Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/08/2020 – 01/14/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Port of Los Angeles Struggles with the Domino Effect of Congested Ports Due to global supply chain issues caused by COVID-19, the Port of Los Angeles is becoming congested.

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. In this article, we’ll get you up to speed on some of the recent SoCal supply chain developments during the first half of 2019. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics Third Party Logistics Warehouse operations eCommerce Fulfillment Inland Empire Warehouse Labor issues Drayage rail transportation Peak Season Shipping Distribution logistics in California

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A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

Developing Outstanding Supply Chain Talent and Leadership

PINC

By collaborating with universities and colleges, companies can help develop a new stream of supply chain talent that’s ready to take on the present and the future. As the pandemic taught us, this hit-or-miss approach to supply chain management literally sets companies up for failure.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. In this article, the main hyped, promising, and solid solutions but widely adopted technologies in supply chain management are discussed.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments. And that only happens when marketing and supply chain teams collaborate, which is probably not often enough. The Branded Supply Chain covers three main areas: loyalty, sustainability and leadership.

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

Kinaxis

The American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, now in its 12th year, brings together senior executives from across the Supply Chain and Logistics fields to enjoy an unbeatable mix of networking, expert case studies, interactive debates and master classes over three exceptional days. Join Benji Green , Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply and Inventory Planning at Avaya for the Kinaxis supply chain optimization workshop on December 9th.

The Logistics Destination of Southern California

Supply Chain Link

As the sixth largest economy in the world 1 and the largest gateway for international trade and domestic commerce in the United States 2 , California continues to provide an ideal location for logistics solutions such as ocean transportation and distribution. Southern California, in particular, has become a popular area for companies to utilize logistical benefits such as. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation Urban Hubs

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. In this article, the main hyped, promising, and solid solutions but widely adopted technologies in supply chain management are discussed.

Managing the heathcare supply chain for better patient outcomes

Kinaxis

Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California. Joining Aiyar on the panel were supply chain representatives from Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Dexcom, Owens & Minor and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems. Reinventing the heathcare supply chain.

Managing the healthcare supply chain for better patient outcomes

Kinaxis

Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California. Joining Aiyar on the panel were supply chain representatives from Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Dexcom, Owens & Minor and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems. Reinventing the healthcare supply chain.

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. 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. Surprisingly, there is a supply chain when it comes to pollen and the process of pollination.

ADEXA Receives 2020 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

Adexa

Los Angeles, California – December 9, 2020 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the only magazine in the supply chain industry covering the entire global supply chain, has selected ADEXA as a recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2020.

Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive —Dive Brief: • An import surge across the country — led by a rush to bring in product before Chinese New Year and a scheduled tariff increase on March 2 — is leading to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a customer advisory sent by American Global […]. The post Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports appeared first on AGL.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place. It’s based on California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which was passed in 2010. So how is this going to solve the supply chain slavery issue?

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act - Value Unchained

ModusLink Corporation

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Mindmap for an ethical supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few. Mindmap for an ethical supply chain. An ethical supply chain demands a thorough analysis of global outsourcing: Diagnosis.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty.

The Role of Circular Supply Chains in the Circular Economy

SCM Research

California Management Review has now published a special issue on the circular economy. Several of the articles of that special issue refer to supply chains and supply chain management; and several of the authors have published in SCM journals before. This indicates that “supply chain thinking” and “circular thinking” are increasingly stimulating each other.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. Ultimately, the IoT Supply Chain will enable greater accuracy and identification of potential issues throughout supply chain processes. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes. The supply chain will adore the IoT.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

Southern California Ports Drayage supply chain cycle time logistics in CaliforniaIf you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up. The calls for speed reached a fever pitch in Q1 of this year as freight piled up at the Ports in the wake of U.S.-China

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

Why is supply chain risk management important? coli outbreaks that sickened 60 customers, along with norovirus incidents in California and Massachusetts that led to more sick customers and restaurant closings. A key priority for Chipotle moving forward has to be improving its supply chain visibility, which based on comments reported in the Wall Street Journal last week , appears to have some blind spots. Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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

Cerasis

The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer. In recent years, the use of cloud-based solutions has dramatically changed how modern supply chain companies operate, and the cloud supply chain management has the potential to level the playing field between all supply chain companies, especially shippers. Oracle Leading the Charge in Cloud Supply Chain Management.

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Thoughts from the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience

Loftware

I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience last week, located in beautiful San Jose, California. Apart from escaping the brutal New England winter for a week, the event opened my eyes to the amount of energy and passion towards supply chain methodologies, technologies, and solutions. Supply Chain Oracle

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning.

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

Kinaxis

Having worked many years in the supply chain with the contract manufacturing firms, I find this managed service, sometimes called PaaS (Planning-as-a-Service), extremely intriguing. With the breadth of skills from being a contract manufacturer, Celestica uses Predictive Power and Kinaxis supply chain solution to insert the talent and skill in the S&OP cycle, directly impacting inventory, order fulfillment and cost.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains (Guest Post by Dara O’Rourke, UC Berkeley)

SCM Research

In his recent Science article, The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains, Dara argues that the field of supply chain management needs to significantly improve and integrate sustainability measurement systems and decision-support tools. The science of sustainability measurement has progressed alongside efforts to advance supply chain traceability, impact assessment, and aggregation of data into sustainability indicators.

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect

EcoVadis

The Act was originally adopted by the State of California in 2010 and it requires impacted companies to disclose their efforts, if any, to ensure their direct supply chains are free from slave labor and human trafficking. Subsequently the American company took comprehensive measures to prevent such issues, including extensive supply chain tracking and awareness raising, but the company image and reputation had undoubtedly been damaged by this case.