Filed in Supply Chain Management
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, managers must “hedge their bets” to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The last decade has been a march towards globalization, but recent political and economic events have created a backlash and stirred the debate; globalization vs. protectionism
Thursday, March 23, 2017
According to Deloitte, the U.S. manufacturing sector is “woefully unprepared”for the cyber threats associated with new connected technology. In “Industry 4.0 and cyber risk: Security in an age of connected production,” one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Uncertainty seems to be the word of the day in global sourcing. From shifts in political, economic and trade policies around the world to changing expectations in terms of speed to market, there are numerous powers at play that suppliers, retailers and brands will have to watch closely over the coming months.
Monday, March 20, 2017
APICS, and Michigan State University (MSU), recently announced findings from their latest report, “Managing the Complexity Paradigm.”
Designing supply routes is a challenge for any large retailer, particularly under conditions of rapid growth.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Without a comprehensive roadmap, genuine procurement transformation is probably not achievable in any reasonable amount of time.
While supply chain managers and procurement leaders are well aware of the potentially dramatic impact of digital transformation on their operations, new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. reveals that few feel they have the necessary strategy, talent and competencies in place to seize an advantage.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association recently shared his forecast and views on the current state of air cargo with SCMR
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A new report released by the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence (Ti) notes that supply chain management has undergone a “transformation” with a dramatic shift in service sector domination.