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The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes. In fact, your presence on this website alone indicates use of the industrial internet of things today, but the opportunities are limitless.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018.

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The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. Meanwhile, logistics operations must transport them from the farm to the production facility and beyond.

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. 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 ).

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

Cerasis

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. However, the state of the industry is changing in the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and shippers need to understand why and what.read More. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

When I moved into industry, and the real world, I managed engineering teams. 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. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

Cerasis

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand. With the growth in the global supply chain expected to continue, shippers need to understand the trends in blockchain for 2019 and how they will shape the future of the industry.

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. As the industry attempts to compensate with better wages and if it’s for drivers and long-haul shipments, the industry will continue to suffer from stress. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. As a result of logistics consolidation.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Forecasting: The ‘IN’ Thing Today in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Today when you think of logistics, you tend to connect it to speed and timeliness, that is to process and ship orders on time with efficiency and provide the right information to customers to make the right decision. What are the popular methods of supply chain forecasting?

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

Cerasis

Big data will be a defining force in the future of logistics, but the benefits of big data are already being felt. Before thinking about future possibilities, you need to understand how it is currently being leveraged, According to Katrin Zeiler , supply chain entities will be able to lower overall operating costs, create and test newer business models, develop and maintain a higher standard in customer service and attain unsurpassed efficiency. Better Shipping Options. .

Private Blockchains Could Hurt the Shipping and Logistics Industry

Shipchain

Some companies are even hopping on the “blockchain bandwagon” without considering whether it’s actually useful in their industry. In the shipping and logistics industry, enterprises are already beginning to realize that private blockchains are simply not the solution they’ve been sold. To truly achieve the trust, security, and uniformity that blockchain promises, we have to adopt public chains. EDI is prevalent in the industry today. .

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019.

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Key Trends That Will Affect The Transportation Industry in 2020

PLS Logistics

Look at the forces driving change in the transportation industry and learn what to expect from the market in the future. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

Retail supply chains have been put through the wringer. Read on to see what the industry currently looks like and if your supply chain is equipped to weather the storm. . How to Make Sure Your Retail Supply Chain is Ready .

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand. Blog midstream oil and gas oil oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain oil prices

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What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

PLS Logistics

The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chainOn April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60. Such a bizarre drop […].

Shipping industry hit by multiple cyber attacks

EFT

The shipping industry is facing increased threat from cyber attacks, as it faces the reality of two major attacks in the space of a week. CMA CGM, which is the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company, that access did occur and that there has been a data breach. “We

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1 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.

How IoT connectivity can strengthen the world’s supply chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year, supply chains have been under more spotlight and pressure than ever. Managing a global supply chain is complex on its own, without the added challenges from a global disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. The case for IoT in supply chains.

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The Hurdles & Current Challenges of Using Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics

Cerasis

Although using blockchain in supply chain and logistics is an exciting prospect, the technology lacks the maturity necessary to enable global deployment today. Such limitation can be discouraging, but it serves as a beacon of hope for a better future in supply chain management. To unlock the true value of using blockchain in supply chain and logistics management, shippers should consider its existing hurdles and possible challenges as the technology matures.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

Cognitive Automation and How it Could Transform the Logistics Industry

Shipchain

As we’ve discussed before, there is still a human element required for many technologically advanced supply chain operations, including automation and blockchain. Yes, both can decrease human error, streamline operations, and lead to smarter and more efficient supply chains.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Doing so significantly reduces physical paperwork, as well as the number of manual touchpoints in any supply chain resulting. The current trade and logistics landscape is plagued with manual processes and siloed actors. a) Across the various actors in any single transport chain.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. So how might the industry look in the wake of COVID-19? Businesses will look to create supply chain redundancies.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. Applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management is about doing more with less, a common concept in business, and shippers need to know a few things about how it could add value to the shipping ecosystem. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

ToolsGroup

There’s still a strong demand for supply chain planning solutions, particularly ones with machine learning capabilities that can help clients rapidly adapt to the changing supplier situations and consumer demand that goes along with major disruptions like this. .

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes. Over the last year, huge strides were made in machine-to-machine connectivity, as foreseen by our predictions, ranging from the greater use of automated identification and data capture (AIDC) and stronger resolve for more omnichannel logistics solutions. Bluetooth Technologies Got a Real Seat at the Supply Chain Dinner Table.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future! Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago—except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms. But now, the day-to-day use of drones is a reality as they are being used for many purposes, from consumer recreational use to media, and from industrial to institutional applications. Meet the dazzling drones of the supply chain near future.

3 Main Challenges of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile by nature. It is involved with many other industries and processes, and often must adjust to the dynamic environment. Blog midstream oil and gas oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chainAt the same time, upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas appear to be extremely complex and require a high level of management and responsibility to function properly. […].

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. In short, the supply chain is no longer linear, but circular.