All Things Supply Chain

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/7/2018 – 12/13/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/7/2018 – 12/13/2018

    McDonald’s restricts use of antibiotics in its beef supply chain People are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of overusing antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance; however, do we...

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  • Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning – Why a Hybrid AI Concept is the Better Choice

    Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning – Why a Hybrid AI Concept is the Better Choice

     “A good decision is based on knowledge, not on numbers” is a quote by the famous Greek philosopher Plato. When the Google project AlphaGo beat the South Korean Go champion…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/30/2018 – 12/6/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/30/2018 – 12/6/2018

    Shipping giant Maersk pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050 AP Moller Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has recently made a promise to cut its net carbon emissions…

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  • How Warehouse Managers Can Prevent Damaged Stock

    How Warehouse Managers Can Prevent Damaged Stock

    You must know the importance of managing your inventory in a way that minimizes damaged stock, but maybe you don’t know some of the first practical steps to take toward…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/23/2018 – 11/29/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/23/2018 – 11/29/2018

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday break all records again Friday after Thanksgiving is known to be an eventful day. Black Friday, the opening of the Christmas shopping season reached a…

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  • Brexit – How Will Delayed Trucks Affect Supply Chains?

    Brexit – How Will Delayed Trucks Affect Supply Chains?

    I recently attended an automotive logistics conference in the UK and I realized that the Brexit issue is ubiquitous here. However, industry and warehouses do not yet seem sure how…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/16/2018 – 11/22/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/16/2018 – 11/22/2018

    FedEx expands EV fleet by 1K vehicles Rising fuel costs and more stringent emissions regulations have pushed logistics companies to seek out ecofriendly alternatives, such as hydrogen- or...

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  • The Supply Chain of a Thanksgiving Meal – Staying Cool During the Party Fever

    The Supply Chain of a Thanksgiving Meal – Staying Cool During the Party Fever

    Thursday is Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest festival, which today is recognized as one of the first Thanksgiving festivals in the...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/9/2018 – 11/15/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/9/2018 – 11/15/2018

    Main cobalt supplier brings sales to a halt This largely controversial, but increasingly important material, cobalt, is almost entirely sourced by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The...

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  • 3 Fundamental Success Criteria for Future Supply Chains

    3 Fundamental Success Criteria for Future Supply Chains

    By nature, supply chain success is largely dependent on the chain’s ability to adapt and evolve within its environment, much like a living organism. However, unlike a living organism, this…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/02/2018 – 11/08/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/02/2018 – 11/08/2018

    The new chain on the block- the Global Shipping Business Network The shipping industry has seen a lot of potential in blockchain technologies recently; there have been several new blockchain…

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  • Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft?

    Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft?

    Cargo theft is a growing problem that impacts nearly every industry. All supply chains are different, and their complexities often permit gaps in security that increase the risk of theft.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/25/2018 – 10/31/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/25/2018 – 10/31/2018

    HP & IKEA join initiative for the development of a global ocean-bound plastics supply chain The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) predicts that if current pollution rates continue, there...

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  • Policy or Practice? Supply Chain Risk Management in Reality

    Policy or Practice? Supply Chain Risk Management in Reality

    Procurement and supply chain management are logical functions. Work through a process, and you can bring spend and transactions into a managed state. Apply a framework and you can bring…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/19/2018 – 10/25/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/19/2018 – 10/25/2018

    Uber plans to launch food delivery drone program by 2021- or not “We need flying burgers”; Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made a statement at the Uber Elevate summit in May,…

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  • Warehouse Optimization Tips You Need to Know

    Warehouse Optimization Tips You Need to Know

    Technology is quickly removing any excuse for doing business out of a disorganized warehouse. However, it can be difficult to know where to start and to judge which changes are…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/12/2018 – 10/18/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/12/2018 – 10/18/2018

    Canada’s legalization of cannabis opens up new opportunities for blockchain You may have already heard about Canada’s landmark decision to legalize marijuana for recreational uses, which was...

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  • 6 Years of Supply Chain Blogging, and Many More to Come

    6 Years of Supply Chain Blogging, and Many More to Come

    This month marks the end of six years of blogging within the supply chain industry and the beginning of a promising 7th year as well as a new chapter for…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/5/2018 – 10/11/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/5/2018 – 10/11/2018

    Alexa makes a great warehouse assistant Texas-based software firm ShippingEasy will be integrating its shipping software with Amazon’s Alexa devices, enabling warehouse employees to manage orders,...

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  • Fleet Innovation Beyond the Robots

    Driverless fleet vehicles (a.k.a. autonomous trucks) have everyone so excited that you might finish your daily read of news from around the industry and think it is the only promising…

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