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A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report


On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. For members of the CSCMP , the cost of the report is free, but it stands out at $295.00 for everyone else. Also, in the middle of this post, you can watch Rosalyn Wilson give highlights of the report. percent in 2014.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016. Reports JDA Manufacturing Omni-channel online retail shopping supply chainThe manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change.

Report of a Potential White Knight for JDA Software

Supply Chain Matters

There has reportedly been a new development regarding prior Reuters and Wall Street Journal reports regarding the potential acquisition of JDA Software. Reuters, the news agency that originally disclosed the presence of acquisition talks by Honeywell International has now reported that private equity firm Blackstone Group has appeared as an apparent white knight offering a […]. Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology commentary related to Honeywell acquisition of JDA Software JDA Software Supply chain Matters blog

Report of More Job Cuts at IBM

Supply Chain Matters

In March Supply Chain Matters highlighted for readers certain reports indicating that enterprise technology provider IBM was conducting workforce restructuring that included a large amount of layoffs. Today under its Business Watch column, The Wall Street Journal reported that IBM has once again […]. That series of job cuts was believed to impact about 5000 employees. Supply Chain Technology IBM IBM job cutbacks Supply chain Matters blog

Survey Results: Trends in Supply Chain Visibility

This report provides a summary on the results from a trends in supply chain visibility survey conducted by Gatepoint Research

Amazon Reportedly Shopping for an Airport

Supply Chain Matters

Since last November, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted developments indicating how Amazon is rolling out a strategy for managing and controlling its own logistics, transportation and customer fulfillment capabilities. They have included the long-term leasing from ATSG of dedicated air cargo aircraft, Amazon branded semi-trailers and advanced logistics sortation facilities. Now social media and industry […].

Special Report: Food Safety and the Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

That’s the takeaway from “Food Safety and the Supply Chain,” a new special report from Food Logistics magazine sponsored by Ryder, on the new regulations and powers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their impacts on food supply chains across the country. The U.S. Click below to download your copy now. Food & Beverage Safety & Environment Supply Chain Food Safety

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Supply chain disruption reported as the fastest rising threat

Supply Chain Movement

Cyber-attack is the top threat perceived by businesses, according to the fourth annual Horizon Scan report published today by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI. Supply chain disruption is reported as the fastest rising threat, up 11 places since last year. million, a 10.4 per cent year-over-year increase. Cyber-attack – up 1. 2. Data breach – static. 4.

A Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In prior commentaries, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted reports indicating that Wal-Mart had once again focused on its suppliers for sharing the burden of needed higher margins.  In April a front page published article by The Wall Street Journal reported on Wal-Mart’s increased pressures on North America based suppliers to squeeze costs. The retailer informed […].

Volkswagen Reports Profitability Despite Ongoing Emissions Scandal

Supply Chain Matters

Today, in announcing its financial performance for the first quarter of 2016, the company surprised many by actually reporting respectable operating and net profits. Supply Chain Matters provides an important follow-up to the ongoing diesel emissions scandal and brand crisis associated with Volkswagen. VW characterized such results as “respectable” considering the challenging conditions and further […]. Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Service-centered Supply Chains Sustainability in Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog Volkswagen Volkswagen emissions scanda

CDP Supply Chain Report 2014

SCM Research

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information” Written by Accenture, the  CDP Supply Chain Report 2014 has now been published. Its subtitle, Collaborative Action on Climate Risk, indicates the direction of the report’s journey. billion in 2012″ Practice Relationship Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability billion from emissions reduction investments [.],

Case Study: TMS Reporting Saves 20% for Steel Manufacturer

PLS Logistics

A national, high-quality steel manufacturer was experiencing difficulty within its supply chain because of a limited scope and sole focus on outbound management. The company wanted to remain focused on their core competencies, but its transportation needs were taking up too much time and effort. The steel manufacturer realized its need to outsource logistics functions to a 3PL. 3PL Technology

EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report

Supply Chain Nation

As the EFT research report  shows, both LSPs and their customers have an accelerating interest in innovation, technology, eCommerce and talent management. The new insights provided by the EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report confirm what we believe is the best approach for 3PLs to navigate their way through the coming year. Innovation Helps Grow Your Business. Through innovation.

Reports that AB InBev to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Supply Chain Matters

The Associated Press and other media outlets today reported that AB InBev expects to cut approximately 3 percent of its total global workforce, the equivalent of thousands of jobs, once the giant consumer goods conglomerate complete it latest $110 billion mega acquisition, that being rival beer brewer SABMiller. The AP report notes that with a […]. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Supply Chain Disruption AB InBev supply chain implications of AB InBev acquisition of SABMiller Supply chain Matters blog

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report


In order to help our warehouse partners make informed decisions about their warehouse strategies, FLEXE put together a quarterly report that reviews pricing, usage and volume trends in on-demand warehousing. The Q2 report includes supply, demand, pricing, transaction and activity details related to pallets stored in the network through June 30, 2016. Blog on-demand proactive

What Is New in Sustainability Reporting? What Do Supply Chain Professionals Need to Know About It?

