Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. This does not mean shipping a product immediately.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s , procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work.

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.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. Finished products have high ratios (average 50%) of sourced or procured product content. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. A digital transformation of the supply chain is needed to integrate quality attributes into the products we buy, move, and sell through the supply chain.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

If you rely on multi-stop truckload shipping as part of your strategy, you owe it to yourself to learn how to work more effectively with your carriers—which can also improve acceptance levels for these loads and help you better control supply chain costs.

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

OneSCM

In my conversations with mid-market companies looking to implement supply chain improvements, supplier adoption routinely ranks near the top of concerns. If it is to deliver on that promise, however, the supply base has to get on board. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. And, to manage cash-to-cash, the supplier increased their payables passing cost and waste downward in the supply chain.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. Today’s supply chains use closed and proprietary technologies. Today EDI is the workhorse of the supply chain.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. Supply Chain

Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

Techgistics

Since about 2012 there’s been a massive influx of VC funding that has been poured into startups to revolutionise logistics and supply chains. Supply Chains got Very Good. We’re probably several to many decades away from a fully self-driving supply chain.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group). Supply chains are digitizing.

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Putting a Shine on Supply Chain’s Image!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Hey Procurement! For many of those who work in Supply Chain they know that there is a lot of excitement in working in this field. The diverse career paths and responsibilities, the involvement in most aspects of a company’s tactical and strategic activities, and the opportunity to be at the forefront of future change and technological advancements all make Supply Chain exciting. SUPPLY CHAIN!

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, artificial intelligence is poised to radically change the supply chain in profound ways.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory.

Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

Discussions about blockchain technology generally fall into one of two categories: cryptocurrency or supply chain. Because the technology remains in its infancy, most discussions about blockchain in the supply chain are filled with hype and hope. Even so, most pundits believe there is substance to be found and that blockchain will find a natural home in supply chain activities. One of the first things it looks to disrupt is supply chain management.”[1]

The Evolution of Supply Chain is Becoming Patient-Centric

DynaSys

How the organization manages their supply chain can yield tremendous benefit to both the business and their patients. Traditional Supply Chain. In the traditional supply chain process model, the individual was rarely a consideration. Supply Chain Ecosystem.

Can Blockchain Unblock Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Supply Chain Management problem does this solve? Ironically, there is no “chain” in Blockchain as all players are part of an ecosystem- so in that sense the ecosystem is more of a network than a chain.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS).

Supply Chain Control Towers: Visibility, Collaboration, and Optimization

Talking Logistics

One of my predictions for 2018 is that Supply Chain Visibility Will Get Clearer, More Real-time, and More Predictive with Machine Learning and Enhanced Data this year. A big part of this trend is the continued evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers. How are companies deriving value and benefits from digital supply chain control towers? Supply Chain Control Towers: What’s Changed Today? Key Capabilities of Supply Chain Control Towers.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! The Supply Chain function within your company has many responsibilities. Yet often the Supply Chain is undervalued. Why is Supply Chain often undervalued?

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . We’ve just introduced a new Job Board here at Supply Chain Game Changer! So we now have the Jobs Board at Supply Chain Game Changer for which we have partnered with ZipRecruiter!

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits

OneSCM

Every supply chain is data-driven these days. However, not all data-driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of data visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits

OneSCM

Every supply chain is data driven these days. However, not all data driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management.

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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.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. Subscribe Here!

E2open Completes Acquisition of INTTRA, Bringing Together Leading Global Cloud Supply Chain Management and Leading Ocean Shipping Network

E2open

The One Place in the Cloud to Run Your Supply Chain is Now the One Place in the Cloud to Manage Your Global Logistics. This brings together the world leader in ocean shipping logistics covering a majority of ocean shipping container capacity, with the global supply chain and logistics network of E2open. More efficient ocean shipping with the integration of procurement, manufacturing and distribution. Supply. Supply.