S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit


by CJ Wehlage This past week was the IE Group’s S&OP Innovation Summit at the beautiful venue of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Transportation Innovation 2018


Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A China locker company has developed an innovative technology that will have AGV or drones place parcel packages in lockers.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

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These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation


However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. Based out of California, Peloton Technologies is pioneering the use of vehicle to vehicle communication to tackle two of the trucking industry’s largest problems – fuel and safety.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. In 1956, an American engineer, William Shockley , had an idea that silicon could be used to make transistors, and founded a company in Mountain View, California.

TMS Innovation and the Voice of the Customer with Cameron Robertson

The Logistics of Logistics

I am the Chief Technology Officer of 3PL Systems in Signal Hill, California. I went to school for computer science in southern California. The post TMS Innovation and the Voice of the Customer with Cameron Robertson appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Supply Chain News on New Ambidextrous Robot May Improve Automated Piece Picking Capabilities

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Innovation from Engineers at University of California Berkely Uses Smarts to Decide which Grabber is Best

Sustain 2019: Exponential Progress in Responsible Purchasing, Perseverance and Innovation


And the answer, regardless of the sector, is through perseverance, innovation and exponential thinking. . Innovation. Interestingly, though unsurprisingly, perseverance goes hand in hand with a growth mindset and innovation.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

30 | Innovations in warehousing. On the other, we are seeing new technological advancements such as Google Glass, smart watches and tablets on the market for innovative process improvements. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. But California is not the first to raise this idea.

A Real World Humanitarian Logistics Model

Supply Chain @ MIT

A humanitarian logistics model developed by the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) improves the efficiency of response efforts by taking a holistic view of these operations. Floods in Colombia caused widespread damage.

The Branded Supply Chain

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Innovative? And Whirlpool’s supply chain embodies its brand value of innovation with Six Sigma accuracy and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. As an innovator and early adopter, H&M is set up to benefit.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Logistics in Black and White

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Across the year we will honor 100 IBM innovations. Hyundai Forklift of Southern California. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. II)


In Part II, we will touch on the ways in which automotive players are addressing these changes through collaboration and the innovations that can stem from it. Cruise is a Silicon Valley start-up and driverless car company headquartered in San Francisco, California.

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas


There are the typical contenders like California, New York, and Seattle. At SupplyPike, we’re building some incredibly innovative ways to solve problems in logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). When you hear “technology hub”, Arkansas may not be your first thought.

Joining supply chain leaders to share best practices for embracing modern technologies including cloud, Internet of Things and mobility   


The APICS Corporate Development team is gearing up to attend Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience in San Jose, California, January 25-27, 2016. If you know APICS, you know we’re all about best practices – we set the global standard for them in the supply chain world.

Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names 2016 Award Winners


The winners of awards for supply chain resilience and risk management excellence were honored by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council at its annual event which took place on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at the Sheraton Palo Alto, in Palo Alto, California.

Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts


Freight Shipping Solution Green Freight Technology & InnovationSupplyChainDigital.com picked up our recent press release about Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s 2019 Clean50 Award and published a feature article about this news for the supply chain community.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Waymo gets the green light to test fully driverless cars in California (The Verge). We asked supply chain and logistics professionals “In five years, which technologies will have delivered the most supply chain innovation benefits?”

Outbound Logistics


The task becomes increasingly interesting when it comes to shipping produce (fruits and vegetables) – the commodity mostly coming from the breadbasket of our country: sunny California. Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer.

Arkieva Customer Spotlight: Driscoll’s is Evolving Berry Production with Robot Cultivation and Substrate Farming


Environmental challenges and an increasing population have presented industrial agriculture companies with the need for innovative, sustainable farm practices.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019


While the University of California considers banning single use packaging, a decision to do so will not be immediate, and nor will it include all plastics. Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy. state of California has recently passed the Buy Clean California Act.

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas


There are the typical contenders like California, New York, and Seattle. At SupplyPike, we’re building some incredibly innovative ways to solve problems in logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). When you hear “technology hub”, Arkansas may not be your first thought.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto


Eric Beckwitt was born in California but had to flee with the family in 2003 to save his son, who suffered severe asthma in the Sierra Nevada foothills where the Beckwitt family lived. Green Freight Technology & Innovation Welcome to Freightera Blog

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

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California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ). These APIs are delivered through the SMC³ Platform, an innovative hub of LTL transportation technology solutions.

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SPLC Panel: Important Trends In Disclosure, Traceability, Big Data, And New Value Creation


Last week Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni participated in a panel at SPLC 2019 with MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics researchers Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene at While everyone acknowledges the future of supply chains is transparent, few can agree on what transparency is and how it should be achieved.

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017


States seem to be in a race to innovate and allow liberal testing, but the federal government and trucking industry will keep a close eye on progress so that a broad patchwork of 50 different sets of regulations do not take hold, creating regulation that cannot cross state lines.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line


This increase follows California’s increase in minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour last year and to $10 effective January, 2016. If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

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Under a new law, retailers share liability for misclassified truck drivers at California ports (Los Angeles Times). Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference , I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations.

Amazon Drone Delivery for $1, 3-D Printing at Lowe’s

Talking Logistics

First, as reported by CNBC last Wednesday, a Lowe’s Orchard Supply Hardware store in Mountain View, California introduced “3-D printing and scanning services that let shoppers customize their home accents and fixtures.” Timing also varies based on the complexity of the project, [Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs] said, adding that a simple plastic project could be completed in as little as five hours.

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Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason


The cloud is making new, innovative transportation management systems (TMS) available to more shippers. Supply chain entities need to understand and take notice of some of the most interesting facts in this innovative, ethereal, but still physical trend.

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Unparalleled customer affinity on full display at Kinexions ’18


They’ve expanded their application of RR in ways that are sometimes news to Kinaxis, and in ways that drive enhancement and innovation back into Kinaxis (I’ll have more on innovation in a future post).

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization


While head deep in this struggle to build a business case for supply chain process, structure and technology improvements I came across a little blue book edited and compiled by Dick Morreale and published by the Council of Logistics Management Southern California Roundtable.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Without a doubt, Apple Inc is the world leader in Innovation, Branding and Software Ecosystem. Apple inc has the central warehouse in California but Amazon has approximately 28 warehouses from coast to coast. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing


With its new gigafactory centralizing the manufacturing process, Tesla Motors is one of the largest automotive employer in California. Honda’s Innovative Sneak Preview. Battery innovation is allowing for increased, cheaper production.