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.

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

In the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S. automotive industry. The Wall Street Journal reports Lukewarm Supplier Ties Hamper Auto Makers (Paid […].

An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in North America rail industry independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Positive Train Control technology challenges Supply chain Matters blogSometimes, a fresh perspective from an external, non-stakeholder source provides us key insights into ongoing events and strategic implications.

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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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

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.

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.,

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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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 5% of public companies meet the definition for the Supply Chains To Admire for 2016. Capabilities for planning in North America and Europe, as shown in Figure 7, are greater than the growth economies. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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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Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Approaching 18 months later, the retailer continues to deal with the customer, brand and financial impacts of that disclosure. In 2015, a broadcast […].

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.

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.

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.

One Year Later- Lumber Liquidators Struggles Continue

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America at the time, was involved in a supply chain expose. Over a year later, the retailer continues to struggle with the customer and financial impacts of that disclosure. A broadcast report from CBS […].

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.

Report That Ford is Planning to Double Production Capacity in Mexico- The Political Dimensions Become More Prominent

Supply Chain Matters

In August of 2014, we initially alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the growing attractiveness of Mexico as a North America based Manufacturing and export hub for the global automotive industry. At the time, automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Kia Motors, Mazda, Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced […].

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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

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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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.

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.