Archive for supply chain visibility

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How […]

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Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

Last month, I attended and spoke at the Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 conference, where I learned many things about the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry. For example, I learned that there’s a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people use the terms interchangeably. Cement is one of the raw materials that goes into […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 18-22, 2017)

Before diving into this week’s supply chain and logistics news, a quick recap of last Saturday’s JDRF Ride for the Cure in Saratoga Springs, NY. The folks at JDRF like to say that the goal of their rides is not completing the 100 miles (or whatever distance you set out to do), but getting to […]

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Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

We talk a lot about the importance of agility and flexibility in supply chain management and that is certainly true when it comes to project logistics. Almost by definition, every project is different — different suppliers, different materials and components, different locations and product flows, and different requirements and constraints. “It’s really vital for us […]

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How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology. One area, for example, is trading partner and system integration. How are today’s technologies helping in this area? “You […]

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Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Todd Bernitt, Vice President of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the key participants in the fresh food supply chain and what are some of the key processes or challenges involved? If you had to boil down the critical factors or attributes […]

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