Logistics Viewpoints

these kinds of reports help supply chain and operations professionals understand what may be required of them in the not so distant future. Sustainability Industry materiality reports IQMSSo for example, a vice president of procurement can look at this chart and realize that while their company is only screening business partners on ethics and sustainability issues to a very limited extent, there is a good chance that in a few years his company will require his department to do so much more extensively because this is where this industry is headed.

CO2 Emissions Reporting Moves Back Up the Supply Chain Agenda


The issues of sustainability and carbon footprint are once again gaining traction, with shippers increasingly looking to accurately measure their environmental impact and, in turn, demanding that their logistics partners can reliably estimate and report on CO2 emissions for goods they move on their behalf. Follow us on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn.

Oracle Reports Fiscal Q4 and Full Year 2016 Financial Performance- It’s All About Cloud Momentum

Supply Chain Matters

Oracle reported both fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year financial performance with executives indicating they were thrilled by the results as well as the current momentum of this enterprise technology provider. Oracle CEO Safra Katz indicated her optimism that the company is working to position Oracle as a customer strategic partner for the Cloud. […]. Supply chain Matters blog

New Research Report from APICS: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Leaders up at Night

Supply Chain Matters

This week, both organizations released their latest joint research report: Supply Chain Issues: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night? Report also available for complimentary downloading) This research represents Michigan State’s research efforts profiling challenges among […]. APICS and Michigan State University have recently partnered to research top concerns among leaders of supply chain management.

Report highlights looming urban food logistics crisis

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A major new study offers valuable insights into the current issues and potential strategic solutions to the current and future challenges facing food and drink supply chains in London and other major population centres across the UK

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Report Indicates Wal-Mart Ratchets Up Pressures on Suppliers to Squeeze Costs

Supply Chain Matters

When a report directly impacting supply chain strategy is featured as a front page article in The Wall Street Journal, we are certainly going to bring it to Supply Chain Matters reader attention. When that report correlates with other related reports, namely supplier squeeze or bullying tactics, rest assured we will bring it to greater industry supply chain visibility.    We have previously featured reports of supplier bullying strategies involving certain consumer product goods supply chains, and quite recently, supplier squeeze tactics among certain commercial aerospace supply chains.

Report Indicating Apple is Near Deal to Manufacture Products in India

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) that according to a senior government official, Apple is nearing a deal to manufacture its products locally in India.  India is expected to overtake the United States as the globe’s second-largest market after China, and thus such a move is a big deal for Apple and India’s […]. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Apple manufacturing presence in India Apple supply chain Apple supply chain strategies Supply chain Matters blog

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New Research Partner Announced for Compiling Annual State of Logistics Report

Supply Chain Matters

Kearney as the new author for that organization’s Annual State of Logistics Report® Further announced is that Penske Logistics will continue its longstanding role as a top sponsor of this report since 2009. […]. Transportation and Logistics Annual State of Logistics CSCMP CSCMP Annual State of Logistics Report global transportation and logistics trends Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Supply chain Matters blog

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams wrap-up their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.   Our research arm, The […].

Breaking: Reports that Wal-Mart to Trim Jobs at Bentonville Headquarters

Supply Chain Matters

Both The Wall Street Journal (paid subscription) and Reuters are today reporting that global retailer Wal-Mart is planning a round of layoffs involving hundreds of workers at its Arkansas corporate headquarters later this week. According to both reports, fewer than 500 employees may be involved. According to the WSJ, HR employees have reserved many meeting […]. Retail Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart Wal-Mart business initiatives

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report


The prices of fuel continued to drop, and growth in the logistics industry slowed to a painstaking crawl of less than So, let’s take a closer look at what findings were released within the 2016 State of Logistics (SOL) report and how they impact current and future logistics processes. 2015 was a different year for the logistics industry. Slow Growth Rate and Low Percentage of GDP. percent.

