Archive for supply chain visibility

Did You Prepare for Chinese New Year? Some Tips for Next Year

In the US, we’ve got Times Square cleaned up, the holiday décor packed away for another year, and the store shelves already stocked with red hearts filled with chocolate as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. But supply chain and logistics experts know they need to prepare for another holiday first. One that will create a […]

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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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3 Stats That Prove the Need for a Digital Control Tower

The term “control tower” has been around for a long time in the supply chain and I recently had a great conversation on the common misconceptions of what control towers are with Tom Nightingale and Adrian Gonzalez (you can watch the video here). The consensus was that supply chain leaders’ expectations of a control tower […]

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Digital Supply Chain Control Towers: From Concept to Practice

Tom Nightingale, President and CEO at International Package Shipping and Martin Verwijmeren, CEO at MP Objects, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is a “Digital Supply Chain Control Tower” and what’s different today compared to the past What’s driving demand for Digital Supply Chain Control Towers? When you […]

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Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could […]

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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