How Artificial Intelligence is Boosting Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

A slew of new digital technologies is disrupting supply chain operations, but none is having more of an impact on the industry than artificial intelligence (AI). Other Uses for AI in the Supply Chain.

Assessing Freight Sustainability

Maine Pointe

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

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Top Ten Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Here are my top 10 tips to boost your Supply Chain performance towards Best in Class. OK, why do so many organisations struggle with the same old Supply Chain Challenges? I’ve been working in Supply Chain for over 40 years, and consulting for the last 25, and I see many organisations still struggling with the basics. Perhaps the quality of Supply Chain training and education is not what it used to be? Articles Supply Chain

Freight Mode Optimization

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight mode optimization article and permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson at FreightWaves.com. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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 Appears Beyond the Reach of Small Supply Chains Blockchain technology is often associated with large corporations, but it holds value when applied to small and midsize businesses as well. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

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.

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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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Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency. The client turned to LeanCor to conduct a supply chain consulting project that developed an optimized logistics network. RASCI to show which facilities should perform which functions.

The Top Finance Supply Chain KPIs to Measure for Shippers

Intelligent Audit

In the supply chain, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by data. In doing so, part of the battle comes down to the executability of finance supply chain KPIs. Mike Griswold, Vice President Analyst at Gartner , had this to say about the value supply chain KPIs and metrics.

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.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? How do you gauge network performance, which numbers are important to you and what do they mean? Here are five supply chain basics that every manager can analyse on an ongoing basis to keep tabs on the health of their supply chain networks. Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job.

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.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This was my first experience with Outsourcing, or what I refer to as “Supply Chain as a Service” (SCaaS). Virtually every type of software application is offered in a SaaS model, including software to support ERP, TMS, CRM, Inventory Management, and Invoicing applications, all of which are related to Supply Chain. But beyond just software virtually every other aspect of Supply Chain is available as an outsourced, on-demand service.

The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Network

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our upcoming supply chain management work. It is sometimes difficult to identify and even more challenging to capture, this is even more true when it comes to the search for synergy in complex global supply chains.

The Best Supply Chain Practices for Remote Locations

PLS Logistics

Many industries rely on a smooth supply chain performance, especially those operations located in remote locations like the oil and gas sector and mining industry. Oil and gas industries also suffer from excess exploration costs and fluctuating freight transportation costs, which impacts the product price and puts pressure on logistics management.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. The answer – supply chain integration. Collaboration amongst partners is essential to address challenges, ranging from demand-supply volatility to fulfilling orders on time.

Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

By Mike Mortson , CEO, Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Most supply chain leaders recognize that it’s an incredibly exciting time to be working in the field. Certainly, they recognize that the digital supply chain is the future—that everything around us is either digitized or will be digitized.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

Peak Freight Preparedness: Creating New Value Through Performance Management

Intelligent Audit

Disruption is the new normal in supply chain management. To maintain efficiency, supply chain leaders need to understand a few things about how peak freight preparedness always goes back to leveraging shipping data and creating new value through performance management.

Supply Chain-Enhanced Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

Although the connection between great customer experience and a world-class supply chain is obvious, customer experience is not the first thing that pops into most peoples’ minds when they hear the term “supply chain.” ” According to Phil Britt ( @Phil_Britt ), supply chain professionals are among the few people who regularly make the connection between customer service and the supply chain.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? Certainly there can be obvious clues: your CEO starts firing and hiring people, consultants are brought in, customers start leaving, or operating and financial performance suffers. But before the situation gets to those extremes what are the clues that your Supply Chain is not working as well as it could, or should? That makes Supply Chain a very important part of a company. Subscribe Here!

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. Top Supply Chain Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The supply chain blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the supply chain. Supply Chain blogs supply chain

6 Supply Chain Issues That Hurt Your Bottom Line!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator? Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Christina Morrison at [link]. An efficient and reliable supply chain has always been key to success in many different sectors. These six common supply chain management problems can create major headaches for any business. Subscribe Here!

Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Mike Mortson was recently interviewed by Oracle as a part of their Global Supply Chain Influencer program. This article was posted on Oracle’s Supply Chain Management blog. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0)

Reduce Supply Chain Friction with Great Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Great global supply chains move product from source to destination with minimal friction. Friction in the global supply chain occurs at those points where disruption to the supply chain plan can manifest itself and impede the smooth flow of product in its international journey. However, its importance is often overlooked and therefore it translates into sub-optimized global supply chain performance.

Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. By outsourcing to a 3PL, a customer immediately gains a team – and an entire company – of supply chain practitioners with various areas of expertise around industry segments, mode, geography, regulations and much more.

What is supply chain management?

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is the process of organizing and overseeing supply chain activities with the goal of achieving (or maintaining) a competitive advantage. The heart of a company’s operations, supply chain management deals with every process from the acquisition of raw materials through the final product. Globalization makes the supply chain more complex and results in increased global competition.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. Therefore, 2019 was a challenging year for businesses to improve their supply chain, as they try to keep up with technology evolution pace. Autonomous mobile robots The trend of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) are changing the supply chain industry even though it has not been this much widespread in the past.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. This is the start of what will likely be a profound transformation of supply chain in India.

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Is a Lack of Integration Holding the Supply Chain Back?

BluJay Solutions

With the transportation of goods, in particular multimodal transportation, comes a huge volume of data that needs to be processed, so it stands to reason that the supply chain has more to gain than most industries from the widespread adoption of data sharing, yet few logistics service providers (LSPs), freight forwarders and carriers can claim their trading is carried out fully electronically and that the majority of their processes are automated.

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7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company launched an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction within four years.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Understand “All Green” Does Not Mean “All Good”: Leadership is about solving problems, so it can feel counter-intuitive to seek out issues if you already are performing well. These key individuals should know not only the likely impact of these reports in the immediate operational sense but also what the impact will be on the company as a whole when they perform well. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.