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Gartner 2019 Supply Chain Executive Conference Recap: An Era of Digital & Physical Convergence »

Savi attended the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference again this year in Phoenix. It was exciting to be at the intersection of smart people in the industry, clients that inspire, and technology innovation. One thing I’ve noticed at supply chain conferences over the last 10 years is that “digitization” has been like the weather —everybody […]

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TPM 2019 Recap–Embracing Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping »

Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the 2019 Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California. This year, the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. TPM 2018 sessions discussed similar topics regarding ocean shipments, but now, there was an overarching, persistent dialogue about the influence of technology in global transportation. Supply […]

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How Is Your Company Hedging the Increased Risk Tariffs Bring to Your Supply Chain? »

In September, the U.S. placed $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports–on top of the $50 billion worth already taxed earlier this year. As a result, nearly half of Chinese imports into the U.S. face levies. With the new tariffs the U.S. has added to international trade deals, having an agile and flexible supply […]

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools »

The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. The top drug-makers are conglomerates, with divisions and research arms located across multiple geographic regions operating across complex partner ecosystems. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain […]

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The Best Way to Disrupt Your Supply Chain Management? 100% Supply Chain Visibility and Accurate ETAs. »

As businesses become more customer-focused, there is even more pressure to solve for supply chain challenges and reach 100% supply chain visibility. “You are only as strong as your weakest link.” Therefore, it’s necessary to look at every section of the journey – not just at internal systems but also to collaborate with carriers and […]

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Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon »

The world’s largest online marketplace has set their sights on a new goal — becoming a huge global 4PL. Heads up UPS and FedEx, Amazon is piloting package delivery in Los Angeles for marketplace customers. By amassing worldwide logistics assets, Amazon can provide better delivery performance to its online marketplace customers. From there, it can move horizontally to […]

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Supply Chain Management Software From 2008 Won’t Cut It »

Ten years ago, EDI was real-time. Not now. For more than a decade, supply chain professionals have used sophisticated software and hardware to manage inventory levels, optimize labor and reduce transportation costs yet all these systems use a technology that is 50 years old that was not designed for use with any of these systems. […]