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How the Term “Supply Chain Management” Was Coined

SCM Research

It is widely known that the term “supply chain management” was popularized by Keith Oliver, among others, in the early 1980s.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

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Fantastic Stochastics – Effectively Planning for Items with Intermittent Demand


Any demand planner will tell you some of the most difficult items to plan accurately are those that exhibit an intermittent or irregular demand pattern. This type of demand pattern is characteristic of service parts inventory, wholesale distribution and capital goods. Such items are also referred to as slow moving, lumpy or long-tail items.

Top 10 Logistics Stories of 2017

Logistics Viewpoints

2017 is just about in the books, and it has been a busy year for the supply chain industry. Let’s look back at ten of the top logistics stories of the year. Drones 2017 has been the year of the drone. There’s been a lot of interest in using drones for last mile deliveries. In the US, an easing of FAA regulations could finally make it a reality, which is good news for the likes […]. The post Top 10 Logistics Stories of 2017 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. Traditional brick and mortar retailers seek to leverage their stores to better compete against Amazon and other ecommerce retailers. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction with DC Velocity.

Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory


I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management. The supply chain officer described the approach that was needed to think about standardization, but also about a concept called “UTILIZATION”, a term I had never encountered before in my 30 years in supply chain management.

Logistics Emissions Moves Into the Climate Spotlight

Supply Chain @ MIT

Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation.

The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by John Westerveld Twenty-five years ago, I bought my first personal computer. One of the first applications I installed was a cookbook — the killer home PC application of the time. The second application was Quicken to manage my finances.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Rock Solid Support is Key to Success

Supply Chain Nation

JDA Senior Product Manager Shwati Mohapatra has been inspired by some strong women in her life and has a husband who has supported her throughout her career journey. That’s made risk-taking and investments in her personal growth easier – and pay dividends.

Chainalytics Receives 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 11, 2017)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2017. “We

A Noteworthy Blockchain Technology Announcement

Supply Chain Matters

This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.

TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

Talking Logistics

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either).

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.

Award-Winning Corporate Social Responsibility at AT&T


Stephen Bernard is senior sustainability manager in global supply chain at AT&T and winner of the inaugural APICS Individual Award of Excellence-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Catalyst.

How is Technology Enhancing Supply Chain Management?


From RFID and Drones to Autonomous Vessels, new technologies are already transforming and enhancing supply chain. But how will these technologies revolutionize supply chain management in the coming years? Take a look at the interactive graphic below to find out. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

Infographic: The Christmas Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Managing seasons and public holidays is a never-ending task for retailers. Of all these special events, Christmas is undoubtedly the most important, and puts enormous pressure on supply chain managers to ensure products are available and that everything moves smoothly through the season.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Logistics: Culture Alignment Matters

Talking Logistics

For several years now, there has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in the transportation and logistics industry — from big, high-profile, mega deals to very small transactions to everything in between. What has been driving all of this M&A activity? “If

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.

Probabilistic Forecasting Can Extend the Life of SAP APO


Since the beginning of time – OK, since the beginning of demand forecasting the standard approach has been a single number forecast that works relatively well with stable high volume demand.

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Choosing Pallets: Identifying the Right Pallets For Your Business


There are many different types of pallets, so knowing which one you should order for your business can be tricky. Associated Pallets have produced a helpf ul guide to help you when choosing pallets. The guide outlines the factors you need to consider when choosing a pallet for your business based on your requirements. When Choosing Pallets, You Need To Know What Material You Need.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Recap: Online Stretches into a Week of Sales

Value Unchained

Another Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, leaving consumers’ wallets a little lighter and their holiday shopping lists a little shorter.

This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

Talking Logistics

One week to go before we go on hiatus for the holidays, which means I have one week to finish a million things on my “To Do” list.


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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Retailers Take Stock as they Restock for the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

Traffic at the major U.S. retail container ports in 2017 should close the year up more than 6% over 2016. Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5%

Top Supply Chain Link Posts of 2017

Supply Chain Link

Throughout the year, Supply Chain Link provided insights into current events and popular topics across the logistics industry.

6 Tips To Have The Best Content For A Supply Chain Company


So are you running out of ideas on how to curate content for your supply chain company? Do you feel something is missing in the way you approach your strategies? You want to make it big, but somehow you aren’t able to make the cut? Well then, you have come to the right place.

FAQ: What is the Difference Between Pull Manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing?


I often talk about pull manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing as though they are one and the same. That’s because, in my mind, they are. However, after reading through a couple of online articles this afternoon, it’s clear not everyone sees it that way.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Santa & Opening Presents - Christmas S&OP For Parents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”. Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management Inventory Management & Stock Control


Be On Time or Else: Are you Able to Make your Suppliers Accountable?

C3 Solutions

Over the past five years we’ve written a lot regarding the importance of automating your dock scheduling operation. In the past we’ve tried to share with you what we have learned in working with our existing customers and we’ve emphasized what some of the key benefits are that you could expect by implementing a dock scheduling system. At the risk of repeating ourselves the key benefits can be summarized as follows: dock scheduling Supply Chain logistics suppliers

Blockchain Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

In most food-supply chains it might take weeks to figure out where it went from source to destination, and in some cases, the source may not be known, but on a blockchain, it takes just seconds.

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider


3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Robinson. Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities?

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.