December, 2016

How Uber Parallels the 6 Design Principles of Digital Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Digital supply chain is the “in” thing! Don’t take my word for it, though. Just google the term. You will come across many articles talking about how supply chains are being remade by industry 4.0,

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket. And steadily, over the last three decades, mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the process, the banks got bigger and business networks grew more complex.

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Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987.

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.

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What Does It Mean to be “Strategic” in Supply Chain, Anyway?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

Talking Logistics

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The NIST MEP works with small and mid-sized U.S.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. Business Insider’s scoop on Amazon creating an Uber for Trucking app isn’t a surprise. LogTech venture capital investments have been growing rapidly these past years, as recently reported by CB Insights.

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.

What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics

PLS Logistics

Supply chains share common goals: increase productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risks. Common goals for reverse logistics are to improve customer satisfaction, cut costs, maximize return on assets.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

AIMMS

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries. The company started working with AIMMS and our implementation partner Districon in October 2015 to develop a Demand Aggregation tool.

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Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage If you haven’t already, please read Bill Dubois’s blog, “ Latest Polls Show We’ve Lost Faith in Polls ”. Bill speaks to three factors, unpredictability, high randomness and variability.

Supply Chain Operating Networks: Addressing the Long Tail of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

All industries (and the companies within them) have their own unique business processes and requirements. The introduction of new regulations and different operating realities by country add even more layers of complexity.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

E-commerce grew 10.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the process, the banks got bigger and business networks grew more complex.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

PLS Logistics

Globalization. The supply chain is affected by the globalization of business, and those who work with international suppliers don’t have the same competitive advantage they once had. More markets are emerging in the global economy, and traditional supply and demand is changing.

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Internet of Things

Demand Solutions

Thanks to the cloud, there has never been a better time to be a manufacturer or distributor with a vision for rapid, profitable growth. Cloud technology puts powerful supply chain planning technology at your fingertips , with no major outlay for software licenses and extra hardware.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Taunya MacDonald The year is 1983, and all my sister and I wanted from Santa was a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. We had been dying for one for months, and my sister and I even dressed as Cabbage Patch Kids for Halloween that year (see picture proof included).

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This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Fidel is dead. I am only sad that my father did not live long enough to hear those words. What does the future hold for Cuba and my family there?

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. .

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Article contributed by Batool Iqbal. Do you know how many planes take off or land each year in the world’s busiest airport? A little under 900,000. That’s at Atlanta, by the way.

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.

The Twelve Days of Supply Chain 2016

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

On the first day of Christmas, Enchange gave to me A robust S&OP. Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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The Big Data Investment – Getting to the Big Pay Off

Ryder Exchange

Data is one of the most important areas of focus for a CIO and their team. For years, the principal focus for IT, in partnership with the business, was enabling processes that drive the business. That IT focus has now intensified around the data derived from those processes.

All I want for Christmas is supply chain flexibility

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois It’s that time of year again where moms and dads are busy gathering Christmas lists from their kids and ensuring they have exactly the right gifts under the tree.

Pool Distribution: The Speed of Parcel at the Cost of LTL/Truckload

Talking Logistics

With four kids heading in four different directions each night (swim practice, track practice, sax lessons, religious school), the only way my wife and I are able to pull it off is by carpooling with other families.

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