Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta


We look forward to seeing you at the Scope Spring Summit in Atlanta. Visit our booth and ask us about the work we are doing with US Public Sector Organizations and with Manufacturers such as Meritor. The post Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta appeared first on Ivalua Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine! Drop us a line if you would like to arrange a 1 to 1 meeting.

Plan to Attend: Manufacturing Circles of Success, October 25th in Atlanta, GA


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Supply Chain News on US PMI for May Shows Significant but Stable Manufacturing Contraction, while Atlanta Fed Predicts Massive Decline in Q2 GDP

Supply Chain Digest

Manufacturing Sector Continues to Contract but Up a Bit from April, while Fed Bank Sees Q2 GDP Fall of more than 50 Percent

Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing


This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at the skills gap in manufacturing, how small businesses are benefiting from a newer generation of robots, the development of an autonomous ship, as well as how some retailers are tackling e-commerce. . Skills Gap Still an Issue for Manufacturers. The bureau’s report emphasizes the recent high demand for industrial work, but also points to the 394,000 manufacturing jobs that still haven’t been filled.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy


Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2021) – Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in data-driven supply chain consulting, announced today that it has received the 2020 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Trucks, Technology & Twitter.

Supply Chains Rock

27th, a convoy of dozens of hybrid trucks will be rolling through Atlanta on their way to the Hybrid Truck 2009 National Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing and Healthcare. The IoT has already begun to transform manufacturing. In Atlanta, in March 2018, ransomware crippled the city’s water services and ticket payments systems. Internet of Things Manufacturing Smart phone Technology Technology TrendsThe Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet.

Chainalytics Receives a 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 5, 2016)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016. “We In The News Packaging Optimization Press Release Chainalytics Frozen Food Manufacturer Green Green Supply Chain sdce

Next Generation Supply Chain Risk Management: A Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of agricultural equipment. In a discussion with AGCO’s Jan Theissen, Director of Strategy and Methods, and Jake Stone, Manager of Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management, I learned about this public, Atlanta headquartered corporation’s […]. We are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. A case in point is offered by AGCO.

Chainalytics Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List


Atlanta, GA (December 19, 2016)— Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Chainalytics to its 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

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


When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. 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. inventory management manufacturingIt was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain


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.

Cyber Threats Loom Large


The March 2018 attack on computers and networks in Atlanta—a major national transportation hub—was the largest successful ransomware cyber attack on a U.S. The medical device segment in particular was recognized as an industry in which cyber attacks on manufacturers could pose threats to patients. Similarly, a computer virus attack at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was caused due to a failure in following proper operating procedures for virus scanning.

Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

As noted by Forbes , clothing manufacturers began mass producing medical masks and protective clothing. Economists point to robust demand and lockdown orders as the prime reasons for constrained capacity, as some manufacturers are working with skeleton staffs or are offline completely. Nearly as soon as confirmed cases of coronavirus began growing in the U.S., abnormal became the new normal.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. At Transplace, we strive to prioritize the needs of our customers, our community, and our team members.

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


Electronics distributors make great service level case studies because, like so many manufacturers today, they have a high proportion (some up to 80%) of ‘long-tail’ slow moving items with lumpy demand.

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Think Differently


These were Supply Chain Insights’ founder Lora Cecere’s opening remarks at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Atlanta earlier this month. Regardless of if you sell directly to consumers, wholesale or direct to other businesses/manufacturers, the customer is the life blood of your organization. Digital Manufacturing. The rise of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Paperless and Robotics is changing the landscape and supply chains must be ready.

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Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages


The Atlanta-based company reported $10.35 Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment manufacturing news retailWelcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the supply chain world, served up in one place to keep you up to date. This week: Retailers are learning to monetize the empty space inside packages; billions of pounds of meat are piling up in U.S.

Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages


The Atlanta-based company reported $10.35 Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment manufacturing news retailWelcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the supply chain world, served up in one place to keep you up to date. This week: Retailers are learning to monetize the empty space inside packages; billions of pounds of meat are piling up in U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

Centralized and harmonized way to exchange data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and forwarders instead of bilateral exchange via individual solutions. A central IT platform facilitates cooperation between the many suppliers, logistics providers, and manufacturers in the network. In conclusion, the use of cloud-based IT platforms in the automotive industry significantly improves the results of collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers.

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto


The first product of this partnership is TacticalOps, a Planning & Optimization solution for Food Manufacturers. Luis, UniSoma has provided advanced planning solutions to several leading food manufacturers, including BRFoods, Nestlé, Marfrig, JBS, Astral foods and many others. You recently launched TacticalOps at IPPE in Atlanta, how was it received? The food supply chain is complex and challenging.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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ProcureCon MRO 2019: Driving Change in MRO with Technology


Last week, we joined Chief Procurement Officers, heads of indirect, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) category managers from top 500 manufacturing companies, as well as the world’s most innovative startups at ProcureCon MRO in Atlanta.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. While Chicago and New York/New Jersey hubs are no strangers to inclement winter weather, severe and widespread cold brought snowstorms to Atlanta and other southern U.S.

The Supply Chain of Pollen


by Joe Cannata Though it may sound like an odd subject, nature and manufacturing do work together in some sort of hybrid supply chain. What got me thinking about this, was when I returned home to Atlanta from a recent trip. As a “manufacturer” of crops, the grower not only has to worry about the normal goods required to produce the crops, like seed, water, fertilizer and pest control.

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

Talking Logistics

Atlanta. I was trying to come up with something witty to say, but then I came across this article by Rebecca Burns, deputy editor of Atlanta Magazine , with a title that says it all: The Day We Lost Atlanta: How 2 lousy inches of snow paralyzed a metro area of 6 million. 2 inches of snow.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. where Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations are now based, was too small, he said. Toyota narrowed its preferred locations to Denver, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., Location Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy Toyota

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

Supply Chain Shaman

There is a need to re-shore where possible, and relocate manufacturing and supplier relationships. With the rise of the global multi-national, Asian flows are essential to today’s manufacturing operations. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows.

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging and consulting industries. For instance, Huntsville is great for us because it is close to three of the biggest hubs (terminals) for small parcel carriers: Louisville, Memphis, and Atlanta. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss selecting an e-commerce fulfillment partner.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective. Small and middle-sized companies are pushed by the aggressive competition to be more flexible and adaptive.

Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

But for manufacturers who ship using both rail and truckload, a key issue lies in whether they are able to achieve the same benefits by using a TMS built for truckload modes in their rail operations. For example, shipping goods from Atlanta to Tampa may cover 400 truck miles, but using rail the trip could be closer to 800 miles. If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements?

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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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2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events


LogiMed US 2018: 6 – 8, 2018 (Atlanta, GA). LogiMed is a focused conference for supply chain VPs and directors from medical device and diagnostics manufacturers. by Teresa Chiykowski As we bid farewell to 2017 and usher in a new year, what can we expect to see in 2018?

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


Ecommerce Fuels a Warehouse Boom,” reports this article by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 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. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta article details the boom in warehouses due to e-commerce. Today’s Warehouses Are Much Different Due To E-Commerce.

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. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts.