Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.” Read more Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

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Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward? These technologies also receive plenty of attention at conferences and events which promise – usually implicitly – to guide delegates through the innovation maze.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. They see the highest spending priorities in e-commerce software, supply chain optimization and cost analytics.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc. The fundamental challenge is the complexity of global trade, which relies on a chain of. supply chain. Yet despite mountains of data available in today’s global supply chain, the. logistics has remained elusive.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals.

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

Talking Logistics

In supply chain and logistics, there’s always a new problem to solve or a new opportunity to go after, which often involves some form of innovation — whether it’s a process innovation, a technology innovation, or both.

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: A New Model for Success

Talking Logistics

Kristi Montgomery, VP of Kenco Innovation Labs (part of Kenco Group) and Puga Sankara, Co-Founder of Smart Gladiator discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When it comes to driving supply chain innovation, what have been some of the lessons learned to date?

Why customer experience is driving supply chain innovation

BluJay Solutions

Keeping up with the now economy means innovating to meet growing consumer demands and delivering on customer experience. Read the full article in Supply Chain Asia. The post Why customer experience is driving supply chain innovation appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

Supply Chain Innovation: Plan or Perish in the “Cold Chain”

ToolsGroup

But that’s not the case with goods in the supply chain that always need to be kept cold. The “cold chain” poses a major execution problem—maintaining product integrity across dimensions like temperature and humidity. There are supply chain planning implications as well.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

looking to transform their supply chains. supply chains with data and gaining better. visibil ity of your supply chain. entire supply chain so that you can see. biggest oppor tunity in supply chain. supply chain.

Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

Talking Logistics

What does this rapid pace of change mean for supply chains? How can companies innovate faster to adapt? Robinson , discusses these questions and more, and makes the case why supply chain needs to move from the back room to the board room for companies to keep pace and succeed in this dynamic environment. Tweet The post Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

The Bionic Supply Chain: The human, robotics, drones inventory management workforce.

PINC

If you happen to be in the Toronto area or are planning to attend the Distribution Logistics Summit in the first week of November in Toronto, Canada, I would like to invite you to attend the panel titled The Bionic Supply Chain.

Drivers of Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

A recent study concludes that customer experience is the top factor driving supply chain innovation, and the key to innovation is placing customers in the centre of supply chains.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor. Transformative Supply Chain Planning.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. This is how innovation ultimately occurs.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

In the process, driverless cars will join a number of technologies that will have an equally profound effect on logistics in the next decade. Driverless Vehicles and Logistics. Digital Dealerships and Supply Chain Management. Logistics Technology logistics technology

Campbell’s Soup Innovative Supply Chain Training

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies send their employees to leading supply chain conferences. Yet outside the Logistics Service Provider industry, widespread internal training within a supply chain organization remains rare. But that is what Campbell Soup has done, they have put in place an innovative supply chain training program. The post Campbell’s Soup Innovative Supply Chain Training appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without a second thought. Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement.

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

Whitman’s comments are particularly relevant in the world of supply chain and logistics today, where a wide range of technologies — Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Mobile Devices and Applications, Drones and Driverless Trucks, Robots and Warehouse Automation — are offering exciting new opportunities to transform (and perhaps even disrupt) the status quo.

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration

Cerasis

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. Are you "Radical" Enough to Make Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work?

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 ).

How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain

The Network Effect

How one of the largest retailers in Africa is using innovative technology to improve customer service while lowering supply chain. The post How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

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Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. Subscribe Here!

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.”.

Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

Kinaxis

Selling more than 480 million products, a mix of its own items and products drop-shipped by others; its supply chain is a force to be reckoned with. So how does the supply chain handle it all? Here’s a look at a simplified view of its supply chain.

Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. Brexit and the threat of escalating trade wars), but with the current economic wind in their sails logistics service providers should be in a strong position to innovate.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Using Digital Payments to Streamline the Logistics Process

PINC

Here are five ways going “digital” on the payment side helps make logistics processes more time- and cost-efficient for shippers. The logistics industry is about speed, efficiency, and accuracy. The post Using Digital Payments to Streamline the Logistics Process appeared first on PINC.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

Freightos

Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. So we sat with Mr. Kuik to hear how the world’s most famous yellow and red logistics provider take on logistics technology today and tomorrow.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015. More than two years later, we’re still at the early stages of unlearning “the ways we’ve always done things” in supply chain management.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

supply chain. We have an employment skills gap , an uncoordinated approach to nurturing innovation, and an export imbalance. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. economic and innovation policies.”

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

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As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. And we continue to receive great feedback from supply chain and logistics professionals like you, so thank you for your comments.

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