Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA)

Bristlecone

The post Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA) appeared first on Bristlecone.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

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Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management automotive industry global supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blogIn the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S. automotive industry.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

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Supply Chain Business Intelligence for SAP Environments and our Latest Supply Chain Matters Sponsor

Supply Chain Matters

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Traditional vs. Operational Supply Chain Business Intelligence Needs in SAP Environments

Supply Chain Matters

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An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in North America rail industry independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Positive Train Control technology challenges Supply chain Matters blogSometimes, a fresh perspective from an external, non-stakeholder source provides us key insights into ongoing events and strategic implications.

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

Supply Chain Matters

west coast port congestion impact on industry supply chains Fuji Heavy Industries supply chain Honda North America supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

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Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

At the beginning of each year, many supply chain blogs/sites publish the articles about their most popular contents of the year or make the predictions for things that might happen in the coming year. Blogging also allows both business people and educators to reflect and stimulate opinions.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

Yesterday we had said we concluded our most popular blog posts by category for the blog posts written from our major categories for 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. Read the Full Blog Post.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics. The Most Popular Blog Posts in the 3PL Category By Pageviews for 2014.

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The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America. Welcome to Freightera Blog

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

The Talks of NAFTA, What's Going On?

PLS Logistics

The discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been popular the month of January with officials from the US, Mexico. Ever since President Trump made the announcement that NAFTA was the "worst trade deal the US has ever signed" during his 2016 election race, tensions have been high in North America because of uncertainty.

Logistics of Love: Journey of the Rose

PLS Logistics

Logistics Transportation Blog Trucking Third Party Logistics North America export customs import flowers warehousing Roses Valentines Day Valentine Love perishableWhen you picture Valentine’s Day in your mind, what do you see? Chocolates, hearts, giant stuffed teddy bears, and "lovey-dovey" cards. But isn’t there something that is even more common on that day? Yes, flowers! But not just any flower, roses, vibrant red roses.

The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

Supply Chain Matters

The 2018 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) kicks-off this weekend in Detroit Michigan amid an industry that is undergoing various stages of supply chain transformation inflection points and risk assessment.

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

The Kewill blog really took off last year, covering everything from the controversy over new electronic log regulations for truckers to the logistics of international disaster relief. In no particular order, here is a baker’s dozen of our best blog posts from 2015.

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 Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In April a front page published article by The Wall Street Journal reported on Wal-Mart’s increased pressures on North America based suppliers to squeeze costs. In prior commentaries, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted reports indicating that Wal-Mart had once again focused on its suppliers for sharing the burden of needed higher margins.

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U.S. Auto Exports Expand in 2014 and So Does Supply Chain Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In late December of 2011, Supply Chain Matters raised awareness to Japan based automotive OEM’s, specifically Honda, with plans to shift a major portion of export production capability from North America instead of from Japan. auto exports, one that confirms rather active evidence that North America auto production continues to be viewed for both domestic as well as global consumption.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

Quintiq

DTI), the logistics affiliate of the largest food redistributor in North America, Dot Foods, delivers less than truckload (LTL) quantities to numerous customers who require smaller, multi-temperature shipments.

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Lumber Liquidators Suspends All China Sourced Laminate Flooring Products

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, announced this week that it is suspending all of its China sourced laminate flooring products. Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management blog dedicated to supply chain management Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk

NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Now at a More Contentious Stage

Supply Chain Matters

The fourth round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks kicked-off this week and the prospects for reaching some consensus agreement on major NAFTA trade principles by the end of this year are now looking to be rather challenging. Global Trade Issues Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy NAFTA trade negotiations supply chain management implications to NAFTA renegotiation Supply chain Matters blog

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.

Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Lumber Liquidators China sourcing Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Now at a More Contentious Stage

Supply Chain Matters

The fourth round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks kicked-off this week and the prospects for reaching some consensus agreement on major NAFTA trade principles by the end of this year are now looking to be rather challenging. Global Trade Issues Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy NAFTA trade negotiations supply chain management implications to NAFTA renegotiation Supply chain Matters blog

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America. While there are some improvements that can be made to NAFTA, it’s on the right track to promoting free trade and driving economic growth for all of North America.

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.

NeoGrid: An Up and Coming Industry Specific B2B Supply Chain Business Network Technology Provider

Supply Chain Matters

The origins of NeoGrid stem from Latin America. However, after receiving an initial briefing, I believe our community, especially North American based, will continue to become more familiar with this provider in the months to come. Today, the provider has a growing global presence including North America. Our briefing was with Paulo Viola, NeoGrid’s CEO of North America, struck […].

Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Celadon Trucking is one of the 20 largest truckload carriers in North America. The post Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.