Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Patrick Byers, DevOps Engineer at Lucas Systems, and looks at fortifying warehouse and distribution centers against cybersecurity attacks. The warehousing and distribution industry is highly reliant on […]
In the United States, there are a lot of billion dollar industries, led by hospitals, pharmaceuticals, commercial banking, life insurance, and petroleum wholesaling to name a few. However, there is probably one industry that most of us would not think of in this list: the cargo theft industry. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau […]
ARC Advisory Group/Logistics Viewpoints is conducting a survey to determine the perceptions, priorities, and strategic initiatives of today’s supply chain and logistics executives. Preliminary survey results thus far suggest that supply chain resilience has been increasing in importance over time, but still remains secondary to the end goal embedded in the perfect order metric – the right product, to the right place, at the right time. And it appears that the combination of labor and inflation in the form of warehouse labor cost inflation is currently the highest concern for 2023 among the listed warehousing related external factors in ARC’s survey.
There are a handful of insightful reports I look forward to every year. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is one of them. This year’s report is based on interviews with over 1,200 experts across academia, business, government, the international community and civil society. “’Global risk’” is defined as the possibility of the occurrence […]
When it comes to driving supply chain agility there are several solutions that are important, but the key solution is a Multi-enterprise Supply Chain Network (MSCN). A multi-enterprise supply chain network platform provides network-based order fulfillment applications and/or advanced network-based supply chain risk analytics. It is a solution built on a public cloud, many-to-many architecture […]
It is common for pundits to look ahead and predict how an industry or profession will change. Sometimes, it can be more insightful to look backwards and note the chances that have occurred over the last several years. The changes to the profession of supply chain management are dramatic. Firstly, the term “supply chain management” […]
Ever since COVID hit, supply chain executives have embraced supply chain risk management. Within this discipline, one of the toughest challenges is how to get visibility to problems arising across the extended supply network. Supply Chain Chaos is the New Norm Becton Dickinson (BD) has been on a journey to improve visibility into their extended […]