Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More


In 2004, three business founders attempted to build an online snowboarding equipment store, but they ended up being dissatisfied with the platforms available on the market. Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products.

Quick guide to shipping containers from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport

Since its entry into the European Union in 2004, Poland has become a popular source of goods for American firms. If your company wants to enjoy the advantages Poland can provide, you’ll need to get up to speed on shipping containers from Poland to the USA. Poland shipping


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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


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. Source In logistics, transporting goods from one place to another has been a major cause of carbon footprint and environmental pollution, even though other activates of logistics also have a considerable impact on environment.

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. The source of this data is a syndicated data provider of public reporting termed “Y-Charts.”). 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.

Shipping between USA and Poland: Five things you should know

I.C.E. Transport

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

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


Whether they’ve sent their workforces home to work remotely, scaled back their operations, or scrambled to find alternative supply sources, organizations across all industries are implementing new measures to offset the impacts of COVID-19. “To guard against disruption, some retailers hold safety stock or excess raw materials,” Sourcing Journal states. Founded in 2004, PINC is a pioneer in digital yard and digital inventory solutions.

Top 10 Brands Millennials, Gen Z Trust

Material Handling and 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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Dove has a long-standing commitment to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, and not anxiety.

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. For most –hamstrung by silo-based strategies for source, make and deliver–there is no clear definition of supply chain strategy. I will be sharing this data from 150 respondents sourced from my Linkedin 307,000 followers over the course of the next couple of weeks. The combination of cloud, cognitive computing and open source analytics is evolving. Yawn.

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

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?


The organizations using powerful new sourcing technology and streamlined processes are leaping ahead, quickly leaving their competition behind. In 2004, Walmart wasn’t concerned about Amazon; it was just an upstart online bookstore. Professionals in demand planning, procurement, logistics, fulfillment, sourcing: step up and take ownership of your area. Remember Walmart and Amazon in 2004 and look at them now.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. Source: World Bank. port authorities on high alert, as Mariel has been dredged to 58-feet – capable of handling the new generation of mega-carriers – and is well positioned to become an offshore manufacturing hub for companies seeking cheaper sourcing operations. 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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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. 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.

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. Organizations are ‘going carbon neutral by 2025’, and ‘implementing Artificially Intelligent business systems’ and ‘sourcing form solely environmentally friendly suppliers’. Responsible Sourcing. Source: Accenture 2013. “An Subscribe Here!

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 .

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

Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation


Supply chain optimization consultant, author, and podcaster Marcia Williams has been working in supply chain since 2004. I cover ERP implementation, S&OP, and source-to-pay, but I do it in a way that’s like a story that takes place within a medium-sized business that wants to grow.

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.

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. Most companies use multiple B2b networks because they have evolved to serve a part of a supply chain–source, make or deliver within an industry–versus a value chain solution that can connect industries. Companies need a real-time data source on performance.

The Internet of Things and the Retail Industry

C3 Solutions

in 2004 to $0.38 Not only does it help keep their users' distribution centres running smoothly, with lower maintenance costs and less unplanned downtime, it also affords the manufacturer a potential new source of income from the diagnostic and maintenance service.

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. But companies often have diverging incentives and interests from their supply chain partners, so when they independently strive to optimize their individual objectives, the expected result can be compromised. ”.

An interview with Norm Jerome: BP


Around 2004 we started a project to migrate an existing tool for planning for the BP Petrochemical Aromatics business over to AIMMS. The rail fleet is often the source of binding constraints, as you must have sufficient cars on hand to meet your shipping schedule, yet car transit and holding times are constantly changing and stochastic in nature, making it difficult to forecast whether cars will be available when and where you need them.

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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.) Six years ago, on a snowy January afternoon, I wrote my first post for the Supply Chain Shaman. It seems so long ago, but I still remember the fear I felt hitting the publish button for the first time.

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. Being the son of Cuban immigrants, people have been asking me what I think abou t the move by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba. I really don’t know what to think. My brain tells me one thing, my gut another. Which do I trust?

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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. When I think of the future, I think of a thin broad line across design, plan, source, make and deliver. 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.

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. My sources of insight come from personal investment in attending conferences, interviews with business teams and consultants implementing the technologies.

Doing Good is Important for Attracting Millennial and Gen Z Consumers

Enterra Insights

“Dove has a long-standing commitment to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, and not anxiety. The Dove Self-Esteem Project (which launched in 2004), helps women develop a positive relationship with the way they look and raise their self-esteem. “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.”

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. The definition is: An adaptive network focused on a value-based outcome that senses and translates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data latency to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing operations. Bait and switch: A form of fraud.

Doing Business in Poland


The country joined NATO in 1999 and later became a member of the EU in 2004. The corporate tax rate is 19%, calculated on global corporate income from all sources if the company is headquartered in Poland. Poland has become a democratic, market-oriented country after many years of communism and the lingering effects of invasion during World War ll. Located east of Germany in Central Europe, Poland is about 312,685 sq. km, about twice the size of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry


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. 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.

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


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.

PINC named Top Logistics IT provider in 2020


Since 2004 and with hundreds of locations deployed around the globe, PINC Yard Management System helps the largest global companies to identify, locate, and orchestrate inventory throughout the supply chain predictably and cost-effectively. .

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.

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


McDonald’s has new goals that it wants to achieve by 2020, including purchasing sustainable beef and sourcing 100% recycled fiber packaging. To improve the situation, McDonald's created the Restaurant Supply Planning Department in 2004 to help restaurant owners do a better job at procurement management, based on both store-specific data and national factors like holidays and promotions. These promotional videos traced the sourcing of McDonald’s products, including its beef.

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S&OP: Middle-aged or Never Grown Up?

Enterra Insights

When reading current case studies focused on S&OP, she notes, “[They] sound the same as the ones heard when I completed S&OP research in 2004. The combination of cloud, cognitive computing and open source analytics is evolving.” Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for three decades. In human terms, the process should be entering its golden, middle years of life.

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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. If you are a discrete manufacturer in supply chain, we would love your insights on this research study on direct material sourcing. How do you manage sourcing in innovation, compare suppliers and collaborate on design.