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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good?

Logistics as a Competitive Weapon: 4 Recommendations to Get Started

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Part 2 an Executive Brief series co-written by Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM, and Mike Glodziak President & CEO of LEGACY Supply Chain Services. You can download the full brief at LEGACY’s website. The rules for success in e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment are still being written, and they will likely be different tomorrow than today.


Cognitive Systems Gaining Ground

Enterra Insights

Precision in language can be important; which is why some people chafe at terms like “intelligence” and “cognition” when applied to computer systems. Suggesting today’s artificial intelligence (AI) or cognitive computing systems are capable of human-like thought is a stretch. The term “cognitive computing” was adopted specifically to ensure people understood such systems were not self-aware (i.e., sentient).


Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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It’s Time: Manufacturers Need to Cut Ties with MRP and Spreadsheets


A few years ago, Aberdeen Group did a study that showed that 63% of “best in class” manufacturers still used spreadsheets for planning. With percentages this high, it’s probably safe to say that there is a lack of trust in planning tools like ERP and MRP even in the best-run companies.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

At the end of this month, the festival of Easter will begin. Aside from the religious connotations, many people automatically associate Easter with the legend of the Easter bunny delivering… Amazing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management amazing supply chain chocolate easter

Four in five IT SME bosses face recruitment and retention issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The latest Aldermore Future Attitudes report reveals that four in five (80%) of SMEs in the IT sector, representing 270,280* small and medium sized business across the UK, find it difficult to hire qualified staff members or keep existing talent in the company


Podcast: The Challenges of Retail Pricing

Supply Chain Nation

Pricing would be so much easier if you had a crystal ball or a magic lamp to show you what to do. But here in the real world, technology is making it easier for retailers to get deep customer insights to guide pricing and promotions strategies. I had the opportunity to talk to three retail industry experts about those challenges and how retailers are facing them: Kevin Sterneckert, JoAnn Martin and John Marron.


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.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., as measured by fatal work injury rate. One of the most common ways to measure the dangerousness of an occupation is by the total number of fatalities in a year.


International Maritime Organization May Mandate Slow Streaming, Ultimately Raising Costs for Shippers and Creating Supply Chain Issues

Supply Chain Digest

Just One of Many Issues on Table at IMO Meeting in London in Early April, with Major Consequences


Supply Chain News on DC Embracing Autonomous Mobile Robots, but Impact on Jobs is Minimal If Any

Supply Chain Digest

AMRs Replace Traditional Tuggers in Job where Humans Add Little Value

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