Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


At the trough of the recessions in 2003 and 2009, only $100 million worth of equipment was being purchased. According to our USMTO data the 2003 recession really started in 2001 and didn’t really end until 2005 or even 2006.

SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

It was formed from the November 2003 merger of Biogen, Inc. Prior to 2009, support for PO&T sourcing and procurement was provided by a corporate sourcing group under a centralized business model. In September 2009, anticipating a sharp rise in the complexity of the company’s supply chain, the management team launched an assessment of supply chain maturity across PO&T.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

purchased Roadway in 2003. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. YRC Worldwide is a Fortune 500 company based in Overland Park, KS.

Amazon–Robots Roam the Warehouses

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Amazon’s fulfillment costs have risen annually since 2009 and consumed 12.3% for all of 2009. Kiva was founded in 2003 by Mick Mountz, a former executive at Apple Inc.

Successfully Juggling Career, Family and Fitness!

Supply Chain Nation

In 2003, a friend approached me with a job profile from i2. I started doing 10Ks and half marathons around 2009. When it comes to work and family, Reshma Deshpande has become an expert juggler.