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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Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

Supply Chain Network

In order to advance a Logistics Best Practices program the first step is of course to identify all of the potential Areas of Opportunity and then create a Logistics Operation Inventory across all applicable Departments.

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FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The supply chain in an active military deployment must be a super-slick Rolls-Royce of an organisation…….not! Well, actually my friend rated the quality of supply chain in the military as ………. Yes, you can probably guess the short but not so sweet military technical term used.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

On page 286, it said that Dr. William Muller who was the first public instructor of military science at the University of Gottingen, planned to launch the book named "T he Elements of the Art of War ". Basically, the reporter explained about the conditions of military deployment.

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.

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall results in business performance on the critical supply chain metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are declining. Let’s start with a discussion on inventory. In Table 1, we share the comparison of inventory levels by the industry peer groups pre and post-recession. Despite the investment in technology and whiz-bang approaches, inventory levels today are significantly higher than the pre-recession period.

Kelvin Miller: Home Away From Home for the Troops

Inbound Logistics

Kelvin Miller, an equipment and mobility readiness spare parts allocation supervisor with the military contractor DynCorp International, manages inventory and gets it ready to deploy when the time comes

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war. Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms.

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. The military and commercial industries are cyclical and originate from political and economic volatility.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science


I was working as a flight test engineer on experimental military aircraft, a world where the boundary between safety and expanding capabilities was often crossed. I became very familiar with risk management early in my professional career.

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s disruptive effect has put two key strains on supply chain professionals: to ensure inventory availability across a broader network of distribution points, and get product to the consumer in days, if not less. He has 20 years of active military service where his primary specialty was providing marketing support to Army National Guard recruiting and retention operations in New Jersey. If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job.

Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Supply Chain Network

NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for loss prevention and inventory visibility at the point-of-exit. Emerging Trends Information Technology Inventory News & Info RFID RFID Information Security Supply Chain Fraud Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

It serves as a hub for duty-free importation and exportation of service parts, allowing clients to manage their inventory levels and distribution more competitively in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Choose software that facilitates the valuation and control of permanent inventories based on inputs or outputs, with automated stock alerts, that is versatile and independent of the type of business. Define normal parameters and fine-tune the physical inventory system.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The greater value lies in the determination of inventory strategies to drive decisions on form and function of inventory. With a history of forecasting military fire in Iraq, Enterra uses cognitive computing capabilities to redefine decision support in consumer products.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Department of Defense has contracted with Savi on a multi-million dollar project designed to enable the DoD to track and monitor nearly 24,000 high-value military assets.

Kelvin Miller: Home Away From Home for the Troops

Inbound Logistics

Kelvin Miller, an equipment and mobility readiness spare parts allocation supervisor with the military contractor DynCorp International, manages inventory and gets it ready to deploy when the time comes

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Licenses often are required to export equipment used to make semiconductors, particularly advanced chips that can have military applications. There’s lots going on today, so let’s go straight to the news. Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Commodities such as produce, electronics, mail and military FAK require updates as often as hourly.

Let’s be clear: Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation


In fact, most organizational structures, which dictate the processes, date back to military concepts of communications. by Trevor Miles Much is being written about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) recently. It is the topic du jour.

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

There are a few hurdles to be overcome before drones in distribution become a widespread commercial reality, not least of them being the safety aspect and risk of conflict with general aviation users—in other words, pilots of private, military and commercial aircraft.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks


Along the same lines we have drones , which are essentially a version of the unmanned aerial vehicles that the United States military has been using for many years.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


Online marketing enthusiast and an inventory and supply chain optimization devotee, David covers both ends of the supply chain at his Supply Chain Inventory & Supply Chain Optimization blog. The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources.

S&OP Summer Reading Series by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger


And candidly, I see it all the time too in my everyday personal life… stock outs, backorders, inventory markdowns, and clearance sales. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer here and in true consulting fashion, the answer “depends” and I often ask: “who owns the inventory?”

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

Talking Logistics

North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

In the military, strategy sometimes isn’t as important as “boots on the ground.” Citing findings from the second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager survey, McKevitt notes, “Store managers now juggle order fulfillment, inventory visibility, and staffing needs to satisfy customer demands. … Inventory visibility was the next biggest challenge, due largely to inaccurate data, limited stock and slow replenishment.

Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement

As Vice President Supply and Inventory Planning Europe and Asia, Jeroen van Weesep is helping to safeguard and sustain that transition in the supply chain. Alexander the Great is known for having lead the longest, uninterrupted military campaign of all time.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)


Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Some companies prevent access to data to prevent trade secrets (or in the case of US military manufacturers ITAR regulations prevent foreign nationals from accessing manufacturing data). by John Westerveld. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

ATA has an ongoing program to recruit military veterans with heavy-duty driving experience. Whether the cause is e-commerce growth, the tight labor market, or changing distribution models, inventories and carrying costs are rising. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the

Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation, and AI cannot help supply chain planning


In fact, most organizational structures, which dictate the processes, date back to military concepts of communications. by Trevor Miles Much is being written about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) recently. It is the topic du jour.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. Krishnan concludes, “Infosys strongly believe that AI-driven data analytical tools will help Retail logistics leaders aggregate customer demand and simplify distribution networks, while managing inventory.” Each day they battle to beat competitors while simultaneously trying to win the hearts and minds of customers.

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


Just look at your accounting systems, your worker time logs, payroll slips, inventory ledgers, bank ledgers…anything with a transaction date (a recorded) event is data! Over the years, ThroughPut has amassed a wealth of experience around creating value from industrial data.

7 Ways Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Will Revolutionize The Industry!


With that, they will have access to the object’s specs, location, inventory, and lead times. On the other hand, VR already has a bigger hand in this like in simulator training for military operations, aircraft pilots, maritime operations, advanced surgery and so much more. There is probably no better way to describe augmented reality than with Pokemon Go.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

After years of “leaning” the supply chain, many companies are likely to review their approach to the determination of inventory levels and operational capacity. Yes… It’s that time of year again.

Data Quality is More Important than Data Size

Enterra Insights

A phrase that often popped up during Cold War military conversations was, “Quantity has a quality all its own.” Inventory control is out of control with constant stock-outs and inventory waste. More time is spent fixing problems than analyzing and using data to improve your inventory control and customer service. ” It’s a phrase that could very well have originated in the age of big data rather during the Cold War.