Supply Chain Resilience 2011

SCM Research

One of my primary research interests is in the area of supply chain resilience and I was particularly curious when I got the report Supply Chain Resilience 2011 into my hands. Among the major sources of disruption are adverse weather, unplanned outage of IT or telecommunication systems, transport network disruption, failure in service provision by an outsourcer, and, not surprisingly, earthquake and/or tsunami.

Connections 2011: A Preview

Logility

We are officially one week away from the kickoff of Connections 2011, our annual customer conference. A tour of the Interactive Solutions Center designed to help attendees explore S&OP, collaboration, demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, manufacturing planning, transportation management and much, much more. Attendance is up more than 40%. And, we have added 25% more sessions.

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Connections 2011: A Preview

Logility

We are officially one week away from the kickoff of Connections 2011, our annual customer conference. A tour of the Interactive Solutions Center designed to help attendees explore S&OP, collaboration, demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, manufacturing planning, transportation management and much, much more. Attendance is up more than 40%. And, we have added 25% more sessions.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2011

SCM Research

is the 2011 Bernard J. The papers awarded by the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, the International Journal of Logistics Management, the Transportation Journal, and the Journal of Supply Chain Management are B2B eCommerce: an empirical investigation of information exchange and firm performance by Porterfield et al., Best paper award winners can serve as a blueprint for one’s own research projects.

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

Key to this success was very tightly synchronized multi-vendor product and data flows creating significant inbound transport & process savings and service improvements. NonStop was a consortium of major 3PL and Transport firms which proposed 29 similar facilities across the US in the 1990?s My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends!

JDA Software to Present at the 2011 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

Supply Chain Network

Foodservice; Mathew Menner, senior vice president, Transplace; and William Pollard, vice president, customer service and transportation, Del Monte Foods, Inc. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. JDA® Software Group, Inc.

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

Getting Cloudy?

Logility

In the past couple of years I have seen an increase in adoption of transportation management systems (TMS) in both hosted and SaaS environments. White Paper: Transportation Planning and Management for Operational and Bottom-line Benefits.

Getting Cloudy?

Logility

In the past couple of years I have seen an increase in adoption of transportation management systems (TMS) in both hosted and SaaS environments. White Paper: Transportation Planning and Management for Operational and Bottom-line Benefits.

Network Design and MEIO: the Next Buddy Movie?

Logility

ND is about big-picture things like optimal facility locations, transport lanes and routing of goods between suppliers, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, transit lanes, and assessing total landed costs, production outsourcing opportunities, acquisitions and cost to serve. Ruggedly independent, yes, but they know they can rely on each other, too. Butch Cassidy was all brains and vision, while Sundance had good looks and the fast draw.

Three Steps to a Better Supply Chain

Logility

These typically included material, labor and transportation costs. Yes, a better supply chain is just three steps away. And, no, I am not going to try to sell you a companion book for $29.95 plus shipping and handling. It is no secret there is increasing pressure from customers, competitors, internal management, and others to create additional efficiency throughout the supply chain.

S&OP: Are You Prepared?

Logility

Senior level executives responsible for sales, marketing, materials/procurement, manufacturing, transportation, supply chain, and finance (to name a few) meet to consider the needs and constraints of each of their respective areas in light of overall company objectives, and agree on an operating plan for the next month, quarter and year. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process designed to unite all key constituents across the enterprise to a single goal.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

and packaging sufficiently to handle long distance transportation. Collins, Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics – Americas, Heidrick & Struggles. consulting services, has one of the industry’s leading, dedicated Transportation and Logistics practices round. transportation and logistics companies themselves as further convergence emerges in the industry – we hold key.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Echo’s web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 24,000 transportation providers to serve its clients’ shipping and freight management needs.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

This increased cost of supply, accompanied by increased risk of supply means logistics costs and transportation delays from these far-flung regions is causing companies to re-examine their supply chains. If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”.

