5th Annual Retail Supply Chain Summit: New York

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4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

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Technology could improve New York’s taxi system. How does a supply chain keep on improving in a changing competitive environment? At the same time, supply chain knowledge is becoming more specialized. Using one warehouse to supply stores worldwide would probably not make sense for other retailers. Promote integration and cooperation In Manhattan, New York City, USA, there are about 13,000 official medallion taxis.

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

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Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. GT Nexus : Bridges 2017 , July 10-12, New York, New York.

The Supply Chain of Pollen

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata Though it may sound like an odd subject, nature and manufacturing do work together in some sort of hybrid supply chain. So what does all of this have to do with supply chain? The plant reproductive process is really a self-contained supply chain of its own, but that is not the larger story. Surprisingly, there is a supply chain when it comes to pollen and the process of pollination.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide and created supply chain heroes across the globe. In this post, we share a few supply chain hero stories about Logility customers who have focused their talent and resources to find innovative ways to support healthcare and other essential workers. Thank you to all of these supply chain heroes in this war against the COViD-19 virus.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Aside from the current Coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis level response the supply of toilet paper is virtually never an issue. Stores replenish supply on generally stable demand signals and patterns. Subscribe Here!

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Our friend Mark Lerner with Bringg where he discusses Omnichannel and Supply Chain with Chuck Intrieri. Chuck's long career has given him the unique opportunity to watch logistics and supply chain management change in unprecedented ways. That is why it was such an honor and privilege to interview him - to get his view on how logistics and supply chain management has changed, particularly in light of eCommerce's emergence.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place. The new provision, which is part of the broader Modern Slavery Act enacted in March, will impact more than 12,000 UK companies whose global revenues each total more than 36 million pounds.

Fishing for Supply Chain: How Red’s Best is Transforming Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kevin McGowan A recent New York Times article demonstrated that supply chain management innovations can come from some unexpected places. This simple idea has transformed fishery end-to-end supply chain management , and other organizations are starting to follow suit. So really, supply chain overall is relatively a matter of maintenance and constant fine tuning. What other supply chain challenges do you face currently?

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Steeped in the investment world since 2008, Brian decided very early on to focus on supply chain and operations investment. Supply Chain Next · 013 – Brian Aoaeh, CFA. It was during that process that I honed in on supply chain.

Zara supply chain analysis - the secret behind Zara's retail success

TradeGecko

Owned by the distribution group Inditex, we had a look at what makes Zara so fast that the New York Times called it "mind-spinningly supersonic ". It's not unusual to pass a Zara store and do a double-take - didn't you just see that on the catwalk? As a brand, their speed and responsiveness to the latest fashion trends are key to Zara’s competitive advantage.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

I hope UPS does the same for communicating the value of networks to supply chain and logistics executives — not just physical networks, but digital ones too. Last week, UPS held an investor conference in New York and the main theme was “Networked for Growth.” Supply Chain Operating Network Model (as depicted in 2003). Simply put, Supply Chain Operating Networks bring together trading partner connectivity with software-as-a-service applications.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Kevin McGowan A recent article in Fleetowner shed some light on the human aspects of supply chain management. Professor of Supply Chain Procurement at Rutgers University), the article discusses some key traits held by the best supply chain managers. But the article alludes to something more: the collaborative human efforts in the supply chain, especially in difficult times. Inventory management Miscellanea Supply chain management

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

Kinaxis

While this was a cost effective shipping method, the entire supply chain planning system wasn’t fast and took four to six weeks for the dolls to arrive on the West Coast. Once the company saw that they were not going to have enough supply to cover demand, they tried to fly the dolls rather than ship by boat, but their long lead times prevented them from manufacturing enough of the dolls to cover this unforeseen demand.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

Cerasis

The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. Logistics Robotics Technology Warehouse Supply Chain Technology GapsWhile Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations. Unfortunately, limitations of robotics continue to exist, and adaptation is.read More.

