Recognizing Culture at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Demand Solutions

But what if I told you that establishing supply chain planning and procurement processes also helps your company's culture, would you believe me? This past March, Tim Carroll, Product Availability Team Captain at AutomationDirect, was presented the 2020 World-Class Culture Award at the Atlanta Supply Chain Awards (ASCA). Tim was recognized for his exceptional leadership of the supply chain planning and procurement processes teams.

The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management

CHAINalytics

Every July 4th since 1970, competitive athletes, avid runners, casual joggers, and enthusiastic walkers alike gather in Atlanta, GA for the annual running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. So … The post The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

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. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS. General News 3D printing Supply chain management

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.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper

NC State SCRC

The paper is an attempt to create some logic in the fact of the chaotic healthcare supply chain events currently underway. Resilience is often one of the first things to emerge in any debate on how we arrived at the point we are today in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it applies to supply chain management. Supply chain resilience generally means the ability to manage risk and be best positioned to respond and even gain advantage from disruptions (Sheffi, 2007).

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. Digitalization along the supply chain allows for smooth interaction of all participants. Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

Logility

Held at the Loews Atlanta, the conference brought together several hundred of the industry’s brightest supply chain professionals to share their opinions, techniques and experiences. The theme, Supply Chain at Your Fingertips, resonated extremely well with the audience as we shared new and innovative ways to stay ahead of complex, global supply chain challenges. New and Enhanced Supply Chain Solutions. Cloud. Mobile. On Demand.

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‘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.

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 Today, they produce and package over 1,000 varieties of dressings and sauces — including category leader, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce — across 4 plants near Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe.

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 maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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Lose the Excess Inventory

Blue Ridge

What do inventory management and weight loss have in common? My wife is a manager of a local weight loss clinic in the Atlanta area. Over the years, I’ve realized there are quite a few similarities between losing weight and properly managing inventory. Similar to weight and nutrition control, a plan for balancing your company’s goals regarding inventory and sales is an absolute necessity. At Blue Ridge, LifeLine is your partner for managing your inventory health.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains. Atlanta. Atlanta.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare appeared first on Transportfolio.

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.

Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion

CHAINalytics

Ongoing Franchise Growth Drives Need for Network Expansion Recently, an Atlanta-based quick service restaurant distribution cooperative providing over 8,000 franchise restaurants with forecasting, purchasing, inventory planning, warehousing, transportation, and delivery services contracted with Chainalytics to perform a distribution network analysis for their U.S.

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.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm appeared first on Transportfolio.

Blue Ridge Executives Discuss The Future of Supply Chain at Nordics Supply Chain Conference

Blue Ridge

Conference highlighted new perspectives and game-changing technology to drive supply chain innovation. Atlanta, Ga. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, sponsored the 8th annual Nordics Supply Chain Conference at Losby Gods Manor in Oslo, Norway attracting a record number of attendees. Many retailers and distributors are examining their supply chains and challenging the status quo.

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?”

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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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 higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. For discount retailers like Burlington, the supply chain is often a competitive advantage — and thus a secret recipe for success.

Ace Hardware International Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning

Blue Ridge

Technology to unify and optimize supply chain planning functions across global distribution centers. ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE )-- June 7, 2016. In order to support 600 global stores, across 62 countries, efficient and accurate supply chain planning is required. We enable our customers to increase revenue at lower costs by delivering an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy to forecast, plan and purchase inventory.

Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

Enables leading Caribbean food service distributor to accurately forecast seasonal demand patterns and precisely align inventory levels at every distribution center. ATLANTA, GEORGIA April 20, 2016. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning.

Blue Ridge Recognized as a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Blue Ridge

Cloud supply chain planning and inventory optimization provider moves from the “Niche Players” quadrant to “Leaders” quadrant. ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) JANUARY 22, 2016. Blue Ridge, a global leader in Cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

Accel-KKR Completes Carve-Out Acquisition of Shipper TMS

PINC

Acquisition Marks Second AKKR Investment in Supply Chain Software Space in Two Months After PINC, A Leader in Yard Management Software Solutions. Accel-KKR is headquartered in Menlo Park with additional offices in Atlanta and London.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Ridge Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016

Blue Ridge

Recognized for increasing inventory turns and improving working capital at major food service distribution company. ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE )-- June 28, 2016. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced it has been named as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2016 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about emerging trends and technologies in the industry, everything from e-commerce to blockchain, and what it means for supply chain and logistics professionals. Speaking of emerging trends, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: ‘Hey Alexa, where’s my delivery?’ project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.