Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CHALLENGE OF THE E-COMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN

The New Supply Chain that drives e-commerce success with Customer Expectations is a challenge to traditional thinking about Supply Chain Management.  Breaking that mindset is important for transformation.




IS THE 3PL BECOMING OBSOLETE?

Is the e-commerce Supply Chain with its velocity making the 3PL business model obsolete? To be replaced by? 3PSCM? SCMaaS? Or a hybrid of the two?




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

Technology is a key disruptor for logistics providers and 3PLs--digitization, blockchain, cryptocurrency, e-commerce requirements, and more--all which can cause disintermediation. Adding to the challenge is the lack of off-the-shelf solutions.




TRANSFORM YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR E-COMMERCE SUCCESS

Revised--Transforming Your Supply Chain for E-commerce Success

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/transforming-your-supply-chain-e-commerce-successthe-what-tom-craig/?published=t

THE LAST MILE AND MISDIRECTION

Obsessing on the e-commerce Last Mile is misdirection that takes away attention, effort, and resources from the real issue—the end-to-end Supply Chain.




E-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN ESSENTIALS


The need and ability for meeting Customer Expectations of the Amazon Effect is not about being as big as Amazon. It is about providing the essentials of the New Supply Chain.




Monday, January 15, 2018

SUPPLY CHAIN FIRE FIGHTING AND SEGMENTATION


Much supply chain fire fighting reflects a process issue.  Supply chain segmentation can mitigate it.



RETAILERS, E-COMMERCE, AND THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR


Are retailers looking at their futures in the rear view mirror who are not aggressively adapting e-commerce and the supply chain that drives it?



Friday, January 12, 2018

2018--LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

2018--LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2018logistics-supply-chain-management-tom-craig/?published=t

CONTAINER LINES, BLOCKCHAIN, AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

Holy technologies, Batman! Blockchain AND cryptocurrency! And 300cubits, the length of Noah’s Ark!

http://splash247.com/landmark-liner-blockchain-solution-debut-june/

Thursday, January 11, 2018

E-COMMERCE AND DISINTERMEDIATION

The real story with e-commerce may be the disintermediation it causes to retailers and distributors--removing some of the middle men between manufacturers and end-use customers.




E-COMMERCE REALITY

The reality of e-commerce is that almost any industry is susceptible to the new selling backed with the New Supply Chain. Yet interesting how many take a small, limited view of the opportunities, including logistics providers.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-retailer-jd-coms-latest-gig-supplying-restaurants-1515598879

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY, AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Will tying Blockchain with Cryptocurrency slow the development of Blockchain--both in general and for Supply Chains?




OMNICHANNEL DESIGN?

Is this how some design their omnichannel and the Supply Chain that drives it?




HOW TO TRANSFORM TO THE NEW SUPPLY CHAIN FOR E-COMMERCE SUCCESS

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/transforming-your-supply-chain-e-commerce-successthe-what-tom-craig/?published=t

CONTAINER LINE MEGA SHIPS AND PORT CHAOS

The expected port chaos has arrived with the mega ships that are now larger than an aircraft carrier--

https://theloadstar.co.uk/costs-rise-southampton-bigger-ships-new-services-drive-box-congestion/

3PLs AND LOGISTICS PROVIDERS WITH DISRUPTION AND TRANSFORMATION

With all the logistics chaos, disruption, change, and transformation, how many 3PLs and logistics providers are this--




THE FRUSTRATION OF EXCESS INVENTORY


Monday, January 8, 2018

AMAZON SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Amazon--redefining Supply Chain Management--a big factor of its e-commerce success--
https://logisticsviewpoints.com/2018/01/08/amazon-supply-chain-innovative-world/

E-COMMERCE AND RETAIL COMMODITIZATION

Is one reason for e-commerce success because retailers commoditized their stores and the shopping experience?