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

Loftware

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?

Quintiq

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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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%.

7 Ways to Create Perfect Agile Supply Chain Machine

Supply Chain Opz

Triple-A Supply Chain In 2004, Professor Hau Lee of Stanford University published the article titled " The Triple-A Supply Chain " in Harvard Business Review. Agile Supply Chain concept has been discussed widely but the definition can be a bit vague.

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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.”

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 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.

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.

In Tribute to Steve Johnston: Demand Solutions’ Founder

Demand Solutions

Steve Johnston, who founded Demand Solutions in 1984 and retired in 2004, passed away this past January. Bill Whiteside, now a Principal in Demand Solutions Northeast, was an early Demand Solutions customer, and was one of the company's first sales representatives.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?

Directworks

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.”

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

2004). There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books.

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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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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.

Struggling with Multi-Echelon Inventory Adoption

Arkieva

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’.

An interview with Norm Jerome: BP

AIMMS

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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3 Online Fulfillment Strategies Giving Retailers an Advantage

FLEXE

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.

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade

Logility

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.

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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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.

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

FLEXE

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.

5 Spooky Excel Error Tales That Could Become Your Nightmare

Arkieva

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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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.

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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The secret to distance selling success

Quintiq

French retailer Chronodrive has been doing this since 2004 and has since gained a steady following of 130,000 customers. Distance selling has seen double digit growth in Germany for the past few years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Supply Chain : When a bicycle is better than a Mercedes.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The summer of 2004. It was 3 weeks after I had changed the job and the company. It was a new (Supply Chain) position in an FMCG company with many people speaking native French.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

In 2004, UPS entered the heavy freight business with the purchase of Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, a former subsidiary of Menlo Worldwide. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS, Inc. had $54.1B

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade

Logility

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.