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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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The Supply Chain of Pollen

Kinaxis

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. So what does all of this have to do with supply chain? The plant reproductive process is really a self-contained supply chain of its own, but that is not the larger story.

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.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

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.

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.

‘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.

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

Talking Logistics

The consensus opinion of the most recent Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report is that it reveals weakness in U.S. 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. No fewer than three major transportation hubs in the U.S.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Send your high-level executives to Miami for inspiration on digital innovations for efficient supply chain practices.

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Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I did not understand warehousing and transportation until reassignment to a logistics role in 1985. 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. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S.

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. to Provide Next-Generation Supply Chain Resiliency Capabilities. UltraShipTMS: New Features for Cloud Based TMS and Transportation Optimizer. 2 inches of snow.

Cyber Threats Loom Large

Resilinc

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. 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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

TMS. ,” says Bart De Muynck, Gartner’s research vice president, transportation technology to. In fact, in 2018 we saw investments go up across the entire supply chain technology spectrum.” Transport Topics. Sluggish iPhone sales felt across Apple’s supply chain.

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.

Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements? Most tier 1 transportation management systems (TMS) are built around providing visibility to and optimization for full truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) modes, primarily into and out of a Retail or Consumer Packaged Goods DC network. He has more than 13 years of experience designing and implementing ERP and logistics-focused supply chain solutions.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. 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. Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Fulfyld has offered e-commerce fulfillment services for every step of the supply chain since 2016. Fulfillment locations should be close to carrier transportation hubs, ports, customers, and suppliers. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow.

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. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and specializes in integrating different modes of transport in logistics solutions.

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.

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and J.P. percent, indicating contraction in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, and is the lowest reading since June 2009 when the PMI® registered 45.8 Jason’s comments echoed one of my New Year’s resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives : Be more than a cost-cutter — be a sales hero too. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives.

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. As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012).

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). It seeks to prohibit UPS from using drones, driverless vehicles and other new technology to transport, deliver or pick up packages, innovations that would curb demand for labor.

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.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry

EFT

Starting today, Teknowlogi, pioneer of the Logistics Expert System (LES) and creator of Tai, the industry’s only cloud-based solution built on artificial intelligence (AI), will share its innovative, yet practical, technology solutions with attendees at the North American 3PL & Supply Chain Summit being held this week in Atlanta. . The study included a survey of 104 supply chain executives from retailers, manufacturers and brands in both North America and Europe. .

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. Immediately after the rain subsided, trucks began hauling in emergency relief supplies for residents of the storm-affected zone. But rates remain elevated in the region due to supply chain disruptions and pent-up demand. It is sunny today in Tampa and Atlanta, with a light breeze.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

EFT

40 percent of butter is sold in November and December and needs to be transported in refrigerated trucks. With the ag supply business, they are making many shipments to rural areas served by small carriers that don’t have a lot of technology. Land O’Lakes has implemented a real-time transportation visibility solution from FourKites. Land O’Lakes would like to work with the Department of Transportation in Minnesota and Uber to begin testing certain lanes.

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: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . 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: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . MARKET: .

Logistics 2.0: Georgia Logistics Summit Interview with Manny Sequeira

FLEXE

We recently attended the Georgia Logistics Summit where we had a chance to catch up with Manny Sequeira, a leader in the supply chain & logistics industries. Today we’re at the Georgia Logistics Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. And I had a chance to catch with Manny Sequeira, who is a long-time supply chain veteran, mostly in IT roles, with Coca-Cola Company and other firms as well. I’ve been in supply chain and technology all my life.

Logistics 2.0: Georgia Logistics Summit Interview with Manny Sequeira

FLEXE

<p>We recently attended the Georgia Logistics Summit where we had a chance to catch up with Manny Sequeira, a leader in the supply chain & logistics industries. </p> <p>Today we're at the Georgia Logistics Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. And I had a chance to catch with Manny Sequeira, who is a long-time supply chain veteran, mostly in IT roles, with Coca-Cola Company and other firms as well.

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% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies).

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