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. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

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?

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Source: China Briefing. Source: US Census Bureau. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs.

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Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Consumer Goods Logistics

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.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. What is it about Supply Chain that makes it such an appealing career path?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

We found it as a great summation of all the things companies must consider when mastering their supply chain. Many studies state that those who can manage the functions with the supply chain, they have a competitive advantage. 2) Connected supply chains.

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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.

Junk Mail is Clogging the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy. But the impact on the Supply Chain is enormous when considered in aggregate. One day’s supply of junk mail contains the energy to heat 250,000 homes.

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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.

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.

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].

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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

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.

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. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. However, technology can be used to turn what seemed as losses into standby sources of revenue.

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. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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Supply Chain is Tackling Food Waste Like Never Before!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Consumers are demanding more from the companies they buy from, and Supply Chain Management is at the forefront of delivering that increased responsibility.

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Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

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. How must supply chain and logistics systems change to accommodate these new trends?

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.

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. Today, wearables are becoming increasingly popular, and these devices have the potential to radicalize the typical supply chain in forward and reverse logistics processes.

Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight index jitters.

How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It’s easy to visualize your supply chain as a river, flowing from one point to another. For example, a common source of these issues is a lack of communication. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy.

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

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. 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.

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.

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.

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? Current challenges for freight brokers. The current growth economy, where demand consistently outpaces supply, places a premium on freight brokerage services.

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

Cerasis

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. ” The Key’s To Walmart’s Supply Chain Management Excellence over the Year.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015.

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Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. The Challenges of Freight. In the world of procurement, freight sourcing is a unicorn… it’s unique and complex with multiple modes, varying capacities, innumerable regulation requirements and safety issues.

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?

3rdwave

Almost since 1982 when Keith Oliver coined the term supply chain, analysts, reporters, academics, and consultants have written about supply chain resiliency. The resiliency of its global supply chains are going to be stress tested.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I 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.”.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Traffic Jam Supply Chain Model. And unless you plan and manage your Supply Chain well you are going to end up with Traffic Jams on those highways especially at “Rush Hour” The Black Friday/Cyber Monday period is a great example of a Rush Hour.