Top Warehouses in North America 2013

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

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XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012. JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Forget cloud, social, and mobile.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. I passed on spending $1100 to fix my car A/C, so I’ve been driving around with the windows down this summer.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. America’s truckmakers run into soft patch ( Financial Times ). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). Global multinational companies have a dilemma.

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Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

According to the report, Demand Planner Benchmark – Survey 2013: Current Practices and Results, more than half of companies in North America and Europe (52%) view demand planning as “just a stepping stone to other roles in supply chain or finance.”

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

According to the report, Demand Planner Benchmark – Survey 2013: Current Practices and Results, more than half of companies in North America and Europe (52%) view demand planning as “just a stepping stone to other roles in supply chain or finance.”

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

Kevin is currently the Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Effectiveness at Breakthrough Fuel , but prior to that he was the Senior Director of North America Logistics Operations at Whirlpool, another company that decided to invest in US manufacturing a couple of years ago (see “ Whirlpool, On-Shore Production, and Employee Talent ”). The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines.

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

For example, it is easier to forecast how many SUVs will be sold in North America this year versus how many white LX models with a sunroof will be sold in Miami over Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a common “what’s wrong with this picture?”

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Handfield will discuss nine key trends from the study and related topics at BVL’s first North American chapter meeting to be held in Goldsboro, N.C., on August 12, 2013. This project was completed in April 2013, supported by international partners who collaborated on interviews and survey data collection. I will be presenting an overview of the study’s findings and key steps for executives at the inaugural meeting of BVL’s first chapter in North America in Goldsboro, N.C.

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

For example, it is easier to forecast how many SUVs will be sold in North America this year versus how many white LX models with a sunroof will be sold in Miami over Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a common “what’s wrong with this picture?”

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland. The implementation of Optimiza Inventory and Demand planning software is currently taking place and expected to be completed in September 2013.

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Truck Fuel Consumption: Driving and Savings

The Logistics of Logistics

According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect truck fuel consumption and fuel economy. According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent.

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Twenty student teams from four SCALE centers in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America took part in a competition called the 2013 SCALE Challenge. Twelve rounds of the Challenge were played between September 2012 and January 2013. Face time.

Seizing Real Results in Latin America

Supply Chain Nation

If this is true from a supply chain perspective then Latin America can make a good case for future proximity prosperity. Of course the good news is that Latin America has much more going for it than its location relative to North America.

Building Resilience in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Movement

However, the top risk concerns in Europe, North America and Asia in 2012 showed little change from the previous year apart from a sharp rise in concern about extreme weather. Global supply chains and transport networks form the backbone of the global economy, fuelling trade, consumption and economic growth. Disruptions to supply chains can prove costly, as highlighted most recently by Hurricane Sandy.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Guanxi in Supply Chains…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Baofeng and I have spent a great deal of time together this fall, discussing and comparing the importance of supply chain relationships in China and North America. Professor Baofeng Huo left to return to Zhejiang University this week.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The first inaugural meeting of the BVL International Carolinas Chapter was held on August 12, 2013 at the Volvo facility in Greensboro, NC. The meeting was a great success, with well over 100 individuals participating.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Posted by Pushkar Hemendra Gosavi on July 26, 2013 3:55 PM | Permalink. Posted by: DG | July 26, 2013 6:00 PM. Rahul | July 31, 2013 8:43 AM. December 2013. November 2013. July 2013.

E-commerce Surge Requires Flexible, Customer-driven Fulfillment Centers

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, November 6, 2013 — When is a fulfillment center like a traditional distribution center in this age of e-commerce? Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

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Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. SHELTON, CT, and RALEIGH, NC — 3GTMS , Inc.,

Exciting and Challenging Times Ahead for Food Retailers: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold

Supply Chain Nation

There is still a relative lack of maturity in food retailing here in North America; in the area of forecasting and replenishment in particular, getting to a common demand platform starting from the store and working backwards—an item/store/day-level forecast that represents store demand. As part of our Expert Insights series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Mike Griswold, Research VP at Gartner, to discuss current and future trends in the food retailing industry.

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College grads – trouble finding a job? Think welding….

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across North America, projects like Keystone are only the beginning of growth for pipelines in oil and gas. We recently worked on a study examining the market for pipeline construction services. The market for pipeline construction is growing, and there will continue to be competition for capable suppliers in the marketplace. In areas such as the Oil Sands in Canada, labor rates for trained, certified welders are exceeding $100 an hour!

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

Investing Available Capital in the Right Supply Chain Initiatives Creates Operational Value

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. RALEIGH, NC — As today’s companies experience a “capital superabundance,” now is a critical time to smartly invest available funds.

Random thoughts on “close-to-home-shoring” based on my travels last week…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Last week I had the opportunity to travel first to New York and then Monterrey, Mexico, and speak with a number of people to explore perspectives on the current economic situation we find ourselves in. Early in the week I sat in on a lecture given by Clay Christenson (from Harvard Business School) to a number of senior supply chain executives at a gathering at the new 7 World Trade Center in New York.

Food Retailers and E-Commerce: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Griswold: Multi-channel has a different flavor between North America and the UK and Europe. I don’t think the North American customer has necessarily voted with their wallet enough to say we want to do that. Those are the two big challenges the North American food retailers need to work through. Supply Chain Nation recently interviewed Gartner Research Vice President, Mike Griswold, on the current trends in food retailing.

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Personalized, Multichannel Logistics Allows Companies to Customize Fulfillment and Delivery

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Logistics operations need to be flexible and personalized to meet the expectations of today’s customers. RALEIGH, NC – “Flawless” is the word used to describe customer expectations in the new paper, Personalized Multichannel Logistics , by Tompkins International.

GeSI partners with EcoVadis to drive sustainability in ICT industry supply chains

EcoVadis

This Communication is the last of a series of initiatives and regulations launched in Europe and North America to tackle environmental, human rights and ethical issues in the supply chain. GeSI recognized that sustainability in the ICT industry supply Chain has become a strategic issue for its members in Europe, in the Americas and Asia, and therefore, decided to launch a new initiative in this area, the Electronic Tool for Accountable Supply Chains (E-TASC).

Guiding an Energy Renaissance: Questions and Answers With Michael O'Neill

Inbound Logistics

The emergence of domestically sourced natural gas heralds significant changes in the North America energy market