What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience? What is Supply Chain Resilience? Blog Supply Chain

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

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How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

GlobalTranz

Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions. Overcoming Supply Chain Disruption.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

”[1] Moss reports that a survey published last November by Capgemini found more than four out of every five organizations reported that COVID-19 had negatively affected their supply chains. Is it time to further diversify my supply chain ?

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

GlobalTranz

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever.

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . Study 3: Identify Optimal Sourcing Locations .

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Supply Chains, Part 2

Enterra Insights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting every economic sector including supply chain operations. Germain observes, “AI has changed the supply chain process from reactive to proactive, which creates a larger change in how data-driven processes will operate in the future.

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Sure, LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results.

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Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Another use case we see for scenario modeling in the current context is evaluating new sourcing locations.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. Price fluctuations and sourcing issues.

ERP vs. Best-in-Class — What is Best for Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain

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ERP vs. Best-in-Class for Healthcare Supply Chain Management? Are ERP systems better than best-in-class supply chain solutions for managing healthcare supply chains? Why ERP Implementations Fail and will fail for Healthcare Supply Chains.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. With growing public concern over supply chain carbon footprints, reducing transportation requirements makes corporate sense. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal

Enterra Insights

With vaccines being rolled out, infection rates coming down, and an end of the pandemic within sight, it’s time to talk seriously about the new normal and how it will affect supply chains. Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal.

Editor’s Choice: Machine Learning Will Make Warehouse Managers More Productive

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Lucas Systems and highlights the benefits of machine learning in the warehouse.

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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. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. Supply chain design looks very different by company.

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

But there is a technology gap between gleaming new automated facilities and tens of thousands of existing warehouses and distribution centers that pre-date the warehouse building boom of the past 5-10 years. Modular Vs. Monolithic Warehouse Systems.

The supply chain director in 2040

Supply Chain Movement

How will the supply chain director’s job profile change over the next 25 years? Supply chain directors need to gain a better understanding of business strategies, step outside of their supply chain bubble and study real-world developments.

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

GlobalTranz

How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Even computerized picking systems rely on the digital supply chain, but the digital supply chain relies on the actions of supply chain managers for continued growth. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

Supply Chain Management in a Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

”[2] It’s a question with which supply chain professionals have been wrestling for months. Bowman seems to think supply chain professionals should have been better prepared. ” The value of supply chain management.

Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

Digital Transformation Journey in Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital commerce efficiently requires the digitalization of many customer-facing operations and sourcing and procurement. For businesses of all sizes, the digital transformation of supply chain planning became the most important initiative. .

McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19

ToolsGroup

Businesses around the world are learning to adapt as best they can to the COVID-19 supply chain impact. Unpredictable consumer behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of global supply chains.

Logistics Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics warehousing should be considered only as one part of the total supply chain logistics strategy. The warehousing function should be a seamless component of this network. A logistics warehousing strategy should be lean, and should focus on the movement of the product, rather than old stop-and-go storage methods. Lean approaches to warehousing makes this possible, even in the ups and downs of the global economy.

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. Technology has clearly driven much change in Supply Chain Management (SCM). We have warehousing solutions, network optimization solutions, financial solutions, enterprise resource planning solutions, etc. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. 2, or tactical lean warehousing. Are you practicing lean warehousing?

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Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you!

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite the significant amount of effort involved in going from running a business on Excel spreadsheets to implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP), they are very grateful that their efforts to improve their supply chain agility were underway when the pandemic hit.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. My first focus was on China sourcing. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting Data

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski Welcome to the first blog post in our three-part series discussing three ways to improve supply chain collaboration. coined the term “supply chain management” in early 1982. It’s no surprise that today’s supply chains are more complex than those of three decades ago. Lack of visibility and collaboration in supply chain management is dramatically impacting the time it takes to make critical decisions.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

GlobalTranz

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. They are stored at the appropriate temperature until the holiday arrives, meaning warehousing and processing facilities are needed. More grocers operating mean the supply. chain must be able to send them around the country effortlessly, creating an ongoing supply chain devoted solely to getting the turkey from farm to table.

What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

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Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? Many nations are now facing the prospect of new lockdowns which will undoubtedly further impact global supply chains. . Supply Chain Risk Management on the World Stage – Lessons Learned.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.