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A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders

Savi

As the CEO of a supply chain visibility technology company, I am well aware of the irony of my own firm becoming a victim of supply chain disruption. But as the world deals with the immense and unprecedented impact of the coronavirus, even Savi was not able to avoid supply chain issues. Portable deployment kits (PDKs) are among the key military asset-tracking products available. Normally, military equipment delivery can take several months.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Regardless of which branch of the military or specific job responsibilities, the military instills core values into every soldier. Highly effective shippers are successful because they have developed the right attitude and habits regarding shipping. Strategic view of shipping.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science

Logility

I was working as a flight test engineer on experimental military aircraft, a world where the boundary between safety and expanding capabilities was often crossed. Supply chain professionals have to push the envelope on processes and procedures every day to gain incremental improvements in customer service, costs and efficiencies. No, supply chain management is not rocket science, but we still need to take a closer look at Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Few people, however, think about the war for independence and the vital role played by the supply chain. 1] He writes: “The Navigation Acts mandated that the Colonies’ only trade with Great Britain, only export their goods on British (or Colonist) ships, and pay duties to the King on any goods not imported from Great Britain. If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Transporter 3: Logistics future.

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.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. While the Tokyo Olympics are being postponed, but heroes of a different calling are assembling together daily to achieve medal-worthy feats in keeping the base-line global supply chain operating. Our responsibility is to minimize the impact, manage our healthcare system’s capacity, and make sure the right supplies show up at the right place at the right time. So, manufacturers, assemble!

Impact of Macro Trends on Supply Chains: Digitization of Products

Supply Chain @ MIT

In my last blog post Impact of Macro-Trends on Supply Chains: Diversification of Sales Channels , I looked at the splintering of sales channels and the possible impact on distribution. This third post in a four-part series on broad trends that could transform supply chains considers the effects of digitization. The digitization of products, where the design and manufacture of a product are carried out using a digital set of instructions, is not a new concept.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Since its founding, Turkey has dealt with instability and military coups, although each time, the country returns to democracy. Manufacturing in Turkey. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”. History of Supply Chain Management: The Early Years.

Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

Kinaxis

by Jonathan Matthews When talking about exciting new advancements that are coming to the supply chain, the discussion will always usually end up focused around 3D printing. Rightly so, as the 3D printer has opened up new opportunities never before possible in the supply chain. This can be a huge time and cost saver for companies involved in projects, but when looking at the overall supply chain worldwide, 3D printing is a pretty niche example.

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. Shipping. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Thailand?

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

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management.

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

It abolished the monarchy and became a republic in 1889 before being thrown into several dictatorships and military rule. Manufacturing in Brazil. After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies.

Navy Awards Two Shipbuilding Contracts for New Submarines

Operations and Supply Chain Management

billion order for 10 nuclear submarines, expanding what is viewed by military analysts as one of the Pentagon’s most successful weapons-buying programs. General Dynamics also builds guided-missile destroyers, auxiliary ships and commercial vessels. Its marine division has the highest margins of its three military units, with a rise to 10.4% Cost learning curve Manufacturing Purchasing Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy

Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

Supply Chain Nation

Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. She shares with us her experience in the military, and what Veterans Day means to her. I conduct and lead business process design sessions for retailers and manufacturers for JDA’s Category Management solution. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve? Navy on board a naval ship called the USS Shenandoah (AD-44) destroyer tender, based in Norfolk, VA.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. While the Tokyo Olympics are being postponed, but heroes of a different calling are assembling together daily to achieve medal-worthy feats in keeping the base-line global supply chain operating. Our responsibility is to minimize the impact, manage our healthcare system’s capacity, and make sure the right supplies show up at the right place at the right time. So, manufacturers, assemble!

Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

Supply Chain Nation

Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. She shares with us her experience in the military, and what Veterans Day means to her. I conduct and lead business process design sessions for retailers and manufacturers for JDA’s Category Management solution. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve? Navy on board a naval ship called the USS Shenandoah (AD-44) destroyer tender, based in Norfolk, VA.

Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Working in automotive exposed AJ to supply chain best practices and 3rd party logistics providers. [02:15] Early on, the company was a manufacturer of packaging for the United States military. Today, the company’s focus is on e-commerce fulfillment and shipping directly to the consumer (home delivery). [03:25] 6:30] Range of Services: Ensure they offer all the services necessary for your supply chain to succeed.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “ The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management ” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management. A typical logistics framework consists of physcial supply, internal operations and physical distribution of goods and services.

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It’s All About the Logistics

Enterra Insights

Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” Four decades ago, Rich Weissman, CEO of Rich Weissman & Associates and an experienced supply chain management practitioner, was just beginning his career. Two-day or same-day shipping is becoming the norm. One driver of this demand for supply chain redesign is e-commerce.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. There is a strong relationship between mismanaged supply chains and transportation and loss of profits, as an effectively structured supply chain will reduce business operation expenses. LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. ” The last things a supply chain professional needs or wants is disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. The same is true for supply chains.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. to easily import and export goods anywhere in the world, and its open borders between states make it simple to ship goods across the country. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. is still a technology powerhouse in computers, pharmaceuticals, medical, aerospace and military equipment.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Robert Rebitski is a member of the team over at Predictable Surgical Technologies , a medical supply store. It’s also very efficient, meaning it will allow your employees to process more orders on a hourly basis with virtually impossible odds of shipping the incorrect products to your customers. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. Kearney and sponsored by Penske Logistics for CSCMP, vividly depicts a supply chain struggling under the twin demands of constrained capacity and the need for significant technological investment to help service providers and their customers keep up with soaring growth.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling and Logistics

MH&L’s Editorial Advisory Board tackles some of the toughest topics facing the supply chain today. That’s why we went to the experts—the members of the MH&L Editorial Advisory Board—and asked them to weigh in on that subject, and on several other of the most pressing concerns to supply chain professionals. Tan Miller, director of the Global Supply Chain Management Program, Rider University. ? Trump Tariffs and their Impact on Supply Chains.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The title of my presentation is “A Brave New World: How to Achieve Optimum Supply Chain Performance in a World of Drones, Driverless Trucks, 3D Printing, and Other Emerging Technologies.” UPS To Launch On-Demand 3D Printing Manufacturing Network. Amazon is looking to license or acquire technology that could find the most efficient shipping routes and hire fleets of trucks, ships and planes to move sellers’ goods. Orders can be shipped as early as same day.