Five Hidden Skills that Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful. Central to the eventual Allied victory was not just General Patton, who swung his military units to attack in the opposite direction, but also a little-known logistical unit.

Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe

The Network Effect

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards is an annual award that recognizes companies for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The post Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect awards best practices defense Frost & Sullivan government military public sector supply chain

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics


The post How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. This month China's Chang’an Automobile Engineering & Research Institute conducted a 2,000-kilometer test run of two driverless cars, The Hindu reported.

Three Innovation Strategies from the Military


military is known for being rigid, rank-oriented and historically bound, the branches frequently produce incredible innovation. Corporate America often struggles with innovation output. Companies can adopt a few tactics from military history to retarget their strategies

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders


Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere. Innovation Groups do not have natural internal operations-savvy salespeople.

8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

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With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization , the industry is ripe for innovation. Listed in no particular order, here’s a look at eight of the most prominent innovations that are transforming supply chains.

Innovation: Rivals, Challengers, and Defenders

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military innovations developed during the Cold War, they assume those innovations were the result … Continued. The post Innovation: Rivals, Challengers, and Defenders appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Innovation Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops


It has evolved the standard for active RFID (aRFID) communications globally and has been extremely successful in enabling military logisticians to use active RFID tags, readers and software to catalog, inventory and track the DoD and allied military supply chain worldwide. As military missions change, so must the logistics systems and tools used to support the warfighter. Featured IoT & M2M military supply chains Sensors

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Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries


As an engineer, I replaced cells in the pods as they died from military surplus. The Convenience and Innovation of Light Weight Sustainable Power and Energy. This innovation cut the cost of storing electrical energy in batteries by 50 percent.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

… a group of energized innovators. In retrospect, the 1990s were an exceptional time of innovation impacts on productivity. Embrace innovation. So as I think about the future and the need to embrace new forms of innovation, I want to share some thank-you notes today. (I

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Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spent time in Silicon Valley talking to technology innovators. Both factors stalled innovation. Yet, our brains are hardwired to force traditional demand planning thinking into this more innovative approach. I welcome innovation in this field.

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you


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.

What Drives My Passion for Supply Chain Management?

Talking Logistics

For me who has spent the last 20 years in the military focused on different types of ROI as they pertain to logistics planning and coordination on the battlefield, there is an excitement in translating the skills and experience from military logistics to corporate America. Last week, I received the following email from a LinkedIn connection: I hope you do not mind me sending a personal message.

Anatomy of Agility

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Dr. David Gligor , Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), is engaged in research to answer these questions. Two areas that are steeped in the study of agility and change management emerged: military science and sports science. Competitive play.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier


The space industry was born from military-related needs during and after World War II, and evolved into a commercially beneficial industry for governments and accredited companies all around the world. The future holds exciting and innovative discoveries in space exploration.

Lifting the Fog of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Supply chain innovation is slowly simmering in the face of radical disruption. Military people are familiar with the term “fog of war.” ” The term is often attributed to the Prussian military strategist, Carl von Clausewitz, who wrote, “War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. History of Supply Chain Management.

What Does It Mean to be “Strategic” in Supply Chain, Anyway?


As an entry point, here’s a quote from 19 th -century military theorist Carl von Clausewitz: “Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war.”. They’re driving innovation and competitiveness across the entire lifecycle of a product.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries


These contracts include the overall aircraft contract from the governments for military and subcontracts for commercial (civil) aircraft systems originating from public/private companies. Capacity to innovate [7]. Risk: Capacity to innovate [7].

7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

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2) Develop and innovate : since each incident has its unique characteristics, HL learns from the previous disasters by capturing, codifying and extracting knowledge. Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons!

Ferrari: Under the Hood


military. I am digging deeper into climate change, and opportunities for innovation in value-chain practices and material movements.

A Big Win – Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers


One tool matches the veterans MOC (military occupational classification) with job skills and creates “badges” of certifications so employers can identify the candidates that fit their employment profile.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

As markets shift—lifecycle shifts, economic changes, and innovation triggers–a well-designed supply chain enables continuous improvement on the Effective Frontier. Military logisticians are now retiring and flocking to the manufacturing space and dominating IT with experience and fact-based business requirements that expose all of the destructive solutions that don’t deliver on requirements or business results. Technology change is moving faster than process innovation.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

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Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse. One trend that is disrupting the status quo and serving as a catalyst for innovation is companies placing customers at the center of their supply chains.

Thank a Veteran by Filling STEM Jobs


They are stepping up their recruiting of new college grads, not just people with STEM degrees, and have focused on veterans who plan on leaving the military for private-sector STEM jobs. We see an issue and innovate until we have a solution. First things first: Go thank a veteran.

Pursuing Your Passions

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The second value that jumps out at me is learning and innovation. If you don’t continue to learn and innovate, you tend to stagnate, so continuing to learn and evolve to stay on top of the technology and help your customers be successful is important.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


VP Product Innovation at Kinaxis. We are a Logistics technology company that is automating online freight sales, hence the passion for innovation and logistics. Like Cerasis, our excitement about logistics innovation spills over into blogging about logistics innovation.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks


Companies are increasingly turning to new and innovative technologies to help address issues like waste and other pain points head on. If you had to make a list of all the concepts that supply chain managers absolutely hate, "waste" would undoubtedly be right at the top.

Procurement Leaders Blog Post: Cross-Functional Teaming is Easier Said Then Done


Captain Thetford noted that in the military, it is always a challenge to get these teams to work as they are envisions. Then this becomes a great forum for innovation.”

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It’s All About the Logistics

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Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” He writes, “Logistics presents an ideal hothouse for innovation using 5G and IoT devices.”[5] ” It’s a lesson succeeding generations have had to learn.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

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To get the idea up and running, Amazon has pledged $1 million to fund startup costs ($10,000 in reimbursement costs per person) for qualified military veterans who want to start their own delivery businesses.”[7] 7] Dave Blanchard and Adrienne Selko, “ Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018 ,” Material Handling & Logistics , 3 December 2018 We live in hectic times. The U.S. is in a trade war with the world. Britain is trying to disconnect from Europe.

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The 7 Industrial Data Myths Preventing Your Operations From More Profitability and Productivity


This seems to be the #1 opt-out reason from Digital Innovation groups. Often times, digital innovation leaders fail to involve operational leaders in their road-map to data-driven operations until the implementation.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

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Some companies are having to retract and tighten up production and inventory levels to ride out the storm, while others are finding innovative work-arounds to get their goods shipped and imported with respect to packaging, labeling and logistics.

Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement

And transport optimisation offers unique opportunities for innovation in these areas. Alexander the Great is known for having lead the longest, uninterrupted military campaign of all time. Contents Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement.

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

The CSCMP researchers believe this is a short-term issue that will be solved by higher driver pay and the advent of technological innovations like driverless trucks. ATA has an ongoing program to recruit military veterans with heavy-duty driving experience.

Savi is Named to Supply Chain Brain’s 2019 100 Great Supply Chain Partners


These companies are driving innovations in a way that directly benefits their customers’ overall supply chain operations and performance. Savi strives to help organizations achieve better security, gain live in-transit supply chain visibility, understand performance and improve overall agility by offering innovative solutions in big data/machine learning analytics, supply chain management software, and sensor technology.