Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide and created supply chain heroes across the globe. From suits to PPE gowns and masks, from baby wipes to disinfectant wipes, from food service to grocery to food & beverages manufacturers, companies around the world are stepping up to contribute and serve where they can. Thank you to all of these supply chain heroes in this war against the COViD-19 virus.

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. Cognitive learning and analytics – Burkett predicted that cognitive or machine learning will have a big impact on supply chains. Supply chain/network redesign.

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Join us at the Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit in Singapore

Loftware

Loftware is delighted to be part of the 9 th Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit taking place in Singapore on May 30-31 2019. The event sees leading figures from across the APAC region come together to discuss the latest thoughts, innovations and trends relating to the manufacturing supply chain and identify opportunities to bring onboard new solutions that can support them in achieving their objectives.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

High Tech remains one of the most vibrant, innovative and fast paced industries in the world. Electronics manufacturing is at the heart of every connection we make. The explosion of product innovation also drives an increase in product obsolescence.

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.” Cited: 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook study.

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education

Requis

Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?. Supply Chain Next · 015 – Dr. Muddassir Ahmed.

A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Hans Velthuizen This week I attended the 5 th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit near Heathrow. Although the conference was situated in the Edwardian style Radisson hotel neatly decorated with Persian rugs, brass-railed staircases and chandeliers, the location stood in sharp contrast with the innovative character of the Summit. Seeing a lot of familiar faces you realize that the pharmaceutical supply chain is a small world.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business. Innovation For IT Departments.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. The consensus is process innovation.

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. Supply chain planners need to optimize inventory to maximize residual life while meeting service level targets. Note: There will be no blog post next week due to summer holidays.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Revealing the Value of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

DELMIA Quintiq

What aerospace manufacturers need is agility in their design and production processes to help mitigate the variability in supply and demand. Additive Manufacturing is accelerating the development phase and reducing time to market.

Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions.

A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow A quick post to let our readers know that we’ll be at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit (PIMS). If you plan to attend the conference, join Laura Dionne, Senior Director, Worldwide Operations Planning, TriQuint as she presents ‘ A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences from a High Tech Veteran’ on Tuesday, February 10 th at 2:15pm.

Most Supply Chain Professionals Believe their Planning Process is Only Somewhat Effective

AIMMS

These are trying times for supply chain planners. Supply Chain Dive reports that 75% of firm s in the US alone have reported supply chain shocks as a result of the pandemic. Do supply chain professionals believe they have a planning process that is robust enough to absorb these shocks and prepare for the future? Most supply chain pros think they are at the middle of the road .

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments. And that only happens when marketing and supply chain teams collaborate, which is probably not often enough. The Branded Supply Chain covers three main areas: loyalty, sustainability and leadership.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . model, aggressively integrating Internet of Things technology into manufacturing and targeting specific advanced industries in which they hope to succeed. The Rise of Chinese Manufacturing.

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. With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. We are seeing that businesses who invest in innovation and view supply chain as a competitive lever drive the most impact to their bottom line.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the event, James Rice, MIT, spoke on innovation, and his reflections on Clayton Christensen’s 1997 classic business book, the Innovators Dilemma. This is disruptive innovation. Christensen’s concept is that businesses will reject innovation based on the fact that the customer cannot currently use the innovation delaying the adoption of great ideas. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow. My Journey with Supply Chain Planning.

Managing modern manufacturing supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Efficient manufacturing relies on managing the supply of components and sub-assemblies to support production schedules. It could be argued that the best manufacturers are the ones that not only have innovative products to meet market demands but who manage their supply chains the most effectively By Alex Mills, Sales & Marketing Director, ProSKU.

Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. Some companies, such as Apple, are addressing their supply chain while making public statements on their climate stance. The manufacturing industry has adopted “Lean” techniques enthusiastically. Lean is about driving out waste from every aspect of manufacturing. Lean thinking helps manufacturers consume less of everything, from packaging and raw materials to energy. Additive Manufacturing.

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? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

Don’t be a Supply Chain Innovation Grinch

Arkieva

Every Manufacturer Down in Manufacturingville liked innovation a lot… Except for the Grinch, who worked north of Manufacturingville The Grinch hated innovation! The whole innovation Season! It could be that […] Don’t be a Supply Chain Innovation Grinch was first posted on December 21, 2017 at 7:48 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean cultureToday I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement.

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Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. One vital component that pieces together the visibility puzzle is the quality of data in the supply chain network.

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to learn from the Covid-19 crisis. Supply Chain Resilience and Agility.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. Logistics & Supply Chain Impacts of Technology.

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. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain. Space-related operations are projected to form humankind’s largest supply chain network.

Using Drones To Improve Manufacturing And Supply Chain Capabilities

PINC

technology supply chain innovation digital supply chain dronesAs we all know, the drone industry is evolving quickly and transforming the way many companies do business. From aerial photography to more sophisticated uses such as locating and tracking inventory inside of warehouses. Organizations also now understand that this is not all about the last-mile delivery. There are so many more practical applications and use cases for drones than last-mile delivery.

6 Supply Chain Lessons from Henry Ford

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Henry Ford has become synonymous with revolutionary advances in manufacturing. As an early technology adopter and strong proponent of innovation, Ford was more than a manufacturing master. He was a supply chain pioneer. While he used them to illustrate Ford’s regional and global changes in recent years, I thought I’d put an even bigger supply chain spin on them. Your supply chain is made up of more than just the sum of its parts.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Since 2012, The Manufacturing Institute has celebrated women in manufacturing with its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. She challenged event attendees to do five things: be passionate about what you do, be bold, be innovative, be adaptive and consider the legacy you want to leave. Supply Chain Events APICS STEP Ahead women in supply chain

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence.

A Connected Supply Chain is Essential in Today’s Environment

QAD

These are extraordinary times with heightened disruptions for many manufacturers around the globe. This is especially true in the area of supply chain operations. Business Disruption in the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Traceability.

Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective. Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector. manufacturing firms have fewer than 20 employees and 98% have fewer than 500.