Fire Incident at Apple Facility in Arizona

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, a fire broke out at an Apple facility located in Mesa Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, which initially made lots of news. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Apple supply chain fire at Apple Mesa Arizona facility Supply chain Matters blogAccording to a video report from a local news channel, the fire spread rather fast and was believed to have been ignited by solar panels on the roof of this facility.

New supply chain refreshment program at Arizona State University

Supply Chain Movement

Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offers a program for that. Trends analytical decision modeling Arizona State University Bureau of Labor Statistics course Dawn Feldman John Fowler refresher supply chain W.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area. I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present. For example, a discussion with Anu Gardiner at Docusign opened up my eyes to the technology involved in signing contracts.

Overcoming the Challenges to Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Kinaxis

Demand management Gartner Supply Chain Managment General News Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Accenture Alibaba Arizona State University Big data Bloomberg Businessweek Business operations Gartner Supply chain White paper

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?

Kinaxis

General News Miscellanea Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Air conditioning AK-47 Arizona Hubble Space Telescope Light-year M16 rifle NASA Pillars of Creation United States United States Army

Guest Blog: Women of the Supply Chain: Responsibility, Collaboration and Bathroom Lines

Kinaxis

General News Products Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Abbott Laboratories Arizona State University Bloomberg Businessweek Business school CNOOC Limited Decision making Digital strategy MBA Supply chain by Melissa Clow Josh Greenbaum , Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting recently published an interesting blog that I would like to share with our readers.

NeoGrid’s Chief Operating Officer to co-present session at 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

NeoGrid, a global technology provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, has announced that chief operating officer Gilson Torii will co-present a session at the 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference scheduled for 22-25 May in Phoenix, Arizona

[PROFILE] Thomas de Fresart '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

College:  Arizona State University: B.S., Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

Career Progression Amid Personal Challenges

JDA software

I was born in Detroit but moved to Arizona at the age of four, so I am almost a native Arizonian! We moved to Arizona without my dad having a job, and had faith that it would work out.

Report of Alternative Supplier of Automotive Airbag Inflators

Supply Chain Matters

factory in Arizona to meet the growing demand for alternative capacity for these components. This supplier, responding to specific requests from Honda Motor for an alternative supplier, and expects to start operating the Arizona facility by March of 2016. There has been a new development regarding the ongoing large number of product recall activities involving suspected automobile defective airbag inflators produced by supplier Takata Corporation.

A Disappointing Announcement from Apple

Supply Chain Matters

million square foot production facility near Mesa Arizona that was slated by GT Technologies to be utilized for volume production. Supply Chain Matters has featured prior commentaries concerning GT Advanced Technologies a now defunct Apple supplier that incurred a sudden bankruptcy filing in the fall of last year. A series of new product focused events regarding the ramp-up volume production of an advanced form of sapphire glass led to the supplier’s decision to seek bankruptcy protection.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (February 28 – March 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

Remember to move your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night (except for you contrarians in Arizona). As I look outside at the three foot deep snow pack, I wonder to myself, what ever happened to “Spring forward?”

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

According to this ranking, the top 5 universities worldwide are: (1) Michigan State University, (2) Penn State University, (3) University of Tennessee, (4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and (5) Arizona State University. This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide.

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Manhattan Momentum (Cost TBD) Dates: May 20 – 23 in Phoenix, Arizona Manhattan Momentum brings together global thought leaders, market changers, and trend setters in the WMS and distribution center space.

This Week in Logistics News (October 25 – 31)

Logistics Viewpoints

Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the darker half of the year (Those of you in the US, excluding Arizona, don’t forget to turn back […]. Happy All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween).

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure

Elementum

The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it.

Was That Flatbed Hauling a UFO to Area 51?

DAT Solutions

Apparently, a passerby named Charlene Yazzie photographed of a large object covered in tarps, on a flatbed that was accompanied by three vehicles from Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS.) The big truck and its escorts were heading south on Arizona State Route 77, on Friday, March 4.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery

PINC YMS

I recently got back from sunny Tucson in Arizona where the MHI Annual Conference took place. "Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery".

