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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. Show the “story” of your metrics with quarterly and yearly growth charts; show how far you’ve come as a team over time. While most metrics stop at the output level, multiple layers of metrics in a Hoshin Plan actually determine if you’re even focusing on the right targets. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

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Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? The responsibilities, metrics, skills, strategies and mandates for each function can cause people to put their functional focus ahead of the greater company objectives. But the Supply Chain team is uniquely positioned to bridge all of these silos and islands. Supply Chain is truly the link that can hold your company together! The Role of the Supply Chain Team. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”. The post Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. But as I review the list, compare it to prior years, and consider the scoring methodology I do wonder whether the list in its current form continues to be relevant for identifying the best of the Supply Chain. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. The Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list has now been released for 14 consecutive years. Gartner Survey Metric Notes: 1.

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.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results TPG Capital to sell Transporeon Group to Hg BluJay Hires Andrew Kirkwood as Chief Executive Officer Tool Company Claims IPS Worldwide ‘Misappropriated’ Millions (WSJ – sub. Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. The same ratings and reviews also are available to shippers within Uber Freight’s shipper platform.

How to Build Better Supply Chain Finance Goals With Analytics

Turvo

Few events carry the notoriety of black swans, and the COVID-19 pandemic is the most unprecedented and disruptive event to affect supply chains in decades. Nothing comes close to the level of turmoil it has caused, and for supply chain leaders, the severe disruption, and changes to freight rates—not to mention limited capacity—contribute to more uncertainty. History lessons may be great for business school students to ponder in case study groups.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. Accessorial Charges — Fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Critical supply chain planning that also accounts for production schedules. Agile — The concept of having a flexible supply chain that allows for quick order fulfillment with short lead times and varying volume.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr.

The state of supply chains: Pharma and the vaccine race part one

EFT

Neel Jones Shah, global head of airfreight at digital freight forwarder Flexport, neatly sums up the challenge: “The reality of the situation is that COVID-19 is going to be the biggest product launch in the history of mankind.” Delivering the vaccines – 250 are in development across seven platforms – will involve a massive global logistics effort, maintaining a complex global supply chain for temperature and time sensitive pharma products.

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Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains.

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Now before you write off my statements as something you already knew, here’s a fact you might not be so familiar with: For your last mile services to compete successfully, you need to ensure that your entire supply chain (or at least the parts you can reasonably control) is set up to support a winning last-mile strategy. These decisions all require steps to be taken throughout the supply chain to support them. Read More: The Future of Retail Supply Chain.

The PERFECT REASON to Implement Supply Chain Logistics IT Solutions Today

Supply Chain Collaborator

The current windfall shippers are experiencing thanks to the depressed cost of fuel is the perfect reason to strike now if your organization has ever toyed with the idea of improving supply chain management with a SaaS software solution. Freight Payment Accuracy. Enabling visibility in these eight critical areas helps shippers understand the drivers of cost overruns and helps ferret out inefficiencies throughout the logistics portion of the supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Selects New Equity Partner Greenbriar Equity Group. Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com. billion messages each year — a statistic that underscores the ongoing rise of supply chain operating networks. On the 3PL front, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC acquired Transplace from an affiliate of CI Capital Partners, who together with Transplace’s management team bought the company from its original owners in 2009.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Chris Sawchuck from the Hackett Group interviewed three heads of procurement from three large companies, and asked an important question. I can see the light that will maybe be a freight train someday.

Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Gartner recently announced their Top 25 Supply Chains List. But as I review the list, compare it to prior years, and consider the scoring methodology I do wonder whether the list in its current form continues to be relevant for identifying the best of the Supply Chain. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. The Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list has now been released for 14 consecutive years.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

LTL freight carriers normally transport small shipments of freight from many companies. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. LTL shipments can contain one to six pallets, cases, large bundles, or other units for loading that still leaves space for more in the freight carrier’s cargo. This method is ideal for freight shipment ranging from 150 to 20,000 pounds. Freight Class.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border. Every single link in that chain must be made more secure against the terrorist threat.”.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. Back in January, IBM and Maersk announced plans to form a joint venture focused on “applying blockchain to improve global trade and digitize supply chains.” I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

One of my first clients back in 1999 was Descartes Systems Group. This was not a trivial transition because the software industry, until relatively recently, was long fixated on measuring its health and success by new license revenue (sales of products) instead of customer-centric metrics, such as realization of ROI and payback objectives. Descartes Systems Group Revenue 2006-2018 (Source: macrotrends).

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

If your vendors do not understand your organization’s policies and procedures regarding inbound freight , how can they adhere to your needs? A Peerless Research Group (PRG) report indicated that up to 44 percent of supply chain entities do not actively have plans in pursuing or using a transportation management system (TMS), such as the Cerasis Rater. Approximately 54 percent of companies actively run metrics on inbound freight, but these metrics may be lacking.

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. Successful organizations are leveraging fleet management strategies to boost customer service and gain traction in the competitive marketplace, while companies focused solely on traditional metrics (e.g.,

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

TMC

It’s a familiar feeling for many supply chain professionals in today’s data-rich working environment. Either way, a surfeit of data can gum up the decision-making process and make it more difficult to pinpoint the root causes of problems that are undermining the efficiency of your freight network. The data is not aligned with the specific needs of the functional group. It’s easy to get bogged down in streams of data generated by inappropriate metrics.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. Supply Chain Innovation. Supply Chain Disruption.

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

Cerasis

Delinquent and/or low quality suppliers remain in the supply chain. Insufficient metrics employed by many business leaders often reflect only on areas like production labor efficiency and equipment usages—focusing inordinate amounts of emphasis on improvement in these isolated areas and failing to identify performance issues throughout the company. Like-kind tasks, and those along a single route, are grouped appropriately. Supply Chain Lean Manufacturing Integration.

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