2022

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Trends 2022: Quantum Computing

Enterra Insights

Quantum computing may sound like science fiction (especially the weird principles on which it relies); nevertheless, businesses are beginning to pay attention. According to the Venture Beat staff, “Sixty-nine percent of global enterprises have already adopted or plan to adopt quantum computing in the near term, according to a new survey of enterprise leaders commissioned by Zapata Computing.

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Agile Supply Chain: How to Bend, Not Break, Your Supply Chain Planning Process - ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

An agile supply chain uses data, technology and collaboration to effectively navigate market volatility. Discover the strategies you need to stay flexible and competitive.

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What Industry Leaders Have to Say About Virtual Twins in Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

This blog is based on Dassault Systèmes’ partnership with IndustryWeek on conducting a midyear survey of industry leaders to gain a better understanding of how virtualization technologies are helping them adapt to these changes. Today, change is the only constant, and success depends on the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently. The past year and a half saw manufacturers face unprecedented challenges resulting from global disruptions, to which they responded by repurposing or developing

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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years. This year we have decided to lead with our predictions about the broader supply chain function – as supply chain itself has become such a hot topic in executive suites, corporate earnings, general news media, and even our own personal lives.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Global Logistics Challenges in a Disrupted Supply Chain | Jabil

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

The massive disruption in global logistics is a driving factor behind the supply chain crisis. Companies must optimize logistics to prepare for the next disruption.

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How Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The continued disruption of supply chains suggests that the challenges of the COVID-19 era have been more than a blip in an otherwise stable period of global business. It’s time to take proactive action to prepare.

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How to Achieve Affordable Nationwide 2-Day UPS Ground Shipping

Ware2Go

Today’s consumers expect 2-day delivery from merchants of all sizes. Learn how to build a 2-day ground shipping network that meets customer expectations without hurting your bottom line. 1 to 2-Day Delivery Is the Expectation. It’s no secret that fast shipping is a growing consumer expectation — and thanks to the Amazon effect, consumers are defining “fast” as 1-2 days.

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Effect of Working With CNC Machines on your Supply Chain

SCMDOJO

CNC machining is also known as just machining and is used extensively in manufacturing and industrial applications. CNC machines use computerized controls and machine tools to cut layers of material to make custom parts. Whether you outsource or buy one, working with one of these machines will greatly speed up your supply chain. How CNC Machines Are Changing Manufacturing as We Know It.

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How Are Supply Chain Disruptions Causing Strain in Laboratories?

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain shortages make securing the goods people need and want tremendously difficult. Sometimes, such issues cause mere annoyances or mean consumers must wait longer for non-essential items.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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What is Demand Forecasting? Importance and Benefits of Forecasting Customer Demand

ShipBob

Running a business is hard. You never really know how it will all turn out, yet you need to be able to answer questions like these: How many units of inventory do you need to have on hand to be at full stock for each SKU? How often do you project to replenish inventory ? How will those projections change over time? Where do you expect to be a year from now?

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What is Inventory Planning and why should SMBs be doing it?

StockTrim

The transportation world is off its axis right now, largely due to the Covid Virus. This includes all modes of shipping via ocean, air, truck and rail (even couriers). The supply chain for most companies is in a state of flux and it will likely take 2 years or more to heal itself. Added to that is the recent turmoil in the Ukraine with Russia and Belarus being the agitators.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: The Business Case for Growth and a Competitive Advantage- ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

Companies are leveraging supply chain sustainability to gain a competitive advantage–while supporting people and the environment.

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Why Manufacturers Should Embrace Digital Now

Arena Solutions

Is your business ready to go digital? According to a recent State of Manufacturing survey, 91% of manufacturers reported increased investment in digital solutions across both operations and production to help enhance supply chain resiliency, accelerate innovation, and deal with the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic 1. Manufacturing in an Age of Disruption.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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DHL Supply Chain’s Digital Transformation in the Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

In 2018, DHL Supply Chain announced its plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its North American facilities. My colleagues and I often have the opportunity to discuss initiatives such as this with company executives. Of course, we subsequently share interesting insights in Logistics Viewpoints articles. Earlier this month, Brian Gaunt, Senior Director of Accelerated Digitization at DHL, provided me with an update on the company’s warehouse digitization journey.

