7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables


Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Business Advice Freight Broker Info Manufacturing Supply Chain freight brokerage

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing


We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. Then, in 2006, a Silicon Valley startup called Tesla Motors announced that it would be producing a luxury electric sports car that could potentially run for more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)?

RoHS exemptions may expire in July


Adopted in 2003, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive has prohibited the use of six different hazardous substances in electronics manufacturing since it took effect in Europe in 2006.

Europe 141

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. In 2006 the analyst community predicted that gap between the Best of Breed (BOB) WMS and ERP WMS has narrowed significantly and it was just matter of time before the ERP vendors caught up with the BOB vendors (1). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech.

Supply Chain Management: A Content Analysis

SCM Research

2011): Supply chain management: A multidisciplinary content analysis of vertical relations between companies, 1997–2006. I just read an article by Vallet-Bellmunt et al. It gives a good overview of SCM research published in journals related to marketing, logistics, management, and marketing channels.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Each year at Supply Chain Insights , we study the progress of public companies in manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

A lot of this growth has been fueled by 41 acquisitions since 2006, across a broad spectrum of solutions: Global Logistics Network; Routing, Mobile, & Telematics; Transportation Management; Customs & Regulatory Compliance; Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems; and Global Trade Content.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. When I think back, at the beginning of the decade, it was about designing the product for manufacturing.

Managing Efficiently an Extended Supply Chain – An Electrium Story


Electrium is one of the UK’s leading electrical groups and since January 2006, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Holdings plc. The company employs around 400 people in manufacturing operations in the UK and throughout the world, with its UK commercial centre in Cannock, Staffordshire at the heart of the UK’s motorway network.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


The widespread recognition of the term “supply chain” has come primarily as a result of the globalization of manufacturing since the mid 1990s, particularly the growth of manufacturing in China. History of Supply Chain Management.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. 2006).

Vendor Managed Inventory? Think twice and consider the risks!

Supply Chain View from the Field

In the pursuit of finding a way to off-load inventory (read “working capital”) from their books, many large manufacturers are moving towards so called “Vendor Managed Inventory” systems. The logic couldn’t be easier to follow: ”why not have our suppliers own the inventory up to the point of use? A VMI decision was explored within a large manufacturing approximately 6 – 8 years ago, during a period of significant growth. 1, 2006.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class. Each time, I turn on the channel, manufacturing jobs frame the global debate. Ironically, as global manufacturing jobs decrease, there is a need for talent for the global supply chain. Today, I unpacked my bags.

Global 290

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining.

Talent Trap

Supply Chain Shaman

Operational and executional planning processes are usually focused on geographic implementation by factories, distribution centers, and third-party manufacturers and distributors. In 2006, I asked Dick why it was taking him so long to define the roles of planning within P&G.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a strategy day in 2006. In 2006, Clorox was adding businesses through acquisition, expanding globally in both existing and new markets, moving into new distribution channels, and adding customers who required different route-to-market models.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud


Consequently, the focus on data analysis also grew significantly in 2016, and the use of beacons and connected devices, including POS systems, on-truck sensors and inventory management applications, will continue to shape how consumers obtain products from manufacturers and vendors. While this idea seemed ground-breaking in 2006, it has become a commonplace aspect of nearly all Walmart locations.

JDA’s Project with SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Nation

SanDisk began leveraging JDA’s advanced planning solutions in 2006 to create a more responsive supply chain. billion in annual revenues in 2006 to USD $5.56

The History of the Shipping Container


Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. Two books on McLean are published in 2006, marking the 50th anniversary of the first commercial intermodal container service.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Following the 2006 book by Charles Fisherman called “The Walmart Effect,” the Amazon Effect is a story of an Entrepreneur and his execution of an idea. According to the 2006 book , The Walmart effect begins with the idea of offering consumers the lowest possible price to acquire goods by leveraging large-scale purchasing power and a culture focused on cost-cutting. The game has changed and retailers, manufacturers, and sellers must respond quickly or face extinction.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly. Founded in 2006, Anaplan is attempting to redefine decision support. When I mention Anaplan to manufacturing supply chain leaders, there is no recognition of the brand.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The level of performance in 2015 is the same as 2006. Given the level of industry maturity within pharmaceutical manufacturing, Novo Nordisk has a strong foundation in manufacturing. We also have strong manufacturing culture and high focus on “Lean” initiatives.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars


Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The shift from 2004-to 2006 is impressive. With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

Global 322

Illegal Supply Chains: selling stolen and counterfeit drugs

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

billion between 2006 and 2012 to fight Malaria in Africa that kills 600,000 annually.  Christopher S. On February 27, 2014, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee had a public hearing to discuss the issue of counterfeit drugs and the underlying illegal supply chains. 

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

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Manufacturing is designed and planned in isolation. Integration with manufacturing systems to understand actual run times and Operating Efficiency (OEE). Manufacturing. Manufacturing programs are implemented as standalone programs. Manufacturing trade-offs are closely aligned to network design, tactical planning, and supplier development programs.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


An important outcome of this approach is that the ability of suppliers to significantly influence the product design (and improve manufacturability and cost) is usually informal, and generally quite limited. Product development within the U.S.

Using Scooters for Logistics in China

Supply Chain View from the Field

In general, the 3PL industry still significantly lags the growth of manufacturing. Chinese manufacturing technology and quality is improving rapidly. In fact, logistics inefficiency has reduced Chinese manufacturers’ global competitiveness both at home and overseas. The Chinese government is making a strong effort to transform the country from manufacturing-centric to increased value-added industries, and is seeking to invest more in high value-added production and services.

China 91

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

IBM Sterling TMS was born from IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in 2010, which had previously acquired Nistevo Corporation in 2006. During his tenure in all three organizations, Walt managed several sales organizations and led Sterling’s supply chain execution strategy for the North American manufacturing market. 2016 is finally here, and there’s a good chance you’re working hard to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone wants to better themselves, right?

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources


In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled. It’s expected that market demand for the metal will increase to more than 120,000 tonnes per year by 2020 — 60% of which will account for battery production alone.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources


In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The widespread recognition of the term “supply chain” has come primarily as a result of the globalization of manufacturing since the mid 1990s, particularly the growth of manufacturing in China. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

'Brexit Is Scaring Businesses to Death': Two Experts Debate the Data

Supply Chain Brain

David Blanchflower , professor of economics at Dartmouth College and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from June 2006 to May 2009: The fallout from the disastrous Brexit vote and the even more calamitous negotiations are scaring businesses to death, and continuing apace. The ONS reported that in April manufacturing output dropped 0.5

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #1

Supply Chain Trend

As I worked for and was involved with various enterprises over my career, some manufacturing, some service related, retail, etc. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

S&OP 131

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite speeches, over this fifteen year tenure, was listening to Alan Greenspan at the AMR Research IT conference in November 2006. He discussed the adoption of the steam engine and the electric motor in the manufacturing sector.