Who said supply chains are boring?: Accounting for Everything in.

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, September 27, 2009. Either way, I applaud the openness of the data and I do feel better as a consumer. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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


The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). What is the USMTO Data Report? Why Wenzel America Uses the USMTO Data Reports. Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from USMTO Data Reports.

The Impact of the Open Compute Project in the Data Center Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In 2009, Facebook designed one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers, one that could handle unprecedented scale at the lowest possible cost. Now through the Open Compute Project, these companies have access to the world’s latest designs of data centers.

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'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. Three members of the MPC this month — Haldane, McCafferty and Saunders — inexplicably voted for a rate rise, based on wishful guessing and entirely ignoring the data from the real world.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Master Data is No Longer a Barrier. Cognitive learning and rules-based ontologies will redefine master data management technologies making them obsolete. Instead, the data model is inside out.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream


Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. Freight Data Freight Insights General Logistics TechnologyRemember iPods?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

For December 2015, retail sales were the lowest since 2009. 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


Despite a few pioneering perspectives in 1950s and 1960s (Alfalla-Luque and Medina-López 2009), supply chain management (OSCM) centered on operations within internal organizations during its early history. Even today, emerging research finds that managers observe the non-negligible level of inaccuracy in data for physical goods challenges and that such inaccuracy requires time-consuming practices to be corrected.

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions


The data reveals which of the world’s most famous and successful companies have taken position in the top 10, and who has worked to invest in high-quality developments in order to become the world’s supply chain champions.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Cloud & Big Data. « Collaborative Platform for Enterprise of Future | Main | Key Asset Management trends in Oil & Gas Industry » Importance of Proactive Master Data Maintenance in SAP SCM Support. Analysis showed that around 70-80% of issues faced in support could be classified or could be attributed to incorrect Master Data Maintenance & triggered a thought process of "Importance of Proactive Master Data Maintenance". December 2009.

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

Talking Logistics

business inventories flat, inventory-to-sales ratio highest since 2009 (Reuters). Institute for Supply Management data indicated that growth in production, orders, and inventory slowed in January…January 2015 freight shipments were up 5.6

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Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The teams in these seats did not experience the down market in 2007 or the start of the market run in 2009. Machine learning will redefine master data management. Telematics and outside-in data redefines transportation. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations.

Relaunching Your Supply Chain for the Digitial Age


Although most aspects of daily work have shifted online, one major activity has stayed grounded in the 1970s: data entry. the vast majority of data entry for tasks like orders and purchases are still done via pen and paper.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

Only one in five companies has a balanced process, and most companies struggle to get to data. Most companies lack the ability to manage data and develop a feasible plan. Many have different data models due to multiple M&A activities. Companies want to be agile.

6 ways to improve warehouse productivity

6 River Systems

Implement the right software Software is the backbone of many companies today, automating manual processes and analyzing data better and faster than humans can. That said, many companies have data that exists in silos, making it difficult to analyze data from multiple sources.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Capacity Additions, Retirements, and Changes by Energy Source, 2009 (US Energy Information Administration). The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

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


Chips attached to individual items will transmit data such as identification, location, temperature, pressure, and humidity. Not only that, they will also be able to transmit traffic conditions and drive-specific data, such as average speed and driving patterns back to the central office.

Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

The Importer Security Filing regulation — commonly referred to as “10+2” because importers or their agents have to submit ten data elements to customs 24 hours prior to vessel departure, and ocean carriers have to submit two additional data elements — was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008 and has been in effect since January 26, 2009. Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S.

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

Qualitative research can be conducted to build theory from field data. SCM journals have recently seen a series of articles advocating for the use of grounded theory, e.g., Mello and Flint (2009, JBL) and Kaufmann and Denk (2011, JSCM). The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Glaser and Strauss (1967) remains the fundamental handbook of this approach.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

In 2008, the rate reached a high of $2.50/mile and then plummeted to a low of $1.82/mile in January 2009. The 2009 rates slowly increased to the current 2012 level. Truck costs will continue to increase due to technology upgrades prompted by: New engines that will be lighter, more fuel efficient and transfer data to the truck’s technology.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

2009: H1N1 Outbreak in Mexico. They develop a system called "Risk Engine" which incorporates 100-year flood data, geological and geopolitical data, site incident data, supplier performance and so on so they can predict the magnitude of disruptions. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Access to data in single system eliminates data gathering and streamlines analysis. Automation and Visibility reduce errors on shipment data and allow for proactive management to reduce expedited costs.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter


Failures like sub- 30% adoption of e-AWB in 2015 (twelve years into the program), a less-than-stellar digitalization effort at DHL or Maersk’s 2009 abandonment of youship.com reinforced the attitude that inertia was the best policy.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The bottom line is that we’re living in the Big Data era, and in many cases actively enabling it by opting into loyalty programs and sharing info (sometimes too much) on social networks, so expectations of privacy are arguably different today than in the past.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Deterioration of Existing Fleets – In the aftermath of our economic issues since 2009, corporations in the U.S. Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Global Container Volume on Track for Worst Year Since 2009 (WSJ – sub. Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters).

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format, the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Because digitization enables: Centralized data control. Real-time operation data management – visibility.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0


In the near future, technologies ( AI, machine learning and software automation applications) would no longer primarily impact low-wage, uneducated workers, but would also increasingly enable computers to fulfill jobs that require significant training and education, according to Ford, 2009.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

When I wrote a summary report at AMR Research in 2007 and 2009, there were two or 6% of the market. Data visualization is quickly advancing in the tools. Also, just because the data comes from the same vendor–Oracle, SAP or Infor–does not mean that the data is cleaner.

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Supply Chain Management:How to make Preventive Maintenance a.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Cloud & Big Data. Similarly errors can occur in master data area that affects SNP and PPDS planning. Similarly possible errors in terms of master and transactional data can be considered based on the past experience or thought through. Periodic data check processes with data checker tools and templates can be built to capture possible data issues. However maintaining better quality data will ensure that planners always get a plan that is reliable.

What is an Outside-In Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

As companies utilize collected data to analyze consumer behavior, they begin to focus their supply chains on the customer. With an outside-in supply chain network, transaction data is captured across the entire network, creating a critical mass of real-time business information allowing trading partners to better respond to customer demands and drive value out of their supply chain network.

Reasons For Logistics Pros to Be Thankful this Season

Supply Chain Collaborator

percent higher than the low in April 2009 during the recession.” Specifically, gaining real-time visibility of shipments and access to real-time data and reporting.

Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

3PL market has grown by roughly 7% annually since 2009 and is expected to reach $170 billion by the end of 2016. Transportation optimization is more than moving freight at the lowest cost or finding a short-term performance boost; it’s about continuous improvement delivered through smart, data-driven planning and efficient execution. In recent years, shippers have encountered new standards of velocity, market choice and cost for their products.

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Why Trade Compliance Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Trade compliance should care about digitization because its activity is heavily dependent on vast amounts of data outside its control.

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Why Trade Compliance Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Trade compliance should care about digitization because its activity is heavily dependent on vast amounts of data outside its control.

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BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

At the same time we built a strong innovation culture and expanded our expertise across various disciplines, including mathematicians and data scientists, to reach the next maturity level. I worked in Hong Kong for 4 years during 2009 to 2013. BASF creates chemistry.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7