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.

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

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

Do We Really Need a New Smart Phone Every Two Years?

SCM Research

kg), Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. We all know about natural resource scarcity. However, as brand companies make consumers believe they need a new smart phone every two years, today’s global supply chains are responsible for incredibly large amounts of electronic waste. A new United Nations University report, titled The Global E-waste Monitor 2014 , details e-waste generation by region. The total amount of e-waste generated in 2014 is 41.8

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Walmart Launches Second U.S. Drone Delivery Pilot in North Carolina

Multichannel Merchant

Flytrex, which has been conducting regular drone deliveries in Reykjavik, Iceland for the past three years, the first in the world, has been taking part in an FAA-approved drone test program in North Carolina since 2018.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Toy Retailer TOP-TOY Picks RELEX to Boost Availability and Automation

RELEX Solutions

The Copenhagen-based toy retailer operates 295 stores under the BR and Toys”R”Us brands in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Germany. Read PDF.

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

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Wing Partners with FedEx, Walgreens on Drone Delivery Pilot in Virginia

Multichannel Merchant

Flytrex also makes deliveries in Reykjavik, Iceland for local ecommerce company Aha. Wing, the drone company owned by Google parent Alphabet, is piloting another baby-step drone delivery program starting next month in Christiansburg, VA in partnership with FedEx and Walgreens, the first time a retailer will offer this kind of service in the U.S.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■ The percentage of women in leadership positions decreases as the corporate ladder rises.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■ The percentage of women in leadership positions decreases as the corporate ladder rises.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly. Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Iceland. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief. How likely are carriers to agree on endless rate cuts? And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices.