February, 2017

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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.

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.

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.

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

LeanCor

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.

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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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

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.

Supply Chains – Managing internal & external 3/4PLP expectations

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

American sit-coms. With very few exceptions I personally do not find them at all funny. At times the funniest part is hearing the hilarious canned laughter when nothing in the least bit humorous occurs.

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.

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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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

Shoes of Prey Presents Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Supply Chain Summit

River Logic

At this year's Annual Online Retail Supply Chain Summit, held in Melbourne, Australia, River Logic's customer Shoes of Prey gave a keynote entitled "Overcoming key supply chain challenges to meet customer fulfillment." Presented by Chris McCallum, Chief Operating Officer at Shoes of Prey , the keynote focused on three topics: Prescriptive Analytics Customers Retail

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

Cerasis

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.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service. Perhaps I’m just tired of seeing this guy; he’s gone from pitching the “Can you hear me now?” provider to this new gig.

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.

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.

Global Trade Networks: Reaching the Next Level of Supply Chain Performance

Talking Logistics

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens. But what does that mean exactly?

Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Nope, that’s not a typo. I really did mean glocal. In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness.

Supply Chains – A second look: What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

In common with many business functions Supply Chains adopt multiple initials and/or acronyms to describe various tasks and processes they manage on a daily basis.

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.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

Aside from the new administration, Amazon’s supply chain continued push deeper into new and existing markets will define additional trends in the supply chain throughout the coming year. While supply chain entities struggle to stay competitive with the e-commerce giant, more organizations will look for ways to eliminate inefficiencies and boost operations.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the Food and Beverage Industry

Logility

As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a large multi-channel food manufacturer I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving F&B industry.

Customer Experience Now a Top Priority in Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling & Logistics

Only 3% say current systems “fully support efforts to improve the customer experience” while more than 66% report existing systems do nothing to improve customer experience. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

Stuck at 33%: The True State of TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

When I first started researching the transportation management systems (TMS) market more than 18 years ago, industry analysts (including me) often stated that only 33% of companies had implemented a TMS. Fast forward to today and the same statistic is still being quoted.

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.

Xilinx: Fight the urge to be precise – How supply chain technology is helping Xilinx

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow For Xilinx Inc., a supplier of programmable logic devices, the focus is more on speed than optimization, says Alex Brown, vice president of supply chain. That’s not to say the latter is unimportant.

Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States and that trend was in the making before the tortuous presidential … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Common Sales and Operations Myths Part 4 – Spreadsheets are King

Logility

This is the fourth in a series of posts that investigates some of the myths or mistruths I have heard over the last 20+ years concerning Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). The topic of today’s post is one we hear often and industry research shows it is not going away fast enough.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.