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Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. In the manufacturing arena, we are at the beginning of an industrial revolution labeled Industry 4.0 and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

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Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

IoT Benefits for the Supply Chain. Brittany Martincic predicts, “IoT will eventually have some impact on all aspects of the supply chain. … Every supply chain business, from manufacturing to logistics, should be taking a close look at the Internet of Things now.”[4] Below are some of the ways the Internet of Things ecosystem will benefit supply chain operations. Digital Transformation.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ).

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. In fact, 72% of enterprises involved in planning, executing and monitoring the flow of products from the point of origin to the point of consumption consider improved customer experience the key benefit of business transformation. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. 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. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, bluntly states, “The best supply chains are fit for function.”[1] ”[1] She goes on to note that today’s supply chains need leadership not management.

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Debunking the 6 most common myths about industrial 3D printing and its impact on supply chains

DiManEx

billion by 2027 , disrupting the $T12 manufacturing sector. We’ve all heard about its potential to upend supply chains and business models. But to this day, the benefits of 3D printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, remain elusive to most supply chain executives. Let’s delve into these myths and discuss how supply chain leaders can generate value by embedding 3D Printing in a digitized and automated workflow.

This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Allow me to tell you via Bitmojis, which is the main way I communicate with my wife and kids these days: One of my goals for this year is to write a supply chain report completely in Bitmoji. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon serves up 1 billion items through Prime over holidays (The Mercury News) Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Alexa, ship me some more toilet paper!”. Happy New Year!

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains. Francois talked about how cell and gene therapies are personalizing medicine, putting individual patients at the center of the supply network. In this instance, the supply chain begins and ends with a specific patient, providing an extreme example of personalized medicine.

Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

TMC

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections. As we hit restart and begin a new year, take a moment to revisit the top posts—and top supply chain trends—of 2017. Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage.

This Week in Logistics News (January 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m short on time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve Global Trade and Digitize Supply Chains. Exclusive: GM, DHL use a Chinese plant to lead manufacturing change (Reuters). LTL rates seen zooming in excess of 5 percent this year (Logistics Management). Suffer from poor supply chain visibility?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

Rubble Tile

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections. As we hit restart and begin a new year, take a moment to revisit the top posts—and top supply chain trends—of 2017. Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Given that hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist only to provide care to patients, it can come as a surprise to know that supply chain cost is typically the second largest expense such facilities incur, exceeded only by the cost of labour. Perhaps even more surprisingly, efforts to reduce healthcare supply chain costs were slow to gain momentum, at least compared with the inroads made in other industries. Hospital and Healthcare Supply: The Need for Change.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2016

Talking Logistics

As 2016 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 37 episodes produced in 2016, totaling more than 1,100 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.