January, 2017

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.

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.

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


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.

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?

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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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.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

By 2018, related supply chain careers will be in high demand with 1.4 million jobs to fill. To determine if they're right for you, ask yourself these questions. Are you committed to supply chain management?

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Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level


How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes.

Frequency of “Supply Chain” in Books

SCM Research

The following Google Ngram Viewer graph shows the frequency of the terms “supply chain”, “logistics” and “procurement” in books published between 1975 and 2008.

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.

Your Top 5 Questions on NOx Standards Answered

PLS Logistics

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing a rule that would set new standards to reduce NOx emissions from heavy-duty truck engines beginning in 2024. The agency last tightened its NOx standards for truck engines in 2010 to 0.2 gram per brake horsepower-hour.

Supply Chain and Transportation Trends to Jump On Now

The Network Effect

by Kevin Hill, Quality Scales Unlimited Every few years the business world experiences a new tide of change. Some areas. The post Supply Chain and Transportation Trends to Jump On Now appeared first on The Network Effect.

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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.

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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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. The level of visibility across entire supply chains grew as collaboration became the new normal.

Don’t Let Disruption Blur the Visibility to Your Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

It may seem like disruptions in your supply chain are frustrating inevitabilities, but that’s only half true. While they are inevitable, they don’t have to be frustrating. There’s a way to predict and often prevent them. You can also create a system that mitigates disruption when it does happen.

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Capabilities and Benefits of Shipment Tracking

PLS Logistics

Shipment tracking technology enables shippers to be in control of their transportation and locate freight at any point in its journey. Track and trace features are available on a transportation management system (TMS).

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.

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.

Internet of Things Devices: It’s Time to Let Our Devices Grow

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alvaro Fernandez Lately, tales of how the Internet of Things (IoT) have become a common staple of tech conversations. IoT devices have the potential to produce humongous volumes of data (a reason we usually hear Big Data and IoT in many presentations).

FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Overeaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted. Easter is not far away this year so why not save a little cash and stock up now - use by dates permitting, of course!

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Consumer-Centric Networks

The Network Effect

If you look at the top rated companies, one thing stands out, their undying commitment to providing excellent customer service. The post Consumer-Centric Networks appeared first on The Network Effect. Demand-Driven ERP Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect

HS 2017 Reform Is Here: Are You Prepared?

Talking Logistics

Developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Harmonized System (HS) serves as a universal economic language for goods—an indispensable tool for global trade. It’s used by more than 200 countries and territories as a basis for customs tariffs.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry


Technology advancements were among the most exciting topics to watch through 2016. Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. Like any modern business, you can learn great things by looking back at what did and did not come to fruition. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.