How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

Student Profile: Sue Andres-Brown ('14) - UCLA Anderson School of.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Richard Rumelt/Strategy Land. She spent six years teaching high school English in southeast Los Angeles, including her 2006 stint as a Teach For America corps member. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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). In the meantime few of the large customers that I have worked with in the last few years have a clear strategy in place. I think for now this is a great strategy to follow. Instance Consolidation Strategy. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

Supply Chain Management Award for Adva Optical Networking

Supply Chain Movement

Adva Optical Networking built on its global supply chain strategy to standardize its processes and systems around the world, improving customer focus and establishing a strong competitive stance.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?


In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers.

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Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

2006): A cultural perspective of relationship orientation: Using organizational culture to support a supply relationship orientation , Craighead et al. 2005): Supply chain collaboration: Making sense of the strategy continuum. The annual Citation of Excellence Awards recognize “the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world” Emerald Group Publishing Limited has now announced the winners of the 2012 Awards.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. Our strategy was we had a burgeoning small molecule pipeline, and had strong large molecule production capabilities with protein purification expertise. The beauty of this strategy is that if we have five new launches, we have scalable leverage.

The Relational View in SCM Research

SCM Research

Published in 1998, The relational view: Cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage by Dyer and Singh remains one of the most influential business papers. The relational view has later been extended by Lavie (2006). Ten years later, the authors discussed their paper in an interview with

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And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise


H&M has a big strategy to grow into the Indian Middle Class. by CJ Wehlage On the bus ride back to the McDowell Marriott after the 2016 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain event, I plugged my ear phones into my cell and listened to some Pearl Jam.

Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

Logistics Bureau

Horizontal integration has become the go-to value chain strategy over the last two or three decades, to the point where companies that insisted upon remaining vertical became the outliers in a global field of distributed organisations.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a strategy day in 2006. Mark Hersh (shown here) is now a Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Clorox while Dave retired in 2018. Value Chain segmentation—designing a fit for purpose supply chain—was the focus of the strategy day workshop. His strategy?

The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

But how do companies best translate strategy to action? My caution is not so fast… 95% of companies are not making progress at the intersection of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and asset strategies. Consistent data is not available prior to 2006.)

Talent Trap

Supply Chain Shaman

Despite multimillion dollar technology projects, and tomes of strategy documents, they are stuck in their ability to overcome market factors and rising complexity to drive continuous improvement on a portfolio of metrics. I love doing strategy days with teams.

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report


GDP has changed since 2006. Author information Kevin Jessop Marketing Project Manager at Cerasis I handle tactical execution of our marketing strategies as well as help execute new projects and collaborate with our Marketing Director to continue to push brand and company awareness.

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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 aims to capitalise on its strong market position, focusing on key strategies to increase market share with opportunities for growth in all product sectors. At Electrium, the supply chain is really in the center of their current and future strategy.

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. Vice President of Global Operations Strategy, Seagate Technology.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You Need A Blue Ocean Strategy! 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. You Need A Blue Ocean Strategy! . Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Jungheinrich aiming for Europe’s number 1 position

Supply Chain Movement

An important pillar in Jungheinrich’s strategy until 2020 are used vehicles. The second-hand-vehicle plant in Dresden is where the company has been overhauling thousands of the German brand’s used forklifts and warehouse trucks annually since 2006.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

We take the long view believing that it takes more than three years to evaluate the effectiveness of supply chain strategy. Corporate report data is not readily available before 2006. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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


While this idea seemed ground-breaking in 2006, it has become a commonplace aspect of nearly all Walmart locations. Author information Kevin Jessop Marketing Project Manager at Cerasis I handle tactical execution of our marketing strategies as well as help execute new projects and collaborate with our Marketing Director to continue to push brand and company awareness.

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

We used the period of 2006 to 2012 to build the model and we used the formula to attempt to predict 2013. Let’s look at this more closely: 1) Strength: Continuous year-over-year improvements on the Effective Frontier based on well-defined Supply Chain Strategy.

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

Approach the bigger picture incrementally – Find a solution that enables you to make small improvements on a regular basis and build out an overall strategy. Prior to Kewill, Walt led the worldwide commercial efforts for the IBM Sterling TMS solution, providing strategy and executive leadership for IBM’s global supply chain execution portfolio. IBM Sterling TMS was born from IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in 2010, which had previously acquired Nistevo Corporation in 2006.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The shift from 2004-to 2006 is impressive. …spark a new conversation, network with a supply chain visionary, and build a new strategy. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

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Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The level of performance in 2015 is the same as 2006. The Novo Nordisk corporate strategy is very well communicated and cascaded throughout the organization. I believe when the vision is clear and well-communicated then it is easier to build the right supply chain strategy.

Prepping Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Processes to Succeed In Peaks

Veridian Solutions

As reiterated by Material Handling & Logistics in 2006, which still holds true for fundamental supply chain prep during any peak season, “Peak season is not the time to do things a second time or make extra work due to insufficient communication. Supply chain leaders can improve peak season omnichannel operations by revisiting their comprehensive strategies, as well as following these essential tips. Rethink your picking processes and strategy.

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect the Real You?

JDA software

I had a conversation with Jennifer Cook, Group Vice President – Chief HR Strategy and Operations, on personal branding to get her perspective on what that means, social media’s impact, and how to evaluate your personal brand. Jennifer has been a JDA associate since 2006, and she has spent her career in the human resources field.

What are the key opportunities for business in 2020?

Savant Events

Volatility and unpredictability are now the norm, which means an optimised go-to-market strategy is pivotal, to ensure the supply chain is able to respond rapidly to constantly changing market conditions. OWEAME.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

When we do these types of analysis, we look back at the data as far as we can reach (Y chart data is available only back to 2006 in a reliable form) and then we look at the period of 2006-2014 and the more recent period of 2011-2014.

The expanding scope of procurement analytics: Some initial thoughts


Procurement analytics, which supports decision making in procurement management, typically handles problems and decisions that are related to cost reduction, supplier management, cost modeling, procurement-led innovation, market strategies, supply chain risk, and stakeholder value improvement (Handfield, Jeong, and Choi 2019). Moreover, sourcing organizations increasingly adopted centralized sourcing strategy, raising the importance of data analytics in sourcing.

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

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. Management and planning of the entire network against a value network strategy. Recognition of asset strategies in go-to-market plans. Risk management strategies integrated in network design programs. 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.

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

Enterra Insights

Lack of Clarity on Supply Chain Strategy. Companies making progress are clear on the definition of supply chain strategy.” ” Unfortunately, she notes, companies have “no clear definition of supply chain strategy.” 3] Back in 2006 he laid out the challenges he saw with S&OP processes. 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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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005).

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


He works as a Strategy Advisor, Researcher and Theory of Constraint (TOC) expert and educator, with both Fortune 500 companies, as well as NGO’s and Government Agencies. He served on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG: NYSE) in 2006.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain


With the control of the chain, hotels can save up to 15%, reduce error, increase speed, and implement just-in-time strategies. To meet demands the hotel has since dropped its energy consumption by 32% and landfill rates have fallen from 92% to 37% since 2006.