Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Not only has Walmart excelled over the decades in traditional supply chain management but with recent news as of late, Walmart is also focused on continuous improvement by investing more into emerging technologies to capture more of the e-commerce market as well as a focus on sustainability.

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.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. For one thing, the technology’s immense speed would allow greater Supply Chain flexibility.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.” Freight Shipping Small Business

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

Shared Supply Chain Control Towers: Key Features and Considerations

Alloy

We welcomed members and guests to our San Francisco office in November to discuss “Implementing a Shared Supply Chain Control Tower.” Client Solutions Manager Habib Rizkallah presenting at the ev In the world of supply chain, the function of a “control tower” is similar to that of its namesake in aviation: provide visibility into the movement of products and “direct traffic” to optimize operations. How long is my supply chain?

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More (WSJ – sub. Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). Free shipping: what started out as an e-commerce experiment to entice online shoppers has become a customer expectation, and a drain on profitability for retailers. billion in payments for shipping. .

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs. Here are some tips on how to make the supply chain more scalable: Commit to scale.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs.

Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chains are suddenly under threat. But some fast movers have begun taking important steps to improve their agility and reduce their exposure to supply risk. Instead of trying to cut costs silo by silo, these companies take an integrated view of operations (product design, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain management). Supply Chain: Rethink Distribution and Transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping (WSJ – sub. Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. When Godzilla and the MUTO’s final battle occurred, half of San Francisco was destroyed. Balance is also critical for supply chains. We must have an ability to monitor the supply chain, and detect when it goes out of balance. Figure 3: Segmented Supply Chain.

The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Recently, while attempting to leave San Francisco International Airport, I found myself halted by the CAFEX coffee-making robot. The next day brought news of CAFEX shuttering stores throughout the San Francisco area. Seasonal hiring peaks were always a reality, but the emphasis on getting your gifts shipped out before Christmas has meant hiring has become very competitive. The post The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

Logistics Bureau

While there is still some question as to whether blockchain technology can live up to the hype it has generated, it is making inroads into the supply chain environment. The diamond and gold, tea and coffee, beverage, food, and automotive industries all have participants with blockchain applications under test, operating as pilots, or implemented as digital solutions to improve supply chain operations. Blockchain in the Jewellery Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Infor Advanced Planning Optimizes Supply Chains.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Cloud-based full supply chain management, including freight forwarding. End to end supply chain solution, for the mid-market which includes a freight rate comparator. San Francisco only. San Francisco only. San Francisco only.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. According to the press release: For over 10 years, Oz has been helping a growing SMB community connect to, and integrate with, leading ERP, CRM, e-commerce and supply chain platforms.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Amazon’s Free Shipping Pushes Small Retailers, Delivery Firms to Compete (WSJ – sub. Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). Catastrophe looms at ports after Brexit, shipping industry warns (The Guardian).

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.”. After launching in 2014 and raising a total of $63 million, this “Uber for Shipping” venture (as investors and the press liked to call Shyp) never found a sustainable business model. Shipping your shoes versus shipping your TV, it actually doesn’t sound like it makes a lot of business or financial sense.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. It’s not new, it’s not sexy, but B2B connectivity is coming out of the shadows and becoming an important factor in creating an end-to-end supply chain solution.” I wrote those words in December 2010 , one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2011.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. The ‘last mile’ is a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based processes. about 60 miles east of San Francisco, Amazon this summer replaced four floors of fixed shelving with the robots, the people [familiar with the matter] said. . I’m guessing it’s summer.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. As customers shop online, from tablets and cellphones, while using emerging payment methods like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, shippers will need to learn to ship agilely, reaching customers where they are…which may very well not be at home. And yes, it’s not just size; technology plays a key role in keeping those ships operating.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

To find out the truth, a group of reporters from the Guardian (a leading newspaper in the UK) tracked down the supply chain operations of US plastic waste and presented a chilling report in [link]. . Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Christopher Tang. .

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. In interviews with Business Insider and across social media, shoppers are claiming the quality of Whole Foods’ produce has gone down since Amazon purchased the grocery chain. Whole Foods says that Amazon has not made any changes to the grocery chain’s quality standards. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on Delivery Robots.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. As society experiences more demand for rapid order fulfillment and accuracy in supply chain processes, manufacturers and supply chain management providers must come up with a way to meet consumer demands.

An Interview with Michael Hutzli, Engineering

Alloy

I remember, during my first visit to the San Francisco office, the entire company could fit around one of the co-founders’ kitchen table. to align supply and demand by giving customers end-to-end visibility into their supply chain and making it actionable?—?really For example, it enables companies to improve their planning, so they can reduce warehouse space requirements, shipping volumes, and product spoilage and waste.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .