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. This bring concerns for transportation costs as we see as the #2 area of importance for sourcing.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing.

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

But many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, siloed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. How does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? The post Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Here I share insights on the work we are doing on the Network of Networks, and Five Trends that Excite Me. At this small session we will explore these new trends: What is the role of blockchain in the future of building value networks? Five Technology Trends That Excite Me.

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Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. “The in-sourcing and custom development is a painstaking process, but one McNamara says is necessary before the retailer can begin analyzing its supply chain for sales and customer trends and better allocate resources across the enterprise. Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. The post Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization

ivalua

On the surface, local sourcing seems simple – work with local suppliers in the areas where you do business globally. The post Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization appeared first on Directworks. Blog Local Sourcing Supply Chain

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

Look at these 7 supply chain trends as a guide to better your supply chain today. In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch. Infographics Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends

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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.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015.

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Consumer Products Insights – Supply Chain Trends

The Network Effect

Determining future trends in consumer products or most any industry was not nearly as difficult in the past as it is today. One of the major trends is that industry leaders must be students of major trends. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr).

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. 3] Staff, “ Advanced Manufacturing Trends In 2019 ,” CB Insights, 2018. [4]

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2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Below are the notable trends for 2019. Digitalization is not exactly a new trend. Sources: [link].

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. Manufacturing Business Technology recently wrote the 5 e-commerce trends for 2016 for manufacturers to look at that include: Manufacturers will seek to increase their share of aftermarket parts sales.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

However, modern technologies are dramatically changing procurement trends and how procurement professionals operate and their role in the company. Why Is Technology Driving Procurement Trends and the Role of Procurement? Procurement Trends Infographic: What Does 2016 Hold?

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Yesterday we began our two part series on 2016 supply chain trends that will drive supply chain management into the future. As with most trends we all have read over the last few years, the focus was on technology. Supply Chain Trends 2016: 5 Additional More Areas of Focus.

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Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 trends that procurement and supply chain management professionals should watch. One of these trends, in addition to inventory keeping, is dual/multi-sourcing.

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When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1. This trend can take different shapes and forms. The post 6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. That trend will likely continue in 2019 as small and midsize importers and exporters even the playing field against larger counterparts by leveraging big data and blockchain technology. Similar trends are emerging in the domestic logistics environment as well. The post Logistics Trends to Watch!

Valentine’s Day: Love Does not Escape Supply Chain Trends

DynaSys

Not at all, the fact is, although very private, the event gets the influence from the Supply Chain trends: ever-growing demand, need for personalization, help from online shopping, and even offers for “non-celebrants”! source: National Retail Federation ), and around £650 million in the U.K.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. This trend will be driven more as the year progresses as drivers retire and the driver shortage gains momentum. However, the current political climate continues to push an agenda based on college degrees as a source of education.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. A key driver behind this trend was the economic downturn, which prompted shippers to look at ways to de-cost their supply chains whilst still maintaining their efficiency. Second Trend: Relationship with global trade. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. The next key trend I see coming is a more prominent role of Internet of Things (IoT) in extended supply chains. This leads us into our final trend of distributed smart manufacturing.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Trend #1: Warehouses are Getting Smarter. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . Trend #2: Distribution Nodes Moving Closer to Customers. “We’re Trend #3: The Blockchain Slow-Burn Continues.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

PLS Logistics

Source ). Source). Little Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming. Next year, the US economy won’t change much, growth expected to be about 2%. FTR predicts more of the same, but when you factor in low expectations, 2017 will feel like a good year.

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A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

Quintiq

Here are three key trends from oil & gas professionals and experts at International Petroleum Week 2018. Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market.

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The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last June, investments are rising in Supply Chain Operating Networks and Descartes is a prime example of this trend in action — a trend that I predict will continue to gain momentum in the months and years ahead.

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Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

From their social feeds to eCommerce, more customers are buying products right from the source. New trends including on-demand technologies are creating seismic shifts in consumer expectations and behavior. Stay ahead of the trends with the right technology.

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019

Cerasis

Shippers need to know the full truckload trends to watch in 2019 and their potential impact on the industry. Meanwhile, the other largest source for raw materials and finished products, especially trucks, Mexico, is under a constant barrage of threats relating to trade.

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7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Organizations are ‘going carbon neutral by 2025’, and ‘implementing Artificially Intelligent business systems’ and ‘sourcing form solely environmentally friendly suppliers’. Here are 7 Trending Business Practices disrupting Traditional Procurement ! Responsible Sourcing.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Stay ahead of the game learn the trends shaping the industry. However, the use of the IIoT will effectively allow for greater use of robotics, and it will serve as a talking point, as well as a source of inspiration, for the next generation to seek careers in manufacturing. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Business costs will rise for those who are sourcing some or most of their raw materials or goods from China. Meanwhile, shipping costs from other countries are likely to trend higher as longer routes are taken. You may end up having to source goods from a variety of countries.

3 Trends for successful digital supply chains

SupplyOn

Here, I have compiled the important trends and findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The decisive factor here is not the possibility of tapping into all possible external data sources via APIs, from weather information to social media events. More precisely, all three trends propel Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks from being a valuable enterprise resource to becoming a true game changer.