North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Transplace’s strategy is very focused on building out its transportation management technology and services in North America, and in recent years it has expanded its capabilities in Mexico and Canada both organically and via acquisitions.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today. On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

Green Supply Chain News on Programs to Put a Price of Carbon have been Growing in North America, but What will Happen After Paris Accord

Supply Chain Digest

Canadian Provinces Looking to Join California Exchange, as Systems Function Technically, but are They Really Effective. Impact on Supply Chains Still Low

State of the Retail Supply Chain 2016

RELEX Solutions

A survey conducted by Martec International highlights the key challenges retailers across North America and Europe face today. Branchenberichte

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

For Lennox it was at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition , arguably the top supply chain awards in North America.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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Big Health-Care Players Are Turning Their Partners Into Prey

Supply Chain Brain

Then, in 2016, 20 percent of Komoto’s business vanished, practically overnight. Business Strategy Alignment Pharma/Bio-Tech Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThe insurer Centene Corp. purchased the health plan that covered his patients — many of them Hispanic farm workers who had developed a level of trust with Komoto’s traveling nurses. Centene had its own mail-order pharmacy, and it told the patients to go there instead, he said.

The U.S. Retail Industry Is Hemorrhaging Jobs — and It's Hitting Women Hardest

Supply Chain Brain

Between November 2016 and November 2017, the sector fired 129,000 women (the largest loss for any industrial sector for either sex) while men gained 109,000 positions, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThe retail sector has been the biggest loser of jobs for the last two years in a row in the U.S.,

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace.

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Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

At Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2016, attendees were encouraged to think about the past, present and future of their businesses from a fresh perspective as they gained insights into the latest analytics and optimization technology.

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Loftware

For instance, many cars produced by American manufacturers contain components that were made all over North America. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market. How can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains?

A Hierarchy of Needs for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

About the author: Jayant Sharma works as a Business Analyst with ToolsGroup’s North America office. Abraham Maslow created his magnum opus “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” by studying the best performing humans and their needs.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

Quintiq

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

Driver Digest: Preparing for Summer Roads

Supply Chain Link

Next week marks the official beginning of summer in North America, and for many it is a season filled with warmth, fun, and adventure, but according to the Department of Transportation, summer is the most dangerous driving season.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

The Talks of NAFTA, What's Going On?

PLS Logistics

The discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been popular the month of January with officials from the US, Mexico. Ever since President Trump made the announcement that NAFTA was the "worst trade deal the US has ever signed" during his 2016 election race, tensions have been high in North America because of uncertainty.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

The 2016 Race for the White House. Because of the lack of growth, demands on available capacity have been limited so far in 2016. John Miernicki leads CLX Logistics Bids & Benchmarks service division through North America and brings progressive experience implementing, operating and analyzing distribution networks to the company.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains

Loftware

Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world.

Keith B. Carter on The Path to Actionable Intelligence

AIMMS

Keith, as someone who has worked with companies in multiple regions (Europe, North America, Asia), how do you see the adoption of analytics evolving? In America, for instance, anyone who went to engineering school in the 80s and 90s was doing modeling on a computer.

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain: Closing the Gap Between Current Reality and Future Expectations

Talking Logistics

Together with Cap Gemini, GT Nexus recently surveyed over 325 executives from large companies in North America and Europe to gain insight on the current state of digital transformation in the supply chain and where companies expect to be in 5 years.

Don't Be Blindsided By CVSA Roadcheck

PLS Logistics

The Roadcheck is the largest of its kind, covering all of North America. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its 29 th Annual International Roadcheck from June 7 th – 9 th. Shippers and carriers both need to prepare for the Roadcheck.

5th Production & Operations Management World Conference

SCM Research

The next P&OM World Conference, which should not be confused with the POMS Annual Conference in North America, will be organized by JOMSA. I just came back from the 5 th Production & Operations Management World Conference , which was held in Havana, Cuba. The P&OM World Conference is co-organized every four years by three leading academic associations which represent the operations management discipline in three regions: EurOMA , JOMSA and POMS.

World Trade to Grow at Slowest Pace since Financial Crisis

Material Handling & Logistics

The contraction was driven by slowing GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, which had the strongest import growth of any region in 2014-15 but has decelerated since then.

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

Cerasis

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 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. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

April 26, 2016 (today) marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Mike Challman is Vice President of North American Operations at CLX Logistics, LLC , where he leads ChemLogix’ Managed Services throughout North America, including freight management operations, benchmarks, bids and carrier procurement, rail fleet operations and brokerage services. A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency.

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The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

While I tend to agree that we’re an overly materialistic society (at least in North America), the reality is we’ll never be able to move 100% away from the creation and distribution of non-digital goods.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Jet Fuel Prices : As of January 1, 2016, the global average jet fuel price was $47.4 A date for the expansion’s inauguration is expected to be in the second quarter of 2016. MARKET: .

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Prior to GT Nexus, Michelle was Vice President of North America for Inttra and Vice President of Sales and Business Information Systems for Maritime Direct in New York City.