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Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions. Supply Chai

Supply Chain Disruption: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Logistics Management

Cerasis

In this blog, Camcode discusses how collaboration provides supply chain disruption to impact the future of logistics management. The supply chain is in the midst of a digital disruption, with new technology and tools promising to add efficiency and enhance accuracy. But for companies that fail to ride the wave of digital supply chain disruption, the results can be catastrophic. Logistics Supply Chain

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

Kinaxis

by Prasad Satyavolu Last week, Trevor Miles wrote “ SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change ” and it made me recall the dozen or so articles I’ve read recently on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. What is vendor-managed inventory?

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

Continue reading for the latest updates and forecasts about Florence and other impending storms, as well as a list of best practices to help your supply network weather the impact. Even when there appears to be clearly delineated lines that leave your supply chain outside of risk zones, your sites can still experience winds, floods, and storms that will impede your operations indefinitely. Forecasted Effects on Environment, Communities, and Supply Chains.

Four Reasons Why You Should Be Using Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Adopt Transportation Management Software Today. Transporting goods seems straightforward, but to the experienced professional, it’s a complicated balance of success, unforeseen circumstances, and problem management. Stop Holding Your Company Back!

Subscription Box Retail: Match Supply with Growing Demand

FLEXE

Between in-store and online shopping, billboards and banner ads, coupons and email promotions, consumers have never been more bombarded with information. As disruptive as the industry has been, subscription box retailers face unique operational challenges that other eCommerce retailers don’t.

Don’t Fear Optimization (It’s Just a Word)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is the forward I wrote for a new textbook published by MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on “ Modern Technology for Transportation Optimization ,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Our transportation operations are simple and straightforward.”

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

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 ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?

3rdwave

Almost since 1982 when Keith Oliver coined the term supply chain, analysts, reporters, academics, and consultants have written about supply chain resiliency. The resiliency of its global supply chains are going to be stress tested.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science

Logility

Supply chain professionals have to push the envelope on processes and procedures every day to gain incremental improvements in customer service, costs and efficiencies. Exploiting these methodologies to mitigate supply chain risk can keep the company jetting on an upward trajectory.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Supply Chains at Risk. How then can your business protect itself from the risks of such overwhelming supply chain disruptions?

Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

Talking Logistics

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could disrupt your supply chain or bring it to a halt.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Risk Management Transportation Management

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8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must. Supply chain optimization isn’t a simple undertaking, but effective SCM offers numerous benefits that improve the bottom line.

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

TMC

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events.Connect. In previous posts , we’ve explored ways to prepare for supply chain disruptions that are predictable using the rich functionality of modern transportation management system (TMS) technology.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years. Risk Management Transportation ManagementEven containers don’t like to wait in line.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It was back in January 2015, after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about bitcoin, that my eyes were opened to the potential for blockchain technology to transform supply chain management. As I wrote at the time in Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. Surprisingly, IT research firm Gartner ranks Apple Supply Chain as the best supply chain in the world for 4 years in a row. But, is Apples Supply Chain really the number 1? 1) Apples Supply Chain Model.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Up to date inventory status.

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

Super Typhoon Soudelor is set to hit Taiwan and China tomorrow, with a huge potential for supply chain disruption. High-speed rail and metro system services could also suffer disruptions on Saturday, August 8. At Elementum, solving supply chain problems is what we do best.

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The Biggest Challenges Supply Chain Leaders will Crush in 2016

Logility

To be fair, it’s nearly impossible to predict what will turn out to be the biggest challenges supply chain leaders will encounter in the year ahead. Millions of supply chains face unique challenges that vary across industries, geographies and business strategies.

The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The concept of the “control tower” is increasingly becoming widespread in Supply Chain Management, and Control Tower technologies are a popular topic right within the supply chain community. Complexity: Today’s supply chains have become incredibly complicated.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies. A lot of data/information is communicated in batch and serial mode, sometimes hours or days after a transaction or event occurs.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

It’s a term that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management. The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

There are many ways to measure supply chain performance in terms of resilience, but there is one that’s easily overlooked even though it is gaining in importance: Detection time. Managing adverse weather conditions is part and parcel of transportation planning.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Global TMS Technology Global Trade Supply Chain Management

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Visibility Powered Planning

Supply Chain Nation

I recently had the honour of presenting at the annual CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) conference in San Antonio, Texas. That applies to supply chain operations as well. Improving supply chain operations must start with supply chain visibility.

How Companies Can Leverage Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Optimize the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

And for decision making within the supply chain, big data can provide insights for companies and enable them to make better decisions. It can provide valuable insights in the context of the supply chain that can be used to proactively anticipate or quickly respond to disruptions or events. Big data isn’t just about collecting information, but the ability to do something with it to solve a specific problem. It takes a lot of data to make a good decision.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

How Manufacturers Can Keep Up in an Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

As we all know, the supply chain can be disrupted at any time for many different reasons, such as weather, events, conflicts or just infrastructure breakdowns. Because of this, manufacturers have to manage their day to day business processes closely and be more agile and responsive when outside influences threaten to disrupt customer fulfillment. In fact, every sector of the supply chain is facing this same challenge.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

The Smart Digital Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Numerous articles have been written about the importance and benefits of digital supply chains. Analysts from PLS Logistics note, “A digital supply chain is similar to a typical supply chain, but the foundation is built on web-enabled abilities. Many supply chains use a combination of paper-based and IT-enabled processes. They are promoting digital supply chains because they are better supply chains.