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Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

Change and transformation are never easy, especially if what you have been doing has proven successful. You know the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” ” Supply chain professionals would love that aphorism to be true. Alexa Cheater ( @Alexa_Cheater ), Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, reminds us, “Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change — changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc.

A Short Guide to Improve Behaviours in Support of World Class S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

To be most effective, S&OP requires a positive, growth-oriented, mentally tough mindset as well as constructive behaviours. It is unlikely that a critical mass of effective behaviours is present in every company that implements S&OP.

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Transportation Innovation 2018


Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. One of the key topics Tompkins presented was an update on developments of self-driving technologies.

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch


Cerasis brings you another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” Remember, you can catch every episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” by going over to the Podcast section of “ The Freight Institute !” ” You can also subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! As a reminder, we publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy!

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Joe Cannata According to the European Journal of Operational Research , the term ‘bullwhip effect’ was first coined by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the 1990s in reference to the order variance amplification phenomenon observed between P&G and its suppliers.”.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management.

How a changed business model initiated a new supply chain planning approach


T he telecom provider business model was traditionally about delivering networked voice and data to homes and businesses, therefore not necessitating strong supply chain planning. But that has changed in the last decade due to the rapid growth of smartphones.

FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Whether you call it co-packing or re-packing this involves the further manipulation of a previously finished and complete SKU. Look around the shelves and the evidence of extra expense and work is displayed by special stickers, multi-packs and banded promotions amongst many others.

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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Overcoming Challenges in Manufacturing Labeling


What comes to mind when you think of challenges you come across in a global supply chain? Manufacturing labeling might not be at the top of your list, but it should be. It can be the key to whether your shipments move smoothly through the supply chain or not. Manufacturing

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More


Blockchain offers an opportunity for shippers to redefine standard procedures, leverage new technologies, including cloud-based platforms, and enhance cybersecurity. As explained by Joe McKendrick of Forbes , the power of blockchain derives from its impact of removing intermediaries. Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more.

Blockchain for Logistics: Preparing for the Opportunities

Talking Logistics

Without a doubt, blockchain is currently the most talked-about new technology — it’s also the most confusing, especially for supply chain and logistics professionals who are trying to understand its potential role and benefits. What are some of the potential use cases for blockchain in logistics? What are the main barriers to adoption? What should companies do today to adequately prepare?

What is a Digital Supply Chain?

PLS Logistics

The term digital supply chain is very prevalent in current logistics and supply chain news, but it is a term that many people are still unfamiliar with. It is important to understand what a digital supply chain consists of and how it could potentially save your company money, time and even your environmental footprint. In order to decide if it could be right for your company, we will break down what it means to have a digital supply chain.

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.

How Enterprise Labeling Helps You Conquer Regulatory Challenges


Businesses face a paradox: they must abide by stringent regulations in order to stay in business, yet those same regulations can present challenges to operating efficiently. Regulations affect many facets of the supply chain, including your labeling.

Blockchain Counterpoint: Blockchain Supply Chain Applications…Too Much Hype?


A recent survey by Deloitte, reports Coin Square , found the prospects of blockchain supply chain applications beyond reproach and capable of revolutionizing the way supply chains operate. According to the survey, comprised of responses from 1,000+ supply chain executives, 39% are planning to invest at least $5 million in blockchain supply chain applications in the next year, and 16% are planning to invest $10 million or more.

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Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

Supply Chain Link

Capacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets.

The Cost of a Five-Dollar Dress

SCM Research

Social responsibility has after the Rana Plaza collapse become an integral part of many supply chain management courses across the globe. However, workers’ rights in textile supply chains, or a lack thereof, are actually an old story, maybe as old as modern textile supply chains. This is evidenced by an article from 1933, titled The Cost of a Five-Dollar Dress.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

7 Key Factors that Underpin the Success of your Inventory Optimization Initiative

Supply Chain Opz

From the most basic to the most advanced organization, Inventory Optimization is a critical goal and one which underpins the effectiveness of the supply chain operation. Inventory Optimization requires an organization to sustain and maintain the right mix of cost versus service.

Security: A Big Challenge for the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

With new network security breaches announced every week, people now understand many of the risks associated with cybersecurity. Several years ago, Irfan Saif ( @irfansaif ), a principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services practice, wrote, “Internet of Things initiatives demand targeted strategies to combat the influx of new cyber risks that will invariably accompany them.”[1] ”[1] Saif’s assertion is as true today as it was back in 2015.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

Talking Logistics

Well, I’m off through the end of next week on a much-needed vacation. So, while I’m off the grid and recharging my batteries, you can check out the top posts and new episodes from Q2 2018 (if you missed the top posts and the new episodes from Q1, you can link to them here ). After reading/watching them, share this post with your colleagues and social media followers, then post a comment and share your perspective on these topics! Top Talking Logistics Posts in Q2 2018.

A Short Guide to Behavioural Coaching in Support of World Class S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

To be most effective, S&OP requires a positive, growth-oriented, mentally tough mindset as well as constructive behaviours. It is unlikely that a critical mass of effective behaviours is present in every company that implements S&OP.

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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.

Our Top 3 Reads to Help You Keep on Truckin’ During the Shortage

C3 Solutions

With the presence of the current trucking capacity shortage, the need for load and dock organization as well as operational transparency is more important than ever. We’ve compiled our top 3 articles to help you identify common issues that may be affecting the efficiency of your dock’s supply chain; and how a dock scheduling and reservations tool could be the simple answer to a complicated problem.

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What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today

BluJay Solutions

Global trade is a moving target in today’s political scene. How are these issues in Washington, D.C. impacting your world and supply chain? Many trade agreements with other nations are in review and things change on a daily basis. At BluJay’s 2018 SOAR customer conference, Tom Gould, Senior Director of Customs and International Trade at Sandler, Travis and Rosenburg, provided a brief update on the most closely-watched negotiations, as of May 2018. Steel and aluminum tariffs.

Robots with Swarm Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Robots with swarm intelligence. Austrian headquartered Agilox designs and manufactures mobile logistics robots that use “swarm intelligence” to intelligently navigate through warehouses and factories, delivering pallets and totes where they are needed. This article discusses this technology. The post Robots with Swarm Intelligence appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Robot supply chain Warehousing

Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)


At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously reshaping their business models to meet the digital revolution head-on. How did our list measure up to current trends? The Cloud Migration Success.

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.