Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain SCM is poised to create links between all existing supply chains, even competitors, which allows supply chain networks to function more efficiently and with greater transparency. Why Do Shippers Underestimate Blockchain SCM ?

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Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my career in Automotive parts manufacturing as a shift supervisor and can remember when my boss asked me to come off shift and become a master production scheduler. Then I went into Contract manufacturing and gained some great exposure to lean, became black belt certified and saw what best in class Supply Chain operations really looked like. The site had been trying to fix it and were using the manufacturing engineering team to drive the improvements.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight #Business.

Get Your Manufacturing Processes in Gear for the Holidays

Oracle SCM

Every year during the holidays, anxiety hits shoppers, retailers, and manufacturers alike about whether the season’s hottest products will face shortages. For manufacturers, at least, it doesn’t have to be this way. Many manufacturers lack the end-to-end supply chain visibility and flexibility needed to plan for demand spikes, but you can improve your demand-planning capabilities by outsourcing at least some of your production processes.

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. What is Kanban and How Can it Aid in Lean Manufacturing? Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America – Part 1 of 2.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

Container Shippings Post-9/11 Security Overhaul. 9/11 forced a new security regime on seaports and ocean-going container ships. SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. 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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Bio Shipping Bags

Supply Chains Rock

Bio Shipping Bags. SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. 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.

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Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

However, the stakeholders managing these ever-growing caches should familiarize themselves with some of the most recent SCM challenges and trends to ensure that the supply chains they are constructing are truly built to last. In fact, businesses worldwide spent around $14 billion on SCM solutions in 2018 alone, per Gartner. However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. In areas such as E-Commerce the Supply Chain is instrumental in arranging delivery strategies such as Same-Day delivery and Drop Shipping, along with reducing freight costs to support Free Shipping services. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

10 | SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. A decade of internal costsaving measures at Boston Scientific has led to creative, state-of-the-art solutions such as a genetic algorithm that calculates the optimum packaging size to minimise the amount of empty space being shipped. Manufacturers find themselves at a crossroads.

Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price. What’s more, due to their expertise in mass production Chinese manufacturers are able to deliver a level of speed and efficiency unmatched by any other nation. This indispensable guide offers a helpful run-down of product selection, sourcing suppliers, shipping, and more. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight.

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Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018.

3D Printing: Let’s Not Manufacture False Dawns

Supply Chain @ MIT

3D printing is being hailed as a breakthrough technology that will revolutionize manufacturing and supply chain management. For those who are still unfamiliar with the concept, in 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) a digital file of a computer-aided design is sent to a “printer” that creates an object by depositing successive layers of materials a few microns in thickness. If so, will manufacturers be able to make enough margin on these products?

Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

Warehouse Inventory Management Software is seeing increased adoption as manufacturers expand globally through mergers, acquisitions, and regionally-focused manufacturing strategies. The advantage of having a tightly integrated Order Management and Warehouse Inventory Management Software system is that orders can be quickly processed, fulfilled, and often shipped with the entire process handled electronically within the warehouse.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Refurbishing services are only one of the many reasons a company would need to ship a product back to its source. As much as American consumers enjoy buying new goods, they also frequently return items they’ve bought, making it necessary for logistics managers to figure out the best way to get products back to the manufacturer. Another great benefit is minimizing shipping costs. SCM #SupplyChain #reverselogistics #repair #recycling #aftermarket. Subscribe Here!

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

They want not only free shipping but they also may want same day or next day delivery. If you are in a business supporting some manufacturing or retail industries you may also be subject to performance penalties if deliveries or late. Many industries, whether in support of Just-In-Time manufacturing or Same-Day/Next-Day E-Commerce delivery require a very sophisticated and proven Freight Management system. E-Commerce customers want free shipping. Subscribe Here!

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most people know the stuff they buy at the store is not made there and would likely come from a manufacturer. Frankly, I was blown away by how many cases were received and shipped out. As my anxiety built, I was able to anchor on the fact that we shipped mostly cases. Early in the week, we did not ship out as many cases. SCM #SupplyChain #Industry40 #Technology #AI #IoT #Robotics #Business #Leadership #AugmentedReality #Logistics #Distribution. Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain

Elementum

Since most orders are made in large, infrequent batches to cut logistics and shipping costs, it’s the sisyphean task of inventory planners to forecast not only what consumers will be buying next week, but what they’ll be buying three months out. Decisions about how much of a product to order or manufacture are made with inherent blind spots. And when communication between brands, suppliers, and manufacturers isn’t strong, trust breaks down.

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers set new goals for its European operations, ModusLink was there to help. The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Who said supply chains are boring?: How would you ship 500 trees.

