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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

But the world of logistics has not changed radically compared with last year,” says Patrick Haex from Buck Consultants. In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. SCM Map Europe 2014-2015.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. SCM Fundamentals.

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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain SCM is poised to create links between all existing supply chains, even competitors, which allows supply chain networks to function more efficiently and with greater transparency. Why Do Shippers Underestimate Blockchain SCM ?

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Manufacturers bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology

TrackVia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing

ThroughPut

Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. It provides great value to them by: • Enabling better sourcing decisions based on supplier performance.

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A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers set new goals for its European operations, ModusLink was there to help. The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Source: World Bank.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

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What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. Let’s start by considering the common definitions that are used for each of Logistics and Distribution. Logistics. Comparing Logistics and Distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The 3 Big Supply Chain Management Trends Surely to Change SCM as we know it Forever. A trend in dual/multi-sources helps to provide additional supplier sources in the case of any concerns. ” SCM Core Trend #2: The Manufacturing Factory of the Future.

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. It is an umbrella term which encompasses the end-to-end aspects of Finance, Operations, Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Management, Supplier Management, Technology and I/T. Source: [link] ).

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Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights.

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Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018. Logistics Service Providers Focus on Delivering Innovation.

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What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL. 2nd Party Logistics (2PL). 3rd Party Logistics (3PL).

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). Will retailers or established logistics service providers ultimately acquire some of these startups (see Target’s acquisition of Shipt)? The post This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price. What’s more, due to their expertise in mass production Chinese manufacturers are able to deliver a level of speed and efficiency unmatched by any other nation. This indispensable guide offers a helpful run-down of product selection, sourcing suppliers, shipping, and more. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight.

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Three new year’s resolutions for your supply chain

The Network Effect

This seems obvious if you’re a retailer, but even manufacturers and logistics providers are realizing that to succeed in the coming years they’ll need to be able to see and respond more quickly to actual end-consumer demand. A recent Deloitte survey of 600 executives at manufacturing and retail companies found that 63 percent were highly concerned about risks within the extended supply chain comprising vendors and customers, ranking it among their top-two concerns.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors. I didn’t do it.

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Supply Chain’s New World Order: How Companies can go from From Good To Great

The Network Effect

Key elements that must be brought together as part of this holistic approach are overall network assets, demand and supply information, market demographics, financial data, trading contracts, material sourcing, commodity pricing, and any relevant standards bodies, statutory, or regulatory requirements. As today’s practitioners know, supply networks appear to be straightforward on the surface, using normalizations such as SCOR’s Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

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Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Automation has eliminated a number of blue-collar supply chain jobs in warehouses and distribution centres, and driverless trucks stand to transform the logistics field, eliminating the need for millions of truck drivers. The HBR article outlines an interesting development: more retail and manufacturing companies are adopting “digital control towers” for their supply chains. SCM #SupplyChain #technology #automation #IoT #AI #digital. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. So do you have a strategy for managing Freight and Logistics or are you spinning your wheels? Freight and Logistics. You must manage Freight and Logistics. Real-Time Freight and Logistics Industry Dynamics.

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Supply Chain Movement issue 26 – Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Movement

14 | 3PL Subway Map Europe 2017: Calm before the storm in logistics market. The explosive growth in e-commerce means that B2C e-fulfilment is an attractive new market for the traditional logistics service providers, and they are fervently exploring ways to apply new technology in this domain. 22 | Management: the path to logistics partnerships. Is price the only thing that counts, or does a logistics service supplier’s added value matter too?

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Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sourcing, supply, delivery, materials cost, total cost of acquisition … it’s all Supply Chain! 100M) that they are moving manufacturing out of the U.S. This is a Supply Chain sourcing move for sure! Supply Chain must complete a revised cost analysis for all impacted raw materials, sources, and network nodes (eg. manufacturing facilities, distribution centres). Sourcing Analysis. Sourcing Decisions. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They also cite failure to lock out high-energy sources as a prime cause of serious accidents as well as the continual problem of workers not utilizing proper PPE. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. That can be everything from high-energy sources to potential falls from a height. High-energy sources like electricity, steam, pressurized gas and chemicals have deadly potential.

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Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The scope of Indirect Procurement includes areas such as I/T, Capital expenditures, Freight and Logistics, Facilities, Marketing, Legal and Human Resources, Outsourcing contracts, Marketing, Utilities, Consumables, Temporary Labour, and Travel. It can provide a source of competitive differentiation. The Logistics team clearly understands Freight and Transportation better than anyone else. IndirectProcurement #Procurement #SCM #SupplyChain #Leadership #Business #Finance.

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Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Failure to plan for this eventual inevitability would be a mistake for players in the logistics industry. Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • The applications in Logistics and transportation are real as well. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Commodity Management includes responsibility for Supplier sourcing, relationship management, industry and market analysis, quotations, terms and conditions, negotiation strategy, and business awards. I’ve participated in the purchase of billions of dollars for materials and components used in the manufacture and processing of products. Diversity in sourcing. Procurement #Strategy #SupplyChain #SCM #Purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. Craig was no longer an inventor, he had to go into full-time logistical planner to find a solution. In addition, you can tailor your offerings based on the capabilities of your fulfillment warehouse, and not just your manufacturer. Source: Indiegogo.

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network.

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What is a Multichannel Distribution Management System?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This decision may confuse or frustrate consumers who expect to save money by buying directly from the source. A protein bar manufacturer may sell its product to a distributor, who then sells it to a grocery store chain. SCM #SupplyChain #ECommerce #Retail #Logistics #Distribution #Omnichannel. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Logistics Retail SCM supplychain

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The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The manufacturing lines were up and running and we were meeting our customer commitments again. The spreadsheet format I developed to track the status of each part was critical because it became the document of record and the single source of the truth. The local buyers at each manufacturing location had the real day to day insight as to what was going on but they didn’t have the supplier contacts to resolve their issues. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations

Supply Chain Opz

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations. What is reverse logistics? Reverse logistics is often seen as a clerical function. According to the paper " An Overview of Some Reverse Logistics Practices in the United States " by Olorunniwo and Xiaoming 2011, - Reverse logistics cost is less than 5% of total logistics cost. Reason code appears to be a very important factor to the success or failure of a reverse logistics program.

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Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is important to know that these changes are not just impacting Manufacturing, Engineering and I/T. Advanced robotics can be implemented within both your Manufacturing facilities and your Distribution Centres and all movement can be monitored, managed and adjusted from a Control room. They must be able to work with I/T, Engineering and Manufacturing collaboratively so that they can create the future! Organization #SupplyChain #Technology #Jobs #SCM #Future #HumanResources.

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