Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels? Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.

Supply Chain Management: 3 Key Traits To Evolve Your Operations

DSI

International Medical Corps (IMC) has served as an emergency first responder for 30 years, quickly deploying staff and resources to disaster-stricken areas that include the aftermath of the Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal earthquakes; Ebola response in West Africa; and the ongoing crisis in Syria. If you’re plagued with a pervasive challenge related to inventory, distribution or the customer experience, among other factors, step back and take a look at the big picture.

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10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

What is remarkable is that 53% come from Somalia, Syria, and Afghanistan. Slowdowns in the economic growth of Brazil, India, and China is having an impact on commodities, especially on agricultural commodities, due to demand decreases and increase of supply, which means that inventory is growing. I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I

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Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Now that Syria’s recently signed, that leaves the world’s second largest CO2 emitting country alone outside the agreement. Collaborate internally and with suppliers, customers, vendors, even competitors to reduce truck trips and decrease inventory (Kimberly-Clark and Colgate’s CVS pilot). Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two years ago this month, at COP21 , the world committed to capping the global rise in temperature (the Paris Agreement).

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

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. Assuming these anticipated rate hikes occur, what impact will they have on inventory levels? Alexa, How Much Inventory Remains at Store X?”