February, 2017

Supply chain risk management in 2017

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Financial crisis. Check. Environmental catastrophes. Check. What’s next? Is this the year of political disruption? Working in supply chain is like starring in a Rocky movie. You keep getting knocked down and you have to keep getting back up.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017


The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive.

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5 Supply Chain Projects That Could Drive Millions to Your Bottom Line


Every budget cycle I hear supply chain professionals asked to squeeze more from the already dry towel laying on their desk. International competition and customer pressures are driving prices down, and shareholders are still expecting the same returns.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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MSD’s journey to remove silos in its end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Eliminating silos from any company’s supply chain planning processes comes with challenges. And those challenges are only amplified the bigger your supply chain is.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit. A failed pick-up and delivery at 3:00 am: My daughter woke up, Sparkles’ true identity revealed.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization


A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017. Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

BASF creates chemistry. Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership.

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.

Most Popular Posts of 2016

The Network Effect

Here’s a quick run down of our most popular posts of 2016, starting with #10 and counting down to #6. The post Most Popular Posts of 2016 appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect logistics supply chain technology trucking

5 Secrets to Master Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

The 3 main goals of supply chain visibility are 1) to reduce business and supply chain threats, 2) to improve performance and service, 3) and to identify inefficiencies and opportunities in the supply chain.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting People

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Teresa Chiykowski This is the final blog post in our three-part series discussing ways to improve supply chain collaboration. If you’ve read the first blog posts in this series, you should have a pretty good idea of two main reasons why supply chain collaboration is failing – fundamental.

Combating the Growing Risk and Uncertainty of Global Trade

Talking Logistics

Globalization has been going on for a long time, but it continues to morph and shift in different directions. When you look at recent developments, like Brexit and the trade views of President Trump, do companies need to approach globalization differently moving forward?

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry


Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. Our predictions focused on using new technologies and best practices to correct inefficiencies and problems. But, the true scope of change and focus went a bit further than expected.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spent time in Silicon Valley talking to technology innovators. Disruption in supply chain planning is happening. My angst is that it is not happening faster. We are on a path to reinvent decision-support technologies like supply chain planning. The third act is starting.

How a frozen food brand tamed their deliciously complex supply chain


In the heart of America is a global frozen food brand with a mission: To make the most delicious food using the best quality ingredients.

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Data-Driven Decisions Rule the Modern Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Shifting capacity, increased shipper demands and unpredictable disruptions make informed decision-making a top priority for logistics professionals. For shippers trying to optimize the supply chain, efficiency is the number one priority, and analytics drives results.

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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.

Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Teresa Chiykowski Chocolates, wine, flowers, jewelry? What will you buy for the special person in your life this Valentine’s Day? Not planning to buy anything at all? You might want to seriously rethink that decision before you show up empty-handed.

Supply Chain Transformation is Blowin’ in the Wind

Enterra Insights

Change is one of life’s constants. The supply chain is no exception to this rule. According to Jonathan Webb (@j_p_webb), Head … Continued. The post Supply Chain Transformation is Blowin’ in the Wind appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Shifting from “Linear Thinking” towards “Circular Thinking”

SCM Research

Shifting from “company thinking” to “supply chain thinking” has successfully replaced the system , managers had in mind when making their decisions. This shift has put some of the parts of what has formerly been considered the company’s unmanageable environment into their unit of analysis.

Making TMS an Enterprise Priority

Talking Logistics

Gregg Lanyard, Director of Product Management at Manhattan Associates , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is making TMS a priority more important today than in the past? What factors are driving this need?

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.

Most Popular Posts of 2016

The Network Effect

In Most Popular Posts of 2016 Part 1 we counted down the top read articles of 2016 from number 10. The post Most Popular Posts of 2016 appeared first on The Network Effect. Technology The Network Effect digital supply chain digital transformation

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics


Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Diesel rail is twice that of steamships, and the impact from trucks, while a fraction of air, is three times rail.

Moore’s Law and supply chain planning systems

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It was in 1965 that Dr. Gordon Moore made a prediction that changed the pace of tech. His prediction, popularly known as Moore’s law , was with regards to doubling of the number of transistors per square inch on an integrated circuit every 18 months or so.

Cognitive Computing in the CPG Sector = Efficiency and Innovation

Enterra Insights

Kraft-Heinz’ recent failed attempt to purchase Unilever for $143 billion dollars is unlikely to be the last news of mergers … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing in the CPG Sector = Efficiency and Innovation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.