Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

Kinaxis

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. Meet the dazzling drones of the supply chain near future. Drone delivery in supply chains and their impact. Drones in supply chain will presumably have high impact on industries that rely on package delivery.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Getting bullets to the front and keeping up the supply lines must be an incredible logistical task which simply cannot fail. Just imagine, no weekends or bank holidays to allow the supply chain to catch up or regroup. All FMCG supply chain people will have all had the dubious privilege to call Metro or Asda or Tesco to say “sorry, we are out of stock on Bloggo Powder but it will be with you on Tuesday”.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Evaluating Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The new year is also a good time for supply chain professionals to evaluate how their value chains need to transform in the months and years ahead to meet changing business conditions, such as the recent coronavirus outbreak. I believe most professionals will discover their supply chains need to become more agile. ” If you’re not supply is not agile, it will fail to make the grade. Finished goods inventory? Supply chain risks?

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date? Frankel et al 2008 indicated that " supply chain " and "supply chain management" first recognized in the 1980s. Stock 2009 said more specific that most researchers believed the term " Supply Chain Management " was introduced by Keith Oliver of Booz Allan Hamilton in 1982 on Financial Times. 3) Origin of "Supply Chain".

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

Kinaxis

But there is little evidence that we have even begun to explore the opportunity to redefine whole supply chain planning processes. Most supply chain planning process definitions date back to before the advent of computers. In fact, most organizational structures, which dictate the processes, date back to military concepts of communications. “By far the most common way is chain of command, which means that you always flow communication through your manager.

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

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. by John Westerveld.

How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking

Supply Chain Nation

To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. .

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science

Logility

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. Supply chain professionals have to push the envelope on processes and procedures every day to gain incremental improvements in customer service, costs and efficiencies. No, supply chain management is not rocket science, but we still need to take a closer look at Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Supply Chain’s Must Adapt Before Global Conditions Change

Enterra Insights

VUCA is a term first used in the military that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA. 1] More recently, pundits have started to insist supply chains can’t sit back waiting to adapt as the world changes, they must get in front of such changes.

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

Savi

The Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network has points of presence in 2,000 locations in over 50 countries and tracks and over 57,000 shipments of mission-critical supplies and sensitive equipment weekly destined for warfighters across the globe. As a result, needed supplies can be quickly located in theater , accurate and appropriate inventory levels can be maintained, and logisticians can ensure warfighters have the right parts, at the right time, in the right places.

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. Evaluate structural changes in your supply base that could reduce risk exposure.

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. Some specific examples where this approach might be effective include: • Supply Chain Data Collection. Supply Chain Standards (Education & Rollout). (No Supply Chain represents 75% of most companies carbon footprint).

Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement. 7 | Election Supply Chain Professional Turkey 2014. The Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals of Turkey will be elected for the first time during a gala dinner at the Suada Club on 17th September 2014. This election is a clear recognition of the value of supply chain management in Turkey. Supply chain software remains hugely popular. As Supply Chain Director at Tofa?,

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. The 7 Trends for Supply Chain Pros to Watch in 2018. In many cases, supplying companies have taken an “Implement first. 2018 Trend #3: Enterprise Mobility Penetration into the Supply Chain.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks

AFFLINK

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. Waste in the supply chain doesn't just cost organizations money in terms of inefficient resource allocation - it also creates the larger ripple effect of impacting everything from development to distribution to customer expectations (and experiences) and much, much more.

Five Things We Can Do to Get Ready for the Next Pandemic

NC State SCRC

First, develop contracts with manufacturers of healthcare supplies. Our manufacturers most often rely upon foreign supply chains. We need to continue to rely on overseas suppliers, but find alternative contractual mechanisms to assure supply.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. Subscribe Here!

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. I don’t want too much of your inventory.

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job. According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. Data is the fuel that powers the modern supply chain.

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

Kinaxis

But there is little evidence that we have even begun to explore the opportunity to redefine whole supply chain planning processes. Most supply chain planning process definitions date back to before the advent of computers. In fact, most organizational structures, which dictate the processes, date back to military concepts of communications. “By far the most common way is chain of command, which means that you always flow communication through your manager.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Disruption in supply chain planning is happening. We are on a path to reinvent decision-support technologies like supply chain planning. The translation of demand in traditional advanced planning systems determines safety stock, but there is a greater opportunity for pharmaceutical companies with an inventory turn level of two, and great demand and supply uncertainty, to determine inventory strategies including buffers, push-pull decoupling points, and postponement.

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. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. 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.

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 (AM) is one innovation in which aerospace companies have significantly invested to try to address some of their unique challenges. What are the benefits? Additive Manufacturing is accelerating the development phase and reducing time to market. In the virtual environment, it is possible to develop finished parts directly.

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. It’s a term that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management.

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? RT: While I was in the military, I was a transportation and logistics officer. I managed all transportation and supply distribution for an 850-personnel combat engineer support battalion. Supply Chain Veteran's Day

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.

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? RT: While I was in the military, I was a transportation and logistics officer. I managed all transportation and supply distribution for an 850-personnel combat engineer support battalion. Supply Chain Veteran's Day

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

NC State SCRC

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 subcontract efforts feature the majority of military and part of commercial aviation, systems are outsourced by the overall airframe manufacturer, known as “primes” (Boeing, Airbus, Sikorski, etc.) Managing the supply chain [7]. Risk: Managing the supply chain [7].

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

While the Tokyo Olympics are being postponed, but heroes of a different calling are assembling together daily to achieve medal-worthy feats in keeping the base-line global supply chain operating. Our responsibility is to minimize the impact, manage our healthcare system’s capacity, and make sure the right supplies show up at the right place at the right time. Blog Azure Power BI supply chain optimization software ThroughPut

Event Network Partners with RELEX Solutions to Optimize Inventory Placement

RELEX Solutions

Event Network , the leading operator of experiential retail in North America, has selected RELEX to deliver a range of solutions that will drive improvements to both supply chain efficiency and customer experience. By using the RELEX solution to integrate and automate their supply chain processes, Event Network will see significant improvements in efficiency and overall inventory health. Read PDF.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms.