2023 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide: Packing for a Difficult Year
Embark on a journey of insightful discovery in our annual Supply Chain Management Resource Guide. Dozens of industry experts, from all corners of the industry, share their experience, learning and predictions. Plus, there's case studies, as well as commentary from our in-house editorial team.
Challenge: A leading cloud-based transportation management software (TMS) company for asset-based trucking needed a way to take on customers who require EDI without dedicating additional technical resources and taking months to go live.
As industry trends and regulatory changes dramatically alter the speed and path to market for new treatments, these evolving companies need to take a fresh look at their current and future supply chains.
The growth of e-commerce and proliferation of lithium batteries in global supply chains are two indicators that the number of dangerous goods shipments will grow, making shipping and handling them compliantly and efficiently more difficult.
Many companies underestimate the time and effort required for the orderly buildout of the foundational digital capabilities and infrastructure needed to meet control tower product functionality and ROI.
Warehouses face continuing headwinds from e-commerce demand and labor shortages. Automation has gradually gained acceptance as a way to improve efficiency throughout, while holding onto a finite workforce with better working conditions.
Enhanced vision capabilities, with the use of smart glasses, provide warehousing workers and operations with simplicity, efficiency and accuracy that systems based on voice, radio frequency, or paper just can’t.
The rapid growth of direct-to-consumer (D2C) fulfillment models during COVID-19 has decentralized demand, adding to complexity, cost and volatility. Supply chain visibility isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s an imperative.
Warehouses play a critical role throughout the channel. Following are five strategies to accelerate the initial return on warehouse investment, and augment the ongoing ROI of these increasingly crucial spaces.