The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. The Six “Rights” of Supply Chain Execution. Chief Supply Chain Officers must manage each of these functions to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance. Supply Chain “Mores”.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. To ensure successful supply chain execution, the company must take these external developments into account: Plan.

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The “5 Whys” Technique: Questions for Supply Chain Executives to Ask

Talking Logistics

Source: “A Guide to the 5 Whys Technique,” Olivier Serrat, Why don’t we have full, end-to-end supply chain visibility ? Why is there so much complexity in our supply chain?

Digital supply chains, AI, Blockchain and the future of work – Insights from the Gartner supply chain executive conference


by Dr. Madhav Durbha The 2017 Gartner supply chain executive conference took place at the O2-Intercontinental Hotel in London on September 20 th and 21 st. Based on how Schneider plans, delivers and executes, the following five supply chain models were defined: a.

Tariffs and Trade War: What Should Supply Chain Executives Do?

Talking Logistics

It’s not like there aren’t already enough risks and disruptive forces in supply chains and logistics. Why should supply chain executives care about these threats? Why should supply chain professionals worry about what’s happening with tariffs, trade agreements, and other global trade activity? Supply chains today are very complex and global, with suppliers and customers in many countries,” explained Toby. “As Trade Wars!

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016. URL: The Bimodal Supply Chain: Tackling Today, Preparing for Tomorrow. A two-part, bimodal supply chain is the new reality for organizations.

AMI Selects BluJay as Strategic Partner for Supply Chain Execution Technology

BluJay Solutions

Manchester, UK and Edinburgh, UK – 1 July 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , and Air Menzies International (AMI) , a provider of air freight and express services to the forwarding market, today announce that AMI will deploy BluJay’s software across its global operations.

Remembering Supply Chain Executive Ken Miesemer

Supply Chain Digest

Global Trade Volumes Continue to Slow, for Now, While New SCDigest Study Benchmarks Global Sourcing and Trade Management Practices

47% of supply chain executives still rely on Excel says survey


Advanced analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can leverage the vast amount of data available from both structured and unstructured sources to uncover new opportunities to make faster and smarter business decisions.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

Bright and Shiny Objects?

Supply Chain Shaman

This month, I traveled the globe helping companies understand the potential impact of technology innovation on the future of supply chain processes, I find the term “digital innovation” is a bit like tulip mania. It is a fad sweeping across supply chain leadership teams.

New Data Insight and Analysis Tool, BluIQ by BluJay, Provides Real-time, Actionable Data Views into Supply Chain Applications

BluJay Solutions

May 14, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces the launch of BluIQ by BluJay, a data and insight analysis tool that offers real-time, actionable supply chain data in a configurable visual dashboard.

Innovate to Survive—Isn’t That Already the New Norm?


That’s the key message I took away from this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Their idea of the bimodal supply chain in essence breaks things down into two ‘modes.’ Mode one focuses on tackling the issues your supply chain is facing today.

What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity. A client had asked me, “How do I know if we have a mature supply chain planning organization?” Excellence in supply chain planning is a cultural shift.

The Hidden Opportunity from Integrating Planning and Execution

Supply Chain Nation

The last five years of supply chain have been marked by a never-ending chase. But even with this new understanding, there is still a fundamental challenge that’s blocking the ultimate achievement of a digitized, autonomous supply chain.



During the financial crisis, supply chains that drive the modern economy were strong, but industries lacked demand. Supply chains have been hit hard, though demand remains strong in certain markets. Deploy technology that increases visibility into the supply chain.

Are you a Supply Chain Visionary Vick or Laggard Larry?


Recently I attended a conference for Strategic Sourcing in the medical device manufacturing sector. About 60 Procurement Managers, Directors, and Executives attended from top medical device manufacturing companies. The post Are you a Supply Chain Visionary Vick or Laggard Larry?

Supplier Ecosystems as a Source of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

These challenges were discussed by senior supply chain executives from a wide range of industries at MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Innovation Roundtable, San Jose, CA, December 3rd, 2015.

Interesting Insights from the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Event

BluJay Solutions

Recently I attended my first Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) event in Bonita Springs, Florida, which helped to reaffirm my passion for all things supply chain. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.

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Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#4: Ensuring Continuity During a Disruption

BluJay Solutions

In the last post in our blog series on Supply Chain Risk, we focused the role of regulatory requirements and legislation in supply chain risk planning. Now our attentions turn to continuity - more specifically ensuring supply chains remain in motion when factors outside of your control impact on the multimodal transportation process, creating potential delays. So what is the best way to ensure supply chain continuity during a disruption?

The Procurement Summit – 17 November 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Procurement Summit provides senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. Events case studies eWorld procurement Procurement Summit supply chain executive Supply Chain Management the midland hotel The Procurement Summit. Date: 17 November 2015.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? . So what is the net effect on the global supply chain? Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.


Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

So is it likely that the supply chain, having successfully planned and coordinated its sourcing and logistics strategies to ensure that goods arrive in good time to stock warehouses and shelves in anticipation of the predicted strongest peak period in years, will stumble at the last mile?

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How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility – Could it be Just Around the Corner?

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain visibility is hardly a new topic. Honest replies to questions about the degree and quality of supply chain visibility in place tend to include the words ‘limited’ or ‘patchy’ at best – ‘non-existent’ at worst.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Risk in China: Focus on. Supply chain executives in the US and Europe nervously listen to news out of Asia about factory fires, typhoons and labor disputes. impacts on their supply chains, they think through their contingency plans and wish they had more visibility. Given that China represents the lions share of Asian sourcing, it is worthwhile to take some time to focus on its risks. Your Supply Chain.

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The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. Source: BBC News, Jan 2013 , Retail Technology, Sept 2013. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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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. I believe we need to move to Open Source tech. Hyperledger.

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The Global PSCM 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Conference is a 2 days event being curated by the industry’s leading procurement & supply chain executives and features high-level discussion on your most pressing challenges including: Achieving excellence in internal collaboration and integration.

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


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.

How a Supply Chain Success Coach Can Guide You to Breakthrough Performance


By Patrick Boyle | Principal, Supply Chain Operations Competency | Chainalytics Supply chain executives’ jobs can be daunting.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity


Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Equally it poses huge supply chain planning challenges. Supply Chain Planning

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More


Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. Applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management is about doing more with less, a common concept in business, and shippers need to know a few things about how it could add value to the shipping ecosystem. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management


by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions. But that’s starting to change as future-focused executives see the potential to improve profitability and productivity by making faster, smarter supply chain planning decisions.