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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

The drug manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, uses 3D printing to create a more porous pill. It has become additive manufacturing. An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact.

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BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Inventory Turns.

Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

To adapt an old saying, the idea that great service should be a top supply chain priority is as universally accepted as motherhood and the dominance of the ‘92 Dream Team. First, we need to establish: what’s the whole point of supply chains?

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

Elementum

The bigger supply chain challenges were yet to come as the COVID-19 pandemic led to more widespread shelter-in-place requirements throughout the U.S When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe. Director of Supply Chain at Ken’s Foods.

‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 4

Kinaxis

by Carol McIntosh Insight #4 – Embracing Supply Chain Technology as a way to change SCM. I came to the realization that you would get the same reaction from a supply chain executive when discussing supply chain technology. When I refer to supply chain technology, I am talking about software to support the fundamental supply chain business processes — Demand, Supply, Inventory Planning, and Sales and Operations Planning.

Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

In the supply chain, the questions do not change; but the answers do. Quote from a Supply Chain Leader at a Conference in Europe. Yesterday, Peter Bolstorff, Executive Director, APICS Supply Chain Council, called to discuss the use of the Supply Chain Index by APICS to measure supply chain improvement. We developed the Supply Chain Index in 2014 as a way to measure supply chain improvement at a balance sheet level.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. For the supply chain leader, this means that the flows will get lumpier, less predictable and even more variable. Lora Cecere is the Supply Chain Shaman.

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

NC State SCRC

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. Here are a few of the big stories that I wrote about this past year that I believe define some of the big shifts in the supply chain ecosystem we witnessed in 2017, and the predictions for 2018.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of trip to Atlanta to connect to Peru, we began a discussion. For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. Today I am deep into writing reports for the Supply Chain Insights newsletter. When I speak, people ask, “Who has the best supply chain?”

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing and Healthcare. The IoT has already begun to transform manufacturing. Advances in these devices are disrupting every part of the production process from product development to supply chain management. Factory owners are becoming able to prevent delays, improve production output, reduce equipment downtime, and of course manage inventory. In Atlanta, in March 2018, ransomware crippled the city’s water services and ticket payments systems.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

Three Blue Ridge Executives Named 2016 Supply Chain Pros to Know

Blue Ridge

Greg White, Rod Daugherty, and John Moffitt recognized as supply chain industry leaders by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE ) February 17, 2016. We are extremely honored to be included as 2016 Pros to Know as this achievement recognizes the talent, vision and passion of our employees in creating revolutionary supply chain technology,” said Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. About Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

PINC Receives Significant Growth Equity Investment From Accel-KKR

PINC

Investment Will Fuel PINC’s Strategy to Become a Global Category Leader in Supply Chain Management Software. The investment will fuel PINC’s momentum in becoming a global category leader in supply chain management software through strategic acquisitions and a focused organic growth plan. Gartner has estimated supply chain management software to be a $17 billion addressable market growing at approximately 10% a year.

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

BlueYonder

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. The more places we could potentially store our inventory, the more inventory we’re likely to carry.

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

BlueYonder

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. The more places we could potentially store our inventory, the more inventory we’re likely to carry.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based supply chain management helps you to schedule and set the deadlines more efficiently as executives possess all the needed data and can react on issues at once.

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

AFFLINK

Ecommerce Fuels a Warehouse Boom,” reports this article by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Warehouses are 143% bigger thanks to e-commerce,” states this article in the publication Supply Chain Dive. In fact, warehouses have changed so much that some experts don’t even use the term “warehouse” as they explain how e-commerce has changed the industrial supply industry. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta article details the boom in warehouses due to e-commerce.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2. It manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. ” The last things a supply chain professional needs or wants is disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. The same is true for supply chains.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community. Oracle Delivers Transformational Capabilities with New In-Memory Applications for Oracle Value Chain Planning. Users can access Data Services initially through an Excel macro interface with future direct connections planned to LLamasoft supply chain modeling software such as Supply Chain Guru and Transportation Guru, or through a Web-based interface.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET: .

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Business Inventories. . While we are on the Commerce Department reports, let’s take a look at inventories, a key part of the GDP. The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . Inventories barely fell inching down 0.1 Excluding automobiles, retail inventories rose 0.3 Expect retailers to continue deep discounting over the second quarter to work through these inventories. Retail Sales . .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US Census) Manufacturing & Trade Sales Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.296 trillion in January 2016, down 0.4% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7%

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