Report that UPS is Struggling to Keep Up With Current Surge in Online Orders

Supply Chain Matters

The report cites recent Ship-Matrix Inc. Today, The Wall Street Journal disclosed what some online consumers may already be aware of- namely that UPS is currently struggling to keep pace with current holiday parcel volumes. data analyzing millions of packages as indicating that on-time delivery rates for UPS Ground packages pegged to normal transit times […]. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics 2015 holiday buying surge implications Supply Chain Matters United Parcel Service

Optimising the flow - Supply Chain Management Special Technology Report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related solutions – including those involving mobility, Cloud/SaaS and Big Data

Report That Apple Has Scaled Back Component Orders for iPhones

Supply Chain Matters

Citing three informed sources familiar with the Apple supply chain, the report indicates that order forecasts to iPhone suppliers have been pared back in […]. This week, The Wall Street Journal validated what those in Apple supply chain ecosystem had already suspected, that the global consumer electronics icon has scaled back supply chain requirements for iPhones.

Implications from This Week’s FedEx Earnings Report

Supply Chain Matters

FedEx reported Q4 and FY15 financial results this week that included strong indicators of some change in strategic direction along with implications from previous actions. Financial highlights for the final fiscal quarter included an increase in adjusted   operating income of 5 percent but a reported loss of $895 million primarily as a result of […]. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics FedEx acquisition of GENCO FedEx Corp.

A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The post A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Hans Velthuizen This week I attended the 5 th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit near Heathrow. As good as the sessions were, I always find the networking opportunities the most useful at these kinds of summits I.

Global Supply Chain Report 2017 (Guest Post by Dexter Galvin)

SCM Research

Our latest Global Supply Chain Report 2017 , written in partnership with BSR and the Carbon Trust, revealed emissions savings of 434 million tonnes disclosed by suppliers in 2016. billion as a result of their carbon-cutting measures – double what was reported in 2015. While the savings achieved by suppliers were certainly impressive, around half of the 4,300 companies we surveyed didn’t report any emissions reduction activities at all. Practice Research Guest Post Procurement Report Supply Chain SustainabilityThank you for contributing to my blog.

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage.  This week, the Wall Street Journal reported (paid subscription) further volume increases for this northern shipping route. Two years ago. Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to an important milestone in Asia and North Atlantic Ocean transit.  At the time, a Chinese icebreaker was successful in completing the first ship voyage that utilized an Arctic Ocean and polar icecap route to travel from China to an Icelandic port.

Breaking Tech News- Report Indicating that Honeywell and JDA Software are in Acquisition Talks

Supply Chain Matters

Reuters is reporting that Honeywell International is in talks to acquire supply chain management planning and execution software provider JDA Software for a reported sum of $3 billion. This report has since been picked-up by other media outlets including Yahoo Finance. The report cites sources that asked not to be identified because the ongoing negotiations […]. Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology JDA Software JDA Software exploring sale Supply chain Matters blog

Report Indicates Amazon is Indeed Seeking to Change Dependence on UPS or Other Parcel Carriers

Supply Chain Matters

A report published in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal literally confirms that Amazon is pursuing alternative parcel transportation delivery methods which is straining its relationship with longtime partner UPS. This report, Amazon Seeks to Ease Ties With UPS (paid subscription required) merits a read and review by any of our readers directly involved […].

Breaking News: Report That Amazon to Launch Its Own Air Cargo Operations

Supply Chain Matters

The Seattle Times reported that is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets for its own air-delivery service, citing cargo industry executives.   The report cites an equity analyst as indicating that the highly influential online retailer is fed-up with third-party carriers being a bottleneck to growth.  According to the report, a […].

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits


According to a recent  report  from Evan Armstrong of Armstrong & Associates, the 3pl industry is expected to see even more growth in the coming years than it saw from 2010-2013. Because all of the activity happens in this transportation management platform, several reports and custom analysis can be created. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Here are the details. The growth of the U.S.

Supply Chain Talent: Our Take on Deloitte’s Survey Report (part 2)

Demand Solutions

In my last article , I introduced Deloitte’s supply chain survey report and shared Deloitte’s concept of what it takes to be a supply chain Leader. It’s clear to me from the survey results that Leaders become Leaders because they have superior talent. So, how do they develop that talent? This question has never been more relevant. We think so. How Technology Can Support Employee Development.

Report That Amazon Has Already Captured Significant Online Holiday Revenue Share

Supply Chain Matters

Business network CNBC is reporting new analytical data made available by Slice Intelligence indicating that Amazon captured nearly 31 percent of all online spending for the period spanning the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday shopping days. If this trend is corroborated by other reinforcing market intelligence data, it would represent yet again the significant online dominance […]. Inventory Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Amazon Amazon customer fulfillment capabilities Supply chain Matters blog

Survey Report: Where Organizations Are Lacking End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility


Far too many organizations are simply operating without visibility to what's actually happening throughout the supply chain. In this state, businesses decisions are often made based on a myopic, single-process view of the operation vs. what's best to maximize customer value at the lowest possible total cost. Here's what we found.