Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore

NC State SCRC

Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit. 22,000 sourcing events. $50 An example was provided to show how a requisition can be generated in 90 seconds and drive locked in savings through a preferred source, and avoids over-specifying the requirement. I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day.

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1943. _. These tools allow us to look at sell, source, make, and deliver together.

Bait and Switch

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Each time that they are published, the Shaman sighs and chuckles in her little apartment in Baltimore. Cloud-based analytics for sourcing and the management of supplier networks are evolving and should be embraced.

Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

They would ask how social can impact their supply chain source, make and deliver processes. It is a beautiful day in Baltimore. The supply chain is knotted. It is unruly. It is complex. Will it ever be tamed through social? Yesterday, @DamarqueViews asked me a question on twitter: “What do you think are the greatest barriers in the adoption of social technology in the supply chain?” ” I laughed. Such a deep question on twitter.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

In the South Central region, Houston is the biggest source of flatbed loads, and rates rose 30¢ to $2.38 The lane from Raleigh to Baltimore paid $2.75/mile last week for flatbeds. Find a load from Baltimore to Roanoke, VA.

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

TMC

The IoT gives companies the ability to source parts and sell products globally. Environmental Protection Agency holds up a shipment at the Port of Baltimore because the agency is understaffed, the delays can quickly ripple through the entire supply chain.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The expansion of Panama has shifted shipments from West Coast to East Coast, but only Norfolk and Baltimore can handle these larger ships – and this will result in longer berths where will the funding be coming from for these port expansions – and it is something that is happening, but we aren’t sure how to handle it. In 2011 a student project team focused on packaging and where there were changes in sourcing and whether weights were correct.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Neutral or Unclear: Baltimore, Miami, and other East Coast ports. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Neutral or Unclear: Baltimore, Miami, and other East Coast ports. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

The big Texas markets, primarily Houston , but also Dallas and Fort Worth , continue to be stable and reliable sources of flatbed loads. Rates slipped another 10¢ out of Miami , despite a big bump in volume on the lanes from Miami to Baltimore and from Miami to Atlanta.

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DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

GTG Technology Group

The six canal bridges in Lowell, MA are in various states of disrepair and a major source of inconvenience. Baltimore is one of the fastest-growing ports in the United States. Sources: [link].

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