Archive for collaboration

Supply Chain Control Towers: Visibility, Collaboration, and Optimization

One of my predictions for 2018 is that Supply Chain Visibility Will Get Clearer, More Real-time, and More Predictive with Machine Learning and Enhanced Data this year. A big part of this trend is the continued evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers. Where is this technology today compared to the past? What factors are driving […]

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4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. What does that mean and why is it important? The second pillar is Transportation Strategies. There are many transportation […]

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The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. Shipments consist of general cargo, partial or full loads or – in the case of samples – small parcel […]

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IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “The next big opportunity for benefits is to go beyond your four walls and integrate and […]

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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Adding digital functionality will increase customer satisfaction, streamline operations and improve efficiencies. Businesses are demanding the features found in most business-to-consumer […]

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Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. The challenge is to manage a very large network of different and globally-dispersed suppliers, forwarders and other logistics providers. Due to the large number of trading partners and systems, the potential for collaboration is great, but there […]

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