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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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.

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.)

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?

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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?

Turkey 101

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.

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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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences. In these sessions, the technology providers share their rational for the investment and invite questions.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry

AFFLINK

The transportation company may be using a depreciated copy of Excel on a PC from 2004. Throughout the food supply chain, food supplies come from many places, travel for long distances, and are handled by many people.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

We were an early adopter of the E2Open technology and we experimented on building B2B networks early in 2004. Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. As a goal, it is easier to say than to define.

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.

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.

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.

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.”