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

Supply Chain Matters

the highest level since April 2004. Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog U.S. 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,

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. Still, to the large extent, transport sector depends on non-renewable fuel sources along with the gases that emit carbon dioxide.

2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Shaman

The source of the content is research. 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.)

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A. 5) Keep production in-house : Zara tries to stay away from low-cost country sourcing and make an investment in the in-house manufacturing as much as possible.

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. I do not think that most companies understand the concept or source of profit leakage.

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Days and years went by, and eventually, the ’93 Ford Escort was living in the hybrid-dominated world of the year 2004. Time and technology had progressed, and there were a plethora of better alternatives on the market in 2004. Responsible Sourcing. Source: Accenture 2013. “An

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. The goal is deeper analytics to sense and respond across make, source and deliver. Companies need a real-time data source on performance.

Logility Buys Halo BI

Supply Chain Shaman

A significant source of revenue for the company is maintenance renewals. Prior acquisitions include: Demand Management, (often termed Demand Solutions) supply chain planning for mid-market, 2004 for $9.5M On Monday, November 27th, Logility announced the purchase of privately-held Halo Business Intelligence. This announcement continues the trend of supply chain software market consolidation. Here I share what I believe that this means for the market. A Look Back .

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

Hau L Lee, Triple-A Supply Chains, Harvard Business Review, October 2004. This is the clear articulation of when and how to make, source, and deliver for the community. “We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance.

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. We are targeting much improved end-to-end planning in response to multiple demand sources.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. Source: World Bank. When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family.

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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. My struggle is that open source software–Apache Foundation’s work with HADOOP and Spark–is moving quickly. I think that there is a reason that American productivity in the third industrial evolution stalled in 2004.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

I have worked with this client since 2004. Comprehensive view of source, make and deliver. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Focus is on make, source and deliver together. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting.

Bait and Switch

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The first definition of Demand-driven Supply Chains was pushed into the market by AMR Research (now part of the Gartner Group) in 2004. Cloud-based analytics for sourcing and the management of supplier networks are evolving and should be embraced.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). This impact declined at the start of the last decade, and the impact of the third-industrial revolution stopped in 2004.

Top 10 Brands Millennials, Gen Z Trust

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: The company purchases renewable energy certificates to match its non-renewable energy use and it funds renewable energy production from sources like wind and solar. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2004 Compuware purchased Covisint. To drive success in value networks, build multi-tier capabilities in channel and sourcing relationships, side-stepping the use of both traditional CRM and SRM concepts.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry

AFFLINK

Regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act make F&B companies responsible for policing their supply chains, but it still takes a long time for companies to trace the sources of contamination and eliminate it.

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. According to the Wall Street Journal, the agreement will see Tesco (Britain’s largest grocery chain) and Carrefour (a major French grocer) jointly source certain products in an effort to lower prices while increasing product quality and broaden their product offerings.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family. OHL Launches Phase One of Their Single Source Portal for Customer Logistics Intelligence.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. 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

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%. Chemical Products). -- "Production targets continue to be a struggle due to shortages of globally sourced components.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

AFFLINK

McDonald’s has new goals that it wants to achieve by 2020, including purchasing sustainable beef and sourcing 100% recycled fiber packaging. These promotional videos traced the sourcing of McDonald’s products, including its beef.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . 2004=100).

Why Learning Technologies will Fundamentally Transform Retail and Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

But in only a few years since then, Google’s Books Library project has digitized and scanned books from many more libraries and sources. Murnane, The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004). [ii]

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

Transportfolio

Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52 Source: [link] ). While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy.

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Stuck in Traffic: Dealing With The High Cost of Congestion

Talking Logistics

Here are some additional details from the press release: Utilizing a variety of data sources including its unique truck GPS database, ATRI calculated delay on the NHS totaling more than 996 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year. All of this follows research published in February 2004 by the Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation on behalf of the U.S.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

Passage of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 allowed U.S. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North Americabased corporations are reported to have between $2tr and $3tr stashed away in offshore accounts, to avoid paying high taxes on domestic income. Apple alone is said to be holding some $269bn in cash and cash equivalents through its overseas affiliates.

Creating a Cognitive Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Service Director for Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, notes machine learning has been used in the supply chain field since at least 2004.[3] She writes, “Improve your supply chain visibility and risk insight by using AI to track and predict possible supply chain disruptions based on inputs and correlations across multiple data sources, including weather forecasts, news and even social media.”

5 Absolutely Effective Ways to Maximize Cross-docking Performance

Abivin

Cross-docking scenario ( Image source ) Don’t just rely on one single plan when processing cross-docking – even that plan is still running smoothly. Customers always demand good products with fast delivery and lower price. Are they acting irrationally? Unfortunately, they are not.

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Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Source: Google. I remember speaking a few years ago with Art Mesher, Descartes’ CEO from November 2004 through November 2013, and he attributed the turnaround to Descartes’ shift from a “culture of selling” to a “culture of serving.”

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . 2004=100). Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census). Source: U.S. Source: US Census).

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Recent RSPO Certification Suspension Sets a Precedent in Palm Oil Supply Chains

EcoVadis

Unprecedented environmental impacts from palm oil plantations led to the foundation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2004, with the aim to set the standard on sustainable palm oil. In 2015, Indonesia became the worldwide number one palm oil producer. Indonesia also hosts large tropical forests sheltering endangered species directly threatened as forests are converted for palm oil production.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

The two companies switched positions in 1991, an event which heralded the start of a decade-long decline for Kmart, which ended in bankruptcy in 2002 and led to a subsequent merger with Sears in 2004.