This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

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Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – February 2015. business inventories flat, inventory-to-sales ratio highest since 2009 (Reuters).

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Edgar Beers from Vanderlande named as Supply Chain Professional 2015

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The Director Global Supply Chain & CPO of Vanderlande Industries fought off the two other formidable finalists, Edith van Erp-Slot (Mars Nederland) and Peter Meyer (Brezan Automaterialen), to clinch the title of Supply Chain Professional of the Year 2015 on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (October 19-23, 2015)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Results. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 19-23, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

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Back in January 2014, I spoke with one of Oz Development’s customers, Jordan Kivelstadt, founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines , a pioneer in the “wine on tap” movement that Jordan and his partner launched in 2009.

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Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage


2009 was an exception due to the 2008–2009 recession.) Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


Ashton talked in depth about IoT to the in 2009″ “Today computers – and, therefore, the internet – are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

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Used from the 17th century until the late mid-20th century, a ball and chain found in 2009 in the United Kingdom from the 17th century was an 18 pound ball six inches in diameter.

Supply chain collaboration: Who’s leading the revolution?

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In 2015, that omnipotent player is no longer a theoretical possibility. A few weeks ago I witnessed supply chain history in the making. The Port of Rotterdam signed a contract for a system that will enable inland shipping companies to take supply chain collaboration to the next level.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

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In a recent benchmarking study of demand by Terra Technology, the company reports that since 2009, the number of items is up 30% with the average sales volume per unit falling by 22% over a six year period in Consumer Packaged Goods Companies. Companies want to be agile.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

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When I wrote a summary report at AMR Research in 2007 and 2009, there were two or 6% of the market. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason? With growth slowing and complexity rising, S&OP is more important than ever.

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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

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In 2009, the term supply chain execution convergence emerged as a way to describe the next generation of supply chains. Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity.

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

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2015 Supply Chains to Admire. In 2009, we took the work that we did with E2open on suppliers and built customer networks to see channel sales and demand signals daily. Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

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The investigation into the activity at PCA began in 2009, after the U.S. The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a closed sign. There is no traffic on the streets.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

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Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. As Graph 3 shows, the number of port calls in 2014 was the lowest in the past 10 years – more than 50% decline since 2009. Massive ships. Slow steaming. Alliances and consolidation.

Solving Truck Fleet Deployment Challenges

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I’m kind of happy to say that the blog I wrote in 2009 outlining when and why companies should choose to deploy private and dedicated fleets remains largely accurate today. An additional six years of economic, supply chain, and logistical changes have effected how all companies and us at Chainalytics evaluate fleet deployment practices. However, I still see some companies missing the mark in choosing a sub-set of lanes and activities when deciding how their […].

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Nov. 19, 2015

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Tata Steel, Others, Putting Price Squeeze on Suppliers, Oil Prices Fall to 2009 Lows, but There May be Falloutl, Online Customers and Binge Returns, Deadheading Issues in China to Europe Train Transport

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

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That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. 2015 is less than three weeks away, and a barrel of Brent crude oil is $65.70 Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source million bbl/d in 2015.” .

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S&OP in Consumer Goods: A Cumulative Research Study


Since 2009 we have worked with industry publication Consumer Goods Technology to check the pulse of sales and operations planning (S&OP) in the consumer goods industry. This week we have kicked off the 2015 research project and invite you to participate and share your thoughts and experience on the adoption and evolution of S&OP within your organization.

Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

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It was a theme echoed throughout the event, starting with the morning keynote presentation by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III , the US Airways pilot who back in January 2009 safely landed an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after the plane collided with birds shortly after takeoff and both engines failed.

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


Recently, Google launched its self-driving prototype which it has been developing since 2009. It’s been a long road, but electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of the auto industry. We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game.

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure


Congress is under pressure to quickly deliberate on effective measures that resolve the seemingly chronic problem of transportation money, but it’s following a pattern of putting things off: there have 34 short-term funding bills like last week’s passed since 2009.

Lora Cecere: ‘All the metrics must be in balance’

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The analyst was joined by Bram Desmet, managing director of Solventure, to present her latest book, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter, in Brussels on 18 March 2015. “Some companies are under the impression that they can first ‘milk’ one performance indicator before moving on to the next one.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

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Since 2009 I’ve been in Turkey where I continue to run the Algida ice-cream factory.”.

SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

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He joined Unilever on the Executive Board in September 2009, following roles at global management consultancy AT Kearney and Nestlé SA, where he was Vice President of Corporate Operations Strategies in Switzerland and Vice President of Supply Chain and R&D in Mexico.

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How Big Food and Beverage Could Revolutionize the Natural Movement


The organic food market in the US alone is expected to grow 14 percent from 2013 – 2018 and is expected to take in over $104bn by the end of 2015. As more and more companies start to focus on natural ingredients, supply chain issues arise. We examine the best solutions.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky


As I explain in my book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), companies can improve their disruption detection capabilities in a number of ways.

Takata Recall Forces Auto Supply Chains To Shift Gears


The expansion of the recall comes after years of on-and off-investigations; the first NHTSA inquiry into faulty Takata airbags started in 2009. In 2014 more cars were recalled than sold in the United States; 2015 is well on its way to repeating those results by the end of the year.

Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

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2015) note that simple monitoring through a self-managed set of narrowly defined evaluative activities is no longer enough to meet stakeholder demands for accountability in the supply chain. In July 2009, the retail giant, Walmart, announced they were unrolling a sustainable product index and required its supply base of 100,000 global suppliers to comply with 15 requirements across four major categories (energy and climate, material efficiency, natural resources, and people and community).

First Sale Rule for Reducing Custom Duties: Where Angels Fear to Tread

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of all importing entities) used the First Sale rule during the year of 2009. [2] 332-505, USITC Publication 4121, December 2009.  Kin-Keung Lai, City University of Hong Kong, and Christopher Tang, UCLA Anderson School. October 2014. Every year, U.S.

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If You Recall: How to Learn from Takata, Nestle, and Others


To make matters worse, the company stopped global safety audits for financial reasons for two years, from 2009 - 2011. It turns out that some Takata employees knew about the faulty airbags.

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Why Are There Fewer US Manufacturing Jobs Today? 4 Driving Forces to Understand


With the release of the May 8, 2015 Jobs Report , many businesses and employees within the manufacturing industry have grown concerned. Bureau of Labor Statistics US manufacturing jobs Report – April 2015.

The LTL Market now Belongs to the Carriers: Shippers Must Know how to Level the Playing Field


Whereas 2009 saw the control of transportation industry profits in the hands of the shippers, two years later a shift occurred in the favor of carriers. As the US economy is looking positive in 2015 and for the next few years, so is the LTL market.

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


At the trough of the recessions in 2003 and 2009, only $100 million worth of equipment was being purchased. So, its effects were probably a little easier to handle than the deep, sharp recession of 2009. How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line?

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


The principal causes of manufacturing job losses were growing trade deficits, especially with China, Mexico, and other low-wage nations, and the weak recovery from the Great Recession since 2009.

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey


When compared to 2009, when 68% reported having to reduce the size of their staff, these numbers are very encouraging. The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

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” In 2009, I moved into the supply chain area, and worked with Rob in understanding how to apply analytics with a procurement focus. In 2009 we were $2B, and suddenly had five new drugs approved in two years. Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Ide c spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week, and shared his insights on how Biogen’s supply chain evolved.