Stand Out Digital Supply Chain Strategies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Digital Supply Chain strategies article and permission to publish here provided by Alejandro Carrera. Large enterprises have complex supply chains. Subscribe Here!

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be.

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Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. Add to these factors such as razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, and products that tend to be heavy, bulky and/or expensive to move and it quickly becomes apparent why process manufacturing supply chains are very challenging. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” Inventory is both.

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.

The Importance of LTL Freight Management in your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You need a less than truckload freight management strategy. Why is LTL freight management important to your supply chain? Leveraging a suite of solutions for less than truckload (LTL) freight has become the cornerstone of successful supply chain strategies.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

This distinguished gentleman happened to have just retired as President of Global Freight Forwarding, and prior to that, as President of UPS Asia Pacific. It took UPS years to develop the China-global electronics market supply chain, and we were not very profitable during the early years. BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Retail Logistics Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain System

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

Whatever your supply chain role might be, monitoring and controlling costs is almost certain to be an important area of responsibility for you. However, when you’re busy with the day-to-day activities of keeping materials moving and fulfilling customer orders, it’s not difficult for increases in operational expenditure to go unnoticed until before you know it, you’re dealing with one or more supply chain cost blowouts. Inventory. Freight Costs.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. To deliver business transformation, the gap between company goals and digital supply chain strategy needs to close. As supply chain complexity and competition escalate, so do related manufacturing challenges. Excess and obsolete inventory.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

Supply Chain Scams and Fraud!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! One of our most popular articles is Freight Forwarding scams. So let’s discuss Supply Chain scams and fraud. Vulnerable Areas in Supply Chain.

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3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. By doing so, you’ll set your business up to successfully adapt to change, create strategies, and implement solutions.

Part Shortages? What is your Supply Line Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Detective! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues! From your Customer to your CEO through to the entire Management chain and everyone in Production … they all want the needed parts NOW! You don’t have to live with shortages every day if you have a Supply Line strategy. You need a conscious Supply Line strategy. There was an official Corporate department called Supply Line Management.

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Logistics

A 3PL can provide a single service for your supply chain or deliver a bundle of services that extend across multiple aspects of your supply chain. These services work with you to provide visibility to all aspects of the supply chain. Whereas, as an underlying service provider, 3PLs tend to focus on discrete functions of supply chain operations. This oversight helps ensure your goods are moved efficiently throughout the entire supply chain.

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics! Change is inevitable in modern supply chain management, and risk management is essential to success. Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value.

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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Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future! Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals however are uniquely positioned to make dramatic impacts on the environment. In Supply Chain we are involved in the entire breadth of activities in most any company. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Environmental Model. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. This idea was further confirmed when we held a roundtable discussion with the supply chain industry’s leaders at the 2017 CSCMP Edge Conference. A Blueprint for Successful Supply Chain Innovation. Subscribe Here!

E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Systems article and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph at veridian.info. The warehouse management system (WMS) is the most recognizable and diverse of the e-commerce supply chains’ system lineup.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? But before the situation gets to those extremes what are the clues that your Supply Chain is not working as well as it could, or should? Supply Chain effectiveness is absolutely critical for companies in most industries to survive, let alone succeed. That makes Supply Chain a very important part of a company. But how do you know if your Supply Chain is performing well?

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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How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. One of the most beneficial ways for shippers to manage costs is to evaluate their supply chains. Analyze Your Supply Chain Network.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

Veridian Solutions

As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7 , “[up to] 70% of B2C companies and 60% of B2C companies are focused on the full implementation of their respective ecommerce supply chain strategies, with 70% of total respondents viewing ecommerce at ‘very important’ or ‘extremely important,’ as it relates to volume and revenue.” The warehouse management system (WMS) is the most recognizable and diverse of the e-commerce supply chains’ system lineup.

Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road

Shipchain

The inception of blockchain technology for use in logistics and supply chain management represents one of the most significant innovations in the industry. Blockchain is a technology that stores incorruptible blocks of information; in logistics and supply chain management, it has the potential to eliminate inaccuracies and hold all supply chain entities accountable. Blockchain and Trucking Restore Visibility to the Supply Chain.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Your supply chain needs to be agile too. The best supply chains are also designed for purpose. For the purpose of this discussion, I define agility as the design of the supply chain to deliver the same cost, quality and customer service given a level of both market volatility and process variability. For mature supply chain organizations, it is a natural extension of six sigma. Achieving supply chain agility requires a much deeper design.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Inventory costs.

Why Collaboration in Logistics Is the Future

Turvo

Supply chain professionals and executives claim they think about collaboration all the time. The reality is that the grand promises of more efficiency, visibility, and collaborative infrastructure that were made by software vendors have been lost due to the hassle of logging into countless systems and trying to manage data across disparate supply chain platforms. Collaboration effectively outlines the supply chain business objectives between parties.

8 Ways Collaboration in Supply Chain Reduces Bottlenecks & Optimizes Results

Turvo

Collaboration is perhaps the most widely discussed and recognizable topic in the modern supply chain. Yet the idea of collaboration in supply chain systems is at risk. Software vendors built empires on the idea of a single platform that could deliver absolute savings for a set of processes that improved only one aspect of the supply chain, such as management of orders, but not for shipments or vice versa.

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.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

On the third episode of Supply Chain Next we speak with Dave Anderson, someone we have no trouble describing as a logistics visionary. Throughout his career, Dave has been on the leading edge of logistics and supply chain forecasting and strategy. Dave’s career started in the 1970s with putting his PhD in Econometrics to work predicting freight volumes across shipping modes. Game Changers: Adapting to Freight Deregulation and Globalization.