Friday, June 23, 2017
Planning took center stage at the Best of the Best conference. But attendees acknowledged recognition of its benefits is far from certain.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, told supply chain managers charged with keeping abreast of the latest changes in automation. But in a subsequent report released this week, analysts say that some sectors of the industry continue to resist.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Robots need to be built, programmed, customized, maintained, serviced and continuously updated. This requires logistics planners, hardware designers, engineers, computer programmers, materials management specialists, and a multitude of other technicians.
Monday, June 19, 2017
You won’t become the leader in your industry by imitating your competitors
Friday, June 16, 2017
People who are responsible for managing their company’s vendor, supplier and service provider relationships should routinely review their company’s commercial contracts.
Monday, June 12, 2017
It’s tempting as a supply chain manager to buy into the “on-demand” economy with dynamic warehousing or freight services, paying only for the capacity that you use, and only when you need it. But there are hidden dangers.
Monday, June 05, 2017
From automation to mechanization, the supply chain profession is now at the forefront of the high-tech, big-data movement.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The Amazon Effect is causing a revolution in thinking across the supply chain. It’s a wake-up call for supply chain professionals to design new and improved processes and think creatively about the future.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Increasingly, supply chains are all about the data. The hard part is finding the resources and talent to put it to use.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Two major players in the “digitization” of the ocean container shipping industry, have shared their observations about new networking opportunities.
Uncertainty about the ﬁnal outcome of Brexit is creating a huge dilemma for leadership teams.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Gartner’s annual “Magic Quadrant” report that was released recently, on the eve of its supply chain conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The aim of the report is to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants.
Monday, May 15, 2017
The results of the latest Supplier Trust Index show that suppliers are more likely to share innovation and price concessions with customers they trust.
The annual global poll commissioned by the 181 million-member International Trade Union Confederation shows that globalization is failing people.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Today, a company’s ability to compete is increasingly driven by how well it can leverage data, apply analytics and implement new technologies. That being said, there exists the real issue of data overload and paralysis.