Archive for August, 2015

The Chinese economic slowdown and its potential impact on global supply chains

The Chinese economic slowdown and its potential impact on global supply chains

Almost every national economy in the world has counted on the continuing strong growth and stability of the Chinese economy, but the latest news coming out of China is not good, and it could have a significant effect on supply chains around the world if the indicated slow-down continues and perhaps even deepens. A recent report by Elliot Wilson in […]

Distributed Order Management Software offers supply chain execution excellence in the omni-channel world environment

Distributed Order Management Software offers supply chain execution excellence in the omni-channel world environment

As omni-channel retailing grows in popularity, supply chain execution managers are beginning to take more and more interest in Distributed Order Management, or DOM for short. DOM is something that has been around for a number of years. It first materialized in the late 1990s but didn’t really take-off in a big way. However, in recent years, with the escalation […]

by · August 24, 2015 · Supply Chain Management
Infor taking over GT Nexus!

Infor taking over GT Nexus!

The ERP and supply chain software specialists Infor, have just announced a few days ago that they are about to take over GT Nexus, one of the leading logistics, sourcing and visibility providers. The price is a stunning $675 million. Warburg Pincus (a private equity provider) own approximately 40% of GT Nexus; its founders and managers owning the balance. It […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Supply Chain
The era of the i.Car (Apple Car) could be dawning sooner than anybody thinks

The era of the i.Car (Apple Car) could be dawning sooner than anybody thinks

According to documents recently obtained by the Guardian, supply chain logistics could be in for its some exciting changes in the not too distant future as Project Titan, (the name given to the project for the development of Apple’s i.Car), appears to be further along the road than previously anticipated, with reports surfacing that the company is currently looking for […]

by · August 18, 2015 · Logistics, Manufacturing
Are we doing enough to mitigate a supply chain management recruitment disaster?

Are we doing enough to mitigate a supply chain management recruitment disaster?

Recruiting the right talent in terms of supply chain management is getting increasingly difficult as supply chain technology advances, and new elements such as Big Data, Data Analysis, Risk Management, the challenge of Omni Channel marketing, plus the ramping up of the Internet of Things are all being added into the mix. If you also factor in the fact that […]

by · August 17, 2015 · Supply Chain Risk Management
Ignorance isn’t bliss – it’s a supply chain nightmare in the making

Ignorance isn’t bliss – it’s a supply chain nightmare in the making

All supply chain managers are only too keenly aware of the fact that transporting freight around the world in this day and age is fraught with potential problems. With climate change worries constantly being broadcast, severe weather events around the globe, natural disasters such as earthquakes, eruptions and tsunamis stacking up, who knows where the next serious disruption will hit? […]

by · August 15, 2015 · Supply Chain Risk Management
Industrial Distributor Revamps Distribution Center for Growth

Industrial Distributor Revamps Distribution Center for Growth

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by · August 13, 2015 · Case Studies
Robotics versus human labor in the supply chain – how far can it go?

Robotics versus human labor in the supply chain – how far can it go?

There is a really big trend at the moment in robotics in the manufacturing industry and also in the packaging and distribution industries, in their supply chains; the ripples of which are soon to be felt on society in general. In one particular region in China a program introduced by the government has replaced factory workers with robots, and in […]

by · August 13, 2015 · Manufacturing
The 7 key factors to IoT success

The 7 key factors to IoT success

The supply chain pipeline has seen a lot of hype over recent months regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything (IoE) as others prefer to call it. But does all of this hype actually represent what is really happening? The thing about all of the recent hype is that a lot of it looks at the […]

Warehouse Execution System Delivers a Fresh Solution for Perishable Foods Manufacturer

Warehouse Execution System Delivers a Fresh Solution for Perishable Foods Manufacturer

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by · August 7, 2015 · Case Studies