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.

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.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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)

Talking Logistics

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 (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. Behind those Amazon Prime boxes, a bull market in warehouses (Reuters). April 2016 North American Freight Numbers.

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?

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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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. req’d) Warehouse Availability Reached Lowest Point Since 2000 Last Year (WSJ – sub.

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What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference is among the best events to learn and network in the industry. I learned that people are genuinely excited about the opportunities in supply chain management. Simply put, there’s no time or reason to be bored in supply chain management — if you are, then you’re either working at the wrong company or supply chain management is not for you.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Leaders Insights in Melbourne and Sydney This October

Logistics Bureau

Melbourne and Sydney: Two Cities to Visit for Supply Chain Insights. Our Supply Chain Leaders Insights conference, round-table, and training day will be taking place in both cities this year. Get Solutions to Your Supply Chain Problems.

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].”. Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”. 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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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 (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).