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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

The first report was published when I working at AMR Research (now Gartner) in 2004. Lemmings are misunderstood. So are supply chain leaders. What is a lemming? Simply put, a lemming is a small rodent.

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.

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. rgiyim imalatç?s? Narkonteks Yönetim Kurulu Ba?kan?

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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.”

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

While the name has changed, the methodology has remained fairly constant, with a only a few changes, since 2004. This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. A major item on the agenda is the announcement of what used to be named the AMR Top 25.

Balancing Demand Planning & Same-Day Shipping

IQMS

was founded in 2004 with a mission to protect people and property by building the best gas detection systems in the world. Calibration Technologies balances increased demand for cold food, medical and pharmaceutical storage in response to the proliferation of COVID-19.

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.)

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.

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.”

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.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

Hau L Lee, Triple-A Supply Chains, Harvard Business Review, October 2004. “We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance.

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.

PINC Receives Significant Growth Equity Investment From Accel-KKR

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.