Distribution Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

Warehouses today have doubled in size compared to 2002; however, even with larger distribution centers (DCs), the distribution market. In the third quarter of 2017, Prologis reported that consumer activity reached its highest level since 2014 1.

Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition

Enterra Insights

According to Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, “Intuition works less often than we think.”[1] ”[1] He … Continued. The post Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

Indeed, by 2002, Best Buy was saying more than half of its customers were checking its website before coming to the store. When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. While web-based e-commerce began in the late 90s, consumer and retailer appetites didn’t get whetted for omni-channel experiences until the early part of the last decade.

Fisher’s Supply Chain–Product Match/Mismatch Framework

SCM Research

Extensions of the framework exist, for example by Lee (2002) , who adds a “supply” dimension, and more recently Gligor (2017) , who argues that “benefits generated by perfect supply chain fit might be offset by the resources deployed to achieve that fit” Research presented by Perez-Franco et al. I have used Fisher’s (1997) supply chain–product match/mismatch framework ( What Is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product? ) in my teaching for years!

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

When I joined the Advisory Services Group in Supply Chain at the Gartner Group in 2002, the concept of trading exchanges was exploding. Computing memory was a barrier in 2002. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In 2002, the UN adopted the Kimberley Process — a joint governments, industry and civil society to stem the flow of conflict diamonds (rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments). by Teresa Chiykowski Chocolates, wine, flowers, jewelry?

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

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[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

In 2002, the third party logistics study first began surveying respondents on satisfaction with the level of information technology (IT) services available through 3PLs.

Impressions from the OpenText Industry Analyst Briefing

Supply Chain Matters

By 1998, GEIS’s global electronic trading community exceeded 100,000 trading partners, and in 2002, the renamed GXS was spun out as an independent technology services provider purchased by venture capital firms Francisco Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. In our Supply Chain Matters coverage of the B2B and supply chain technology space, we had previously provided commentary related to GXS, Inc.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS

Tailwind

Since 2002, Tailwind has helped thousands of small and mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokerages improve their cash-flow, profitability, and better compete with the big players in the market.

Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2002, there was no interest. As a result, Steelwedge looks very different today than when I first met them in 2002. I have been an analyst for over a decade.

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Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

First a confession: I borrowed this blog’s title directly from Gartner Analyst Noha Tohamy and her recent research note Five Things Supply Chain Strategists Need to Know About Machine Learning. I couldn’t do better myself.

Thought Leadership Commentary Related to the U.S. West Coast Port Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Sheffi observes how memories of the past 2002 west coast port disruption were short-lived, and apparently not carried forward by industry supply chain […]. There is obviously a lot of commentary coming forward regarding the recent U.S. west coast labor contract negotiations and the consequent impact to multi-industry supply chains of dysfunctional ports. Supply Chain Matters has provided its own viewpoints, but we believe it is important to share other viewpoints as well.

Delivering Shoes to Children in Need Using Enhanced Inventory Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The organization was founded in 2002 in response to the growing need for basic supplies in impoverished nations. Shortly before the holiday break, I had the privilege of speaking with Manny Ohonme, Founder and President of Samaritan’s Feet. Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that, in their words, “shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.”

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

Between 1997 and 2002, approximately 50% of growth by all American firms came from minority businesses alone. More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. If you haven’t been preparing for this risk, ideally since the end of the last shutdown in 2002, there’s very little you can do now at the 11th hour.

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Finally – A breakthrough alternative to spreadsheets for managing your Supply Chain

AIMMS

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. For most enterprise companies, ERP has become a foundational infrastructure technology and a cost of doing business.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

In June 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX was established with the goal to make the space launch service way cheaper. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The first study of shipper satisfaction in 2002 revealed only 27% of shippers was satisfied with the IT capabilities offered by their 3PL provider.

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A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

Transportfolio

This is similar to what happened in 2002. At that time, the ILWU had been working without a contract since September 1, 2002. On September 29, 2002, the PMA accused the ILWU of engaging in a slowdown during contract negotiation and locked them out.

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

In 2002, only 27 percent of shippers (clients who outsource their logistics activities) were satisfied with their logistics suppliers’ IT expertise, even though IT was an essential element of 89 percent of those logistics activities.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts. Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion. While the delays at the U.S.

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The drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products

Claritum

Recognizing these inefficiencies of purchasing marketing services across multiple countries, James Samuels and Paul Barker founded Claritum in 2002 to help companies streamline the purchasing of print and marketing services. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

Elementum

This viewpoint is based on choices made by previous administrations: in 2002, for example, former U.S. After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. But there’s little time to celebrate.

The ‘Why’ in S&OP: or How to Find More Meaning

Supply Chain Trend

Martin Seligman, pioneer of the positive psychology movement, writes in his 2002 book ‘Authentic happiness’, that there are three levels of happiness. There is a lot of evidence that S&OP is hard to implement and get right.

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Is Offshoring Leading to Increased Numbers of Product Recalls?

NC State SCRC

billion, and involved more than 6 million cars worldwide produced since 2002 [2]. Over the last two decades, increased competition and a globalized economy has led firms to deploy outsourced manufacturing and captive offshore policies across multiple industries. Enterprises have sought to achieve reduced production costs and labor arbitrage in the quest for cost competitiveness.

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was interviewing Keith Harrison, prior manager of the Procter & Gamble supply chain global team, he commented that the cost of distribution outstripped the cost of manufacturing in 2002 for P&G. In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.”

Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company

NC State SCRC

I learned that to manage logistics you have to manage relationships with people in the supply chain, and I also learned that there is an informal network of relationships that had to be managed in the supply chain… this was in 2002. This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

These recall counts point to sizeable growth over the past decade in the recall notices of Chinese-made consumer goods from 58 in 2002 to 153 in 2014. Take a moment to think about offshoring.

Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Talking Logistics

Adam joined Manhattan in 2002 after the acquisition of Logistics.com where he supported their SaaS Transportation solution. Last month on Talking Logistics , Adrian Gonzalez, Keith Nash (VP Supply Chain Logistics at Lennox International ) and I discussed “Lennox International’s Complete Supply Chain Redesign.” If you missed the live episode, you can watch it now on demand. Here are some of the questions that we discussed, along with a summary of Keith’s responses.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences. In these sessions, the technology providers share their rational for the investment and invite questions.

Throwback Thursday

Supply Chain Shaman

I dusted off a 2002 presentation from P&G to share with the audience. This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event.

Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?

NC State SCRC

For example, a Russian passenger jet and cargo plane in 2002 crashed in a mid-air collision. Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Science.