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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. This rapid growth followed by market decline has led oil and gas companies to finally face reality — i.e., that they need to move up the supply chain maturity curve to enable profitable growth moving forward. One area where significant waste exists is transportation management.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017. This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization - from distribution to inventory management - and Key Performance Indicators. Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Break down your supply chain functional silos. Analysts, consultants, and others have been telling companies to break down their supply chain functional silos for as long as I’ve been in the business, yet those silos still remain tall and strong at many companies. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM.

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Career advice for supply chain professionals

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain professional. Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive computing, and Augmented Reality are creating new challenges and new opportunities for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. While this technological shift is happening, the complexity of supply chains is growing.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. Why Disintermediate the Supply Chain? Now consider what a Supply Chain entails. Subscribe Here!

The Financial Dimension of Supply Chain Visibility [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility and big data are hot topics and everyone is trying to figure out how to extract and analyze the data they have for better visibility and decision making. To find out how having supply chain financial visibility can improve contract negotiations, and to learn how technology can help shippers gain financial visibility across global supply chains, I spoke with Larry Lewis, Kewill’s Senior Vice President, Americas on a recent Talking Logistics episode.

15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

For supply chains, this advancing technology enables the building of a framework in which rapid responses and solutions in an increasingly intricate network can be designed and implemented quickly and easily. This advancement is based on the potential to integrate relevant data at any point in the value chain, define inter-dependencies from the data almost instantaneously, and utilize advanced analytics to develop highly targeted solutions.

Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain

ivalua

How an agile Supply Chain drives a sustainable competitive advantage. As companies reassess their supply chains in light of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as growing pressure to improve sustainability, some lessons can be learned by taking a look back. It also has always taken a non-traditional approach to its Supply Chain, which offers good lessons for today’s supply chain leaders. Zara’s Supply Chain Approach.

Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? As we’ve chronicled on the Argentus Blog, it’s no secret that the world of Procurement is changing and fast. With automation, big data and burgeoning AI systems removing more and more of the profession’s “tactical” or “clerical” tasks, companies are calling on their Procurement teams to be more strategic, more nimble, and more innovative.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. This dispute presents a classic Battle of the Forms example. Procurement

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. The EIA now expects that “global liquid fuels supply will continue to outpace consumption, resulting in an average stock build of 0.4

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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. Let’s talk about why supply chain, and why now.

Saving Supply Chain Planners from Chaotic Spreadsheets

Solvoyo

Are you using spreadsheets as a supply chain planning tool to collect and manage your data and perform analysis? It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis. .

Will Supply Chains Ever Return to Normal?

Enterra Insights

Look back a year ago and few, if any, supply chain professionals had a pandemic high on their list of potential disruptive threats. I doubt pandemics will left off any list of potential supply chain threats in the foreseeable future. Nezih Altay, a professor of supply chain management at the Driehaus College of Business of DePaul University, notes, “Pandemics are a different sort of disaster.”[1]

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3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business

Cerasis

As data in transportation becomes more abundant and readily available, the question of “ What data is available ?” If portions are supplied from other parties, it is vital to expose possible exceptions or differences in interpretations of the data provided in comparison to what you control. Is the data presented as useful to make better business decisions or improve business practices? Business Advice Technology Transportation

It is about time that we leveraged supply chain analytics

Solvoyo

Are you using spreadsheets as a supply chain planning tool to collect and manage your data and perform analysis? It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be. Everyone involved in these Supply Chains is abiding by the social distancing and protective mandates we all are adhering to.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Starting today, leaders of finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and IT from around the globe are coming together at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. As a supply chain professional, OOW19 is the perfect occasion to adopt best practices, hear of the latest transformative technologies of today, and learn how businesses like yours can leverage this innovation for the future. Manage Your Supply Chain On-the-Go with Oracle Digital Assistant.

Predictive Analytics and Future Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

That’s why spending on supply chain advanced analytics is on the rise. Analysts from River Logic write, “The importance of supply chain analytics is demonstrated by predictions that the market will grow at a CAGR of 17.3% ” Understanding the numbers requires more than analyzing past and present performance. ” Predictive analytics and future supply chains. Business has always been a numbers game.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Supply chain leaders and heroes will face the year with uncertainty and opportunity. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Where Do the Savings from Managed Transportation Services Come From?

Talking Logistics

Managed transportation service providers work to deliver transportation solutions to maximize service at the lowest cost through people, process, and technology. The people” is defined as a team of logistics experts collaborating together to provide customers supply chain value on a daily basis — saving time and resources internally. Supply Chain Optimization. Freight consolidation is a key area where transportation costs can be reduced.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

What Kind of Visibility Into Your Supply Chain Do You Really Need, and How Do You Get It?

Oracle SCM

Cushing has been an invited blogger at conferences sponsored by CFO Magazine and Supply Chain Insights and writes regularly for RKL eSolutions and more. His expertise includes demand-driven supply chain consulting, Theory of Constraints consulting, technology selection and implementation consulting, and business improvement and change management. What are the biggest changes to supply chain management in the past 30 to 35 years?

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

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. 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. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014.

Focusing on Efficiency: Setting Foodservice Up for Success in Changing Market Conditions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Adding efficiency to your supply chain is a never-ending journey. Often, these areas of opportunity present themselves when your organization or the market is fluctuating. Internal and external supply chain influencers can regularly affect your hard-earned efficiencies.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. The focus is on the role of supply chain finance in driving supply chain excellence. They are attempting to learn the supply chain; but to most, it is an enigma. The supply chain is a complex non-linear system.

The Astonishing Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility and Their Impacts

Shipchain

Supply chain visibility is essential to modern success, but according to Supply Chain Dive , as few as 6% of companies have achieved full supply chain visibility. The problems existing within supply chain visibility go back to issues with tracking shipments after shipping to consumers. At the same time, supply chain visibility and transparency rank as the third-leading priorities for supply chains in 2018.

Supply Chain Design und Netzwerkplanung – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Many organizations begin to recognize the significance of a lean, robust and agile supply chain network for the success of their business as well as in order to deal with volatile markets and increasing customer demands. However, most companies operate complex and historically grown supply chain networks based on global multi-tier production and transportation systems. Therefore, there is a high potential for improvements in supply chain networks.