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Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

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Supply Chain Leaders, Chained to Tradition, Face the Whip

Supply Chain Shaman

Life for the supply chain leader is more complex. We are living in a world of rich supply chain case studies. Each day, the Wall Street Journal features a supply chain failure as front-page news. Why Is There No Economy of Scale in Supply Chain Acquisitions?

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Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

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Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Robotic Process Automation and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

I suspect robotic process automation (RPA) is not a frequently discussed watercooler topic — and, when it is, the discussion probably involves back office, white collar, swivel chair work. Which is why robotic process automation can play an important supply chain role.

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Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

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Supply Chain Trends 2021

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Trends 2021 appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Technology supply chain trends

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Championing Supply Chain Digitalization

Enterra Insights

2] As a result, experts have, for years, encouraged businesses to transform into digital enterprises and employ digital supply chains. After all, supply chains or value chains are characterized by connectivity. Data and the Digital Supply Chain.

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Pushing the Supply Chain Reset Button

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain that we know today is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, low variability, and availability of logistics. The impact varies by supply chain sector and value chain. The days of financial supply chain reengineering are over.

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8 Questions to Rate Supply Chain Platform Needs and Capabilities

There have been many investments in supply chain technologies, but the ability of vendors to enable orchestration differs, making the buying decision complex. TadaNow offers critical questions to ask when evaluating supply chain platforms.

Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

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Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Many pundits insist that anyone who believes the global supply chain is going to return to normal is suffering from this form of insanity. ”[1] Noted supply chain expert Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights, put it another way.

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Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change. By 2025, to improve long-term supply chain profitability, 60% of manufacturers in global supply chains will invest in software tools to support sustainability and circular economy business models.”.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. Advanced planning tools(APS) never considered the issues of logistics.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

How Exactly Does Supply Chain Optimization Software Work?

River Logic

Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning supply chain analytics software Supply chain software

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Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. While the COVID-19 pandemic woke up supply chains around the world, the ripple effects continue to disrupt in both size and scope. How are supply chains planning for further disruption and uncertainty?

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Digital Supply Chains Require People, Processes, and Technology

Enterra Insights

It took years of wandering for the supply chain to end up in the morass in which it currently finds itself. Although portions of the supply chain are functioning well, many consultants believe a true transformation is needed in order to make the global supply chain more resilient.

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Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

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The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

The Hill Supply Chain Leaders Climb

Supply Chain Shaman

Word Misappropriation In Supply Chain. I struggle day-to-day with the misappropriation of words in the building of an effective supply chain. The goal was a supply chain that was efficient, agile, and responsive. Organizations do not have one supply chain.

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Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. appeared first on Supply Chain Shaman.

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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years. Supply Chain Disruptions Will Diminish, but Remain Substantial. Inflation Will Hinder Supply Chain Resiliency, Supply Diversification Efforts.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

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Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. Key Takeaways: Google Cloud Supply Chain.

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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. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

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My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. The supply chain is also a team sport needing clear goals, rules, and coaches. Blinded by Today’s Technologies.

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The Big Supply Chain Analytics Failure

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders struggle with the adoption and use of new forms of analytics. Companies are investing in traditional applications like supply chain planning, but the focus is usually on improving the “engines” or optimization on top of existing systems.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Megatrends (Possibly) Shaping Supply Chain Trends: Technology

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends (Possibly) Shaping Supply Chain Trends: Technology. The necessity of having a technology scan every few months is becoming essential in today’s world. This article highlights five technology developments shaping the future supply chain.

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Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0. Supply Chain management has undergone transformation since industry 4.0 Over the last couple of years however, this has accelerated at an unprecedented speed when disruptions hit supply chain worldwide.

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Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

GlobalTranz

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation. To put the real power of automation (including its complimentary benefits through advanced AI, machine learning and big.read More.

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A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2004, I worked with a Midwest North American meatpacker to help define its supply chain strategy. The answer changes day-to-day and requires an optimization engine to measure market potential and align the supply chain to market demand while minimizing scrap.

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Constantly Connected: How 5G Cellular is Enabling the Digital Supply Chain

Cellular is the foundation of an effective digital supply chain and the key to staying constantly connected to shipments. This report explores the impact of cellular-based visibility solutions amid the rise of 4G, 5G, and 6G technology.