Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

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by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

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So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

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Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products. The first step to controlling inventory flow effectively is liquidation of all non-essential products, explains Paul Trujillo of Business2Community. This will help to prevent the reordering of slow-moving products and ensure optimum inventory levels.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

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Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

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Casey and Paul Vigna – that opened my eyes to bitcoin’s true potential: as a new operating system for supply chain networks. A supply chain blockchain application, therefore, could be used to record the balances and transfers of inventory across a distributed supply chain network.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

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Moving on, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: IBM, Walmart, university to put Chinese food products on blockchain (Reuters). R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). According to Reuters : Uber Technologies Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs. New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

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The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.).

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

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In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Digital Freight Startup Convoy Raises $185 Million, Surpasses $1 Billion in Value (WSJ – sub.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

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However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. Technology poses the greatest opportunity for small- and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of innovative tools to ensure end-to-end tracking, visibility , and processing of products. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices.

Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

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Well, this example shows how wearable technology in the supply chain was being used 3 and a half years ago in 2012. What’s Happening with Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain? The benefits of the cloud in the supply chain are clear.

Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

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The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer. In some cases, the cloud is taking on the human responsibilities of retiring experts in the supply chain. Oracle Leading the Charge in Cloud Supply Chain Management.

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Supply chains will also be differentiated within each product category, for example into cold chain and non-cold-chain specialty drugs – because of the strong growth in demand for both generic drugs and specialty drugs, more specific supply chains for these two segments are expected to emerge.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

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One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. As we quickly approach 2019, there are a number of potentially game-changing global trade challenges supply chain professionals must consider in their planning, including new tariffs, trade wars, and Brexit. Technology Enablers.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

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Over the past month, we’ve been posting supply chain predictions, brought to you by some of the most creative thinkers in the industry, including Joel Clum of CarrierDirect , Martijn Graat of LogisticsMatter.com and Steve Brady of Supply Chain Innovations Today.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

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This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon ( Reuters ). Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub.

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Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

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You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. How are new technology capabilities helping in this effort? Supply Chain Visibility Gaps. John noted that the complexity of supply chain operations is a key factor, especially now that more companies must deal with international shipments such as ocean freight.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

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My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). Uber Technologies Inc.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

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Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes. As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

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It was back in January 2015, after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about bitcoin, that my eyes were opened to the potential for blockchain technology to transform supply chain management. As I wrote at the time in Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Introducing Amazon Key, a New Level of Delivery Convenience for Prime Members. Latest Use for a Bitcoin Technology: Tracing Turkeys From Farm to Table (WSJ sub.

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

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I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. 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. “I

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

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New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. In 2015, 3PLs helped shippers prepare for the demands of an omni-channel supply chain. These services are typically designed through advanced transportation management systems (TMS) for detailed product tracking, inventory management and historical data analysis. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage.

A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management

Talking Logistics

As I’ve said before, the biggest challenge facing supply chain and logistics executives today is not managing change, because that’s always been the norm in supply chain management, but managing the rapid pace of change.

This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

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In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in Chinese Logistics Company (MarketWatch). March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – April 2015.

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Getting Smart With Logistics Big Data

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Here at Freightos, we’re big fans of making global logistics work better by bringing data online (and especially instant freight quotes!). Much like IT, the supply chain is no longer a cost center … but instead a profit driver. Talking Technology.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

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As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex. The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

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The same 80/20 principle can be applied in the supply chain, where bringing products to market remains a central focus for everyone involved in that end-to-end chain. Reel-in intangible supply chain expenses: At any given time, there are approximately 5.5

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This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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3Gtms Announces Freight Claims Management Partnership with TranSolutions. project44 Launches the Next Generation of its Supply Chain Visibility and Connectivity Platform. I believe we are currently between Stage 2 and Stage 4 in many supply chain and logistics areas.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). Introducing Ryder TranSync™, a Patent Pending, Automated Technology Tool Used to Provide Dynamic Transportation Planning.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

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Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. End-to-end supply chain visibility.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

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Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: JDA Unleashes Powerful New Capabilities to Enable the Seamless Supply Chain. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Friday, July 10, 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (September 21-25, 2015)

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Other than the Pope, it was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Social Collaboration Is At Hand with Infor Ming.le™ and Business Intelligence For Apple Watch. The Pope addressed the U.S.