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Why The Chips Are Down: Explaining the Global Chip Shortage | Jabil

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

The supply chain bottlenecks we’re experiencing across the world start with the global chip shortage, the most severe of the current component shortages.

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Supply Chain's Moment of Truth Has Arrived! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

As we emerge from the pandemic Supply Chain is facing its moment of truth. Do we go back to old ways or start the Supply Chain Renaissance.?

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Why Cybersecurity Has Never Been More Important for the Supply Chain Sector

Supply Chain Brain

Employee negligence and error are among the most significant cybersecurity liabilities for companies in the supply chain sector. Here are some pointers on how companies can empower employees to defend supply chains.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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How manufacturers and distributors can use ERP to gain control across the supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

While the pandemic was undoubtedly the catalyst for recent supply chain disruptions it’s not the only cause. Longstanding weaknesses in the supply chain like port infrastructure, outdated supply chain strategies and impacts of natural disaster and wars have all further affected global supply chains. These ongoing disruptions mean manufacturers and distributors must navigate challenges while rapidly addressing the needs of their people, customers, and suppliers.

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7 Reasons to Hire a Supply Chain Consulting Firm

SCMDOJO

The first question you may probably be thinking is, why do I really need to hire a Supply Chain Consulting Firm? As a business leader or senior manager in a firm that does not typically use supply chain consulting solutions, you may wonder what additional value or experience can be offered. It can be a minefield and sometimes not overly obvious how to justify whether you need to hire such a firm, this blog will address this with providing 7 reasons to hire a supply chain consulting firm.

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28 Procurement KPIs That Optimize Supplier & Buyer Performance

Silvon Software

The past few years have created a lasting impact on the way business is conducted, driving many companies to analytics to gain the visibility they need to control and optimize key processes. Procurement is one core process area being focused to better manage today’s fluctuating change, with key performance metrics leading the way to assessing and managing procurement performance.

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The impact of the European energy crisis on supply chains

All Things Supply Chain

The topic of energy has been widely discussed since the climate crisis began, and now, energy is experiencing a crisis of its own, due to the current events happening in…

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2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

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ONS Retail sales will be short-lived, says Five9

IT Supply Chain

By Brian Atkinson (pictured). General Manager & Vice President EMEA, Five9. The post ONS Retail sales will be short-lived, says Five9 appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The 2022 Chicken Shortage: What the Cluck is Going On?

ToolsGroup

By this stage in the pandemic, most of us have felt the effects of a globally disrupted supply chain and inventory shortages in some way or another. We all have that one item that keeps disappearing from our local market. For me, it’s Coke Zero and mango mochi. While these minor outages go unnoticed by the majority of people, when it comes to the shortage of a staple like chicken, people notice.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 4, 2022

Supply Chain Digest

Maersk Projects Record Profits with Sky High Rates. Brick and Mortar Comeback. US PMI Shows Mixed State of Economy.

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The New Significance of a Logistics Strategy: Role, Success factors, and Integration

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics strategy as an enabler of new business models. Today, successful companies are those who can make a great idea come true and create an organization to support its implementation. To do this, they must be able to adapt quickly, to rapidly get their offer on the market and to exploit changes in the market. The COVID-19 pandemic separated the wheat from the chaff, where companies who were able to immediately respond to the surprise massive upturn in online growth coming out clearly ahead.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruption | Jabil

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

The COVID-19 supply chain disruption was the first of this scale and magnitude. Global supply chains were struck by the coronavirus pandemic.

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What Business Structure Should You Choose For Your Startup?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 6 Ways to Attract Investors to Your Startup Business! One important thing you need to decide when setting up your startup is what type of business structure to choose. There’s no right or wrong answer. The structure you pick will very much be determined by your specific business and your goals.

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Why Master Data Management Is the Crux of Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

To help safeguard their supply chains against future unpredictable events, organizations can implement a master data management (MDM) strategy as a foundation for strong risk mitigation during times of crisis.