Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Logistics blockchain has two applications. Internal. External--with regard to customers. The external segment needs supply chain input and design if it is to achieve the Blockchain Supply Chain potential. For the latter, domain expertise is with SCM.
Is the message from Toys R Us and others that manufacturers are overdue to move from mono-channel selling to omnichannel? Take control of their sales and strategy. Determine role of retailers as customer intermediaries. Implement the required e-commerce supply chain for success.
Many retailers and manufacturers have built a "culture" and "safety net" of systemic inventory throughout the supply chain. Does the benefit of the New Supply Chain with its end-to-end velocity and reduced dependency on an inventory surplus create uncertainty and hesitation to transform their supply chains?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The gap between supply chain people and logistics providers seems to be widening as SCM transforms. See a disconnect emerging in articles and posts. Relationships moving backward to buyer-seller. Seems like few logistics leaders with the disruption and transformation.
Logistics technology has the potential for disintermediation--reducing the role of or need--for forwarders? What about the impact on asset-lite logistics providers?
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Defining and measuring supply chain performance by logistics costs held back the evolution of SCM. That evolution issue created additional shortcomings with meeting the supply chain revolution and requirements of e-commerce. Now need supply chain transformation.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Let's see. Years of low rates and no comments about it now becomes "crisis"? Flaw of measuring supply chain performance by logistics costs. A poor measure.