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.

Report of Malware Emanating From a Supply Chain Computer Backdoor

Supply Chain Matters

This week features a report of a new and more sophisticated backdoor supply chain malware attack emanating from an unsuspecting global computer manufacturer. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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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. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features added commentary and perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes. Neither are the inherent economic and industry supply network risks. Today, Drewry Shipping Consultants warned clients that U.S.

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Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019.

Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

PLS Logistics

Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain. Of course, supply chain visibility has been important before, but even more so now.

The Supply Chain Matters Blog Returns

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog has returned from summer vacation and industry supply chain developments continued during our time away.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. Supply Chain Planning

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

Cerasis

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand.

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Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. More grocers operating mean the supply. Logistics Supply ChainThe turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table.

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Five Shipping Tips for Small Business

SupplyPike

If you’re a product-based business, as it grows, so do your shipping needs. That’s why we’ve compiled five shipping tips to help you make the most of your time and money when it comes to shipping product. Always check shipping schedules.

Supply Chain Best Practices: 5 Keys to Running a Synchronized Supply Chain

Cerasis

Editor Note: Today's Blog is from Darren Palfrey, the CEO at Gravity Supply Chain who shares the 5 supply chain best practices to keep your supply chain synchronized. Your supply chain is the same way. 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.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Are Ocean Container Megaships Benefitting Industry Supply Chains? – Perhaps Not

Supply Chain Matters

Our readers who closely follow our global transportation and logistics related commentaries are well aware that Supply Chain Matters has penned our share of rants related to the ocean container shipping industry. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics blog on global supply chain management developments challenges in global transportation challenges in ocean container shipping ocean container shipping trends Supply chain Matters blog

A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments. We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes. Blockchain Technology Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics A.P.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

Supply Chain Matters

With a mere nine weeks to-go before the March 29 th Brexit implementation date, it is becoming ever clearer that businesses large and small are exercising definitive supply chain management risk mitigation or alternative sourcing actions.

February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

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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.

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable.

Agile Supply Chain: Why Agility is Trumping Lean in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The modern supply chain grows increasingly complex with each passing day. The digitization , focusing on fundamentals and change , augmented reality , artificial intelligence , and many other factors are transforming how the supply chain functions.

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Defeat supply chain complexity like a Jedi

Quintiq

Overwhelmed by the dark forces of supply chain planning? The best supply chain planners share a common trait with Jedi knights: No matter how tough things get, they never give up. So how do they overcome a supply chain’s darkest force: complexity?

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration. End-to-End Supply Chain Maturity Stages.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

Hanjin Bankruptcy: A Ripple Effect from Shipping into the Supply Chain

Resilinc

Just over a month ago, Hanjin Shipping Co, the world’s 7 th largest shipping and Logistics Company in the world, filed for receivership on August 31, 2016. Hanjin Shipping Co.