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Why Should Manufacturers Get Social With Their Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Network

In many cases suppliers will establish plants in these countries as well to simplify logistics and transportation costs. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Social SC Synergy Supply Chain Management In recent years manufacturers have globalised their operations due to the need to reduce costs and to explore business opportunities in new markets.

RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown

Supply Chain Network

Retailers rely on an efficient rail transportation system to move products to distribution facilities and stores every day of the year. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation News & Info Security Supply Chain Risk RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown: Work stoppage could disrupt retail supply chains well into 2012.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

The alliance addresses the unique supply chain challenges for business in the areas like planning, procurement, production, distribution, warehousing, inventory, transportation and customer services. Emerging Trends Information Technology News & Info Professional Communications Supply Chain Management cloud distribution inventory planning procurement production transportation warehousing

Updated Analytics Software Makes Smarter Supply Chain Network Decisions

Supply Chain Network

It takes into account all cost and constraint variables, whether manufacturing, transportation or warehousing, across multiple tiers of even the most complex networks. This new capability will benefit companies in many industries, including manufacturers, consumer products companies, food and beverage, retail and transportation companies.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc.,

Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

Supply Chain Network

AT&T* today announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T’s portfolio of fleet management solutions. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Register, Vol. is a leading global provider of mission-critical operational solutions for mobile workforce and transportation-related companies.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Transportation costs were up 10.3 Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc., Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Thursday, 10 February 2011. KeyTone and arviem unveil strategic partnership to deliver trade monitoring and management services for global supply chain visibility Cupertino, CA, February 09, 2011: KeyTone Technologies, a recognized leader in RFID and other sensor-based solutions, announced today its strategic partnership with arviem to deliver ”in-transit” trade monitoring and management services to Fortune 1000 companies around the globe. ▼ 2011. (1).

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Supply Chain Gain: Trucking Tactics

Inbound Logistics

Strategic transportation management puts shippers on the road to increased fuel economy and improved asset utilization

Supply Chain Gain: Trucking Tactics

Inbound Logistics

Strategic transportation management puts shippers on the road to increased fuel economy and improved asset utilization

Supply Chain Management:Order Fulfillment From The Dark Stores

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. We are looking forward to working with the Mode Transportation team to continue its growth and expansion in the years to come.” Hub Group, Inc.

Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying Season will again Test Retailer MCO and Supply Chain Capabilities | Main | Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment » Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices. Demand planning is the most critical process in the CPG industry, since it drives all downstream processes (raw material/finished goods inventory planning, procurement planning, capacity planning, manpower planning, transportation planning, etc.)

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation on an insourced basis, a majority do not. increase over 2011, according to Capgemini’s 2014 18th Annual Third Party Logistics Study.

Kuehne + Nagel names William Rooney Vice President Seafreight Transpacific

Supply Chain Network

William Rooney joins Kuehne + Nagel with 38 years of experience in transportation management. Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has named William F. Rooney Vice President, Seafreight Transpacific. In line with Kuehne + Nagel’s Transpacific “Go for Growth” initiative, William Rooney will lead all of the company’s Transpacific market efforts in the U.S.

The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)

Talking Logistics

Back in the dotcom days, more than 15 years ago, numerous startups launched transportation marketplaces in a bid to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers worked together. These marketplaces (aka “exchanges”) didn’t work for many reasons, but the prime one was that these startups didn’t really understand the transportation market. But transportation is not a commodity. Will history repeat itself or will transportation marketplaces transform the industry as we know it?

Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking?

Talking Logistics

We don’t think they’re going to, but we spend over $100 million a year on technology, and connecting 110,000 shippers with about 70,000 disparate providers of transportation takes a lot more than putting up a mobile app.”. As I wrote back in February 2015 in “ The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces ”: Back in the dotcom days, more than 15 years ago, numerous startups launched transportation marketplaces in a bid to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers worked together.

Achieving Competitive Advantage: How the Right 3PL Partner Can Help You Dominate Your Market

Inbound Logistics

Chris Baltz of Transportation Insight explains how the right 3PL partner can help you achieve competitive advantage and dominate your market