Total Disruption: Industry Networks

The Network Effect

Ideally a network solution should both be industry agnostic, yet be tailored to the needs of a particular industry. To get the most from the “network effect,” you want as many participants as possible onboard, from as many industries as possible.

Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, provides a […].

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Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

For supply chains in the aerospace and defense industry, keeping pace with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who are dramatically increasing production rates for components, systems and services, is a major challenge.

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […]. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

This evolution is called Industry 4.0, Are you ready? The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. and it's happening now

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions. We have included this industry in our industry-specific predictions for the past three years and already, industry dynamics of activist investors […].

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate.

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year.

Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Enterra Insights

“As an industry,” writes Kimberly Knickle (@kimknickle), Research Vice President at IDC Manufacturing Insights, “manufacturing is ‘hot’ ”[1] She reports that … Continued. The post Industry 4.0:

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

Cerasis

Manufacturers are set to invest up to $70 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) by 2020, reports John Greenough of Business Insider. Previous Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing. Growth of the Industrial Internet of Things Continues.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0 In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention.

Promoting Women in the Trucking Industry

Ryder Exchange

The Women In Trucking Association represents all women employed in the trucking industry. If you are one of the five percent of female drivers or one of the fourteen percent of female managers in the trucking industry, we are here for you.

Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

Ryder Exchange

With the automotive industry seeing solid growth throughout the United States and increases projected for 2015, the challenge is to find drivers and equipment to deliver cars and parts for companies to keep their automotive supply chain running as efficiently as possible.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

Cerasis

also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In today’s post we will talk about what is Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution. So what is “industry 4.0?” According to Accenture, they define Industry 4.0

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Industry leaders are 3.5 times more likely to take advantage of analytics. This drive toward intelligent business is redefining how organisations need to operate if they hope to be successful

Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

In It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board? —

Revisiting Prior 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management revisting 2017 predictions for industry supply chains Supply chain Matters blog

How An Industrial Computer Workstation Can Improve Industrial Supply Chains

Cerasis

A lot hinges on your industrial supply chain operating smoothly, not least the survival of your business. How then can the humble Industrial Computer Workstation serve to safeguard your supply chain? Then came the Industrial Computer Workstation….

Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Seven: Enhanced Supply Chain Intelligence Capabilities Among B2B Network Platform and Managed Services Providers Will Pay Dividends for Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

Pending Transportation Industry Disruption Will Require Industry Supply Chain Management Attention

Supply Chain Matters

These trends will continue to unfold in 2016 and beyond with significant implications for industry supply chains. Looking back at the 2015 holiday fulfillment period, there were two significant supply chain and Omni-channel fulfillment trends that made their presence. The first was Amazon, and from a number of dimensions. As noted in our Supply Chain […].

Infographic: Examining the Demographics of the Supply Chain Industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7, released a report that examines the demographic trends underlying the industry. The post Infographic: Examining the Demographics of the Supply Chain Industry appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry. Today, the 22 nd Annual Surveys of Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics , revealed that 3PL CEOs are confident about the current state and future revenue growth potential of both their companies and the regional 3PL industries. 3PL 3pl industry

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Cold Chain Logistics Delivers for the Healthcare Industry

Ryder Exchange

With 25 years of experience in the supply chain arena, Keli serves customers in the healthcare, electronics, technology and appliance manufacturing industries. Along the continuum of healthcare logistics, a few degrees can mean the difference between a shipment’s life and expiration.

The Future of Supply Chain Planning- An Industry Focus on Concurrent Planning

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters shares the second in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on the topic of the future of supply chain planning, specifically concurrent planning needs evolving within certain industries.

Expanding Efforts Addressing Multi-Industry Supply Chain Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

In a sidelight blog to our unveiling of 2018 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains, Supply Chain Matters highlights expanding efforts addressing multi-industry supply chain talent needs. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

The Network Effect

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape–five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously. Industrial distribution is experiencing a huge transformation—and so must you.

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

To help, in this blog post, I share industry trends. For the discrete industries, we contrast the industry averages for growth, operating margins, inventory turns, cash-to-cash cycle, revenue per employee and SG&A ratio for the periods of 2006-2014 and 2011-2014.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams wrap-up their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.

Deep Dive on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Three: A Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog share our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

Shaw Industries partners with Chainalytics for Supply Chain Network Redesign

CHAINalytics

Shaw manages 116 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 30 states, completing 4500 … The post Shaw Industries partners with Chainalytics for Supply Chain Network Redesign appeared first on Chainalytics.

Surviving ‘SKU-mageddon’ in the brewing industry

Quintiq

In recent years, the introduction of new beer varieties has overhauled the industry and caused a so-called SKU-mageddon. Similarly, the industry setup has changed substantially: Where there were once 4000 distributors and 100 breweries selling 1.2

The future of supply chain is… industry operating network backbones?

The Network Effect

This post is a series exploring the concept of a shared industry backbone in the cloud. One Network provides both the platform and the purpose built industry operating backbone that interoperates with data from the various supply chain systems using standard interfaces (APIs).

Supply Chain Management Challenges for Emerging Manufacturers and Service Providers in Regulated Industries- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

In the final of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.

Five Considerations to Help Transform Your Industrial Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

When it comes to industrial manufacturing, a robust purchase order system is the beating heart of any hard-working supply chain. Most industrial shippers use order management systems that require suppliers to ship materials by a set delivery date.

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 1: Industry 4.0

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My ultimate objective is to share my thoughts and gain insight from the community through conversation that might help with Supply Chain Design Thinking for Industry 4.0. The post Design for the Supply Chain Pt 1: Industry 4.0

Revisiting Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year.

Changing Perception in the Supply Management Industry

Supply Chain Matters

One of the biggest challenges in our industry is gaining recognition of the value procurement and supply chain management brings to the corporate bottom line. The following commentary is a Supply Chain Matters guest posting authored by Jim Barnes, Services Managing Director, Institute for Supply Management (ISM). We know supply management increases shareholder value by […].