March, 2018

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. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains


Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

What Is Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud. Descriptive analytics. Prescriptive analytics. Machine learning. Collaborative workflow. What if analysis. I find as I attend conferences that the word “planning” is bantered about, but few technologists dive into the details.

What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018


Source: The Daily Dot. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023. The world runs on trade and traditionally the industry has been plagued by inefficient processes, middlemen, and archaic technology.

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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What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Saturday. This was a tough travel week on the East Coast by any measure. I’m rearranging my schedule as stranded friends cancel personal plans. As I write, a ferocious wind whips around my apartment windows reminding me that the weather always has the upper hand.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain.

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. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

Talking Logistics

I get side tracked with college basketball this time of year as I cheer on my alma mater. The NCAA March Madness Final Four frenzy has transformed the sport as we know it. Are there any parallels between the tournament and supply chain transformation? Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain. You can view Digital Supply Networks (DSN) as a team member on the digital supply chain transformation journey.

The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past


The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Can you imagine it? Are you ready? Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. E-commerce is growing at an annual compound rate of 18%, and tomorrow’s workforce has unique and experience-centric expectations.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance


Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week. Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry.

Teaching Case – Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently announced the winners of their 2018 global awards and competitions. Already last year, the winning case in the Production and Operations Management category was closely related to supply chain management (see my previous post, Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer ). This is also the case for the 2018 category winner, which is titled Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung. It was written by Hau L. Lee and Sheila Melvin.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The 100 Billion Returns Question


Now that the holiday season is behind us, retailers can sleep easy, right? Well, no. Seasons are now both shorter and more frequent which means you quickly move on to the next one. However, a large and rapidly growing issue has emerged: the cost of returns.

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Supply chain agility and flexibility: The story of an IT executive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha The coffee shop was buzzing. I was meeting my longtime friend Gagan, and we managed to find a reasonably quiet corner to settle into for what I anticipated to be a long conversation. He and I went to school together and started our supply chain careers at nearly the same time.

Truck Tracking and Telematics in the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen increased demand for truck tracking and telematics solutions, and this is particularly true in the Heavy Building Materials industry. Why is demand growing for these solutions? What are some of the key capabilities companies are looking for? How are these solutions delivering value? Those are some of the topics I discussed in a recent Talking Logistics episode with Ryan Winter, Global Technical Sales Manager at FiveCubits.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets


It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets. The ULTIMATE Guide to Plastic Pallets. The first factor to take into account is which type of pallet you’ll want to use.

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.

Segmenting your spare parts supply chain for 3D printing


From warehouse robots (very real) to equipment that you control with your mind (in the labs), new technologies appear so regularly that it can be hard to separate real from science fiction. But in the spare parts business, 3D printing has become “here and now”.

Business Success through Sustainable SCM

SCM Research

Are business success and sustainability contradictory? A new whitepaper by Schmidpeter & Bungard, sponsored by DHL, is rather optimistic and argues that both goals can instead be mutually beneficial. The paper is titled Unlock the True Value of Your Supply Chain: Business Success through Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

Demand Driven: Preparing for Now and the Future in Supply Chain (Furniture)


The “Amazon effect,” is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere. In this new white paper, LeanCor Consulting Director, Brent Rogers, breaks down that effect, implications for business leaders across all industries, and things to consider before following suit. supply chain advancement supply chain insights demand planning

Why IT matters to business success and effective supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha The story of an IT executive. The coffee shop was buzzing. I was meeting my longtime friend Gagan, and we managed to find a reasonably quiet corner to settle into for what I anticipated to be a long conversation.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

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

Digital Supply Chain: Are You Transformation Ready?

Talking Logistics

If you Google “digital transformation,” you get over 60 million hits—and a few million of those are related to supply chain management. It’s a journey many people and companies are talking about today, but what exactly does “digital supply chain transformation” mean? And more importantly, what’s required to get started on this journey and successfully reach the desired destination?

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018


Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. The days of using simple technologies and manual processes are over, and shippers must evolve to maintain competitive advantage and provide superior customer service. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS).

Visit DAT at the TIA Conference, April 8-11

DAT Solutions

DAT will be at the 2018 TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition on April 8-11 in Palm Desert, California. Do you plan to attend? Stop by the DAT booth and check out the educational sessions that feature DAT staff.

Drone Deliveries: Are They Actually on the Horizon?

Logistics Viewpoints

The United States has been lagging behind other parts of the world when it comes to the testing and adoption of drones for last mile deliveries. This is not due to a lack of interest or research and development efforts from some of the largest drone manufacturers. In fact, companies such as Amazon, Google, and UPS have invested incredible amounts of money into how they can deploy drones to make deliveries. These companies have also […].

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.