries and different circumstances.

What’s New and Different About The Digital Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

There’s a lot of buzz and hype today about enabling the digital supply chain. But companies have been using technology, such as the internet and software, to enable their supply chain processes for many years. So, what is new and different today as it relates to “digitizing” the supply chain?

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Manufacturers Confident in 2017 Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

While 83% of manufacturers have been adversely affected in the past by suppliers' inability to meet their needs, only one-third anticipate a shortage of parts or services in 2017, according to the ASQ 2017 Manufacturing Outlook Survey. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Supply Chain Analytics: Sprouts, Imodium & Harry Potter

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas and new year holidays seem a long way behind. The decorations have been squeezed back into their boxes for another year and Slade, Cliff, Bing, Bowie and others are safely back in their CD cases.

Six Degrees of Separation in your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Palvashah Durrani In our digitally connected world – information is easy to access, available on demand, and of varying levels of quality and veracity.

Omni-Channel Retailers Supply Chain Survival Plan

Logility

It’s an omni-channel world out there. Mobile and e-commerce customers expect to receive the same experience and service regardless of where or how they shop. Of course, customers do differ from store to store, and online desktop shoppers can be different from mobile app shoppers.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.