Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

The storyline of the event goes like this: Do you have the business problem of complexity, personalization, and globalization requiring faster time to market? SAP S4/HANA delivers on the goal of digital transformation. Market-driven is a more mature definition of demand-driven.

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). There are few global conferences that can boast this level of attendance.

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Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

As I work with teams to envision the new tomorrow, I find fewer people know the basic concepts of manufacturing planning–cycle inventories, freeze duration, slush period, bottlenecks and constraints. As a result, it is more difficult for the teams to see the swirl of opportunities that are on our horizon. Instead, many of these teams just accept manufacturing strategy as a constant. Many of the partners in the room work on service part supply chains.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

4 Use Cases of the IoT in Retail: Operations Transformed for Greater Efficiency and Profitability

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. This information is continually being applied to enhance your life, but the applications of the IoT in retail and manufacturing does much more than managing the tasks of one person. Internet of Things

IoT Truck Technology Accelerates

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Daimler Trucks North America is working with transportation startup Platform Science to embed software in rigs at the factory, the WSJ Logistics Report’s Jennifer Smith writes, in a move aimed at taking out the technology clutter that’s piled up in truck cabs. Internet of Things LogisticsHeavy-duty trucks are getting closer than ever to becoming rolling computers.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. The coming few years are likely to be decisive for the future of 3PL.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

The dream is the building of Network of Networks. It is a meeting of equals. There is an active group in Europe and North America. Stuck, only 10% of manufacturers are driving improvement. (90% Only 20% of companies are taking ownership of their networks.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

While advanced innovations and developments like the Internet of Things (IoT) reach each industry and change the way we work together, the requirement for business transformation is rising. Sharing of data across the chain is minimal, if non-existent.

International Sales Will Continue to Grow Say SMEs

Material Handling and Logistics

They forecast that revenue derived from exports will increase by more than 50% over the next five years, up from only 18% who projected this level of increase in 2017. The third annual survey of over 500 domestically-based companies selling outside of the U.S.

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020

EFT

In the survey 46% of respondents thought that AI would have the biggest impact, compared to 29% who selected blockchain and just 16% who said IoT. However, we view the IoT (and relatedly, 5G) as having the most potential for disruption,” says Greg Carter, CTO of GlobalTranz. “As

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

DELMIA Quintiq

Our parent company, Dassault Systèmes, places great emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its 14,000+ employees. As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. We took the stairs instead of the elevator.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

72% of manufacturers say real-time monitoring is essential for streamlining and making inventory reconciliation more efficient. Manufacturers are prioritizing real-time monitoring to attain the goals of increasing product quality, reducing time-to-market and attaining faster revenue growth.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before.

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020

EFT

In the survey 46% of respondents thought that AI would have the biggest impact, compared to 29% who selected blockchain and just 16% who said IoT. However, we view the IoT (and relatedly, 5G) as having the most potential for disruption,” says Greg Carter, CTO of GlobalTranz. “As

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

“…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. The length of time is hard to believe.

International Sales Will Continue to Grow Says SMEs

Material Handling and Logistics

They forecast that revenue derived from exports will increase by more than 50% over the next five years, up from only 18% who projected this level of increase in 2017. The third annual survey of over 500 domestically-based companies selling outside of the U.S.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention. There is a flurry of similar activity.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

Our parent company, Dassault Systèmes, places great emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its 14,000+ employees. As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. We took the stairs instead of the elevator.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The mixture of anticipation and anxiety with which the new year is greeted is invigorating because most people appreciate new beginnings. The new year is also the season of prognostication; with brave souls venturing guesses about what will take place during the following twelve months. Simon Ellis, Vice President of IDC Manufacturing Insights, observes, “The supply chain continues to undergo almost unparalleled levels of change.

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The Bad News and the Really Bad News for Retailers Fighting Amazon.com

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Amazon is taking over the retail industry, digital shopping habits are hurting brick-and-mortar stores, Walmart may have created the endless shopping aisle, virtual robots will be the next wave of technology to permeate the fashion and retail markets, and the relationship between shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continues to improve. Revenue for Amazon’s North America segment—the bulk of its retail business—was $79.8

Science Fiction and Logistics

Enterra Insights

Works of science fiction have long envisioned a number of artificial intelligence (AI) driven technologies. At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Michael Bolle, Bosch’s chief technical and chief digital officer, stated, “Artificial intelligence is not science fiction anymore — it’s already an integral part of our daily lives. Fisher writes, “The future of automation has led to questions about the future jobs of truck drivers.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. The combination of technology along with the advancements in transportation made it possible. The greatest gaps are at the intersection of business process and analytics.

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Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Kristi Montgomery, a Vice President at Kenco Innovation Labs, explains, “The rapid pace of technological advancement and adoption means that innovation is taking place all around us, from the way we communicate to how we get around cities — even to how we shop for groceries. ”[1] Scott Deutsch, President of Ehrhardt + Partner, North America, adds, “Technology is driving changes in consumer behaviors that are undeniable. The future of the supply chain.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. The impact of these new regulations will be substantial and combined with low oil prices may affect how companies operate. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With accelerating rates of virus transmission and deaths the global response for containment has increased as well. Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. We started to hear about shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, foods and household goods. Now we are starting to hear about shortages of ventilators, masks, and medical equipment.

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Takeaways From Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017

Shipsy

With an ever increasing focus on innovation and efficiency in the supply chain, Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017 threw up a host of interesting takeaways. Notable Mentions A number of companies such as Unilever and other big FMCG chains are regulars on this list.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Alexandra Zelenko.

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

The Kewill blog really took off last year, covering everything from the controversy over new electronic log regulations for truckers to the logistics of international disaster relief. In no particular order, here is a baker’s dozen of our best blog posts from 2015.

Celebrating Drones, Butterflies and Exceptional People

EFT

The Americas are pulling me South-eastward with greater frequency these days. Having just returned from a client engagement in Brazil, where it’s currently winter with sunny blue skies and 28 degrees, our English ‘summer’ with its driving horizontal rain is something of a comedown! . Before heading off to Brazil, I had the privilege of chairing my first US eft CSCO conference, in the bustling, blustery city of Chicago.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. with a backup plan as part of contingency planning.

Insights from the C-Suite: Supply Chain People Are Making a Difference in the World

Material Handling & Logistics

The biggest challenge for supply chain professionals today is the is the accelerated pace of change, according to APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi. The organization currently serves 45,000 professional members in 100 countries, with 190 chapters in North America alone.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

Read the short version of this report on Medium. The central role that REEs play in the functioning of clean energy technologies makes these elements increasingly strategic resources for economies into the 21st Century. The lack of reporting and standardised data collection. .

This Week in Logistics News (June 25-29, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ve started to ramp up my training for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride in support of JDRF, which will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 3, 2018. Walmart-Led Blockchain Effort Seeks Farm-to-Grocery-Aisle View of Food Supply Chain (WSJ – sub.