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Top Warehouses in North America 2013

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The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Warehousing Top 20 3PL warehouses top 20 warehouses top 20 warehouses in North America top 20 warehouses in US top warehouses warehouse 3pl top characteristics

Small Firm Supply Chains in Latin America the Focus of New SCALE Study

Supply Chain @ MIT

Why is it that most of the micro and small firms that represent 99% of the businesses operating in Latin America survive for less than a year? Featured Strategy developing country supply chains MIT Global SCALE Network Latin America nano-stores reducing small firm failures supply chain skill

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

Yesterday we spoke about the top motivations and reasons why reshoring in America from offshored facilities has several benefits and what are the statistics of reshoring since 2013. Future Outlook of Reshoring in America. Reshoring in America Outlook in the News & New Polls.

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. As speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal.

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America.

Making Supply Meet Demand at America’s Food Banks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Feeding America is a national human services agency that distributes food donated by large food manufacturers (such as Kraft) to a nationwide network of food banks (Figure). To overcome this challenge, Feeding America set up a Task Force to find ways to reduce misallocations of food in 2005.

The Culmination of the 2009 Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Incident

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Supply Chain Risk Management implications of food safety on supply chains Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak Involving Peanut Products Supply chain Matters blogWhen it comes to certain cases related to food safety, the wheels of justice turn mighty slow.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

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.

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. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

10 Greenest Ports in America

Inbound Logistics

These ports have utilized various initiatives to ensure the ultimate impact of sustainability outweighs its costs

America’s “Home Alone” Manufacturers

Supply Chain @ MIT

Professor Berger authored a book based on the PIE research titled Making in America: From Innovation to Market (MIT Press, August 2013). Crossroads 2014. MIT’s Professor Suzanne Berger believes that US manufacturers need more support.

Software for Supply Chain the Latin America Supply Chain Status

Supply Chain Expert Community

For around five years, I was in the role of project leader for the IT supply chain software solution implementation in South America in countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and others. Can you talk about the state of software for supply chain in Latin America?

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gives roads a D grade — with other transportation infrastructure not doing much better (bridges earned a C+, ports a C, inland waterways a D-, and rail a C+).

America’s New Labor Reality

Supply Chain Nation

Retailers across America have been announcing that they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, just in time for a wave of new labor regulations.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

When we watch the Miss America Pageant, we know that it is a show of beautiful ladies. Uncategorized Astra Zeneca Eastman Chemical Gartner Top 25 general mills Inbev Miss America Novo Nordisk supply chain metrics that matter Supply Chains to Admire

Will America’s Next President Secure Infrastructure Spend?

PLS Logistics

A long-term funding plan to modernize America’s infrastructure has been extensively talked about in political circles. This election, it’s not different.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts

Cerasis

What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? Highlights of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The new federal highway funding legislation, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), signed into law by President Obama on Dec.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. https://www.whitehouse.gov/campaign/rebuild-america. What’s Next for America's Infrastructure?

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

By Irv Grossman, EVP of the Americas, Chainalytics When you need to know the best way to do something, you learn from the people who are already excelling at it.

Made in America, Again

Supply Chain 24/7

This report, the first in a series, examines the economic trends that point to a U.S. manufacturing renaissance. It also explores the strategic implications of the shifting cost equation for companies engaged in global sourcing

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America. Some consumers insist on Made in America, too. Manufacturing reshoring made in america

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

INFOGRAPHIC: Making it In America. Making it in America showcases the opportunities manufacturing offers millions of workers and the variety of career pathways available.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s. Automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Mazda,Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced Mexican production sourcing decisions that amounted to billions of dollars of investment.

Making disruptions invisible: Logistics planning lessons from America’s favorite pastime

Quintiq

Disruptions occur on a daily basis in every industry across the globe. The supply chain industry – specifically in the domain of logistics planning – is no exception.

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

An Update on the Reshoring Revolution in America & Some Surprising Facts

Cerasis

Essentially, the problems with reshoring are reflecting the growing skills gap in America and traditional competitive advantage actions. Customers are more involved in the product lifecycle when Made in America. customers want products made in America. is starting to feel more comfortable with paying slightly more for goods made in America than goods made in China.

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 […].

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Blogs 2016 3PL America’s Penn State University Capgemini fulfilment invoice IT itsubwaymap logistics logistics service provider LSP shippers Supply Chain Visibility transportAre logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? I sometimes wonder.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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Matt McLelland discusses drones at SCM World Live Americas

PINC YMS

Matt is an expert in the subject and presented a session titled " Drones in the Supply Chain – Everything you Need to Know " to over 350 C-level executives during the SCM World Live Americas Conference last week.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. Kraft is a major shipper in North America, and is very mature at the management of freight. Yesterday morning, I woke to learn the news.

Step Out of Line America: A Need for Action & Middle Class Paradigm Changes in the New American Economy

Cerasis

My passion lies with the “Made in America” movement. I don’t speak much about my accomplishments, but working my butt off since I was a little boy playing America’s game, I thought I would give myself a pat on the back.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves doesn’t believe the GROW AMERICA Act offers the right solution, as he stated in a press release issued this week: “While the President’s plan supports a growing program, we cannot help but be very disappointed in much of the plan his administration has put forward.

Addressing Challenges in Emerging Markets: An Up-Close Discussion on Latin America

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. Among the topics he addresses: What are some of the major supply chain and logistics challenges customers face in Latin America?

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts

Cerasis

For years, policy discussions about America’s technological innovation-driven, high-tech economy have focused on just a few.