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Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

NC State SCRC

Another highlight was a presentation by Dr. Robert Handfield from NC State and Dr. Thomas Choi from Arizona State University, taking an in-depth look at counterfeiting in the supply chain. This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. I enjoyed hearing his perspectives on the sessions, and invited him to post to my blog. So here it is!

AB&R® to exhibit at RFID in Aerospace and Defense

AB&R

Phoenix, Arizona, December 10, 2018 – AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID Inc.), a nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, will be an exhibitor at the RFID in Aerospace and Defense Conference in Arlington, VA on December 12, 2018. The RFID in Aerospace and Defense event will provide information on the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Attendees will have an opportunity to see demonstrations of RFID technology at the AB&R® booth.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week.

Bill Gates Spends $80 million to Create a “Smart City”

Supply Chain 24/7

An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona, the community will integrate technology and high-speed data into its "smart city" infrastructure

Committed to the Supply Chain Index

Supply Chain Insights

But, with the help of the operations research team at Arizona State University (ASU), we now think that we have it right. When you sit down to breakfast, and stare at the plate, you realize that the chicken contributed to the breakfast menu, but the pig committed.

New YouTube on Procurement Analytics from IBM Empower Conference

NC State SCRC

These trends are based in large part on the findings of our recent CAPS Study (completed in conjunction with Tom Choi at Arizona State), which is forthcoming in the next few week… Procurement’s shifting focus: Growing strategic value through the use of analytics: https://youtu.be/HNQ07ME87nc.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck has significant operational experience having served as the Chief Procurement officer for The Schwinn Bicycle Company, Ping Golf, Troy Built as well as a procurement officer for Maricopa County Arizona. Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.

Steps to Realizing Your Leadership Potential

JDA software

Believe in yourself : Sharon moved to Arizona and ended up working with Pam Del Duca who owned a chain of retail stores. This Wednesdays for Women is another article in the “Lessons from Leaders” series featuring ideas from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

This work is based on a collaborative project with Arizona State University. My question for the Arizona State team was, “ How do I best define a technique that can represent the randomness of this pattern?” “Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Our investments in Southern California, combined with our significant presence in Napa Valley with our 430,000-square-foot warehouse and our locations in neighboring Arizona and Nevada, provide outstanding, unrivaled service to our customers in California and beyond," said Kyle Boyd, vice president, Southern California, for Berlin Packaging.

Introducing the Journal of Operations Management (Guest Post by the Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. In today’s guest post, Thomas Y. Choi and Daniel Guide, Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management , provide an introduction to their journal, which is a leading journal of our field. The Journal of Operations Management (JOM) is an empirical journal whose mission is to advance the theories of operations management (OM) and supply chain management (SCM).

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I am finalizing an agreement with Arizona State University to fund a PHD student in statistics under the guidance of George Runger to try to finish the work. I have traveled 12,000 miles this week. When I get off the plane, I am accosted by the signs at airports around the world.

The problem with renewable energy resources isn’t the technology, but the quantity of supply

Kinaxis

Switching to renewable or “green” power plants is great, but consider the Solana Generating Station (a solar farm) in Arizona, which just opened in 2013. 4 In a sunny, desert-ish region such as Arizona, this may be possible.

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?

AFFLINK

A white paper by the Arizona State University W.P. The Arizona State white paper details the “evolution of warehouse types” but there has been so much change in the warehouse industry that “revolution” might be the more appropriate word.

Cultivating Teachable Moments

JDA software

I moved from Florida to Arizona and it became the best risk I ever took. Kathy Stanley is vice president of education services at JDA.

Three Years. Where Has It Gone?

Supply Chain Insights

The simulation game is tied to the work we are doing with Arizona State University’s Operations Research group on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Three years. Six employees. One focus to create content for supply chain visionaries.