Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. As is always the case in this new world of rapidly changing business dynamics, 2015 may present a different set of industry challenges and circumstances.

A Tipping Point?

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The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

Supply Chain Business Intelligence for SAP Environments and our Latest Supply Chain Matters Sponsor

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Traditional vs. Operational Supply Chain Business Intelligence Needs in SAP Environments

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. However, that’s exactly what’s in the forecast for 2015.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

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west coast port congestion impact on industry supply chains Fuji Heavy Industries supply chain Honda North America supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high.

UASC names new president for North America

Logistics Middle East

UASC appoints new president for North American operations as it seeks to overtake rivals in service quality

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some comments from Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, from the press release: “Our opportunistic acquisition of Con-way will make XPO the second largest provider of less-than-truckload transportation in North America, a $35 billion market.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The road less traveled remains untraveled: acquisitions and other actions focused on getting more small and midsize customers, which was one of my predictions for 2015. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results. SAP Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – March 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

As Joe Dixon, SVP of Supply Chain at Brooks Brothers, commented at the GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference a few weeks ago: “SAP is our internal ERP system, GT Nexus is our external [supply chain] ERP system.”. I didn’t do it.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – February 2015. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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Manhattan Associates Mobile Distribution Management Takes Center Stage at CSCMP 2015. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. SendSuite Tracking Online, which is designed for small and medium businesses, is available in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.”

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. On Wednesday, Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, “the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.”.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

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and North America. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Companies want to be agile.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

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CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

Of the nearly 73,000 manufacturing firms in the United States that exported in 2015, more than 70,000 (or 96.4 North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. …I hope that this exuberance spills over to North America to rethink the port systems. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something).

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The Last Fast Mile

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Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North AmericaA conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Emmanuel has been working in Supply Chain for L’Oreal for over 20 years, starting in France followed by 10 years in New York where he led the Supply Chain for L’Oreal North America.

FOCUS 2015 – Highlights From Day One

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS 2015, held in Orlando, FL this year, began with a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening in the Delivery Zone, which is proving to be the hub of activity and information.

U.S. Auto Exports Expand in 2014 and So Does Supply Chain Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In late December of 2011, Supply Chain Matters raised awareness to Japan based automotive OEM’s, specifically Honda, with plans to shift a major portion of export production capability from North America instead of from Japan. auto exports, one that confirms rather active evidence that North America auto production continues to be viewed for both domestic as well as global consumption.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

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Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

I am planning a book tour in Europe in March and North America in April. Last week, I held my new book in my hand. It is exciting to have two years of research, nine months of writing, and four months of editing to become crisp, fresh pages. The smell of ink is intoxicating.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe. I remember the plane ride well. My career was in transition.

A Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In April a front page published article by The Wall Street Journal reported on Wal-Mart’s increased pressures on North America based suppliers to squeeze costs. In prior commentaries, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted reports indicating that Wal-Mart had once again focused on its suppliers for sharing the burden of needed higher margins.

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NeoGrid: An Up and Coming Industry Specific B2B Supply Chain Business Network Technology Provider

Supply Chain Matters

The origins of NeoGrid stem from Latin America. However, after receiving an initial briefing, I believe our community, especially North American based, will continue to become more familiar with this provider in the months to come. Today, the provider has a growing global presence including North America. Our briefing was with Paulo Viola, NeoGrid’s CEO of North America, struck […].

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

He advised that it will take an average of three additional weeks for container unloading for the west coast ports throughout 2015. Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

In 2015, the US economy has been projected to grow by 3.5%. And this is exactly why it is so exciting to be in this business in 2015. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

Lumber Liquidators Suspends All China Sourced Laminate Flooring Products

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, announced this week that it is suspending all of its China sourced laminate flooring products. The announcement comes after the 60 Minutes investigative news television program turned a public light on suspected high levels of formaldehyde from […].

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

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Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.