Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Material Handling & Logistics

factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, according to figures from the Institute for Supply Management released on March 1.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry.

Time to rethink: How much further can your business go?


It was a record store chain in the UK, which closed down in 2004 in the wake of digital music consumption. What does the future hold for your business? And what can you do to ensure a leading position in the market 10 years from now?

2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 3, while the adoption of SAAS was 5% in 2004 it is currently the deployment preference for the Line of Business Leader. 2004 data references the work that I completed while an analyst at AMR Research.)

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What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

Talking Logistics

A LeanLogistics employee since 2004, Chris served as the lead technologist of several initiatives including optimization, LeanFleet®, LeanSource®, and LeanDex® before taking his current role. It was 30 years ago that Robert Fulghum first published his collection of essays “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” In the title essay, he provided a list of how to live, what to do, and how to be. First and foremost on his list was “share everything.”

RELEX Solutions Names Stefano Scandelli Senior Vice President Sales EMEA

RELEX Solutions

Particularly noteworthy is his career at JDA, where he started as Sales Manager opening the Italian market in 2004, then was promoted to Vice President Sales South Europe and a few years later to Group Vice President Sales South Europe, Middle East and Africa. “I’m Read PDF. RELEX Solutions has appointed Stefano Scandelli as Senior Vice President Sales EMEA with the aim of supporting the company’s rapid growth on the European market.

Triple-A Supply Chain: 10 Strategies to Supercharge Performance

Supply Chain Opz

Lee 2004 had a different opinion. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Triple-A Supply Chain: 10 Strategies to Supercharge Performance.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


factory activity has risen to the highest levels since 2004, in response to the active hurricane season as well. The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints.

Continued Good News Concerning U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- But Also A Cause for Concern

Supply Chain Matters

the highest level since April 2004. Business media is alive with today’s headlines concerning the August report of U.S. manufacturing activity. The ISM PMI Index for August was reported as 59, almost two points higher than the July reading and the highest level in three years. Even more optimistic, the all-important New Orders index increased to 66.7, The production index also rose to its strongest level since May 2010.

The Transportation Revolution: Takeaways from CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference

Talking Logistics

In short, Chrencik’s outlook is similar to what many industry analysts and economists are saying at the moment: another transportation perfect storm is forming, similar or perhaps worse than what the industry experienced in 2004, so you better start preparing today if you want to weather it successfully. Last month, I had the opportunity to speak at CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference in Philadelphia.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?


In 2004, Walmart wasn’t concerned about Amazon; it was just an upstart online bookstore. Remember Walmart and Amazon in 2004 and look at them now. Yesterday was the first day of Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Summit. The conference theme is “supply chain will lead in the next decade.”

Friday in 5: Whole Foods Deals Added to a Longer Amazon Prime Day

Supply Chain Nation

its highest level since May 2004, easing in March and April and rising in May and again in June. Welcome to Friday in 5: news from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up to date and informed. This week: Amazon Prime Day gets longer and adds Whole Foods deals; U.S.

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Is “Carrier Network” on Your TMS Wish List?

Talking Logistics

Evan has been with Kewill since 2004 in senior Marketing and Product Management roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Kewill Asia Pacific. When shopping for any big-ticket item it’s easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles.

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Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

He constructs an argument that productivity from the third industrial revolution of personal computers and mobile phones ended in 2004. Why did the impact stop in 2004? It is late. I cannot sleep. Darkness surrounds me as I write this post.

US Economy Still Growing But at Slower Pace

Material Handling & Logistics

The Backlog of Orders Index continued a 14-month expansion with its highest reading since May 2004, when it registered 63%.

Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico: the Billion-Dollar Nearshore Market

Ryder Exchange

Back in 2004, automotive production in Mexico was roughly 1.4 The Mexico automotive manufacturing industry has been active since the 1930s.

Logility Buys Halo BI

Supply Chain Shaman

Prior acquisitions include: Demand Management, (often termed Demand Solutions) supply chain planning for mid-market, 2004 for $9.5M In addition to enhancing the Logility suite, Halo’s solutions will be sold in parallel as one of four brands–Voyager (the traditional supply chain planning platform), Demand Solutions (purchased by Logility in 2004 ), NGC ( sourcing and Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) for Retail), and Halo’s advanced analytics.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


Today we bring you some digestible information around safety in the workplace. Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry.

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade


The presentation began by asking the audience to think back to 2004 - when MySpace was still king and the supply chain really focused on logistics. We are at Gartner's 2014 Executive Supply Chain Conference this week and the opening keynote just wrapped up.

Eight Rules for Formal Conceptual Definitions

SCM Research

In his seminal JOM paper, A Theory of Formal Conceptual Definitions: Developing Theory-building Measurement Instruments , Wacker (2004) presents eight rules for formal conceptual definitions: (1) “Definitions should be formally defined using primitive and derived terms.” 2004). Theory-building empirical research needs formal conceptual definitions. Particularly, such definitions are necessary conditions for construct validity.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

SAP R/3 released in 1992 and SAP Netweaver in 2004. I think that there is a reason that American productivity in the third industrial evolution stalled in 2004. Today I attended the SAP Insider Conference. The theme? Digital transformation.

An interview with Norm Jerome: BP


Around 2004 we started a project to migrate an existing tool for planning for the BP Petrochemical Aromatics business over to AIMMS. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Norm Jerome, a longtime AIMMS customer.

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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Evan has been with Kewill since 2004 in senior Marketing and Product Management roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Kewill Asia Pacific. Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity.

3 Online Fulfillment Strategies Giving Retailers an Advantage


In 2004, Blockbuster was valued at $6 billion. The blue and yellow glowing stores were a staple in nearly every suburban city, and a typical Friday night for an American family wasn’t complete without a trip to the video store.

Struggling with Multi-Echelon Inventory Adoption


I came into the field of supply chain management in 2004. A research report from the Aberdeen Group reported a 13% adoption in 2004. The master project for my MBA program in that period was on ‘Collaborative Planning in the Extended Supply Chain’.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

This impact declined at the start of the last decade, and the impact of the third-industrial revolution stopped in 2004. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

In order to achieve this objective, Ive gathered more information from the paper " Enhancing Security Throughout the Supply Chain " by Closs and McGarrell 2004 and turn it into easy-to-understand infographic as below, Special Attention. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts.

4 Logistics Technologies That Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want


In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Today’s consumers are changing all that.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


Founded in 2004 by an experienced executive team with a proven track record of success in the transportation software industry, Pierbridge is now a global organization with offices in North America, UK, and Europe.

Supply Chain Maturity Model for Capability Assessment

Supply Chain Opz

Anyway, the most widely cited maturity model is the work named " The development of a supply chain management process maturity model using the concepts of business process orientation " from McCormack and Lockamy III in 2004. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

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Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

When I started doing business in China back in 2004, a general factory worker used to earn around RMB2,600 a month. So I hope that this will make you stop and think carefully about where to base your production, and why – just as I did when first encountering China in 2004. China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain.

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JDA’s Center of Excellence – Growing to Support our Global Business

Supply Chain Nation

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5 Spooky Excel Error Tales That Could Become Your Nightmare


A study conducted by Baker IDI on Excel Gene renaming errors revealed, even though Gene renaming Excel errors were first reported in 2004, the error has since increased at an annual rate of 15%.

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