Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Our goal is to build a guiding coalition to think differently to improve outcomes.

6 Supply Chain Lessons from Henry Ford

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Henry Ford has become synonymous with revolutionary advances in manufacturing. His utilization of the assembly line for his Model T changed not only the way businesses operated, but consumer demand as well.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues.

The 3 Most Popular Uses of TMS Technology

PLS Logistics

Supply chains are increasingly complex, and companies who leverage technology find competitive rates, enhanced operations, greater flexibility, and cost reductions. Logistics providers continue to work in order to provide added value to their client’s supply chain processes.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Optimize Fleet Management

The Network Effect

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a profound impact across the supply chain. In this article, Geoff Annesley looks. The post How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Optimize Fleet Management appeared first on The Network Effect.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket. And steadily, over the last three decades, mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the process, the banks got bigger and business networks grew more complex.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?


Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly.

5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them


Sales & Operations planning has been around for 30 years. It was created initially by Oliver Wight and has become the standard procedure to improve business performance and predictability.

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Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

Ryder Exchange

Imagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile.

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. Not many companies have cracked this code. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. Managing complexity is key.

3 Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain by 2030

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Tom Gregorchik I was recently asked a simple question during an interview: “Where do you see supply chain in 2030?”. I started thinking about this question when it dawned on me… where has the time gone?

Pokemon Go is coming to a warehouse near you!


The Pokemon Go phenomenon, which has exceeded 500 million downloads worldwide , highlights the possibilities of augmented reality (AR) not just for gaming, but also for use in the supply chain.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Omnichannel Takes on Food Industry, Gains Consumer Support

PLS Logistics

There is a shift in how consumers are approaching grocery shopping, using more channels than ever before. Grocery is an $800 billion market – online grocery sales are expected to grow, becoming a $24 billion industry in 2017.

The future belongs to those who can see ahead and plan for it


S&OP Maturity Series, part 2 of 5. In my last post , I discussed a scenario in which the S&OP solution was the difference between having to decide if it was better to lose potential profits, or risk upsetting existing, loyal customers – and meeting everyone’s needs.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. Why is it happening?

End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration: It's More Than a Technology Platform


Advancing your supply chain to improve performance and working capital requires collaboration. But true supply chain collaboration is much more fundamental than information technologies committing to new platforms.

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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.

Digital Supply Chains: What’s the Big Deal?

The Network Effect

There’s an interesting report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Three Paths to Advantage with Digital Supply Chain , that illustrates the urgent need for companies today to transition to a digital supply chain, if they haven’t done so already.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving


The turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table. Family members are starting to find their way into the kitchen, and Thanksgiving dinner is about to begin.

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Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics


Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CSCOs is a valuable read for current and potential Supply Chain leaders. It brings together a long list of trends, enabling technologies, business frameworks and competencies that should be in your consideration set.

Building Talent: A New Approach

Supply Chain Insights

You are running hard. As a supply chain leader you want your team to make progress and outpace the pack. One of the toughest challenges for the supply chain leader is building and retaining talent. Managing a global supply chain team today is not easy.

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.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Another plane, another client; and yet another discussion. They are sounding a bit the same. I am trying to not sound like a broken record. Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Joe Cannata With Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic Coast in over 10 years that has already brought severe damage to Haiti, the Bahamas and several Southeastern U.S. states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given.

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Opz

The supply chain is evolving more rapidly than ever before due to outside factors such as geopolitical influences, an increase in natural disasters and the proliferation of technology.

Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast

PLS Logistics

Adobe Digital Intelligence says that 31% of consumers start shopping before November 1, and 27% will start before Thanksgiving, so the supply chain plans for the holiday season for months and months in advance.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.