Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science


I became very familiar with risk management early in my professional career. Supply chain professionals have to push the envelope on processes and procedures every day to gain incremental improvements in customer service, costs and efficiencies.

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

Jason Koebler and Joseph Cox explain, “In the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet , the spark that starts World War III is not a nuclear bomb, but a supply chain hack. ” Aside from national security implications, the main lesson to be learned here is how vulnerable companies are to risks associated with their supply chains. ” He also acknowledges that under-investment in supply chain risk management is understandable.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

Managing the inherent risk in a supply chain has always been critical for businesses, but has become ever more so as supply chains have extended globally. With so many companies today deriving and delivering so much of their business across a larger geographical expanse, the inherent risk factor has increased exponentially in the last decade or two.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 43 episodes produced in 2017, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. 5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Supply chains are fragile systems. We see this all the time with weather storms and the havoc they create on transportation and distribution operations.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ). April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Several reports have been published in recent years underscoring the growing importance of supply chain risk management.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

A beautiful woman passed away this morning, my wife’s aunt who we all loved, so I will be brief with my comments about this week’s supply chain and logistics news. HighJump Adds Supply Chain Analytics to Enterprise Software Suite. April 2016 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management.

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

Talking Logistics

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

This Week in Logistics News (February 23-27, 2015)

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. DHL launches next phase Resilience360 risk management tool to help customers avoid global disasters. December 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In other news… Elemica Awarded 2nd Patent on Supply Chain Operating Network. LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. Ryder First in Supply Chain Industry to be Awarded SAFETY Act Certification from U.S.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. In light of these risks, developing a flexible supply chain is the best strategy for success, but what does that mean exactly and how can companies get there? That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. Getting these conversations started at the university level with future supply chain leaders is a great step forward. transportation trucking USPS

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Then the con artists offer low bids to freight brokers who handle shipping for numerous companies. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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Citations of Excellence Awards 2016

SCM Research

Technology Designed to Combat Fakes in the Global Supply Chain. The Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transport by Pooling Supply Chains. Ensuring Supply Chain Resilience: Development and Implementation of an Assessment Tool. Closed-Loop Supply Chains: A Critical Review, and Future Research. Data Science, Predictive Analytics, and Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform Supply Chain Design and Management.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#3: The Role of Regulation

BluJay Solutions

In the last post in our blog series on Supply Chain Risk, we focused on the impact of complexity and the role of contingency planning in managing risk. Now it’s time to consider the role of regulatory requirements and legislation in your supply chain risk planning. . So, which of the myriad of government regulations are pertinent to a company’s risk management strategy?

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? That said, leading companies are still testing blockchain in various supply chain applications. general manager, said in an interview.

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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.

Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities Sparking Millennial Interest


Editor’s Note : It is clear from several articles around the Skills Gap that we need programs that keep the next generations interested in one of the most vital parts of business today: mastering the supply chain. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J.

Hurricane Florence, Disaster Recovery Logistics Planning and TMS Solutions

Supply Chain Collaborator

TMS solutions and associated logistics IT tools are a critical part of any successful volume shipper’s supply chain risk management plan. Hurricane Florence is presently testing the mettle of the logistics management technologies used by shippers at the epicenter of natural disaster recovery – food/beverage shippers, building materials shippers, energy shippers and others. Millions have fled and transportation across all modes is ground to a halt.

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Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Most supply chain professionals understand this, which is why the interest in blockchain technology is growing. These can include freight costs that are too high, transit times that are too long or not charging enough for freight.”[1] He writes: “A shipper needs four datasets to be integrated, cleansed, and standardized: 1) shipment data; 2) freight invoice data; 3) track & trace data; 4) order & item level data.

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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. Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Managed Services: The “Stretch Armstrong” of Logistics. Want a Fast-Response Supply Chain?

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New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Today’s consumers are looking for always-on, always-open shopping opportunities, and retailers are investing in technology, supply chain resources and fulfillment strategies that will provide a seamless experience across all retail sales channels. Supply Chain Risk Management.

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eft Weekly Newsletter 9th April 2015


What to Consider When Implementing a Supply Chain Risk Management Program. Creating risk management strategies that focus on everyday events is critical. 10 days left to vote eft’s 3PL Awards; FedEx buys TNT; LATAM booming ecommerce.

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Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q3 2017)

Talking Logistics

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation. Unlearning Supply Chain Management. On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility. The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain. Using Intelligence Over Scale: The Power of AI and Machine Learning in Supply Chain and Logistics. Supply Chain Risk Management: Visibility is the Key.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. Freight Companies Scramble to Reroute Goods in Wake of Harvey (WSJ – sub. The same is true for supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 4, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, speaking of Amazon, it tops the list of the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s new refunds policy will ‘crush’ small businesses, outraged sellers say (CNBC).

This Week in Logistics News (June 26-30, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… FedEx says operations at TNT Express disrupted after virus attack (Reuters). FourKites Partners with HaulFox to Provide Freight Brokers with Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With corrected vision, here is the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Longshoreman Union Leader Stalls Planned Work Shutdown (WSJ – sub. Freightos unveils beta launch of international freight price index (American Shipper).

This Week in Logistics News (August 29 -September 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

With a holiday weekend upon us, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Retailers Seek U.S. GE Acquires Top Supply Chain Software Provider ShipXpress to Expand Digital Rail Offerings.