Supply Chain Buzz

Key Predictions for the New Year

It's getting a bit late for 2017 predictions, but Dan Gilmore's collection at Supply Chain Digest are usually so prescient that we need to get them out there.

Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers

The benefits of connecting electronically with suppliers are well documented. In the final installment of his series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera discusses why connectivity matters and the risks of not being connected.

Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?

Simple is good, especially when we're looking for ideas on cuttiing supply chain costs, right? In an article on the Business 2 Community site, Christopher Moore gives us a headstart with a few ideas on where to look for the low hanging fruit.

Amazon's 'Floating DC' Idea

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, you hear about Amazon's latest patent. It seems that 'flying fulfillment centers' that spawn drone deliveries may be in our future.... or not.

Supplier Networks, Part 2

In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.

Supply Chain Visibility for Today

Visibility in the supply chain is a sort of moving target. Once you think you're there, the stakes are raised or the playing field changes.

Uses for Blockchain in Supply Chains

If you haven't yet heard the word 'blockchain', you ought to get out more. It's a hot technology being discussed and implemented across the business world, and it looks like supply chains will be able to put it to effective use.

P2P Network Options

In the first of a series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera reviews the capabilities that need to be mixed and matched by participants.

CPG Supply Chain Rankings

The annual ranking of consumer packaged goods (CPG) supply chains is out, and there's not much change.

Improving Partner Communication

More effective communication between supply chain partners can yield big benefits, according to Palvashah Durrani on the 21st Century Supply Chain site.

Supply Chain Buzz

What’s the buzz? Check out our “Supply Chain Buzz” tab at the top of the page to see a listing of articles specially selected for our readers. Our intrepid researcher, coincidentally named ‘Buzz’, scours news sources daily to personally select blog posts and articles that ought to be very interesting to you. Supply chain, eCommerce, EDI, logistics, job skills, ERPs, DCs, measurements….. the topics are right up our alley!.
 
Do yourself a favor and make it a point to check out what Buzz has cherry picked for your discerning
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