A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

'Dirty Meat': Shocking Hygiene Failings Discovered in U.S. Pig and Chicken Plants

Supply Chain Brain

Food & Beverage Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America EuropeA joint investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found that hygiene incidents are at numbers that experts described as “deeply worrying.”

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0

Industry Supply Chain Impacts from Catastrophic Natural Events- Further Update

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with succinct update to readers on business and industry headline developments concerning the unprecedented series of catastrophic natural events that have impacted the Caribbean, Mexico and North America.

A Declared Tough U.S. Stance Related to NAFTA Talks

Supply Chain Matters

This week, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke to attendees of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council indicating that the Trump Administration’s ongoing hardball strategy regarding ongoing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks comes from perceived leverage over Canada and Mexico.

The Beginning of NAFTA Renegotiation Talks- Monitor and Be Prepared

Supply Chain Matters

With the formal start of re-negotiations concerning the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many industry supply chain teams should be monitoring developments and conducting ongoing analytical analysis and management education. There is a very narrow window for negotiators to come to a broad consensus of agreement.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last five years, consumer products and food/beverage leaders faced different challenges. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. Definition.

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Coffee Shops Are Already Running Out of America's Newest Milk Craze

Supply Chain Brain

Plant-based beverages have been stealing market share from dairy for years, and the trend isn’t showing signs of slowing. Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content North AmericaIt’s called oat milk, and baristas love its light, hearty flavor that lets the java beans take center stage.

More Railcar Shortages Loom for U.S. Midwest- Grain Shipments Remain Impacted

Supply Chain Matters

Earlier this year, severe winter conditions across North America coupled with the continued boom of bulk crude oil shipments originating from the Bakken region of North Dakota led to significant railcar bottlenecks and shortages. Business media was quick to note that the rail car shortage problems stemmed from pileups at the BNSF Railway, which was one of other railroads heavily burdened by surging demand for crude oil transport.

What do I need to do to get a drink around here?


How Asia challenges beverage supply chains. If you aren’t familiar with Asia, the unique complexities it piles onto your beverage supply chain are hard to see. It is very different in the south and the north of Thailand. Not all beverages like to travel far.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


The survey was conducted online among professionals from a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, retail, CPG and pharma. What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges?

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead


Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it. Even food and beverage companies can have 36% of their revenue from the tail.

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later


One year in, we take a look at what’s changed so far — and how it could spell the beginning of a new era for the food and beverage industry. Since 1980 the company has grown from 19 employees in its small Austin location to almost 500 sites across North America and the UK.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

At some point, a company like Kraft used to own biscuits, cheese, pizza, confectionery, beverage, meats… with products delivered to customer directly to stores (DSD), through the customer warehouses or via wholesalers across more than 100 countries.

GoPuff gets go-ahead for 300,00 sq ft technology & distribution centre in South Jersey


goPuff is a digital convenience retailer operating in over 50 US markets and delivering thousands of products – ranging from snacks, drinks, ice cream, beverages, groceries, household goods, and more – directly to customers from centrally located warehouses for a flat $1.95 GoPuff, an on-demand delivery company, has accepted a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority with the aim of becoming fully operational by the end of 2019.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

In industries like beverage, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, and medical device, the industry averages have gone backwards (inventory turns have decreased, not increased) during the period of 2006-2014. I remember the plane ride well. My career was in transition.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. SendSuite Tracking Online, which is designed for small and medium businesses, is available in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.”

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. GREENWICH, Conn. and ANN ARBOR, Mich.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

We are not as mature as CPG or Food/Beverage. There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. The next formal face-to-face session to discuss the pilots is on April 13 in North America and April 28th in Europe.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, Omitracs has been a leading telematics solution provider for more than 25 years, serving over 2,500 private and for-hire fleet customers and more than 270,000 vehicles throughout North America and Latin America.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

OHL specializes in the sectors of apparel, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods. I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

automated warehouses) the most are cold storage facilities and freezer warehouses, typically in the food and beverage and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

“Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains – in food, beverages and many other products,” said Rosenfeld. Proudly marketing delicious biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, grocery products and convenient meals in approximately 170 countries, Kraft Foods had 2010 revenue of $49.2 billion, more than half of which was earned outside North America.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Two years ago Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, embarked on a Route to Consumer programme. Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Publishing date: 27 November 2015. 6 | News & Background.

When Will the Drones Start Flying?

Supply Chain Brain

Pilot projects will likely get underway in North America this year, Bash predicts, with widespread deployment occurring in 2019 or 2020. E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail Food & Beverage All Logistics Express/Small Shipments Transportation & Distribution High-Tech/Electronics All Technology Transportation Management

Ivanka Janssen: “We have one plan throughout the company that drives all targets”

Supply Chain Movement

Two years ago Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands including Johnnie walker, Smirnoff and guinness, embarked on a route to Consumer programme. We all know that the US is one country but with 50 different states and 50 different cultures and it is important to understand these, and yet still treat North America as a single concept.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016


Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 On-Demand Delivery – Food and Beverage. Logistics Technology Updates: Q1 2016.

Made in America Gifts For the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

A study done in 2015 by Moneycrashers.com found that consumers preferred made in America for other reasons including: Jobs -- The most common reason shoppers give for buying American is to help save or create jobs in the United States.