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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 Also, in the middle of this post, you can watch Rosalyn Wilson give highlights of the report. for everyone else. percent in 2014.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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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

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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

Build a future-proof Supply Chain with Self-Service Advanced Analytics

Find out how GE, Monsanto, Pirelli, Siemens, and UPS leverage supply chain data to drive a competitive edge in this new Gartner report

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 […].

A.P. Moller-Maersk Reports Q4 and 2016 Performance- More Signs of Ongoing Global Transportation Industry Turbulence

Supply Chain Matters

Moller-Maersk, the parent of global container shipping lines leader Maersk Line reported both fourth-quarter and total FY16 financial performance this week and the company’s shareholders were not pleased. The shipping industry further gained another reality check as to the ongoing implications of container shipping overcapacity. For the recently concluded quarter, financial headlines included a […].

Special Report: Food Safety and the Supply Chain

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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

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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. Data breach – static.

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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

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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

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EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report

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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. 29.8% 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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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 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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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

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary


Throughout the year, we release quarterly reports on the pricing and usage data from the FLEXE network. In the On-Demand Warehousing Pricing & Usage Report: 2016 Summary , we take a look at all four quarters in 2016 and compare year-over-year data for Q4 2015 and Q4 2016. Don’t miss the insights available in the On-Demand Warehousing Pricing & Usage Report: 2016 Summary.

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

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 […].

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

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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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.

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

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.