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

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

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

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.

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.

E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion

Appterra

Organizations with multi-national supply chain should realize the need for e-invoicing solutions that align with their global B2B strategies and comply with Latin America e-invoicing requirements. Latin America is constantly changing their tax and e-invoicing policies.

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.

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.

DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual

LeanCor

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

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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.

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.

2018 Prediction Deep Dive: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Six: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Tactical and Strategic Landscape for U.S. Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December.

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

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.

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.

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?

President Trump is Eager to Begin Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

PLS Logistics

During his 2016 election campaign, Trump vowed to invest $1 trillion to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. Earlier last month, President Trump announced that he was going to unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan for the nation sometime this January. The proposal is a 70-page memo, that is on track to be submitted to Congress next month, will be the stepping stone for the creation of the legislation.

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

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.

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

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

Delhaize America Selects RELEX Solutions’ Supply Chain Planning to Help Sharpen Fresh Produce Retail

RELEX Solutions

Launched in North America in 2015 after becoming the fastest growing supply chain technology provider in Europe, RELEX will partner with Delhaize America to enhance its product freshness, forecasting and inventory management at its distribution centers. ” About Delhaize America.

Interview for Bank of America Article

Supply Chain Cowboy

A couple weeks ago, I did an interview with Robert Lerose, who writes for the Bank of America blog. His article was posted this week, and it has some great advice for small business supply chains. Check it out here: Optimizing The Pipeline: Managing your supply chain more efficiently. Interviews Small Business Resources China Gamification Inventory Small Business Resource

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 […].

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.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them. Specifically, these new set of tariffs could mean raised operating costs, as well as retaliatory measures from other countries, which could shrink the markets for many goods.

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 […].

[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.

Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market.

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.

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.

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

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Head of is About to be one of the Biggest in America. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

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.

10 Greenest Ports in America

Inbound Logistics

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

Trump Administration New Trade Tariffs Have Significant Multi-Industry Supply Chain Implications

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues Global trade trends High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy implications of global trade war SolarWorld America supply chain Suniva Inc. This Supply Chain Matters commentary reflects of announcements made by the Trump Administration to slap steep tariffs on the importing of solar panels and washing machines into the United States.