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.

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.

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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. My first focus was on China sourcing. 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.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. Before planners make decisions that will have an impact across the value chain, they need to consider a number of possibilities such as having multiple exchange ratios of specific components when managing container returns.

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

As COVID-19 spreads and nations across the globe take measures to contain it, the impacts to the supply chain have been dramatic, fast-changing, and many. Finally, you can always get free access to our Freightos Baltic Index daily freight index here. UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

How Can Advanced Sourcing Help Your Business?

EC Sourcing Group

There are many terms when it comes to all levels of procurement management, which is a smaller part of the overall supply chain. Sourcing isn’t always a simple process, and any tool that makes it simpler is a welcome addition. Advanced Sourcing Optimizers : What Is Optimization?

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Agile Supply Chain VS Efficient Supply Chain

DynaSys

This is true for everyone, and supply chains are no exception. An agile supply chain requires the ability to rapidly identify, evaluate and execute alternative supply chains scenarios. FROM EFFICIENCY TO AGILITY.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars. The factories are closed in these regions and elsewhere around the world because of a combination of restrictions aimed at containing the virus, drops in vehicle demand, and issues with component supply.

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.

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.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Kane is Able

Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedicated capacity. In recent months, Kane Freight Lines has had an increasing number of inquiries from drivers seeking owner-operator trucking jobs. Two-way freight would help, but that’s nearly impossible to find in the spot market. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversOwner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs.

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains. Any supply chain has complications which creates difficulty in making changes in a piece of the value chain – a balance is required in supply chain orchestration through digital transformation.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

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. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. Your supply chain needs to respond and course correct as fast as possible.

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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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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

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.

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

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?

Cerasis

Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products. Supply chain black swans occur without warning, and recovery can last months.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight is unique. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Talking Logistics

Casey and Paul Vigna – that opened my eyes to bitcoin’s true potential: as a new operating system for supply chain networks. The WSJ article and other sources, such as this Khan Academy video series , explain how bitcoin works, so I won’t go into it here. Source: [link]. 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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Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. Interrupted supply chains can mean costly delays and unsatisfied customers. So just how strategic are you when it comes to sourcing transportation capacity? Do you know which carriers handle the majority of your freight? Business Innovation Supply Chain Consulting Global Supply Chain Procurement Sourcing

How COVID-19 Has Affected U.S. Trucking Rates—Will it Last?

CHAINalytics

But what about freight transportation rates? Blog Feature Supply Chain Consulting Transportation COVID-19 covid19 Freight Market intelligence Freight Rates Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing truckload freight Truckload procurementIt almost goes without saying: A lot has changed as a result of COVID-19. How has the global pandemic impacted the trucking market? And what can shippers expect for the rest of 2020?

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

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.

Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. As businesses often have a surplus of goods to dispose of or recover, such as core returns, we’ve compiled some excellent tips for your company so the process of handling goods not only stretches further… but enhances your chain value as well. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. Reverse Logistics Supply Chain reverse supply chains

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . A recent special report by The Economist says that while most people assume that shrinking supply chains are caused by political factors such as tariffs, in fact there are deeper long-term trends at play.

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.

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. Increasing supply chain vulnerability along with uncertainty and disruption, are exposing business ecosystems and accelerating the need for digital transformation.

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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.