Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Material Handling and 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. ISM reports that the expansion is being fueled by improving global economies and firm business investment.

How Prescient was Gartner on the Path RFID in 2004

Supply Chain Digest

Then Analyst Jeff Woods was Mostly Spot on in Predicting Disillusionment Just as Walmart Mandate was Getting Started

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A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

This global manufacturer of agricultural equipment began their journey to improved supply chain resiliency in 2004. AGCO is a supply chain success story. This is the inside story of AGCO's response to the pandemic and how they developed such an agile supply chain. Agility does not just happen. The post A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management supply chain resiliency

Supply Chain Risk Management: Revisiting Ericsson

SCM Research

Norrman & Jansson’s (2004) case study on Ericsson’s supply chain risk management (SCRM) practices is definitely part of the canon of SCM literature. After 15 years, it was time for an update. Together with Andreas Norrman, I visited Ericsson in Stockholm to investigate their SCRM practices. The results can now be found in our new article, The Development of Supply Chain Risk Management over Time: Revisiting Ericsson.

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. Thanks to competitive wages, free trade agreements and a strong location, the nation has proven to be an attractive investment opportunity for major automakers looking to build new assembly lines.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

Systems for a More Efficient Yard Management Process

PINC

Improving the Yard Management Process Since 2004. There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain must be as efficient as possible. million trailers do 500 million shipments (facility to facility or facility to store) every single year all over the country. These shipments average over 200 miles each, taking up countless hours and funds.

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What the 2020 Nobel Prize Means for SCM

SCM Research

Let us not forget the important work on auctions that has already been conducted in our discipline, for example by Wagner & Schwab (2004) , Hartley and her coauthors (2006) and Carter & Kaufmann (2007) , to name just a few.

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Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Supply Chain Shaman

In Table 1, I share research collected for the Supply Chains to Admire analysis on the average days of inventory by industry across the period of 2004 to 2019 by increments to match economic shifts. Each day through the COVID-19 pandemic, I tune into Anthony Cuomo’s (governor of New York) daily briefings. It is my break in the day. As a multi-tasker, when Governor Cuomo broadcasts, I use the time to work out on my rowing machine.

Shipping between USA and Poland: Five things you should know

I.C.E. Transport

Shipping from the US to Poland, or vice versa, has grown much simpler since Poland joined the European Union in 2004. If you’ve ever had qualms about selling into Poland, or sourcing from that country, it’s time to stop worrying. As you consider opportunities in Poland, here are some facts about shipping to keep in mind: ocean shipping European Shipping

Upgrading to One Integrated Suite for all Logistics Operations with Naval Sabharwal

The Logistics of Logistics

He served the Logistics stream of the Indian Air Force for 20 years before taking pre-mature retirement in September 2004 as a Wing Commander. Naval Sabharwal and Joe Lynch discuss why using one integrated suite for all logistics operations is the best approach for driving logistics and supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. Utilizing fragmented systems limits logistics companies from fully leveraging the data in their systems.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

This case study from 2004 outlines a process to manage complexity and improve agility. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions. Why is this an important topic?

7 Best Customer Service Books CEOs Read

Supply Chain Opz

2004). We evaluate books related to customer service based on sales rank, reviews/endorsement by leading business leaders and show you the best customer service books. Finding Best Customer Service Books When we talk about customer service, people will usually think about the hotel and tourism business or banking business where products are less physically or tangible.

Campbell Soup Company upgrades Demand Sensing

Supply Chain Movement

In 2004, Campbell Soup Company was the first company to implement Terra’s solutions and reap the benefits of Demand Sensing’s improved forecast accuracy. Campbell Soup Company, will upgrade to the newest version of Terra Technology’s Demand Sensing solution. “Sensing product demand is particularly important in today’s increasingly complex marketplace,” said Patrick Folan, Vice President of Supply Chain for Campbell Soup Company in a press release of January 21, 2014.

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

DELMIA 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? I was talking to a postal company the other day that didn’t have the answer to either question. Postal companies are seeing a three percent drop in volume every year, racking up huge losses. The postal company I met with was no exception.

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A. Fashion industry is one of the most primitive form of supply chain management and its practices have been extended, adopted and become the best practices that we use today. This article will show you the development of fashion industry and how one company manages to bring the operations into the next level. Fashion SCM 1.0 In 1984, US Apparel Industry created the task force called " Crafted With Pride in the U.S.A.

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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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Environmental Management Systems (EMS): The two major standards ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 offers the needs for an EMS and suggests common EMS guidelines. Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. In a standard supply chain process, it has been observed by the economists the rising concern on climate change and growing pressure on the firms to decrease the carbon footprint.

Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

The birth of today’s digital freight marketplaces dates back to 2004, to a patent application that became a patent in 2010 – U.S. Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. patent 7.755,518 B2 – Dynamic and Predictive Information System and Method for Shipping Assets and Transport. Click here for the rest of this The Loadstar contribution.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

We’ve been supplying select ingredients at competitive prices to craft brewers, winemakers, craft distillers, and home fermentation retailers in North America since 2004. BSG to eliminate manual processes, improve visibility, and better leverage data with BluJay’s tech and MTS. Holland, MI – Sept. 22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc.,

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos

PINC

Founded in 2004, PINC is a pioneer in digital yard and digital inventory solutions. In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, SAP launched technology platforms: NetWeaver in 2004 followed by HANA 2.0 Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field. Fourth quarter public market results coupled with tax and tariff uncertainty define a shifting market.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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.

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

Ancak 2004’te di?er From 2001 until the end of 2004 the production was done in a traditional mass-production manner for one of the world’s biggest underwear brands from the USA. In 2004, the Fed’s dollarisation strategy was starting to have an effect on the local currencies against the USD. At the end of 2004, we had to stop the operations for the US market and we started to explore alternative possibilities. rgiyim imalatç?s? Narkonteks Yönetim Kurulu Ba?kan?

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.”

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. In this article, we will explain how agile supply chain theories were developed and 7 ways to create agility in your organization.

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US Economy Still Growing But at Slower Pace

Material Handling and Logistics

The Backlog of Orders Index continued a 14-month expansion with its highest reading since May 2004, when it registered 63%. ”Consumption, described as production and employment, continues to expand, with indications that labor and skill shortages are affecting production output,” said Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management.

PINC’s Rafael Granato accepted into Forbes Communications Council

PINC

Since its founding in 2004, PINC has been a pioneer in providing real-time visibility and workflow orchestration to yard operations across distribution centers and manufacturing plants worldwide – achieving Gartner’s “best of breed” status in this category.

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. With a house, people obsess over the fantastic view or the high-end appliances. With a car it’s all about creature comforts and high tech gadgetry.

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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.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?

ivalua

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.” Because of supply chain’s far reaching effects, Gartner is challenging supply chain leaders to drive transformation throughout their organizations.

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. Noha Tohamy, research vice president, and Debra Hofman, research vice president, discussed where the supply chain is headed by taking a retrospective look at where we have been.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Eerily the case studies sound the same as the ones heard when I completed S&OP research in 2004. Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies. Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions. Based on the reference calls, I am not sure that this will be possible. What am I hearing?

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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.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The second presentation given in 2004, shared the results. In 2001, we were in trouble, but in 2004, we had made a lot of progress. 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. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I have personally experienced the failure. Lift my soul by sharing some success stories.”