From Iceland to America: Drone Delivery Inches Closer to Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Iceland continues to act as a proving ground for the use of drones in package-delivery services

Supply Chain Agenda of Hildur Gylfadóttir, Supply Chain Manager at Össur

Supply Chain Movement

While R&D remains in Iceland it has operational centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia and it employs around 2,300 people across 18 locations. Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations. I am based in our head office in Iceland where, as well as R&D, we produce prosthetics which is about 50% of our business.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 10/23/2020 – 10/29/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Global Logistics—August 2014

Inbound Logistics

Plan now to avoid supply chain disruptions from the latest Icelandic volcano eruption; Australia struggles with home delivery challenges; EU and China sign landmark customs agreement

Webinar: Supply Chain Mapping Insights

Resilinc

Despite numerous supply-chain upheavals inflicted by disasters in the last decade — including the eruption of a volcano in Iceland, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Thailand floods, and Hurricanes Maria and Harvey — most companies still found themselves unprepared for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Logistics—September 2014

Inbound Logistics

Plan now to avoid supply chain disruptions from the latest Icelandic volcano eruption; Australia struggles with home delivery challenges; EU and China sign landmark customs agreement

Carbon Mitigation Actions; For The Planet, And for the Pocket

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Geo thermal Power Station in Iceland. M achines are built to last ! As a consumer, I expect when I invest in an appliance or a tool, it will keep working for a reasonably long time to bring a return.

Supply chain risk management in 2017

Kinaxis

The 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. by Bill DuBois Financial crisis. Check. Environmental catastrophes. Check. What’s next? Is this the year of political disruption? Working in supply chain is like starring in a Rocky movie. You keep getting knocked down and you have to keep getting back up. You don’t need to go back any further than a decade to understand the many challenges supply chains have endured over the years.

No, AI has not killed supply chain management

Supply Chain Movement

But the next time might be an earthquake in Japan, an economic downturn due to a financial crisis, a volcano in Iceland, new trade tariff wars, or even a major global waterway closure. Some have argued that supply chain management is on its way to becoming obsolete.

New airports will enable Air Greenland to transport seafood exports

The Supply Chain Journal

Currently passengers from Canada and the United States have to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, or Iceland and transfer, making for a long journey to Greenland.

DroneWaves: Navigating on-demand drone delivery to the burbs

The Supply Chain Journal

His company was the first in the world to deploy a B2C drone delivery system in an urban environment in Reykjavik, Iceland. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ DroneWaves Summit. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Flying beyond the line of sight.

Supply Chain Disruptions or Minor Inconveniences?

Logility

Can you anticipate and properly plan for once in a lifetime events like last year’s Icelandic volcano, and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami earlier this year in Japan? How do you plan for the unimaginable? Probably not. Instead of specific plans, supply chain organizations need to look at increased flexibility and modeling the capabilities of their entire network. Don’t get me wrong.

Supply Chain Disruptions or Minor Inconveniences?

Logility

Can you anticipate and properly plan for once in a lifetime events like last year’s Icelandic volcano, and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami earlier this year in Japan? How do you plan for the unimaginable? Probably not. Instead of specific plans, supply chain organizations need to look at increased flexibility and modeling the capabilities of their entire network. Don’t get me wrong.

Let’s Embrace New Ways of Working

Supply Chain Shaman

I spoke of my experience during the Icelandic ash issue. Tomorrow, I am off to Europe. On Thursday, I am speak on the future of supply chain technologies at an Eyeon conference in Rotterdam. It is the end of the fall speaking conference circuit and I am looking forward to spending time at home over the holidays.

Cargo, new passenger demand brighten United Airlines’ outlook

The Supply Chain Journal

United announced separately it will soon launch new flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland.

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Reformulating Products to Support Sustainability

APICS

British supermarket chain Iceland is making a bold sustainability move. The retailer is becoming the first major UK supermarket chain to stop using palm oil in its store-brand food products. It aims to accomplish this goal by the end of 2018, The Guardian reports

Drone Disruptors: Flytrex is bringing drones to your backyard

The Supply Chain Journal

one of the world’s first fully operational drone delivery services in Reykjavik, Iceland. The world’s largest companies have been pushing drones as a delivery method of the future for nearly a decade now. The thing is, those same companies are starting to pull back.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities.

Mass Customisation: What It Is and How Companies Are Using It

Unleashed

Skyn Iceland Skyn Iceland, a health and beauty company, uses a type of transparent customisation to allow its customers to do a self-consultation using an automated skincare system.

When Will the Drones Start Flying?

Supply Chain Brain

The Israeli company Flytrex has been testing the drone delivery concept in Reykjavik, Iceland since last August, in partnership with AHA , the country’s largest e-commerce website. With the advent of spring, he expects to see expanded deployment of drones in Iceland, both in terms of number of delivery points and the mechanism for releasing packages. The Icelandic drones are routed over a large bay, bypassing a bridge that can become congested during heavy drive times.

Business growth through supply chain management

Supply Chain Movement

Analyst Michael Burkett mentioned Starbucks’ Frappuccino iced coffee as a good example; it was launched successfully despite the logistics problems resulting from the volcanic eruption in Iceland plus the huge demand for the product due to the heatwave in the US at that time. Reimagining how the supply chain can drive business growth. That was the theme of consultancy company Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Executive Conference held in London, UK, in late September.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

While R&D remains in Iceland it has operational centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia and it employs around 2,300 people across 18 locations. Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations. Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Publishing date: 27 November 2015. 6 | News & Background. Winner of last quarter. Loser of last quarter.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson. Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Reflective Thinking: Complexity

Logility

External factors vary from port closures due to worker strikes to natural disasters such as the recent eruptions of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull which have caused several disruptions to supply chains around the globe. com-plex-i-ty [k uh m- plek -si-tee]. noun, the state or quality of being complex; intricacy. Source: Dictionary.com.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Supply Chain Resilience Core Capacities

MIT Supply Chain

For example, the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in Iceland caused a primary loss of freight transportation capacity, but that loss also robbed many companies of supply capacity.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Medically Necessary: Supply chain visibility is here to stay after COVID-19

The Supply Chain Journal

The Icelandic supply chain analytics company Controlant took on the massive task of monitoring the temperature of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine during transportation and storage. This is an excerpt from the April 22, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter.