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.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

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Why Automation in Retail Supply Chains Requires Improving Dock Scheduling

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Retail is continuously looking for a bigger, better way to move freight, please more customers, avoid losses, and reduce the risk of disruption. Automation in the retail supply chain unlocks this capability, but it comes with a catch.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Freight Management 2020: What Do Shipper’s Need to Compete?

Cerasis

Effective freight management 2020 initiatives will help supply chains stay relevant and competitive with Amazon and the big box retailers. As the world watches the coronavirus’ epidemic spread, the time for rethinking existing freight management 2020 strategies has arrived. The post Effective Freight Management 2020: What Do Shipper’s Need to Compete? Freight Trends Freight Management 2020

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

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And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

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These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals. 5 supply chain and logistics podcasts. Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Supply Chain Brain. Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

The Customer-Focused Supply Chain: Why an Omni-Channel Supply Chain Approach Keeps the Customer Happy

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Amazon and other retail giants have managed to create unique, customer-focused supply chains , ensuring customers have real-time status updates and options in case of returns. Meanwhile, managing customer-focused supply chains can be complicated, eroding profit margins. However, an omnichannel supply chain approach can help your business create a customer-focused supply chain. OmniChannel Supply Chains Improve Visibility.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Aside from the current Coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis level response the supply of toilet paper is virtually never an issue. Stores replenish supply on generally stable demand signals and patterns. Subscribe Here!

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. Additionally, the overwhelming majority, 98 percent, of businesses reported sharing inventory between online and retail locations. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. What’s Causing the Shift Towards Greater Use of Technology in Supply Chain Functions?

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! With this in mind, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, I got to thinking about what the Supply Chain was that brought the Thanksgiving Turkey to the dinner table. Providing that number of turkeys requires the precision operation of a massive Supply Chain. The fresh turkey supply chain is much more difficult to execute. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

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

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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. The Core Benefits of the Internet of Things to a Supply Chain. Supply Chain Internet of Things Changes the Face and Methods of Big Business.

E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

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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 Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

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Retail shops and eateries everywhere saw their business drop off precipitously. 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. Without an intact supply chain, a manufacturing business will starve for key inputs into its production process. Supply Chain

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

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Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply. Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative. Logistics Supply Chain

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

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Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : What are the impacts on the food & grocery supply chain thanks to the “Whole Foods” acquisition & the pressure that puts on food & grocery supply chain executives.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

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.

Deep [Supply Chain] Thoughts

Talking Logistics

A couple of supply chain deep thoughts popped into my head this morning as I caught up on industry news. Most recently, he was a Vice President for Carlile Transportation and later for CEVA Logistics, tasked with business growth and developing supply chain partnerships. Diem has more than twenty years of supply chain leadership experience across multiple industries, with a particular focus on building customer-specific logistics solutions.

The Hidden Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! As consumers the complexity in the retail supply chain is usually oblivious to us. But behind the curtain that is Retail there are a lot of people managing a lot of processes and dealing with a lot of complexity earnestly trying to make your goods available to you. There is a tremendous amount of complexity which Retailers must navigate to provide this experience. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that is bad: working capital write-offs, reduced profitability, and slowing revenues.”. The post Supply Chain Predictions! Subscribe Here!

Podcast – Let’s Talk Supply Chain? Container Tracking Is Here!

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Videos and Podcasts Supply Chain freight #shipment intermodal container tracking shipping Gravity #tracker #vessel transparency #cargo #realtime #risk manufacturing retail logistics boxes mitigate cargos cloud freight shipping solutions cargoes solutions ship track tracked visibility TEU cloud based end-to-end mitigation international freight shipping ocean freight shipping freight shipping technology

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[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. How sound inventory management improves the supply chain, and what are the adverse impacts to the supply chain due to poor inventory management. Strategic Logistics and Digital Supply Chain Resources to Download.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

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However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. is one of a growing number of big-box retailers building out their supply chains with distribution centers designed to meet the demands of online shopping. ” The Key’s To Walmart’s Supply Chain Management Excellence over the Year.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for an Efficient Holiday Rush

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Despite worries over trade tariffs, consumers are in good financial shape, as the National Retail Federation forecasts holiday retail sales will grow between 3.8 Businesses need to be prepared for demand spikes, so what can efficient directors of warehouse supply chains and warehouse managers do to get ready for the holiday rush? Smart supply chain directors collate and make sense of data metrics, using technology to eliminate data silos.

Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

Cerasis

Well, this example shows how wearable technology in the supply chain was being used 3 and a half years ago in 2012. However, the applications of wearable technology in the supply chain have grown beyond the computer-generated voice that spoke way too fast, way to monotone, and way too annoying. Today, wearables are becoming increasingly popular, and these devices have the potential to radicalize the typical supply chain in forward and reverse logistics processes.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Closely relating to auditing, these features and services help prevent product write-offs from oversupplied supply chains. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

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. Supply chain cost reductions are assured using this approach.

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain. This sets the supply chain pace.

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Challenges in the Cannabis Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! So as a recruitment agency focused on Supply Chain across a number of industries, we think it’s time to weigh in on Supply Chain challenges – and talent needs – in the cannabis field. Subscribe Here!

How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management

Shipchain

What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Supply chains are often very complex as they encompass all vendors, warehouses, retailers, and so on that bring a product to life and then to a customer. The only way to combat these issues is to increase visibility at all points in the supply chain.