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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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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.


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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.


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.


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


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.


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


Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people.


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.


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.


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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.


Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. by Dr. Madhav Durbha I enjoy attending conferences. They give me the opportunity to reflect, reconnect and recharge.


Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the conference, Lora held a session, “The Math Behind the Supply Chain Index” with Dr. George Runger, Arizona State, and Abby Mayer, Supply Chain Insights.


3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way


In fact, autonomous vehicles are already being used by a logistics provider in Arizona. Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect.


Supply Chains to Admire Household Nondurables Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

The methodology was determined with Supply Chain Insights and Arizona State University in 2014. If you’re like me, you might see a long report online and skip past the details to get to the good stuff – the results.


A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Hazardous chemical spill, Arizona, US ($900+ million, 10 weeks). by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic. It’s been less than a day since my last indulgence. There’s no two ways about it. When it comes to the cocoa-laden confectionery, I’m hooked.


7 Trending Transportation Updates: March 2017

PLS Logistics

Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations.


Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?


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


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.


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.


The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series takes a deeper dive into the report by JDA and Arizona State University’s W.P.


Container yard planning: 5 steps to big profits


If you had the chance to see our latest keynote presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Arizona, you know that big calculations are implemented in 5 steps.


The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Network with your peers on the insights and relax under the Arizona skies as you wrap up a couple of intense days. It is finally spring in Philadelphia. Yesterday, as I walked the streets on the way to ballet, I saw flowers for the first time in a year. I love spring.


This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

Talking Logistics

of Arizona and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study Peloton’s current and next-generation truck platooning technologies, advanced powertrain concepts from Cummins, automated steering controls from ZF TMW and new truck designs from Peterbilt.


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.


Evolution of B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

To build this model, I flew to Arizona to develop it with Carol Ptak of the Demand-Driven Institute. Today Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, announced a definitive agreement to purchase Elemica, a provider of Supply Chain Operating Networks for the chemical industry.


Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

Network with your peers on the insights and relax under the Arizona skies as you wrap up a couple of intense days with your peers at the final reception. When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds.


Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Improvement is based on the work that we completed with an Arizona State University Operations Research team to determine the Supply Chain Index. Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. It was great to see old faces at the kick-off.


The Avnet Tech Games IX Welcomes The Inaugural JDA Supply Chain Challenge

Supply Chain Nation

Saturday, April 12, the University of Advancing Technology campus in Tempe, Arizona will once again serve as the host for the Avnet Tech Games , now in its ninth year.



Supply Chain Shaman

This culminated over the course of the last four months into a methodology that we developed along with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. Mush is a thick cornmeal pudding boiled in water or milk. It sits until the gel forms a semisolid state.


Sense, Analyze and Respond – The Supply Chain Automation Journey


I recently moved to Arizona and traded my lawnmower and snow-shovels for a salt-water pool. I think you might agree this was a very favorable trade. This is the first time I have owned a pool and it has taken some time to understand how to sense, analyze, and respond to changing water chemistry to ensure the optimal pool experience at the lowest total short and long-term operating cost. I know, I sound like a supply chain person but I just can’t help myself!


What Did You Do On Your Vacation?

Blue Ridge

But when you’re in Arizona with temperatures in the low 80’s, no humidity, staying at a beautiful hotel, eating great food, it starts to seem like vacation. View From The Ridge: 58. May 27, 2016. John Moffitt. Vice President, Services.


Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015


When I was Materials Manager at Maricopa County, Arizona, the second largest county in the country, I introduced Vendor Managed Inventory. As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . We will take a break next week in the series, as this Marketing Manager is going on vacation.


Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

Network with your peers on the insights and relax under the Arizona skies as you wrap up a couple of intense days with your peers at the final reception. I pushed aside Shane’s motorbike helmet and jacket to take a seat in his crowded office.


Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

In addition, at our Global Supply Chain Summit in Scottsdale Arizona, on September 10th and 11th, we will have a facilitated breakout session for business leaders to network with each other on the future of demand and supply planning. Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick.


“Computing at the Edge”: Distributed Computing Will Accompany the Internet of Things


I had the opportunity to hear George Moakley, formerly the Enterprise Architect and Strategic Planner at Intel, who is now one of the founders of the new Intelligence at the Edge for Supply Chain Lab at Arizona State University. George spoke to a group of executives at the CAPS Roundtable at IBM in RTP a week ago, and shared some of his ideas about what lies in store for the future of the IoT. George emphasized that “A different conceptual framework is required.


Getting Ready for Gartner


Next week, thousands of supply chain professionals will head to Phoenix, Arizona, to share insights, tips and best practices. The 2016 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is fast approaching. Dan Vertachnik , Kewill’s chief sales officer, will be on hand at the conference and chatted with us about his expectations. Every year I look forward to the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.


[INFOGRAPHIC] Learning is in the Making: The Powerful Combination of Making & STEM


Many studies highlight the need for a redoubled focus on STEM education to main a vibrant economy, both in Arizona and nationally. In Arizona, STEM skills have stayed in demand even through the economic downturn. Today is National Manufacturing Day !