Supply Chains Rock

How would you ship 500 trees to Iraq? Basically, her organization worked with a nursery and collected 400 trees from Long Island, New York and 100 from California and had them shipped via DHL to the US troops in Iraq. SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturers are now updating vehicle software remotely through the Internet of Things, while sensors mounted throughout trucks now monitor everything from tire pressure to fuel efficiency. SCM #SupplyChain #Transportation #Logistics #Freight #Shipping. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Freight Logistics SCM Shipping supplychain TransportationSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Humble Label in Supply Chain – Too many of them are in use!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I retired from a multi-national supply chain management company to become a co-owner of a label manufacturing company, which was a real culture change for me. 3) On the shipping carton – Warning labels, Address labels, return instruction labels, identification labels. These labels provide information that is required or what the manufacturer wants to provide such as: 1) To meet regulatory requirements by governments or regulatory bodies. 7) Need to reuse shipping boxes.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Tracking and Tracing of raw materials through manufacturing to the end customer must take on Amazon-like capabilities, meaning customers will know where their orders are at any one time, just like when you order from Amazon. You can uncover roadblocks within your supply chain that could lead to delays in shipping. SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce #Retail #Freight #TMS. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Process Excellence: A Journey From Disarray To Best In Class!

Supply Chain Game Changer

My first Management job was on the Manufacturing floor on 3rd shift. It was company policy … anyone’s first Management job was in Manufacturing. The principle was sound: to really understand how the business operated you needed to be at the very core of what it did, which in this case was Manufacturing. SupplyChain #Business #SCM #Change #Leadership #Lean #Process. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain

Elementum

Since most orders are made in large, infrequent batches to cut logistics and shipping costs, it’s the sisyphean task of inventory planners to forecast not only what consumers will be buying next week, but what they’ll be buying three months out. Decisions about how much of a product to order or manufacture are made with inherent blind spots. And when communication between brands, suppliers, and manufacturers isn’t strong, trust breaks down.

Executive Advisor Michael Massetti on Supply Chain’s Image, Workforce Automation, and Supply Chain Challenges

Kinaxis

Today, I don’t deal with the product as much as a service provider, but I have electronics companies, I have consumer goods companies, and I have manufacturing companies that I work with. If it’s a company that ships hard good especially, it doesn’t exist without a Supply Chain. Supply chain management argentus automation challenges Gartner SCM Supply chain

Who said supply chains are boring?: Shipping my stuff one more time.

Supply Chains Rock

Shipping my stuff one more time. After failing to ship my Mini Cooper over two years ago Im at it again, but this time with much lighter cargo. So working with Planes International, the same 3PL I tried to use for shipping my car, I am shipping my desk, a carpet, my bike and some framed wall art. SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. Who said supply chains are boring?

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. The manufacturing and processing operations at your Suppliers also drive energy consumption.

The Evolution of Supply Chain is Becoming Patient-Centric

DynaSys

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is critical to the business in keeping up with global regulatory changes, increased efficiency in demand and manufacturing of product, inventory buffers, and shipping and distribution of product. Only after the drug or device is developed, manufactured, sold or distributed is the patient consulted. The face of life sciences has undergone a change.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There is much more to shipping rewards than throwing products in a box and slapping on a label. When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. If you’re like a lot of small business startups, however, you might have forgotten to figure in fulfillment costs, including shipping and warehouse storage fees. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: JCREW Goes Global, with.

Supply Chains Rock

JCREW Goes Global, with Shipping. Five years after I started complaining the retailers in the US are finally wising up and shipping to Europe -- the latest being J.Crew. According to the shipping info on the website the folks at DHL won the logistics outsourcing business. While I have no insight into the size of the contract, DHL is offering flat fee shipping of only 11.95 SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations.

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Disaster Strikes!!! Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover?

Supply Chain Game Changer

As a company you may be disrupted in your ability to get your raw materials delivered, your goods processed, or your products shipped to your customers. Key nodes in your Supply Chain, whether they be Suppliers, Manufacturing Plants, Distributors, Customers, Logistics Carriers, or other Channels should be well defined. Hurricane #Strategy #SupplyChain #SCM #Business. Supply Chain Management Business Hurricane SCM Strategy supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In my case I graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1990 and started my career with IBM Manufacturing in Toronto, doing test engineering. There was no such thing as supply chain in my consciousness early in my career – I was only vaguely aware of functions such as planning, production control, procurement, shipping and receiving. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #atxnetworks #leadership #executive. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

He knew what his cost point had to be on the product which meant that he had to have the product manufactured overseas. They are better off considering dealing with partners and outsourcing agencies to provide the on-the-ground sourcing support necessary to have their products manufactured, distributed and shipped. Even though you are relying on someone else to provide the Sourcing service you are still responsible for the conditions under which your product is manufactured.