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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

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.

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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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. … If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] Increased domestic manufacturing of the more advanced components could act as a hedge against geopolitical risks.”[4]

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7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons! Background Supply chain management has gained more recognition from businesses as the strategy that helps to increase revenue and improve services. However, some supply chain professionals still work under the accounting, production or even marketing functions. So they apply supply chain management principles and bring operations to the next level.

Lifting the Fog of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

For a number of years, business analysts have been preaching the gospel of transformation in supply chain operations. Glenn Steinberg ( @GlennSteinberg ), global and Americas supply chain leader at EY, observes, “You’ve been hearing about ‘the supply chain of the future’ for years. He adds, “In the Transformative Age, such a state-of-the-future supply chain has become vitally important.

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. For example, international product sourcing strategies aim to drive down per unit acquisition cost.

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.

How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking

Supply Chain Nation

To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. . Supply chain management professionals have seen a lot over our careers. Most of today’s senior supply chain executives were born in the 1960s and 1970s.

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. If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. Once the revolution commenced, trade and the supply chain continued to play an important role. From time immemorial, military leaders have recognized the importance of wartime logistics.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. As I presented on Supply Chain 2030, I shared the research on balance sheet performance, and provided the insights on why I believe 90% of organizations failed in the delivery of supply chain excellence at the balance sheet level. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights.

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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Government/Military. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”. If the events of the past few months have taught us anything, the ability to create and sustain collaborative processes with global supply chain partners is crucial to properly manage, and in some cases, capitalize on complexity.

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Five Things We Can Do to Get Ready for the Next Pandemic

NC State SCRC

First, develop contracts with manufacturers of healthcare supplies. These have to be firm contracts – asking Manufacturers to “reserve” capacity/quantities of material to supplement the SNS is not going to happen. Supply Chain Management Review, 14(6), pp.

Providing Protective 3D Printed Gear to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

DiManEx

That is why we are supplying several 3D printed products. We have scaled up capacity to produce thousands per day through our network of Additive Manufacturing partners. At the moment, we are supplying these products to a number of our customers, including Dutch Railways and the Royal Dutch Army. Face shields, masks and ID holders for the Dutch military and police. At the moment, we are supplying them with AM-produced face shields, face masks and ID holders.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. These contracts include the overall aircraft contract from the governments for military and subcontracts for commercial (civil) aircraft systems originating from public/private companies. Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Managing the supply chain [7]. Sources.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service. Supply Chain Models Enable Companies to Compare and Test GHG Reduction Strategies.

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”.

Total Disruption: On the Horizon (Part 1)

The Network Effect

Much like globalization restructured manufacturing, today’s distributed global supply chains are applying pressure to enterprise systems, which are cracking under the weight of demands they were never designed to handle. Hershey’s ERP failure induced 8% stock drop [Source: CIO.com ]. Nike’s $400,000,000 ERP systems and supply chain upgrade that led to a $100 million in lost sales, a 20% stock plunge, and class action lawsuits. Source: CIO.com ].

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war. It’s a term that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Innovation and IT are usually at the bottom of the food chain for Industrial Organizations, regardless of how valuable their R&D discovery may seem initially.

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.

How Industry 4.0 is Changing and How Blockchain Fits!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain! is changing article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Tony Giovaniello, President of the Shasta EDC. These new tools are sure to amplify the prospective results of Smart Manufacturing solutions. In the sales cycles, providers of Smart Manufacturing components or integrators of complete 4.0 Additive Manufacturing. Subscribe Here!

[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. Efficient logistics is an important determinant of a country’s competitiveness and source of employment.

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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. One driver of this demand for supply chain redesign is e-commerce. What products are sourced?

How Industry 4.0 is Morphing and How Blockchain Fits!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Tony Giovaniello, President of the Shasta EDC. These new tools are sure to amplify the prospective results of Smart Manufacturing solutions. In the sales cycles, providers of Smart Manufacturing components or integrators of complete 4.0 Additive Manufacturing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs.

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

” At the very least, DTC activity, as part of a larger omnichannel strategy, sets the stage for retailers and manufacturers to become frenemies. Nevertheless, Kaplan notes DTC activity “changes [a supplier’s] business model and supply chain, making them rethink relationships with what used to be their entire client base.” “Former partners can provide a constant source of leads and referrals.”

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

MDM is a cornerstone in trade compliance because the information contained in the account and product data records is core to ensuring the products are classified and described properly, and accounts are validated for supporting customs and government agency entry transactions, sourcing and purchase costing decisions, and supporting vendor and service provider validation. provide visibility to all associated factories and manufacturers and levels of approval.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

MDM is a cornerstone in trade compliance because the information contained in the account and product data records is core to ensuring the products are classified and described properly, and accounts are validated for supporting customs and government agency entry transactions, sourcing and purchase costing decisions, and supporting vendor and service provider validation. provide visibility to all associated factories and manufacturers and levels of approval.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

MDM is a cornerstone in trade compliance because the information contained in the account and product data records is core to ensuring the products are classified and described properly, and accounts are validated for supporting customs and government agency entry transactions, sourcing and purchase costing decisions, and supporting vendor and service provider validation. provide visibility to all associated factories and manufacturers and levels of approval.

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. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK. Paul is a highly experienced supply chain leader, with a 20-year background in supply chain management including the delivery of more than 60 consulting projects in the retail, defense, automotive, food, utilities and mining sectors.

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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