Supply Chain Buzz http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:49:44 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ready for the Autonomous Supply Chain? http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11952-ready-for-the-autonomous-supply-chain http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11952-ready-for-the-autonomous-supply-chain Automation is nothing new in the supply chain world. Are you ready, though, for the end-to-end autonomous supply chain?]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:54:01 -0400 Supply Chain Success in 5 Easy Steps http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11951-supply-chain-success-in-5-easy-steps http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11951-supply-chain-success-in-5-easy-steps Everyone craves success and supply chain managers are definitely in the hunt for it. Thankfully, there's a 5 step playbook to follow that Alexa Cheater from the 21st Century Supply Chain has put together to help the cause.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:45:55 -0400 The Case for Supply Chain Visibility http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11950-the-case-for-supply-chain-visibility http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11950-the-case-for-supply-chain-visibility You really don't need to sell ecommerce and supply chain folks on the importance of visibility. Bill Ashburn takes a shot at doing it anyway in a recent article on the Logistics Viewpoints site.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:41:02 -0400 Amazon & WalMart By The Numbers http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11949-amazon-walmart-by-the-numbers http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11949-amazon-walmart-by-the-numbers If you want to know what's going on with supply chains you could do worse than to take a look at 2 of the heavyweights with whom we're all familiar: Amazon and WalMart.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:32:05 -0400 Supply Chains Prepare for Political Impacts http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11948-supply-chains-prepare-for-political-impacts http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11948-supply-chains-prepare-for-political-impacts The frenetic and sometimes chaotic-seeming political atmosphere we've been experiencing tends to keep supply chain managers and planners up at night.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:24:05 -0400 Talent Gaps in Digital Supply Chains http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11947-talent-gaps-in-digital-supply-chains http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11947-talent-gaps-in-digital-supply-chains There's a significant talent gap in the supply chain to support digital transformation, according to recent research by the Hackett Group. Additionally, although there's agreement that digital is on the way, strategy on how to implement it is also lacking.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:16:37 -0400 Controlling Those Robots http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11946-controlling-those-robots http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11946-controlling-those-robots We know that the robotic revolution is on the way, but controlling them and coordinating their work within the walls of the DC are challenges.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:10:47 -0400 Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11945-visibility-and-the-omnichannel-shopper http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11945-visibility-and-the-omnichannel-shopper Multichannel, omnichannel, or whatever you want to call it is driving huge change in the retail supply chain. Of course, one of the holy grails of supply chain processes, visibility, is a key component of the new retail world.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:28 -0400 Concurrency is the Word http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11944-concurrency-is-the-word http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11944-concurrency-is-the-word It's always important to stay up-to-date with buzzwords. For example, were you aware that the future of supply chain planning is 'concurrency'?]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:47:07 -0400 Building the Digital Supply Chain http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11943-building-the-digital-supply-chain http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11943-building-the-digital-supply-chain Digitizing the supply chain is a goal most companies are working toward, but where do you start? Is it possible to look at successful transformations for clues?]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:40:05 -0400 IoT Conference Learnings http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11942-iot-conference-learnings http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11942-iot-conference-learnings Industry conference attendees are usually in a position to pick up a lot of great information from leaders and executives. In today's fast-paced supply chain world, it's especially important to do so.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:33:29 -0400 The Procurement Pyramid http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11941-the-procurement-pyramid http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11941-the-procurement-pyramid

You might be familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs from your PSYC101 class at the U. Are you aware, though, that the procurement function can utilize a similar strategy?

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scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:26:26 -0400
Supply Chain Planning at a Crossroads http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11940-supply-chain-planning-at-a-crossroads http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11940-supply-chain-planning-at-a-crossroads Dan Gilmore, editor of the Supply Chain Digest, has witnessed a lot of changes in supply chain planning through the years. It could be moving in an important new direction as processes are changing and advanced analytics have arrived.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:37:29 -0400 AI Heats Up http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11939-ai-heats-up http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11939-ai-heats-up Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot, but as usual we struggle to picture exactly how this technology will help us.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:29:12 -0400 Amazon in the Logistics Space http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11938-amazon-in-the-logistics-space http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11938-amazon-in-the-logistics-space Bob Ferrarri predicted a couple years ago that Amazon was getting into the transportation and logistics arena and would soon be competing with 3PLs. As is usually the case, he was right.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:22:57 -0400 The Robotic Revolution http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11937-the-robotic-revolution http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11937-the-robotic-revolution

Robots have been all over the news recently as the technology has improved, costs have dropped, and rising labor costs have managers exploring their potential.

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scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:17:28 -0400
Blockchain and the Supply Chain http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11936-blockchain-and-the-supply-chain http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11936-blockchain-and-the-supply-chain The hot technology topic of the year is blockchain. It's a bit complicated to explain, but Taras Berezowsky on the Spend Matters site not only provides a handy primer on the subject but also gives us a few ideas on where it may fit in the supply chain.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:15:07 -0400 RFID's Resurgence http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11935-rfid-s-resurgence http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11935-rfid-s-resurgence There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:08:42 -0400 Learning From Supply Chain Disruptions http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11934-learning-from-supply-chain-disruptions http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11934-learning-from-supply-chain-disruptions If you're a glass half-full kind of guy or gal, you may want to avoid the recent article by Bill DuBois on supply chain risks. He goes through a litany of supply chain disruptions and explains how we can learn from them.]]> scbuzz@ec-bp.com (Buzz) Industry Buzz Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:02:53 -0400 Issues With Digital Transformation http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11933-issues-with-digital-transformation http://www.ec-bp.com/index.php/supply-chain-buzz/11933-issues-with-digital-transformation

If you want the real deal on a topic like digital transformation for the supply chain, the Supply Chain Shaman will deliver!

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