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Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?


Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Home Depot’s work in risk management served to increase profitability in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products.

How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo

Supply Chain Shaman

mo·jo: noun. A magic charm, talisman, or spell. “someone must have their mojo working over at the record company” In the 1990s supply chain had MOJO. Then it was sexy. Today, it is not. 90% of public manufacturing companies are treading wate r. There is struggle.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics


Our notion of convenience is evolving. Being able to offer options, from product variety to flexible delivery schemes, is essential for every business. That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain.

Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization


Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Microsoft and I collaborated on a blog introducing the basic concept of MEIO, comparing it with Inventory Optimization.

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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FMCG Supply Chains – The most important roles?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I am often asked which job in the extended Supply Chain is the most important. For FMCG producers this may be the demand planner while for retail partners the key role could be innovation planning. I do have a view on this so park the question for now and read on. FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain

Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization


Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Microsoft and I collaborated on a blog introducing the basic concept of MEIO, comparing it with Inventory Optimization.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?


Service level agreements (SLAs) can vary in scope, complexity, duration, and value. Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. Contract details may vary by region, and individual locations may be subject to unique contractual stipulations that other locations never see. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms.

Transitioning to Digital Supply Networks

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on, and is republished with permission. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0,

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.

Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The Network Effect

With the lucrative profits to be made from fake pharmaceutical drugs, even more than in the narcotics trade, fake drugs. The post Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Pharmaceutical counterfeits drugs fake pharmaceuticals supply chain

How to Minimize Customs Issues with an Accurate Labeling System


Customs can be a problem for companies with inadequate labeling. Supply Chain Labeling Track & Traceability

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[PODCAST] Blockchain and The Digital Supply Chain’s Role in Creating a Competitive Advantage & Reducing Operational Costs


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Chris Kirchner, CEO & Founder of Slync a supply chain automation platform revolutionizing the ways partners collaborate using Artificial Intelligence, Workflow, and Blockchain. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” ” You can subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio!

Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

PLS Logistics

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs. Supply Chain Visibility strategy economy Industry Shipment Trucking Third Party Logistics Transporation Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management freight visibility shipping mistakes Lead Times

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.

The Beginning of the End of the “Extended Workbench”?

SCM Research

Exports can be decomposed into a foreign value added (FVA) and a domestic value added (DVA) component. FVA is a key measure of the importance of global supply chains. It refers to the imported goods and services incorporated in a country’s exports. DVA relates to the contribution of a country’s own (i.e. domestic) factors of production.

Announcing Enterra Solutions 2nd Annual Cognitive Computing Summit

Enterra Insights

You are invited to join Enterra Solutions® for in-depth conversations on the rise of the Intelligent Enterprise with a focus on Supply Chain Optimization. Cognitive Computing, defined by Enterra as Artificial Intelligence in the form of Semantic Reasoning + Sophisticated Mathematics, addresses the complex, multi-faceted problems faced by leading organizations today by creating an autonomous decision sciences platform that enables game changing applications.

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience


Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains. In recent months, sustainability and ethical business practices have become cornerstones of the ongoing conversation about how to govern people and manage a business effectively. Without political diversion, today’s companies must take an active role in increasing positive customer experiences and meeting stringent ethics and sustainable practices.

Trending Transportation Updates: July 2018

PLS Logistics

July was full of many newsworthy transportation, shipping and logistic developments. Here are some of July's top trending transportation updates: Supply Chain News transportation news Drivers Uber Industry truck Trucking 2018 Transporation Trucker Trending transportation topics NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement Politics Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management truck driver DHL Boeing Recall

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

BluJay Acquires UK Customs Solution Provider, Grosvenor Systems

BluJay Solutions

Grosvenor International Systems is a leading provider of customs management solutions in the UK and European markets. Manchester, UK – August 7, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced an agreement to purchase Grosvenor International Systems, a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.

Additive Manufacturing continues to Mature

Enterra Insights

For nearly a decade, pundits have been touting the transformative effects of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). Four years ago Matthew Timms wrote, “Cited by some as ‘the next industrial revolution’, 3D printing is slowly reshaping the traditional supply chain, and could conceivably be the single most disruptive breakthrough since progressive assembly.”[1]

Gaining Supply Chain Efficiency By Implementing Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence will change the way you think about your supply chain and supply chain efficiency. Today’s supply chain complexities demand additional support. You cannot afford to pass up on automating at least some of the processes. And no, you don’t have to have robots replacing all your human workers at your facility. AI goes beyond just robots to include automated processes in computers and more.

Blockchain Gains Traction in the Food Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

12 of the world’s biggest companies, including Walmart and Nestlé, are building a blockchain to remake how the industry tracks food worldwide. The group is focused on solving the traceability problem is known as Food Trust. There are many initiatives using Blockchain. This initiative is further along than any other. The post Blockchain Gains Traction in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Track and Trace blockchain supply chain traceability

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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.

Forecast Accuracy: Why It Matters and How to Improve It


Demand forecasts underpin essentially every major business decision, but discussions about forecast accuracy rarely get visibility outside of supply chain organizations, let alone at the board level. In this white paper, learn why forecast accuracy matters and how it drives key financial metrics.

What’s Ahead in the Logistics Arena?

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since humankind first began trading goods millennia ago. The global economy was built on the shoulders of trade and the legs of supply chains. Yet, the supply chain industry has been accused of being slow to adapt to changing circumstances. For example, the editorial staff at Material Handling & Logistics note, “When it comes to digital maturity, the supply chain and logistics industry are lagging.”[1]

Three Real-World Motives for Greening the Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Enterprises have devoted – and continue to devote – resources to green supply chain initiatives. Officially, companies often champion their environmental credentials in glossy reports, speeches and media interviews.

Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Devon Energy generates huge volumes of data. The company’s real-time data system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second. Devon Energy has worked to change real-time visibility into actionable insights for better truck scheduling. The post Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility Transportation real-time visibility supply chain

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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.