2017

The future of the supply chain planning profession

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain planning professional. Advances in processing power, networking, and storage aided by the enduring power of Moore’s law have opened doors for some exciting new developments in supply chain planning.

A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I have been working with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400 respondents in the study, cross-tabbing/data analysis was fun. We had many options. High-Level Findings.

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How Lazy, Entitled, Coddled Millennials Strengthen Supply Chains

Supply Chain Insights

Well I hate to admit it, but I am *technically* a millennial. (I I like to think since I’m on the older side of the generation I’m just a bit wiser.) I worked with millennials when I managed interns in the central planning group at my last company.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains.

The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers fulfill a real need. But there are many variations. Which is best? Why the interest. The post The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect control towers supply chain management

Blockchain: The future of supply chain operations

Ryder Exchange

A number of industries, from finance to the public sector are implementing blockchain in their operations – and for good reason. Why is this “new” technology taking the business world by storm? The truth is, blockchain isn’t new. It was created from a concept over 25 years ago.

A small town called ProMat

PINC YMS

As we gear up for ProMat , we were asking ouselves about what kind of logistics challenges MHI and the event organizers will face with ProMat 2017? It's not your regular trade show. It's massive. It's literally a small town that will emerge and leave Chicago during a week. Take a look at the numbers.

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.

The importance of customer service for end-to-end supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Supply chain rigidity could be costing you billions. Getting the right product to the right people at the right time – that’s at the heart of what demand and supply planning is all about. But as anyone who works in supply chain knows, it’s a lot easier said than done.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

BASF creates chemistry. Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership.

The Empowered Consumer and Trade Promotion

Supply Chain Insights

Trade promotion execution is but one component of the Consumer Chain, albeit a very critical one indeed. So, in a recent conversation about trade promotion execution with the head of a corporate revenue management organization I asked the question: “Where does the consumer fit in all that?”

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

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.

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. In 2016, LEGO and Old Navy chose supply chain professionals to lead their organizations. There are precedents for tapping supply chain professionals as CEOs, such as Apple choosing Tim Cook after Steve Jobs.

Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, provides a […].

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective. Small and middle-sized companies are pushed by the aggressive competition to be more flexible and adaptive.

Reshoring Exceeded Offshoring in 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

Some reasons for the increase in reshoring are: proximity to customers, government incentives, skilled workforce availability and ecosystem synergies. read more. Global Supply Chain News

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

6 Trends Shaking the Pharmaceutical Market

The Network Effect

In this post I’ll examine some of the top trends and challenges that are impacting the pharmaceutical industry. The post 6 Trends Shaking the Pharmaceutical Market appeared first on The Network Effect.

FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Overeaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted. Easter is not far away this year so why not save a little cash and stock up now - use by dates permitting, of course!

The Future Is Now: GPS, Drones, and Automated Manufacturing

PINC YMS

The Future Is Now: GPS, Drones, and Automated Manufacturing It's no longer something that may happen in the future. It's happening now. It's happening fast. It's happening right here in the Bay Area. technology digital disruption innovation digital supply chain drones

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect. When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Demand Driven: Can We Sidestep Religious Arguments?

Supply Chain Shaman

The 2016 US presidential political contest was brutal. Emotions are still quite raw. I hated it. When emotions run high, everyone loses. Unfortunately, I think the concept of “Demand Driven” is headed down the same path.

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Basics of Software Deployment Options

Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chain Insights has just started a six month Putting Together the Pieces study on demand planning solutions. This report series provides guidance to supply chain leaders in their technology selections.

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

Talking Logistics

One of the most popular posts I wrote last September became a reality over the weekend. Comparing the headlines (September 7, 2016 and May 12, 2017). By now, you’ve probably read the headlines, like this one from the Wall Street Journal : “Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K.

Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

ToolsGroup

Planning productivity can be increased by segmenting tasks according to the tools best suited for the activity. For years, planning productivity has not been a particularly hot topic at most companies.

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.

Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

LeanCor

" From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive.

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […].

Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers have been around for a while now, but in recent years they have progressed rapidly, making. The post Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Control Towers Technology The Network Effect control towers supply chain

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.