Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Innovations such as mobile communications, prediction algorithms and machine learning have arrived in the multi-billion-dollar quality inspection and supplier compliance industry. The impact will be transformational for the industry, which has been slow to adopt new technology. Companies (clients) that use inspection and supplier compliance services to inspect and evaluate suppliers’ production lines will benefitRead More

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity. Product shortages can endanger patients’ lives and impact a company’s market share. In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. Every part of the process is subject to stringent regulation,Read More

Compartmentalized Trucks Cut the Cost of Grocery Distribution

Compartmentalized Trucks Cut the Cost of Grocery Distribution

Groceries need to be stored and transported at different temperatures depending on the nature of each product – so why not rationalize the distribution of these items by accommodating different temperature zones in the same truck? This is the basic rationale of multi-compartment vehicle (MCV) distribution, which is gaining ground in Europe. But adding complexityRead More

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

In Chinese ports, less than container load (LCL) business processes are complicated and inefficient. As container throughput volumes have risen in line with the growth in international trade and economic development, the need to improve LCL processes has become more urgent. The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and Shanghai Jiaotong University are engagedRead More