What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The post What if the United States broke in half? Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity.

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Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It was back in January 2015, after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about bitcoin, that my eyes were opened to the potential for blockchain technology to transform supply chain management. As I wrote at the time in Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System? Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer.

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

It is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena. 2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 25 (1), 46-57 [link].

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update. Logistics industry specialists can look to Transplace’s Logistics Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Report to gain insights from Q2 2020 and an outlook for what’s to come. The report spotlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain. Key Findings for the United States. Consumer hoarding from COVID-19 created significant supply imbalances in March.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations. This year’s report focused on the continual rise in terrorist attacks and how it will continue to affect the supply chain. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer of 1894. The last case of polio in the United States was 1979. The thought of a pandemic killing over 350,000 people globally and over 100,000 in the United States in just three months is mind-numbing. Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. As supply chain professionals, we have never managed the supply chain through a pandemic.

Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

Retail supply chains have been put through the wringer. Read on to see what the industry currently looks like and if your supply chain is equipped to weather the storm. . According to Finextra , United States e-commerce spending grew by 93 percent in May alone. .

Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

As an United States resident, I was blissfully unaware of this virus and worried about catching my flight to Singapore. Unlike the prior supply disruptions in my lifetime, there will not be a new normal. Instead, supply chain leaders face wave after wave of disruption until there is a vaccine. As a result, much of what we have learned as a supply chain best practice is no longer applicable. How does this affect supply chains?

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey? Given that the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 16 pounds, that is about 45 million […].

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Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management technology has a fault line. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. The Autonomous Supply Chain for Physical Logistics. Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Tremors.

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

Tompkins Blog

By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. And that is what we supply chain professionals are interested in: the production and movement of goods. When we look at the current state of logistics in China, this is a big deal.

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Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. The EIA now expects that “global liquid fuels supply will continue to outpace consumption, resulting in an average stock build of 0.4

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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller. Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain basics. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world.

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. This year’s sponsors and exhibitors included Ryder , Menlo Logistics , LLamasoft , Manhattan Associates , UPS, BNSF Railway, Mecalux , Logyt , Grupo MYM , Accel Logistica , and Femsa Logistica.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States. Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States.

10 Critical Supply Chain Lessons from The Pandemic! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Yet in many other cases the pandemic is spreading aggressively and even realizing a devastating resurgence, particularly in the United States. The post 10 Critical Supply Chain Lessons from The Pandemic!

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How COVID-19 Will Change Supply Chains For Good

ToolsGroup

As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, I’ve been watching the effects on supply chains and the impact of true demand (N95 masks) versus hyped demand (toilet paper). Both examples are currently seeing stock-outs, but the toilet paper shortage is more of a logistics issue than a physical supply problem. N95 masks have both a physical quantity limitation (12 million in the national stockpile) and a logistical problem: there are over 6,000 hospitals in the US.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. ” Walmart states early on. Walmart’s Supply Chain Forged Over Decades.

Can One Broken Bridge Cripple Your Supply Chain?

Kinaxis

And on Sunday, January 10 it was completely shut down, bottlenecking traffic and forcing commercial shippers to detour several hours out of their way and through the United States since there’s no other way around. While one lane of the bridge has since re-opened , allowing at least a trickle of traffic to flow across, larger transport vehicles are still being detoured, and the cost to the businesses impacted by this logistics nightmare is mounting. by Alexa Cheater.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. A perfect example of where this phrase applies is the Oil and Gas industry, especially here in the United States where we’ve seen significant change and volatility over the past 5+ years. These new participants frequently have less experience executing the development of efficient supply chains.

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Steeped in the investment world since 2008, Brian decided very early on to focus on supply chain and operations investment. Supply Chain Next · 013 – Brian Aoaeh, CFA. It was during that process that I honed in on supply chain. Let’s talk about why supply chain, and why now.

Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities Sparking Millennial Interest

Cerasis

Editor’s Note : It is clear from several articles around the Skills Gap that we need programs that keep the next generations interested in one of the most vital parts of business today: mastering the supply chain. It is proven time and time again that those companies who master all of the chains in the many faceted practice of supply chain management have a competitive advantage. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J.

Introducing the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors)

SCM Research

In today’s guest post, Nezih Altay and Ira Haavisto, the new Co-Editors of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management provide an introduction to their journal. Our vision for the journal is for it to be the premier publication choice for humanitarian logistics researchers and a leading knowledge resource for practitioners. Research Guest Post Humanitarian Logistics Journal Logistics Supply Chain Management

Ranking Master’s Programs in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

The full list can be found on the webpage of Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Supply Chain and Logistics. Teaching Ranking Supply Chain Management Finding the right Master’s program can be a difficult exercise. In spite of their sometimes oversimplifying nature, rankings can provide a first indication to make this exercise a bit easier.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

The Amazon Supply Chain Revolution, Part I

ToolsGroup

Macy’s is closing 100 more retail stores across the United States. These strategic vendor partnerships drove streamlined, integrated supply networks and led the way to providing vendors with point-of-sale (POS) data via RetailLink, so they could view demand as it unfolded to better meet their service agreements. Amazon is using their economies of scale logistical efficiency to drive e-commerce faster delivery customer service improvement.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

But there are others and, like Amazon when goods are exchanged for money, logistics are involved. Logistics and transportation providers are all targeting the elusive e-commerce retailer involved with new service offerings, partnerships, and acquisitions. SEKO Logistics has partnerships in place with Shipstation, EasyShip, and Aftership (which can integrate into platforms) for cross-border and international parcel solutions.

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, it is vital for organisations to ensure a reliable supply of products and services. Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains. Leadership in Supply Chain.