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.

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

The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production.

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

North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

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

RELEX Solutions Names Richard Daw Vice President Sales, North America

RELEX Solutions

office as Vice President Sales, North America, to help drive RELEX’s continued expansion in the region. where he generated significant growth by serving leading retailers in Europe and North America. Read PDF.

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 […].

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 […].

Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA)

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The post Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA) appeared first on Bristlecone.

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.

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. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

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

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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.

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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How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

Supply Chain Brain

Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel. Last summer the plant’s owner, Southern Company, America’s second-largest utility company, announced it was abandoning construction after years of blown-out budgets and missed construction deadlines. “It

An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

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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.

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.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy strategic production sourcing in Mexico supply chain global sourcing challenges under a Trump administration Supply chain Matters blog threatened changes to North America Free Trade AgreementWhat is fast becoming a new norm for business risk is that of a direct public attack via a Twitter “tweet” from U.S. President Elect Donald Trump.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends.

Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” Above the Fold Transportation Management Daimler Trucks North America driverless trucks truck platooning

UASC names new president for North America

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

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

Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in U.S., Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6 North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsThe Global Slavery Index, published last week by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery as a complex and often hidden crime that crosses borders, sectors and jurisdictions. The U.S. number, the study estimates, is almost one hundredth of the estimated 40.3

'Not Welcome Here': Amazon Faces Growing Resistance to Its Second Home

Supply Chain Brain

That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon’s grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing organizations linked to the Koch brothers to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). High-Tech/Electronics Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail North America

President Trump Is Angry About How China Treats American Automakers. But the U.S. Is Actually Winning

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the second time the idea of Chinese car imports have crossed the president’s Twitter feed during his ongoing trade dispute with China — America’s largest trading partner. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Automotive China North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsShortly afterwards, Chinese President Xi Jinping responded by saying his country would lower import tariffs on vehicles.

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'Dirty Meat': Shocking Hygiene Failings Discovered in U.S. Pig and Chicken Plants

Supply Chain Brain

Food & Beverage Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America EuropeA joint investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found that hygiene incidents are at numbers that experts described as “deeply worrying.”

Big Health-Care Players Are Turning Their Partners Into Prey

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Pharma/Bio-Tech Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThen, in 2016, 20 percent of Komoto’s business vanished, practically overnight. The 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

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., as thousands of stores closed as shoppers moved online. It remains one of the U.S.’s s largest employers, providing 15.8m jobs, but the reordering of the retail landscape is having a profound impact on the nature of its workforce.

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

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

Supply Chain Brain

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. In these wars, it's not only large multinational corporations but smaller businesses with supply chains extending into China and other countries that could incur increased tariffs, losses due to pre-contracted prices and investments overseas.

Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

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Logistics Transportation Supply Chain Oil & Gas News Manufacturing Canada diesel price transportation news Autonomous Tesla Trump President Trump Trucking 2018 Trending transportation topics USDOT Department of Transportation trade Elaine Chao EIA NAFTA Diesel US DOT DOT United States Department of Transportation North American Free Trade Agreement Congress The White House Politics Mexico North America Crude Oil Tesla Truck2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect.

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.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

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.