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Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain.

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Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place. In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Success in Supply Chain Planning Is a Flip of a Coin. Supply chain planning success is difficult to achieve. The second issue is treating supply chain planning as a technology project implementation.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. He has been helping companies design more profitable supply chains for over 25 years, most of them as founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller. Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain basics. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world. Sourcing.

5 Reasons Supply Chain Companies Need to Be Curating Content

Cerasis

Sharing content from third-party sources establishes supply chain companies as a go-to resource for all things related to your industry, sector, products, or services. Using third-party social media posts, blogs, videos, and more, supply chain companies can enhance their content marketing efforts by distributing information that is readily available. 5 benefits of curating content for supply chain companies. Marketing Supply Chain

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. We call this the transportation supply chain.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Break down your supply chain functional silos. Analysts, consultants, and others have been telling companies to break down their supply chain functional silos for as long as I’ve been in the business, yet those silos still remain tall and strong at many companies. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM.

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My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.” To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric. The first step is education.

8 Things Companies Get Wrong in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Bureau

Even the biggest companies make supply chain management mistakes, and they typically have dedicated management hierarchies focused solely on balancing supply and demand. Do These Things Right For Supply Chain Success. Confusing Strategic with Single (Sourcing).

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Strategic Sourcing. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Excellence in supply chain management will not be reached as long as there are communications barriers. Strategic Sourcing. The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com. Women have made tremendous strides in the Supply Chain Management profession. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

8 Things Companies Common Mistakes in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Bureau

Even the biggest companies make supply chain management mistakes, and they typically have dedicated management hierarchies focused solely on balancing supply and demand. For the smaller business, with a management team that has to juggle multiple areas of responsibility, it’s even easier to inadvertently neglect, overdo or omit certain aspects of supply chain management—or just get them plain wrong. Do These Things Right For Supply Chain Success.

The Supply Chain Gender Pay Gap is Narrowing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. With the increased prominence of Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement within organizations, is compensation increasing? Survey revealed the salary picture for Supply Chain professionals, with some really interesting results.

Improving Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

Supply chain risk management (SCRM) is often discussed in terms of prevention, mitigation, and recovery. ” Supply chain risk managers undoubtedly agree with that sentiment. Thomas staff writers note, “A robust supply chain minimizes disruption, which can cost delivering companies significant amounts of time and money, in addition to tarnishing their reputation. Consistency in the supply chain is crucial to a company’s overall performance.”[1]

Why Do Companies Still Not Have a Chief Supply Chain Officer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it! Chief Supply Chain Officer article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?

Cerasis

Big data in supply chain has become synonymous with better business, improving efficiency in the supply chain, continually improving and innovation. When Did Big Data in Supply Chain Become a Game-Changer? . Big data in supply chain is not a new concept. Big data in supply chain is almost incredibly affordable. Unfortunately, this data source lacks value if left unattended and unstructured. Data Logistics Supply Chain

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. As I wrote last year: According to leadership expert Ken Blanchard, “when you stop learning, you stop leading,” and this is especially true in supply chain management. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend?

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Professional – Protector of Mother Earth

Logility

Our kids and grandkids regularly discuss the topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly in K-12 education. When you think about the implications of a growing awareness of sustainability it quickly becomes evident that as supply chain professionals, we can have a huge impact on protecting Mother Earth. For more than a decade, supply chain teams have worked diligently to reduce the impact of operations. What is a “Green Supply Chain”?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post revisits some great advice offered by supply chain and logitics executives to students and young professionals in past episodes of Talking Logistics. We asked these executives the same question: What advice would you give to students and young professionals interested in a supply chain and logistics career? What words of wisdom would you share with the next generation of supply chain and logistics leaders?

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

5 Reasons Why Plant Managers Need Accurate Supply Chain Forecasting

ThroughPut

With the advent of the IIoT and the complexities involved in operating a global supply network, today’s manufacturing companies are more interested than ever before to get a sense of the future. While predicting the future may not be completely possible, what companies do have are a bunch of intelligent and powerful solutions which can give an accurate picture of their supply situations and the elements that influence their production cycles.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. As always our goal is to educate and inform. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015.

Importance of Supply Chain Forecasting for Plant Managers

ThroughPut

With the advent of the IIoT and the complexities involved in operating a global supply network, today’s manufacturing companies are more interested than ever before to get a sense of the future. While predicting the future may not be completely possible, what companies do have are a bunch of intelligent and powerful solutions which can give an accurate picture of their supply situations and the elements that influence their production cycles.

Why JIT Isn’t to Blame for Broken Supply Chains

Unleashed

As governments and hospitals work to stamp out Covid-19, manufacturers are also struggling to manage the virus’ impact on their supply chains. Employees should be educated, trained and have the principles ingrained to maintain a learning organisation. Claim: “Over-reliance on JIT has failed supply chains during Covid-19!” Supply shocks like pandemics highlight how interconnected the supply chain structure is.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. Source: Gartner, Forecast Snapshot: Prescriptive Analytics Software, Worldwide, 2019. Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Analytics Technology, May 28, 2019. W ith the launch of SC Navigator – a suite of configurable Apps for supply chain teams – we started a movement for supply chain self-enablement.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Using a Service Level Agreement with effective, realistic Supply Chain & Logistics KPIs helped considerably. Challenges: To effectively leverage its supply chain to maximize cost savings, while also positively influencing the overall Whirlpool customer experience.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

By 2018, related supply chain careers will be in high demand with 1.4 Are you committed to supply chain management? On social networks, there are lots of questions about supply chain management from people who are looking for job changes and this is normal. Should I study international business or supply chain management in grad school? - I can't get into the best MBA program in accounting, should I consider supply chain careers?