September, 2022

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Avoiding Dead-end Streets As We Build the Future of Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this post from a hotel room in Chicago. My feet are swollen, and my luggage overflows with dirty laundry. I have not been home since the end of August. This week, I spoke at a University of Wisconsin event on responsiveness and ASCM on the future of supply chain planning.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and The Future of Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It is widely accepted that digitization is the key to transforming all areas of the logistics industry. However, we are just at the beginning of a long journey. Recent Black Swan events have exposed vulnerabilities within some of the world’s best-run supply chains.

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5 Ways Businesses Are Uncovering Success With AI In Manufacturing

ToolsGroup

Automation is at the center of modern manufacturing businesses, with companies exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence in improving workflows and profitability.

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Avoiding the Potholes on the Road to Digital Transformation

Enterra Insights

Since the earliest days of the Digital Age, business consultants have been encouraging client companies to transform into digital enterprises. Tech journalist Zach Cooper insists, “Whatever a company’s vision for the future, it must include digital transformation in order to grow.”[1]

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Start Considering Risk in Your Supply Chain Design with these 4 Steps

Continual disruption is exposing the fragility of supply chains designed for low cost at high risk. Here’s how to start quantifying risk in your supply chain design for smarter decisions that address financial and resiliency objectives.

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What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like?

The Network Effect

The post What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like? appeared first on The Network Effect. S&OP SCM Supply Chain Planning

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De-carbonizing the Economy

Enterra Insights

In a previous article, I discussed why I believe the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will spark decades of innovation in the area of climate change.[1]

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Seven Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Logistics and Distribution

3GTMS

Logistics and distribution are part of a larger industry, also known as the supply chain, that has increased tremendously in the last few decades. These two terms are often misconstrued to denote the same thing. However, each has a distinct meaning and role in the transportation industry.

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Save The Supply Chain Leader From Groupthink

Supply Chain Shaman

Thirty-one months of supply chain disruption. Currently, companies struggle with rolling electric outages in China. Water levels falling in the Rhine, the Loire, and the Colorado River. The winter offers no relief.

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Consumers and Retailers Have Embraced Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

One of the big debates during the pandemic was whether new consumer shopping behaviors would be permanent or whether consumers would revert to old shopping behaviors once they felt safe to venture back into public.

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Don't Let Outsourcing Break Your Supply Chain

In this Avetta white paper we will discuss the impact and benefits of outsourcing, the indirect and direct risks of outsourcing with third party contractors, and how to mitigate risks with contractor management.

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Will Cloud Computing in Logistics Replace On-Premises Systems for Good?

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud computing has spurred a revolution in private and business applications over the past decade. Today, data and software programs can be saved or run in any data processing center in the world. Everything is operated via the internet, completely independent of the location or device.

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The Green Corridor: Full Circle – The Promise and Struggles of the Circular Economy and Green Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor: Full Circle – The Promise and Struggles of the Circular Economy and Green Supply Chains. by Timothy Foote , Founder of Susymbio. Getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right way! This is my mantra for building green supply chains.

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Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18

Talking Logistics

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law in the US last year includes funding for setting up an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce.

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The TraylorTranspo Story with Brittany Traylor

The Logistics of Logistics

Brittany Traylor and Joe Lynch discuss the TraylorTranspo story. Brittany is the CEO of TraylorTranspo LLC , an asset light brokerage that specializes in power-only moves, which typically means the carrier provides the tractor and the shipper provides the trailer. About Brittany Traylor.

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Modern Tech and More: Empowering Your Supply Chain for Success

Speaker: Cory Skinner, Founder and CEO of FactR

Ready to dive into new tech to protect your supply chain, but not sure where or how to start? In this webinar, Cory Skinner, Founder and CEO of FactR, will break down the new, innovative technologies and strategies that you can implement to mitigate historic challenges, and even teach you what NOT to do along the way!

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The Courage to Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders are in the middle of implementing digital transformation programs. For many organizations, digital transformation is untethered hype. There is a veiled promise for improvement. Here I ask, “Whether we can change course to drive more value in supply chain management?”

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What is Supply Chain Planning Software and How Can it be Used Effectively? Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

In part 2 this blog series, I will conclude with advantages that can be expected within the world of supply chain planning software through the lens of Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. Advantages of supply chain planning.

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Network Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Logistics Viewpoints

The Association for Supply Chain Management ( ASCM ) hosted its annual conference, ASCM CONNECT , on September 18 – 20 in Chicago. Fortunately for me, some of the sessions were available virtually. I found the presentation by UScellular especially interesting.

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The Top 8 Supply Chain Superpowers! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals discretely exercise a set of Supply Chain Superpowers that make extraordinary contributions every single day

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Smart Stores and Smarter Supply Chains: Innovations for a New Era of Retail

Speaker: Panel Speakers

As brick and mortar and ecommerce stores start to blend together, what will the store of the future look like? Join experts from FourKites and Zebra as they discuss the impact on automation and supply chain visibility.

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Back to Logistics Tech School, 2022: the Lost Peak Season, the lingering COVID impact and more

Freightos

Logistics tech in 2022 has been unavoidably shaped by the two years that preceded it.

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The Haul Story with Tim Henry

The Logistics of Logistics

Tim Henry and Joe Lynch discuss the Haul story. Tim is the Co-founder and CEO of Haul , a digital platform that connects certified and vetted commercial truck drivers with trucking companies looking for qualified drivers. About Tim Henry.

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When the Rubber Hits the Road

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition: “Someone’s efforts, resolve, or viability are tested; things are meaningfully challenging. “ Wikipedia. The supply chain team’s past thirty-two months of disruption were a long, winding road full of surprises.

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ToolsGroup-IHL Group 2022 Retail Inventory Study Shows Diminishing Customer Loyalty Due to Out-of-Stock Concerns

ToolsGroup

Improving inventory position can help retailers secure consumer loyalty and capture impulse spending.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2023 Report

What are the risks for procurement in 2023? What should leaders do to deliver value amid uncertainties? Read the GEP Spend Category Outlook 2023 report now to build successful spend management strategies across 22 indirect & direct categories.

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Top Five Transportation Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions have brought about an age of innovation. From a transportation standpoint, this has included major technological advancements. Last week, I gave the keynote presentation at the Dangerous Goods Symposium , sponsored by LabelMaster and the DG Exchange.

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[Video] International Supply Chain Trends and Challenges

Talking Logistics

So, here we are, a little past the halfway mark of 2022, and we’re still dealing with a lot of risk and uncertainty in the world of supply chain management. And if you’re an importer or exporter moving goods via ocean carriers and ports around the world, it’s safe to say that every day is.

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Sensemaking in Supply Chains

SCM Research

Something that is long-established in other management disciplines but sadly almost completely neglected in the SCM discipline is research related to sensemaking.

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Ocean Freight Survival Guide with Nathan Strang

The Logistics of Logistics

Nathan Strang and Joe Lynch discuss the challenging shipping environment and why shippers need an ocean freight survival guide. Nathan is the Director of Ocean Trade Lane Management at Flexport , the operating system for global trade. About Nathan Strang.

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The 4 Keys to Demand Planning in 2023 and Beyond

Speaker: Eva Dawkins - Senior Consultant, Supply Chain

Demand planning and forecasting processes are critical to the resilience and profitability of any supply chain, maybe now more than ever. Join Eva Dawkins for this exclusive webinar where she will cover everything you need to implement for success!