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Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

Jason Koebler and Joseph Cox explain, “In the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet , the spark that starts World War III is not a nuclear bomb, but a supply chain hack. Singer suggests that Chinese-made microchips embedded in our appliances, devices, satellites, fighter jets, war ships, and tanks could turn against us.”[1] Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.”

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. While the Coast Guard initiated a number of activities and coordinating strategies to improve physical security in specific ports, it has not conducted a risk assessment that fully addresses cyber-related threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences. As I’ve written many times before, when it comes to supply chain risk management, many companies are falling short.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. Dig into operational controls to understand which protective measures are in place at every point in the supply chain.

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. The dangers of shipping lithium-ion batteries, particularly via air, has been in the spotlight in recent years following several deadly incidents, including the crash of a UPS cargo plane in September 2010 that was attributed to “the autoignition of the contents of a cargo pallet, which contained more than 81,000 lithium type batteries and other combustible materials.”.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses (The Guardian). HERE and FreightVerify partner to optimize the automotive industry supply chain. Target said Tuesday that 70% of its digital orders in November and December were filled in stores–either through in-store pickup or by shipping directly to customers [emphasis mine].

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). Heading into 2017, one of my predictions was that we would see a rise in cyberattacks, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal , “Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Most supply chain professionals understand this, which is why the interest in blockchain technology is growing. The track & trace data shows if any exceptions occurred once the freight left your warehouse (weather delays, mechanical problems, etc.). The order and item information shows what was shipped and to whom (Was it a back order? … Anticipatory logistics also serves supply chain risk management.

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Predictive Analytics: Supply Chain’s Cloudy Crystal Ball

Enterra Insights

Gracie Myers, a researcher with Research Optimus, writes, “Predictive analytics is being applied toward all facets of business operations and processes to help anticipate events, avoid risks, and create solutions. By forecasting future supply chain and logistical events, companies can gain a competitive advantage and prevent monetary loss due to inaccurate stocking, and mismanagement of goods, deliveries, and time.”[2]

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management, which are the subjects he teaches and researches at MIT.

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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.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Matters.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

The acquisition combines Reuters’ globally trusted news brand, scale and editorial excellence with eft’s deep expertise in highly specialized events and content production for key decision makers right across the supply chain industry. What role does eft play in the supply chain market and what business intelligence does it provide? In short, eft provides business insights and analysis to the whole supply chain industry.

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Matters.

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. The second problem was around Brocken Promise Management.

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.

Layaway and Buy Now Pay Later Payment Options! - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Matters.

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Inventory and Capacity Visibility to Order Management System.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2016

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 37 episodes produced in 2016, totaling more than 1,100 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. And we continue to receive great feedback from supply chain and logistics professionals like you, such as this email from D.P., Three Disruptors of Retail Workforce Management: Omni-Channel, Labor Laws, and Millennials. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?