Firmament-Backed Envase Acquires SecurSpace, Solidifying Company’s Leading Position in Software and Technology Built for the Intermodal Supply Chain

GTG Technology Group

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 / PRNewswire / — Envase Technologies , a mission-critical software platform for the intermodal supply chain, announced today the acquisition of SecurSpace, a leading gate … Industry News

Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

Talking Logistics

For years, I’ve been telling supply chain executives to think beyond Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter when thinking about the role of social networking in supply chain management. As I wrote last December in Facebook for Supply Chain Communication and Collaboration? and reached New York about 40 seconds ahead of the quake’s first shock waves…The first terse tweets also outpaced the U.S.

Retail Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Link

Businesses and their supply chains have evolved as trends and consumer behavior has also changed. This past September, designers at New York. Supply ChainThis is most apparent in the retail industry where consumers want the latest trends instantly, and to meet that demand, shippers look for opportunities to shorten lead times and better manage their overall inventory. Read More.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Contrary to what many people believe, investing in employees is not dilutive to a company’s financial results and shareholder value — it’s actually accretive,” said Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, at the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016.

Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

One set of orders to a major New York brand was due on February 17, and was shipped and received by the buyer. Buyers who postpone payments or use clauses in their contracts to issue payment delays should take the additional steps of helping to secure supply chain financing for their apparel suppliers. We may also likely see a very different apparel supply chain post-Covid when business as usual begins.

The Experiential Supply Chain

Elementum

Now, supply chains are being disrupted by the experience economy. But today’s customers are looking for something a little more unique, and their search for that something has disrupted the entire supply chain. The experience economy stems from consumers’ desire to feel closer to the source of their purchases and to feel that they are part of a new, socially responsible generation of shoppers. It’s got a lot to do with the needs of this new experience economy.

With Covid-19 Supply Chain Professionals Are More Important Than Ever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it! A few weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic on Supply Chains – specifically, how the emerging crisis in China had placed new pressures on companies importing finished goods and raw materials from overseas. The World Over Supply Chains are Adapting and Responding to the Crisis. Subscribe Here!

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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.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). In the recent study of the Voice of the Supply Chain Leader , we find that the gaps are large, and growing. As shown in Figure 1, the gaps with the major categories of supply chain planning are great. Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again

Kinaxis

The switch they helped flip in consumer purchasing trends caused companies worldwide to scramble, desperate to play in these emerging and evolving new spaces. The result was a lot of stress on the supply chain, and the emergence of omni-channel strategies. Supply chain managers utilize a central stock pool to control a number of functions such as pricing, fulfillment, sales, stock management, and ordering. So how does that impact the supply chain?

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper recently published by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM. Although the research focused on the process industry, the content and recommendations we make apply to companies across all industries that want to make their supply chains more flexible and responsive.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

So reads a section from CyberStorm , a book by Matthew Mather about “what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it.” I first wrote about the cyber threat to supply chains two years ago in The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain. Supply Chain Risk Management BIMCO cyber attack cyber security CyberStorm FedEx IMO International Maritime Organization UPS

Personalization Across the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

About 10 years ago, all competitors of the French car maker Citroen were seeing the offer to personalize a DS3 model (specific roof top, seats, color combination…) as a stupid idea impacting supply chain costs.Yet today, all of them are doing this, as it has become a must-have. An NBA store in New York City recently saw an increase of 370% in sales from shoppers engaged with a store associate during their shopping journey. Retail Supply Chain

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” At least that is what Steve Dowse, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Blume Global, hopes will happen in the supply chain arena. Complexity across the manufacturing and retail landscapes has evolved to unprecedented levels and a breakdown in the supply chain is not an uncommon reason for failures.”[1]

A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

Kinaxis

What’s even more unfortunate than the effect on my figure is that it’s about to get a whole lot more difficult to feed my addiction thanks to a lack of insight into supply chain risk. Skyrocketing prices aside, this latest news is enough to send any chocolate lover to the store to stock up, and really puts the spotlight on a major supply chain risk in the $7 billion cocoa-futures market. Together they account for more than half of the world’s cocoa supplies!

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