Top 5 Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week - February 26, 2018

Posted by Eunice Marigliano on Feb 26, 2018 11:39:44 AM

Each week we look for the best blog posts and articles on supply chain orchestration, logistics innovation, and industry news to share.

This week we're talking supply chain visibility, reverse logistics, and e-commerce.

Here are 5 of our favorites from this past week - enjoy!

Visibility Beyond Tier 1 Suppliers Hampering CPOs, Study Reveals - By James Henderson, Supply Chain Digital, @SupplyChainD - "As many as 65% of procurement leaders have limited or no supply chain visibility beyond their tier one suppliers, according to the Deloitte annual Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) survey."

Retailers: Supply Chain Visibility Trumps Same-Day Delivery - By Kate Patrick, Supply Chain Dive, @SupplyChainDive - "Retailers are more interested in full supply chain visibility and precision rather than same-day delivery operations, according to a report released by last mile solutions provider Localz and eft Supply Chain and Logistics Business Intelligence, a networking agency for supply chain business leaders."

Brussels: Logistics Company Can Boost e-commerce European Business, DHL Study Shows - By Oana Vasiliu, Business Review, @BR_RO - A story on the DHL Express and Cranfield School of Management study that examines current trends and potential of the international e-commerce landscape for business- to-business (B2B) companies. "To compete in this changing market environment, B2B companies are also having to change their supply chains, becoming more transparent, streamlined, responsive and flexible."

Reverse Logistics Association Examines the 'Circular Economy' - By Patrick Burnson, Logistics Management, @LogisticsMgmt - Highlights from RLA's annual conference, Bob Silverman, Executive Vice President with the JLL’s Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions group, notes that with e-commerce sales and returns on the rise (15% annual growth rate) and many current distribution systems not optimized for the reverse flow, the need to develop a solid reverse logistics strategy is paramount. “It’s become an ‘arm’s race,’” he says.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a "Build vs. Buy" Decision - By Adrian Gonzalez, Talking Logistics - Sound advice for organizations who want to compete in the 'Idea Economy' and HP CEO Meg Whitman's astute observations that 'IT strategy is now business strategy' and giving consideration to build versus buy decisions, the emergence of SaaS subscription models, and more. 

And that's our top five for February 26th. Did we miss any? Let us know! Tweet us at @MPObjects.

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