On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


This methodology, termed the Supply Chain Index, was developed in partnership with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences.

It's All About the Customer Experience

Oracle SCM

Last week I attended the annual Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Conference, which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Manufacturing big chain cloud data iot management manufacturing supply

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Arizona.

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019


Plus, thanks to our great employees, we were named as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fourth year in a row. Blockchain makes data more transparent, making it easy to share information between manufacturers, couriers, and suppliers.

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.

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. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked.

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


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.

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.

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?

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Reverse Logistics

Enterra Insights

Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, writes, “The coronavirus has disrupted U.S. ”[1] He adds, “Dependence on China for their manufacturing has put small and midsize businesses in jeopardy. Nearly thirty years later, the term has become firmly cemented in the lexicon of supply chain management professionals and the practice of reverse logistics continues to increase in importance to businesses, retailers, and manufacturers.

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. In July our focus will be on the healthcare sector (hospitals, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies).

Supply chain innovation through the Nexus of Forces


In my last blog post, “ Will your supply chain lead in the next decade? ,” I talked about Gartner’s first-day focus at their Supply Chain Executive Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. This is an especially important message for manufacturers’ supply chain organizations.

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


Coronado added that e-commerce will impact distribution networks as much as companies building manufacturing plants in foreign nations to save money affected the networks in the past. A white paper by the Arizona State University W.P.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

The Index is a methodology developed by Supply Chain Insights LLC, in cooperation with the Operations Research Team at Arizona State University (ASU), to gauge supply chain improvement.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way


Now, it's easy to think of technology as being a manufacturer-only realm. In fact, autonomous vehicles are already being used by a logistics provider in Arizona.

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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.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

And, when they do, the focus on network design is still on bricks and mortar–where to put manufacturing and distribution locations–not on form and function of inventory, and the design of inventory flows.

Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

However, what is clear from our recent study of 73 manufacturers using supply chain planning is that companies using best-of-breed solutions implement faster, achieve a quicker Return-on-Investment (ROI), and are more satisfied. Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick.

ISM Report Says Tariffs Push Manufacturers to Consider Production Outside US

Material Handling and Logistics

“Uncertainty is the biggest enemy of business,” and escalating tariffs on more and more products are causing “concern about where to invest and how much,” said Timothy Fiore, chairman of the ISM manufacturing survey.

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Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

Because he had reduced his buffers—both inventory and manufacturing—and had built a push-based supply chain using a forecasted demand signal, he was failing in many markets. It is a slow week. Most of my friends are on vacation.

My Video Call with Santa Claus


Our call was scheduled quite early for me in Arizona since Santa’s HQ had adopted GMT as the standard time. Update on the Christmas Express Supply Chain.

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


That means manufacturers will likely be scrambling to find enough cocoa to satisfy their chocolate producing needs. Hazardous chemical spill, Arizona, US ($900+ million, 10 weeks). by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

They will be featured in our digital showcase and are a part of the Jabil story on digital manufacturing. 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.

5 Ways Automation Will Change the Business Landscape


Almost all business functions and industries are being affected by automation, believes Hitendra Chaturvedi, a professor at the Arizona State University W.P. This includes retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, publishing, banking, accounting and real estate,” he says.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Manufacturers that are used to shipping pallets and cartons to retailers will need to be prepared for the world of shipping eaches to consumers and do so economically.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

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Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing. Manufacturers are behind other sectors like insurance and banking.

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.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. Is it worth overnighting that item from China just to make it to the middle of the desert in Arizona for a photo shoot?

Gartner Supply Chain Event 2019: a New Era


On May 16, QAD DynaSys made their annual pilgrimage to Phoenix Arizona to join 3500 other supply chain leaders and analysts from all corners of the globe for what is touted as the largest supply chain gathering in the world. The QAD DynaSys Pilgrimage.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their supply chain WOW. Phoenix, Arizona. LogiChem is one of the top networking events for supply chain, logistics and transportation management executives within the chemical manufacturing industry.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Arizona. Shippers should expect pre-pandemic operations in Arizona. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Arizona ? . Shippers should expect pre-pandemic operations in Arizona.?? . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order

What’s the Solution to Power Outage Proliferation

USC Consulting Group

Because the vast majority of small-business owners and major corporations require power to provide, manufacture, or deliver products and services, the grid’s failings are forcing companies to evaluate their current processes and develop workarounds so service interruptions are minimized.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

As the demand for PPE has soared manufacturing capacity has become constrained, and some distributors are citing supply concerns. Manufacturers have responded to these efforts by stepping up the production of PPE.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To address ever-increasing complexities, manufacturers and retailers increasingly seek best-of-breed solutions and specialized domain expertise for planning and execution. This unique combination will provide retailers and manufacturers with extraordinary capabilities to meet the needs of hyper-connected, mobile consumers. It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers.

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