Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Digital logistics?

The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

Unleashed

Let’s take a look at the supply chain of the coffee bean. A Lengthy Supply Chain. The supply chain of coffee beans is a lengthy process that involves growing the beans, harvesting, hulling, drying, packing, bulking, blending and finally roasting. The majority of the world’s coffee beans are grown in Brazil, Vietnam, Peru and Colombia, but can also be grown in other favourable, humid climates.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Free Supply Chain Benchmarking Chapter.

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Trends article Carlos Cordón download IMD Business School Leadership supply chain talent development

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers.

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America. So, what capabilities should companies look for in a logistics partner to assist them in Latin America?

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. Back in January, IBM and Maersk announced plans to form a joint venture focused on “applying blockchain to improve global trade and digitize supply chains.” I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration.

Supply Chain Secrets Going Global – But Where Should we Share Them?

Logistics Bureau

Sharing Supply Chain Secrets Globally My Goal for 2020. Anybody who knows me well is aware that in addition to working with my wonderful colleagues at the Logistics Bureau, I run several spin-off businesses. One of those is Supply Chain Secrets, an educational company in the Logistics Bureau group, which exists purely to share practical guidance with companies and individuals wishing to improve their supply chain knowledge and expertise. “I

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Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. I did not understand warehousing and transportation until reassignment to a logistics role in 1985. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. This is also true of many of the organizations within supply chain. Supply Chain 2030.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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The Amazing Supply Chain of Your Morning Coffee!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! The supply chain process of coffee beans typically contains seven levels: growing, harvesting, hulling, drying and packing, bulking, blending and roasting. The entire supply chain is further extended by several intermediaries, including global transporters as well as exporters and retailers. The entire supply chain is linked by several intermediaries. A Supply Chain in Motion!

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru. I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Following a series of acquisitions of supply chain consulting firms by the ‘Big Four’ (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) over the past years, Accenture has recently responded with a couple of surprising moves.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). The TPP has major ramifications for supply chain performance, especially in situations where supply chain components fall within the TPP participant countries. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . Among other Latin countries, Peru is the biggest mover, climbing three spots to No.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains. Integrated technology gathers data from all parts of the supply chain and provides full visibility to orders and costs. Robinson supplies a competitive advantage to companies of all sizes. >>Please

The need to know

EFT

Boohoo hires retired judge Leveson to oversee supply chain revamp. British online fashion retailer Boohoo has appointed retired judge Brian Leveson to independently check its drive to improve its supply chain and business practices, it said on Thursday. Supply Chain Dive].

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. For a more seamless process, it’s essential shippers work with a customs broker or third party logistics provider (3PL) with local offices in the area. End-to-end supply chain visibility.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Supply chain challenges. Superior chain performance.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise. These are the key developments that are visualised on the 2016 version of Supply Chain Movement’s SCM IT Subway Map. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

Enterra Insights

Contractor ( @FarokGlobalBiz ), a Distinguished Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers University, we can thank the global supply chain for many of the food items we will consume — including the turkey. He’s not just referring to today’s global supply chain, but to historical global supply chains as well. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food and non-food supply chain tied to that meal is complex.”[6]

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs. For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains.

Kroger expands longer-lasting fruit and veg nationwide

EFT

Peru, Mexico, and Chile supplier base, longer-lasting to support the increased demand. Kroger is leading the way to alleviate the food waste crisis at every level, from its supply chain to its retail stores to the homes of over 11 million customers who shop at Kroger every day," said James Rogers, CEO of Apeel Sciences. Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Image Caption: The Kroger Co. The Kroger Co.

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Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides

EFT

It has been jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global supply chain and follows on from a 12-month trial. Customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru are participating, along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik. . This initiative will generate tremendous savings for our industry over time while enhancing global supply chain security.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While we’re still sorting through the full text, we wanted to provide you with some background, answer some questions, and offer some insight about what the TPP agreement means for the transportation and logistics industry. Essentially it is a proposed trade agreement between 12 countries—the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Do I need to change my global supply chain because of the agreement?

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. For the first time, the 1,100 supply chain professionals that were surveyed see India, rather than China, as the emerging market with the most growth potential. In spite of recent growth and investment, Sub-Saharan Africa remains a frontier market for most supply chain executives: only 21.2

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. For the first time, the 1,100 supply chain professionals that were surveyed see India, rather than China, as the emerging market with the most growth potential. In spite of recent growth and investment, Sub-Saharan Africa remains a frontier market for most supply chain executives: only 21.2