Next-Gen Technology Helps Mitigate Supply Chain Risks

Source: TechTarget, USA

  • Supply chain risks can be very disruptive for a company, but technologies like IoT, big data analytics, machine learning and AI can help uncover and mitigate them. The supply chain is almost like the circulatory system of a company; if all is working well, products are sourced, then produced and shipped in a continuous ....

Gartner Announces Rankings of the 2017 Supply Chain Top 25

Source: Logistics Management, USA

  • Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Analysts announced the results at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which is being held this week at ....

Five Mistakes Supply Chain Companies Make that Affect their Success

Source: SDC Executive, USA

  • The world is changing. Nationalism is growing in popularity both domestically and internationally; here in the U.S., corporate tax reforms are gaining momentum, while trade agreements are increasingly at risk. Each of these developments threaten to impact supply chains—and the people who manage them—significantly in the months ahead ....

Dealing with Cyber Breaches in the Supply Chain

Source: Financier Worldwide, UK

  • Though supply chains can be hugely beneficial to organisations, they are also a potential liability. All modern supply chains face almost constant risks; from environmental disasters to terrorism, and from global financial crises to political risk, supply chains must be robust and flexible enough to be able to cope with the challenges they face every day. A single broken link ....

Manufacturers Need Digital Supply Chain to Be Competitive

Source: MH&L, USA

  • The digital supply chain allows manufacturers to capture data from sensors and connected assets, use advanced analytics and AI to extract insight from that data, run prescriptive analysis, and then provide that real-time information to operational leaders who can use it to optimize performance ....

3 Steps to Greater Supply Chain Optimization

Source: Multi Channel Merchant, USA

  • Ecommerce is shaking up the supply chain significantly. Consumers have purchasing power at their fingertips, and many retailers are struggling to keep up. When orders flow in quickly and supplier freight is coming from many directions, supply chain complexity can become notoriously difficult to manage ....

Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation

Source: Forbes, USA

  • Restaurant industry sales in the United States are expected to reach $799 billion in 2017. That’s a lot of burgers, chicken, fries, salads, burritos and milkshakes! While top line revenue growth is moderate, the market research company NPD Group reports that U.S. foodservice traffic actually declined in 2016 ....

Walmart’s Project Gigaton Focuses on Major Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Effort

Source: Logistics Management, USA

  • Taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its supply chain, retail giant Walmart recently announced it has rolled out an initiative, entitled Project Gigaton, which is geared towards helping the company achieve its goal of eliminating 1 gigaton, or 1 billion tons, of emissions from its supply chain by 2030 ....

What’s on at this Year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit

Source: Supply Chain Digital, USA

  • This year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Chicago is America's largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. Held between the 14th and 16th of June, and with over 700 attendees, the event brings together leading thinkers ....

The First Step to Building a Cloud-Ready Supply Chain

Source: Business 2 Community, USA

  • Supply chain optimization has become a huge market differentiator in the omni-channel world. However, Amazon’s innovation around the supply chain has raised consumer expectations, putting pressure on all other eCommerce players. The reality that supply chain managers must deal with is simple — connected customers demand the ....

Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Opportunities Abounds

Source: Logistics Management, USA

  • As global supply chains continue to evolve, and as e-commerce and omni-channel continue to put more and more pressure on our operations, demand for experienced logistics and supply chain managers is increasing exponentially. Here are five emerging trends in logistics and supply chain education and career development that every manager needs to keep ....

Carbon Footprint Monitoring Services Launched for Global Supply Chain Managers

Source: SCM Review, USA

  • Arviem AG, based in Zürich, Switzerland, recently announced the launch of real-time carbon footprint monitoring in the logistics chain to support sustainability initiatives of clients. The move occurs just at U.S. supply chain managers are coming to terms with the U.S. pullout of the Paris Accords ....

Three Supply Chain Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Source: Supply Chain Digital, USA

  • The modern supply chain is becoming more complex by the day. Businesses continue to struggle with keeping their supply chain under control but hidden risks still pose a significant threat to the industry. Even with all the new technologies making their way to the industry, businesses must be aware of these hidden risks and understand how to react appropriately ....

Gartner Survey on Asia Pacific Supply Chains Reveals IT Investment Gap

Source: Logistics Management, USA

  • Surveys undertaken by global research firms often reveal a “disconnect” between what respondents say they’ll do and how they actually behave. A recent example of this was revealed when Gartner researchers asked Asia/Pacific CEOs about their spend on technology ....

Coming Full Circle: Four Ways to Fully Capitalize on Circular Supply Chains

Source: Industry Week, UK

  • The pace at which companies are adopting circular economy business models has been accelerating for the last two decades—and it has evolved from a specialist concept to a mainstream business strategy. Accenture Strategy recently surveyed more than 500 manufacturing companies with revenues greater than $1 billion, and found that more than 90% said they are ....

Wal-Mart is Rethinking How it Does Delivery

Source: Supply Chain Digital, USA

  • Wal-Mart Stores reportedly wants to turn its store workers into a unique delivery fleet, as America’s largest retail group keeps pace with evolving customer demands and buying habits. Wal-Mart’s employees will be able to download a dedicated mobile app that suggests orders they could potentially deliver on their commutes to and from work ....

How A Digitized Supply Chain Can Give You A Competitive Edge

Source: Forbes, USA

  • The supply chain has come a long way since the days it functioned mainly as a tool for resource management, logistics and optimization. Today’s digital technologies enable the supply chain to attain situational awareness and context-sensitive decision making. In this way, it becomes ....

Transforming Your Supply Chain for Omnichannel Fulfillment

Source: MultiChannelMerchant, USA

  • Success today is ultimately measured by the customer experience. Can your company ensure a painless, satisfying experience for customers regardless of where and how they interact with your brand? Providing that quality customer experience is the common goal of businesses navigating their way through the increasingly complex ....

Renewed Pressure to Force Companies to Keep Slavery Out of Supply Chain

Source: ABC News, Australia

  • Federal Labor wants to force companies to ensure their products are not the result of slavery.

    Key points:

    Bill Shorten wants Anti-Slavery Commissioner, law to forcing businesses to check on practices in supply chain. Push backed by the Business Council, the union movement and the Salvation Army. More than 45 million people around the world are reportedly held in slavery, 4,300 in Australia. Opposition Leader ....

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