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Blockchain: The future of supply chain operations

Ryder Exchange

A number of industries, from finance to the public sector are implementing blockchain in their operations – and for good reason. Why is this “new” technology taking the business world by storm? The truth is, blockchain isn’t new. It was created from a concept over 25 years ago.

It’s time to shake up supply chain scenario simulation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Scenario simulation is nothing new in supply chain. Practitioners have long heralded it as a sign of a mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. And it is.

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It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?


Uncertainties swirling around the global markets necessitate going beyond spreadsheets into the realm of advanced scenario modeling.

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IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

Talking Logistics

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

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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Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0


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[Video] Keysight Technologies: Improving production planning efficiency

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series. Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. Speed and accuracy are everything to a company, says Jenny Balderrama, production planner at Keysight Technologies.

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Making Safety a Top Priority for the Whole Operation


In this special post, Plant Lean Manager Todd Markward from Select Comfort (manufacturer of Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds), shares how his team made a few simple improvements to their value stream mapping process that shifted the entire operation's focus to safety as a top priority.

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Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant concepts such as “ this is the way we’ve always done it ” will leave your business growth in a similar stagnant rut.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Live Webinar: Reducing the Risk of Electronics Counterfeiting


Electronics counterfeiting continues to be a hot-button issue as manufacturers lose $160B+ annually in revenue. Even more concerning is the significant health and safety hazard facing consumers who unknowingly purchase counterfeit electronic components.

The Ways Getting Creative With Your Supply Chain Will Save You Time and Money

Quantified Freight

“ Everyone is a genius, but if you ask a fish to climb a tree, it will feel stupid its entire life. ”. ~ Not Einstein. If you wouldn’t request this of a fish, then why on earth would you of your supply chain network providers?

Green Supply Chain News on Home Depot Keeps Grinding to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Transportation

Supply Chain Digest

VP of Transportation Michelle Livingstone Leads Charge. Inbound Consilidation Centers, Floor Loaded Trailers Among Key Tactics

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Who will wear the jersey this year? Last year I organized our first Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure cycling team (LL4T1DCure) to raise money for JDRF , the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research.

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.

Do You Have These 6 Must Have Supply Chain Managerial Skills?


Supply chain management is poised on the brink of a major seismic rift that will permeate every level of the sector.

By 2020 We Should All Be Booking Loads in the Future

Quantified Freight

Have you seen the movie Looper? It stars Bruce “Won’t Retire” Willis, that Angels in the Outfield kid, and Emily Blunt. The movie involves low-life assassins who are contracted to kill victims sent to them from the future using illegal time travel.

Imports on Track for Double-Digit Growth at Retail Ports

Material Handling & Logistics

Rising consumer confidence will spur imports at the nation’s major retail container ports to double-digit increases for the next two months. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Subscription Box Retail: Match Supply with Growing Demand


There are an overwhelming amount of decisions that go into making a purchase. Whether the reason to buy something is based on “need” or “want,” we’re inundated with options.

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.

How E2open’s Scalable DSR Platform Delivers a Competitive Advantage for CPG Companies


How E2open’s Scalable DSR Platform Delivers a Competitive Advantage for CPG Companies. alyssa. Friday 17 March 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open. In late 2016, E2open acquired Orchestro, a leading provider of demand signal repository (DSR) technology and preemptive analytics for retail and omnichannel fulfillment.

About Your Supply Chain Management Practice

Supply Chain Expert Community

For years I have joked with folks saying, “I wish my doctor would stop practicing medicine. I want to go to him when he’s done practicing !” ” However, I have to confess, now, that I’ve been wrong about that.

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Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability


Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex.

Sustainable Supply Chains Begin with Trust

Material Handling & Logistics

Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth. Many companies struggle with establishing sustainable supply chains because they attempt to enforce it through leverage, not partnership. read more. Global Supply Chain Gold

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.

[Video] Changing Landscape of Barcode Labeling: Part 1


Welcome to the Loftware blog. Over the next few videos, we're going to explore the evolution of barcode labeling , how this method has changed over the years and how it can help companies. First, it's time to focus on regulatory compliance.

Supply Chain Trends 2017: Ecosystem Changes

Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Richard Sherman who discussed Supply Chain Trends 2017: Ecosystem Changes. This is a follow-up interview. Last time we were discussing supply chain and technology trends for 2017, and today I have some more detailed questions about supply chain ecosystem changes, as well as analytics.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?


The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. Thus, shippers need to understand why it has not yet taken hold, why some experts believe it may still occur and what preventative actions are needed now to prepare. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head.

Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM) and the Future of Freight Brokerage

Supply Chain Link

Guest Blog Post: David Broering, Senior Vice President – Integrated Solutions For several years now, there has been a lot of PR and momentum around the concept of “Uber for brokerage.”

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.