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

Savi

Currently, Savi is the sole provider for the military’s active RFID-IV (aRFID IV) contract , which Product Lead Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PL AMIS) manages. Portable deployment kits (PDKs) are among the key military asset-tracking products available.

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

DiManEx

Face shields, masks and ID holders for the Dutch military and police. The Dutch Army is supporting the Netherlands’ civil authorities in the fight against COVID-19, including deploying military doctors across the country. Image source: Dutch Ministry of Defence.

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Last Mile Delivery Optimization Model With Drones

Supply Chain @ MIT

In the increasingly competitive landscape of e-commerce and omni-channel delivery execution, the last mile has emerged as a critical source of opportunity for cost efficiency.

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling & Logistics

The Defense Department released an urgent report last Friday outlining how its supply chains are alarmingly reliant on China and other potential military rivals for essential materials. We know there's a problem. But will the White House and Congress actually do anything about it?

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. Also included are critical materials such as fuel needed to support renewable energy sources within the spacecraft, oxygen to sustain life and spare parts that may be needed during the mission.

Total Disruption: On the Horizon (Part 1)

The Network Effect

Hershey’s ERP failure induced 8% stock drop [Source: CIO.com ]. Source: CIO.com ]. Source: DefenseSystems.com ]. Source: ComputerWorld.com ]. Source: TechTarget.com ]. Source: TechTarget.com ].

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

In private sector, robust strategy means something that works under any circumstances, for example, part standardization and multiple sourcing. Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons!

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. At a more complex level, the data must also be able to record the end-to-end supply chain beginning with sourcing and ending with the revenue recognition of the finished goods delivery.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Coronavirus & The CPG World: What to do now and how to prepare for the future?

Solvoyo

The AI/ML-driven platform automatically made demand-driven adjustments and provided a realistic view of the future requirements based on the estimate of the pandemic from external sources such as WHO. We are at war to save our lives during this pandemic, so the military analogy should work: success at war whether it is preemptive or reactive- highly depends on the collaboration of command, people, equipment and the underlying communication infrastructure all serving to the same objective.

Coronavirus & The CPG World: What to do now and how to prepare for the future?

Solvoyo

The AI/ML-driven platform automatically made demand-driven adjustments and provided a realistic view of the future requirements based on the estimate of the pandemic duration coming from external sources such as WHO. Our clients are currently busy looking at scenarios such as alternate sourcing of material, alternate inventory deployment strategies, shifting of production immediately and in the mid-term, timing of product introduction initiatives…just to name a few.

GovShop a new way to buy for government supply managers

NC State SCRC

This offering provides a comprehensive set of tools for buyers to research, competitively source, and award business to the best suppliers that can meet any specific need. Governments purchase nearly $10 Trillion in goods and services to address critical needs in supporting infrastructure such as technology, construction, public services, military deployment, and countless other products and services that we rely on to keep the machinery of civilization working.

Lifting the Fog of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Military people are familiar with the term “fog of war.” ” The term is often attributed to the Prussian military strategist, Carl von Clausewitz, who wrote, “War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. For a number of years, business analysts have been preaching the gospel of transformation in supply chain operations.

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

NC State SCRC

These contracts include the overall aircraft contract from the governments for military and subcontracts for commercial (civil) aircraft systems originating from public/private companies. The military and commercial industries are cyclical and originate from political and economic volatility.

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

Supply Chain Nation

There is some value to looking at how our supply chain thinking will fundamentally change in the months to come: Multi-sourcing will increase with a tilt to on-shoring where possible. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Government/Military. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. From time immemorial, military leaders have recognized the importance of wartime logistics. Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

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. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Sourcing Innovation.

Evaluating Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

” In other words, just like military personnel, they need good situational awareness. That means knowing all the raw materials and components for the products you sell and where they are sourced from. The first of the year is a traditional time for retrospection and contemplation. The rush of the holiday season is over and people take time to recharge themselves for the coming year’s activity.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Products should: support central management for HS and Schedule B, dual-use or military classification. Enabling accessibility to trade compliance MDM by those responsible for the source inputs (i.e., Product and Account data are foundations on which all organizational activity operate.

Eworld Procurement & Supply, 24th September 2019, London

ivalua

This involved designing and building solutions to support the Source to Pay and Order to Cash journeys for Buyers and Suppliers. Outside of working life, he is a published 17 th Century historian and is currently writing a military history book covering the events of 1685.

Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?

NC State SCRC

But what happens when information is presented by human and automated sources? And what happens if those information sources conflict? Participants must select a route for their military convoy from three possible options. Under this simulation, the findings were very interesting: • Presentation order did not significantly affect reliance/trust in human and automated sources within risky decision making tasks. Source: In Automation we Trust?

USDA Funds NC State Study: Integrating North Carolina’s small farmers and producers in the global food supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

The project includes research into supply chain issues related to such large-scale local food sourcing and distribution, plus outreach and at least one new academic course designed to help prepare NC State students for positions as buyers for sustainable agricultural products or other supply chain roles. The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) in North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management is one of several partners in a five- year, $3.9

Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

Food hubs are one channel to fill this gap, as food hubs manage aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified food products to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demands. Another potential option is to sell to military bases. However, military bases have a vested interest in supporting local foods, not just to encourage healthy eating on the part of their troops, but also to preserve the rural nature of the surrounding areas around their bases.

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.” “The logistics function has evolved to what it is today,” he writes, “because most current sourcing practices do not result in optimizing supply and demand.” What products are sourced?

10 Technologies That Are Going To Change Your Life

Supply Chain Game Changer

Thanks to the ease at which data can be shared automatically between devices, we can tie together information from many different sources. Once, drones belonged in just two categories: sinister, military-grade death dealers, or tiny, flimsy toy drones. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

New strategies and tactics must be employed to efficiently serve these markets, whether with goods and services within the country or through global sourcing and logistics. The company sources the majority of its products from contract manufacturers in the Far East.

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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

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. In Thailand, workers at a factory producing Nike apparel were forced by military personnel allegedly hired by the manufacturer to sign a petition allowing them to be paid less than the minimum wage of $4 a day.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). My first thank-you note is to the United States military. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Products should: support central management for HS and Schedule B, dual-use or military classification. Enabling accessibility to trade compliance MDM by those responsible for the source inputs (i.e., Product and Account data are foundations on which all organizational activity operate.

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

NC State SCRC

Some of the many issues that undergo different social and political debates include guns, the use of military force, sugar water, cigarettes, fatty food, and many other issues.

Why Master Data Management is Important in Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Products should: support central management for HS and Schedule B, dual-use or military classification. Enabling accessibility to trade compliance MDM by those responsible for the source inputs (i.e., Product and Account data are foundations on which all organizational activity operate.

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

“Former partners can provide a constant source of leads and referrals.” In the military, strategy sometimes isn’t as important as “boots on the ground.” We are all familiar with the terms friend and enemy. We learn to trust a friend and distrust an enemy. In more recent times, however, the term “frenemy” has cropped up.