Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

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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.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

Cerasis

While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply Chain

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes.

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Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Supply Chain TMS

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

In a conference call with investors in February 2015, Macy’s CFO Karen Hoguet summed up the primary objective of most retailers today : “We are making investments in growth, we want to accelerate growth, but it needs to be profitable growth.”. How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? For example, many retailers are using delivery as a competitive weapon. Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility.

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

That’s what audience members did during the panel discussion on the future of e-commerce supply chains that we were called on to assemble at the 2015 […]. The post E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation What's New Americas Ecommerce Georgia Logistics Summit Irv Grossman Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. There comes a time in every retailer’s life when product must flow further in advance of customer demand than desired, such as for capacity blowing seasonal peaks, planogram resets or promotional display setups. It drives replenishment across all locations in the supply chain simultaneously. It drives capacity planning for the DCs and transportation department.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

Cerasis

Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant. Supply chain technology requires integration for omnichannel success, and the entire system relies on data. The post Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Technology Warehouse Retail Warehouse Automation

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

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.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. With shipments halted, e-commerce and retail firms also find themselves bracing for a substantial dip in sales. The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? .

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply Chain Disruptions: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Warehouse Management

Cerasis

In fact, both Amazon and Walmart leveraged warehouse management and supply chain management strategies to grow two of the world’s largest retailers. The post Supply Chain Disruptions: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Warehouse Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Warehouse Supply Chain Disruptions

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. The chain of responsibility law (COR) is one area of difference – so what is COR? CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY DEFINED. The idea of chain of responsibility is responsibility shared, not transferred. The potential legislation of COR-related laws risk to have a profound effect on all areas of the supply chain.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

There is no easy way to say it; single-channel retail is dead. But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel supply chain. Key Performance Indicators Supply Chain

How TMS Supports Contactless Supply Chain Initiatives

Supply Chain Collaborator

Like most transformative innovations in supply chain automation, the end state – in this case, a completely touchless supply chain – is an aspirational goal. The pandemic has intensified the focus of supply chain professionals on the need to increase automation.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

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. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

The Network Effect

by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. The post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Visibility logistics TMS transportation

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.

Transportation Planners: Their Role as a Catalyst to Automation in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

There are additional advances in automation that push the supply chain toward greater use and deployment of technology and transportation planners are the key. Increased use of ELDs will require transportation planners and supply chain entities work together to ensure compliance and bring information gathered together into one system. Companies Are Measuring Performance Against Amazon & Other Retail Giants. Provide feedback to transporters.

When Retailers Face Recalls, Visibility Matters

Loftware

The complex, high-pressure nature of recalls demands unparalleled retail visibility. Supply Chain Retail Transportation & Logistics Track & Traceability

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How Transportation Visibility Is Creating Supply Chain Agility

MercuryGate

The need for transportation visibility and supply chain agility has never been higher than during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post How Transportation Visibility Is Creating Supply Chain Agility appeared first on MercuryGate International.

September Transportation News Recap

PLS Logistics

Here is a quick summary of some of the most talked about transportation, supply chain and logistics topics from September 2015: Diesel Prices Fluctuating. The US average retail diesel price dropped 4.7 Transportation Supply Chain Newscents a gallon in early September - this was the 14 th straight week of declines. The diesel average has shed.40 cents since Memorial Day.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever. Although effective in the supply chains of the past, the effects of e-commerce require more than this siloed approach.

Does your supply chain hear the change coming?

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata What rapid adoption of virtual assistants means for CPG supply chains. This fundamental shift in the shopping paradigm is posing unique challenges for supply chains. Already, supply chains have had to adapt to online shopping, and crazy fulfillment demands. Just as retailers and suppliers have made adjustments, a different kind of disruption has been taking place, and picking up momentum. What does this mean for supply chains?

Editor’s Pick: Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by John Richardson from Transportation Insight’s blog makes the case for creating personalized supply chains. Read more Editor’s Pick: Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain.

The Customer-Focused Supply Chain: Why an Omni-Channel Supply Chain Approach Keeps the Customer Happy

Cerasis

Amazon and other retail giants have managed to create unique, customer-focused supply chains , ensuring customers have real-time status updates and options in case of returns. Meanwhile, managing customer-focused supply chains can be complicated, eroding profit margins. However, an omnichannel supply chain approach can help your business create a customer-focused supply chain. OmniChannel Supply Chains Improve Visibility.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals. 5 supply chain and logistics podcasts. Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Supply Chain Brain. Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

Visibility and Control Critical for Supply Chain Success in Post-COVID Retail Environment

Zipline Logistics

he CPG brands that emerged unscathed from COVID-induced commerce changes, 2018 conditions, and recent natural disasters can all cite commonalities that have enabled supply chain success—control and visibility. . But what do supply chain control and visibility look like?? .