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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.

Next Generation Supply Chain Risk Management: A Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

We are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. 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 […].

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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.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. Today’s supply chains use closed and proprietary technologies. I believe we need to move to Open Source tech. There are dark holes in the supply chain which I believe will not be closed with the current approaches. The Hyperledger project is an Open Source blockchain platform. Supply Chain Finance.

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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. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

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

USC Consulting Group

The suddenness of the pandemic has many business leaders in virtually every industry pausing to reflect their supply chain management: Do I have the systems in place to continue business operations now and in the future? Supply chain management. Perhaps the biggest impact COVID-19 has had on businesses is within the supply chain. Indeed, according to the Institute for Supply Chain Management, approximately three-quarters of firms throughout the U.S.

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. Centralized and harmonized way to exchange data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and forwarders instead of bilateral exchange via individual solutions. Digitalization along the supply chain allows for smooth interaction of all participants.

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.

MODEX Moments: The Future of Supply Chain Is Now

Material Handling and Logistics

Thirty thousand people from 110 countries walked the show floor of MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, spread across 250,000 square feet of exhiibition space occupied by 900 vendors, showing every type of material handling solution imaginable, from bins, pallets and shelves to drones, robots and artificial intelligence-based systems. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Inside-out processes assume that the order represents demand, and that the supply chain’s role ends with a perfect shipment.

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Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

Global supply chain is a very challenging subject in supply chain management because it involves different customer''s requirement, more complex operations/collaboration and unforeseen risks. In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries. 2) Franchising Coca-Cola creates a global supply chain through a franchising model.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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. Preparing a rail shipment relies on the base data (or data source) to take carrier route codes, rail junctions and transfers into account when planning routes. He has more than 13 years of experience designing and implementing ERP and logistics-focused supply chain solutions.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2.

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.

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.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census). Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Drones, driverless vehicles, and global trade all made the headlines in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks (WSJ – sub. Waymo to start testing self-driving cars in Atlanta (Reuters). According to Reuters : “One source close to the talks complained that ‘we have brought flexibility, we have brought ideas, but the problem is that the United States has not moved an inch’.”