Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

10 must ask supply chain data security questions

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater When it comes to cyber safety, your supply chain could be your biggest weakness. Approximately 80% of data breaches originate from within the supply chain, and the financial impact of a breach could do more than destroy your bottom line.

What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters

The Network Effect

Companies re-assessing the nature of their supply chains are shifting priorities and realizing new value What is a Supply Chain? The post What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters appeared first on The Network Effect.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

A summary of ways you can improve supply chain optimization and move things forward for your business

3 Trends Supply Chain Trends to Consider in 2018

The Network Effect

There is a lot of buzz around the supply chain industry with new technologies and trends disrupting the industry. The post 3 Trends Supply Chain Trends to Consider in 2018 appeared first on The Network Effect.

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The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Today’s supply chain professionals need a crystal ball, too. For example, if a supply chain professional accepts a new order, can they deliver it on time? If they offer a promotion, can the supply chain support it?

Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts

SCM Research

Today I would like to talk about Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts , a chapter written by Cachon (2003). It has become the standard reference when it comes to teaching some key supply chain models. Coordination between the members of a supply chain is certainly very relevant but also challenging. Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts. Research Teaching Article Author Book Dyad Supply Chain Management

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The need for supply chain visibility is greater than ever, yet only half of the executives surveyed say they have the visibility they need to make decisions and mitigate risk. Supply chain visibility. How many ERP systems do you have in your supply chain?

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance nance can achieve

A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

Had I been clear in the taxonomy of the recent supply chain analytics report?” In the 1990s when I was part of the software team at Manugistics, supply chain analytics was a synonym for reporting. We were just starting to think of supply chain planning as decision support.

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But if they do manage such a marketing coup, they may want to consider implementing modern supply chain must-haves, such as scenario simulation to look for alternate ways to deal with supplier and capacity constraints. Supply chain management capacity constraints Capacity planning

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

What could you do with a faster, more effective supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Stop being a slave to your supply chain and take back your time! Don’t wait around for your supply chain to catch up to the speed of life. All you need is the right supply chain management software – one that enables concurrent planning.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelisToday, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued.

The Avocado Supply Chain

SCM Research

Among the best ways to teach supply chain management is by discussing different types of real-world supply chains. In their interesting report, Enabling Trade: From Valuation to Action , the World Economic Forum (in collaboration with Bain & Company) present several supply chains that could be discussed. Among the examples presented in the report is the avocado supply chain.

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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.

Enhancing Blockchain for Supply Chain

The Network Effect

A brief overview to solving the problem of using Blockchain in the supply chain First, what is Blockchain? The post Enhancing Blockchain for Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology supply chain management

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics


While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower

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Putting the Consumer at the center of the supply chain universe In a previous post, Rise of Supply Chain Control. The post Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape.

Six pieces of out-of-this world supply chain advice from astronaut Chris Hadfield

The 21st Century Supply Chain

While not speaking directly on the topic, his presentation was full of revelations and pearls of wisdom you can apply directly to your supply chain. If NASA can’t blast it out of the atmosphere on its first attempt, what makes you think your supply chain can?

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. Or does it send a message to young people that a career in Supply Chain is, let’s face it, boring?

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism


Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft.

Does your supply chain hear the change coming?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Joe Cannata What rapid adoption of virtual assistants means for CPG supply chains. This fundamental shift in the shopping paradigm is posing unique challenges for supply chains. Already, supply chains have had to adapt to online shopping, and crazy fulfillment demands.

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When was the last time you made changes to your supply chain? If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. For supply chains, the added complexity all this change is bringing about can be daunting.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015. More than two years later, we’re still at the early stages of unlearning “the ways we’ve always done things” in supply chain management.

6 Supply Chain Lessons from Henry Ford

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He was a supply chain pioneer. While he used them to illustrate Ford’s regional and global changes in recent years, I thought I’d put an even bigger supply chain spin on them. Here are the top six things Henry Ford can teach you about your supply chain.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

3 Challenges to Supply Chain Collaboration

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Today’s supply chains are more complex than ever before. Each department is taking a vertical approach to reporting, where the focus is on individual functional metrics, instead of the health of the entirety of the supply chain network.