Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades.

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. As a result, all romaine lettuce was pulled nationwide because agencies had little information on the source of the lettuce. [4].

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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.

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.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. Cutting the Right Costs with Technology by Sourcing Innovation.

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. As you can imagine, the CESC is inundated with data from multiple, disparate sources. Update on the Christmas Express Supply Chain.

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Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

These tools allow us to look at sell, source, make, and deliver together. The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

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.

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.

The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

Automatic price feeds – Get an automatic feed of consortium price indices, including DAT, so you can stop digging through websites and different sources of price information. Dave holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.

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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Transportation Innovation 2018


Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). Source: US Commerce Department, Internet Retailer, USPS, Tompkins International.

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


Today is National Manufacturing Day ! This infographic was sent to us by our friends over at Manufacturing Stories, who is always adding great maker movement infographics to their Pinterest board here. . We hope you have a great manufacturing day! Infographics Manufacturing

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015


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. . As with the manufacturing articles, infographics tend to stand out as they are a quick way to consume a lot of information.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

” — William Verdini, associate professor and chairman of the Supply Chain Management Department at Arizona State University’s Carey School of Business, as quoted in The Importance of Education in Supply Chain Management , Reliable Plant; Twitter: @NoriaCorp.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

To make that point, Mortson lists ten different definitions for the term from various sources. It is an umbrella term which encompasses the end-to-end aspects of Finance, Operations, Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Management, Supplier Management, Technology and I/T.”

What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

According to , supply chain technology and the change in global supply and sourcing is allowing shippers to be more proactive with their shipping and projections. More manufacturing in the U.S.

2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

DAT Solutions

Fracking activities were curtailed, and the drilling equipment and materials of 2014 disappeared, freeing up rail, intermodal and flatbed capacity, and removing an alternative source of employment opportunity for would-be truck drivers.

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Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

percent at the Arizona-Mexico border in the same period, to $2.62 Those two sources of spending will continue through July. While we saw progress in the retail sector, the same conditions have not been present in the manufacturing space.

Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Before I started doing this research, I believed procurement and manufacturing were aligned. While this is the case in 50% of the organizations, there are many organizations with large alignment gaps between finance/operations and procurement/manufacturing.