Global Supply Chain Visibility is No Easy Task

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility is no easy task – in fact, defining what it means can be a challenge in itself. What is your definition of supply chain visibility? The answer is not always that clear because supply chain visibility has to take on all of those roles to fill the promise of true insight and near real-time reporting. This means you have to design a supply chain visibility solution around your trading partners and suppliers.

Nimble Storage Inc. – End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: Dream or Reality? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

Kinaxis

offers his view on how far companies have come in crafting supply chains that are truly transparent and demand-driven. One top challenge that companies are facing today is the need to innovate the customer experience, with the help of new information technology, says Nadgouda.

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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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. Benefits of data visibility. Better visibility, more value.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

Written by: Stefan Reidy End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics managers to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data.

Innovation Enterprise: How the IoT is redefining retail

Tive

Supply Chain Visibility Tive IoTAs the Internet of Things, or IoT, continues to evolve, one of the sectors most impacted is retail.

Crane Worldwide Increases Supply Chain Visibility with Kewill

BluJay Solutions

December 20, 2016 – Chelmsford, MA – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics , a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. The latest Kewill Global Forwarding update will provide Crane Worldwide with increased visibility, reporting and customized functionality for ground shipments.

Crane Worldwide Increases Supply Chain Visibility with Kewill

BluJay Solutions

December 20, 2016 – Chelmsford, MA – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics , a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. The latest Kewill Global Forwarding update will provide Crane Worldwide with increased visibility, reporting and customized functionality for ground shipments.

4 Qualities That Make Netflix a Good Model for Supply Chain Visibility

Savi

By embracing innovation and employing new technologies, it has made the process of picking and watching on-demand movies easy and inexpensive. Innovative companies can follow Netflix’s model and transform their supply chain operations using some of the same technologies. A lot of the technology used by Netflix is similar to the technology that is needed in supply chain management today. Streaming can be used in the supply chain as well.

Building the Network of Networks: Some Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that Supply Chains build economies and save the planet. Supply chain process and financial flows often run in counter currents. Two years ago, I completed a research study on supply chain visibility. Visibility as a topic is confusing.

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

As I discussed my views of “visibility” and “control” with my many callers, I discovered that I was not clear in my post. <Sigh. The confusion starts when a supply chain leader states the need for improved visibility without a clear definition.

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. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow.

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain. From drones for online fulfillment to mobile robots in warehouses, the current supply chain is undergoing a major transformation.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure. Driven by globalisation and customers whose power to dictate to suppliers is ever greater, supply chains in every sector and niche are becoming more complex and subject to greater degrees of risk and volatility.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. I strongly believe that leaders must build their supply chains with new building blocks.

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.

Tapping into Big Data to Enable Actionable Supply Chain Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Nation

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable. Unpredictable consumer behavior, traffic patterns, port behavior, severe weather, natural disasters and labor unrest are all examples of external events that can cause supply chain disruptions that lead to increased costs and customer service challenges. A Partnership that Drives Value-Driven Global Visibility. Supply Chain predictive analytics TransVoyant

How to Reduce Lead Times and Improve Supply Chain Visibility Using the Cloud

Murano Corporation

The New Normal One of the unintended consequences of the export of US manufacturing jobs is the rise of global supply chains. Global supply chains have led to longer lead times which has translated into reduced flexibility in meeting changing customer needs.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. Priorities in your supply chain can vary significantly.

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.

Walmart’s Innovations Keep The Company Relevant

Gravity Supply Chain

retail brands, actively invests in technological innovation to improve customer service levels and remain relevant… The post Walmart’s Innovations Keep The Company Relevant appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Graham Parker Growth & Competitiveness Supply Chain Visibility Technology & CloudWalmart, one of the most recognizable U.S.

Optimize Last-Mile Visibility with Tive's New Returnable Tracker

Tive

Here at Tive, we have the pleasure of working with some of the world's most innovative global supply chain leaders. Supply Chain Trackers Supply Chain Visibility Tive Features

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. The SAP acquisition of Ariba slowed innovation and the purchase, and then the failed promise of investment in Crossgate was disappointing to SAP supply chain business users.

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4 Tips for a Sustainable Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Pressure to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Having a sustainable supply chain is quickly becoming a necessary part of every business model. Research shows the business case for supply chain sustainability is growing.

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

The new world of supply chain analytics is my current research project. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management excite me. There is a great need for improved supply chain analytics.

3 Stats That Prove the Need for a Digital Control Tower

Talking Logistics

The term “control tower” has been around for a long time in the supply chain and I recently had a great conversation on the common misconceptions of what control towers are with Tom Nightingale and Adrian Gonzalez (you can watch the video here ).

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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.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains respond. Supply chain business networks need an overhaul. Supply chain transactions remain dependent on EDI messaging standards that are now over 45 years old. Today’s supply chain is more dependent on supplier and customer relationships.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure. Driven by globalisation and customers whose power to dictate to suppliers is ever greater, supply chains in every sector and niche are becoming more complex and subject to greater degrees of risk and volatility. At the same time, technology is advancing apace and offering opportunities for innovation which […].

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 “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. The Six “Rights” of Supply Chain Execution. Chief Supply Chain Officers must manage each of these functions to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance. Supply Chain “Mores”.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Operating Networks: The building of supply chain applications using many-to-many architectures to connect multiple parties to multiple trading partners to improve multi-tier supply chain visibility, planning and execution to improve relationships in extended value chains. .

The Contribution of Supply Chain Networks To Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT

Logistics Viewpoints

These three key factors can be improved and maintained by investment in product, process and productivity innovation. Production Supply Chain Visibility Elemica Internet of ThingsIn my keynote, I stressed that Smart Manufacturing initiative around the world, are all inspired by research that indicates that manufacturing growth, competitiveness and resilience are directly correlated with high technology intensity and manufacturing complexity as well as quality.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure. Driven by globalisation and customers whose power to dictate to suppliers is ever greater, supply chains in every sector and niche are becoming more complex and subject to greater degrees of risk and volatility. At the same time, technology is advancing apace and offering opportunities for innovation which supply chain organisations are seizing upon to remain competitive and meet the challenges they face.

Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything

Talking Logistics

Blockchain in Supply Chain Management. Over the past year, there have been plenty of announcements and articles about the potential role and benefits of blockchain in supply chain management. Here are a few examples: Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve Global Trade and Digitize Supply Chains. Suffer from poor supply chain visibility? Barriers to Blockchain Adoption in Supply Chain.