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Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.” Cited: 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook study.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Leading the way — and defying the odds — are manufacturers. Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. If your company is in a similarly tenuous situation, below are a few recommendations to help you shore up your supply chain risks. No supply chain is perfect.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. I firmly believe that the rebound of the economy requires strong supply chains, but to make this happen, we need to turn our backs on historic practices and innovate new ways of working. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Special thanks to Lars Jensen, CEO at Sea Intelligence Consulting and Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos Group for their input and insights for this report. . Is ocean freight pricing broken? With 16% of scheduled Asia-US capacity blanked in June, demand quickly outpaced supply.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. So what’s the secret of making supply chain uncertainty work for you? This invariably leads to extra freight costs and excess and obsolete inventory that either needs to be written off or sold at a heavy discount. Blog Inventory Optimization Supply Chain Planning Featured

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Make Way for the Supply Chain Internet of Things (IoT)

Cerasis

A supply chain that is transparent with an open configuration can accept the changes that the Internet of Things or IoT will bring. Learn more to get ready for the next wave of communications: the supply chain internet of things. Please Explain…What is the Supply Chain Internet of Things. Some, such as smart fabrics that use sensors within clothing and industrial fabrics to monitor human health or manufacturing processes, are just emerging.”

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. Now the group analyzes each idea.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs. About National Food Group.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. And as supply chains continue to grow, diversify and become increasingly global, total insight, oversight and foresight will become increasingly critical. Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. In general, today’s supply chain executives and managers continue using outdated, manual data entry processes, which will increase risk. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t. Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. ”[1] How important is supply chain management?

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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

A March 11 analysis by trading platform Forex.com claimed that nearly 75% of all companies had already reported supply-chain disruptions, with more than 80% believing that at some point they would experience impacts as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. And even if an order from an overseas supplier were to be filled, delivery issues would be compounded by the declining number of air and ocean freight options to move products into the U.S. Supply Chain

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. BSG estimates savings of about $3 million following implementation, along with efficiency gains due to freight consolidation and dock scheduling in the warehouse.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What are areas that are relevant to supply chains where new paradigms are possible? Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of integrated, intelligent and interactive supply chain networks. Companies can create digital supply chains and digital supply chain services, and, hence, advantage. Today’s supply chains are complex networks geared towards highest efficiency and the production of highly sophisticated products.

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Transportation and freight costs are reduced.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. This is quite the appropriate quote from Supply Chain thought leader, Steve Banker, the Service Director, Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company.

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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.

[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain

Cerasis

Lured by the promise of cheaper labor ( which is starting to not be the case ), companies are blind to the tactical costs of manufacturing overseas. White Paper: Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain. In fact, our friends over at the Rodon Group, with whom we’ve started an ongoing blog collaboration, starting with this post and more to come, have written a White Paper entitled, “ Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain.”

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

The chain of responsibility law (COR) is one area of difference – so what is COR? I’ll admit that I was first prompted to dig deeper into this topic after introducing our dock scheduling system to a group of Australian logistics professionals. CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY DEFINED. The idea of chain of responsibility is responsibility shared, not transferred. The potential legislation of COR-related laws risk to have a profound effect on all areas of the supply chain.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. The answer – supply chain integration. LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – September 2020.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

Aerospace supply chains stalled in March when Covid-19 saw airlines ground most of the world’s passenger aircraft. The supply chain was working hard, investing in capability and capacity to allow an increase in the number of aircraft being produced.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1. Freight Insights

From Triage to Transformation… Building Resiliency with Agile Supply Chains

LevaData

When the world’s two largest economies decided to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of one another's goods, corporations were pressed to consider alternative supply chain constructs. About the Cognitive Supply Management Executive Roundtable.