TMS for SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt

Talking Logistics

What defines the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market for transportation management systems (TMS)? This family-owned company — a leading brand in durable workwear and outdoor apparel — was founded in 1889 but its business continues to change rapidly.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand


Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Most can only measure functional costs—transportation, manufacturing, and procurement. Apparel is an example. Results of Financial Reengineering Fails the Apparel Manufacturing Industry. . #8 It has been awhile.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Scope 3 Targets

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

With apparel brands, for example, up to 90% of emissions come from the value chain, and while multi-tenure landlords are making efforts to cut emissions from their offices and fleet, this is dwarfed by their oft-reported +99% Scope 3 emissions.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Department of Agriculture; Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), part of the U.S. Global Forwarding Global Trade Resources Transportation Policy UncategorizedTrade Acronyms as a Second Language | Transportfolio.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

Marina Mattos, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, bluntly asks, “How will such a shift affect supply chains?”[3] The approach involves new procurement methods that promote asset sharing (for example, cars), grounded in new distributed models and infrastructure.” However, innovative manufacturing methods can provide opportunities for textile and apparel recycling too.”

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

Apparel is actually moving backwards. In parallel, when supply chain concepts are well-integrated into the design of trading partner relationships by both sales and procurement, there is an acceleration of value. For most companies, growth has slowed. Profits are sluggish.

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking


Flex is an organization that most people on the street have never heard of, yet which produces most of the electronic products and technologies found on store shelves and which power buildings, transportation systems, and a multitude of other technologies.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Penske Logistics @PenskeLogistics In early 2018, Penske Logistics gained entry into the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), which encourages the development of blockchain applications in the transportation industry. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Online Grocery Retailing that too in.India - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. We are familiar with the concept of buying online books, electronic goods, gift articles, apparels. Being a very huge initiative with manpower and transportation involved it would take some months to cater in whole city. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

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Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. Cut transportation costs by positioning inventory closer to customers. eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

Unilever has sustainability at the very heart of its business model, extending all the way through the supply chain from distribution to procurement. Zara doesn’t have to foot high transportation costs to ship products from Asia.

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect


According to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), human trafficking : involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Many sectors are vulnerable to human trafficking and slavery cases, including electronics, apparel, hospitality, and agriculture, among others. Chief Procurement Officers, procurement professionals, etc.)

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Debuting at # 24 is footwear and apparel company Adidas (arch-rival Nike has been a Top 25 mainstay for years). Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation. Some of Diageo’s efforts cited by Gartner include: planning and transportation control towers; codifying standard supply chain processes; on-shelf availability systems; blockchain and track-and trace projects focused on distribution; and use of digital collaboration tools.

Supply Chain Management:The Learning from the 2012 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Hottest selling items included collections of consumer electronics, electronic tablets, toys and certain apparel and shoe items, an indication that consumers balanced needs for the latest gadgets with practical choices for gift-giving. According to Accenture Research, 56 percent of holiday shoppers had a plan to view apparel and gear in person, before buying online.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17-21, 2017)

Talking Logistics

MacroPoint Announces Platform Integration with JDA Transportation Management Solution. This morning apparel retailer Bebe Stores announced that it is closing all of its stores by the end of May. In case you’re wondering, my daughter did pass her driving test a couple of weeks ago.