30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Every year, the 30 Under 30 program designates one "megawatt star," and for this year that honor goes to Charlotte de Brabandt, a 30-year old category associate with Johnson & Johnson, based in Zurich, Switzerland. You'll find Charlotte de Brabandt, and 29 of her peers, in the following sildeshow. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Charlotte de Brabandt, Johnson & Johnson. Source ID. Source ID.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

This led to the development of Coca Cola Consolidated, located in Greensboro North Carolina, which later moved its headquarters to Charlotte, NC. Contract Management Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation


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Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

The group is working on case studies to test new technologies like blockchain, cognitive computing, supply chain operating networks, and open source analytics. July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago. Today, I am facilitating a share group. The dream is the building of Network of Networks. The goal is to close current gaps to build inter-enterprise visibility and improve inter-operability between businesses. Today, the gaps are large.

Guest post: Technology Solutions Are The Secret Weapon For Bringing CSR Into Procurement


Procurement technology should make it easy to source ethically. Guest post by Charlotte Spencer-Smith, Marketing, Pool4Tool. Supply chain transparency is one of the key challenges facing Procurement and Sourcing in the coming years. For example, Velux category manager Alis Hemmingsen wrote in this blog post last week about how to put supplier CSR performance into a sourcing process.

How rate transparency grows SMBs: Introducing the FBA Index


Of course, COVID-19 has accelerated this trend, with more consumers working from home and ordering online, while it’s also become easier for sellers to source on Alibaba, import, and then sell on Shopify or Amazon.com. 2020 was a critical year for small importers.

Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Sadly we all know that missed internal deadlines drain profit from many apparel brands: Merchandise Planning didn’t align demand forecasts with Sourcing. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Given that the study was funded by an Atlanta-based group, the results are hardly authoritative (for instance, a number of major cities, such as Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, are not included in the study), but they do offer an interesting view on the supply chain capabilities of seven major regions. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)


I was exposed to this thinking when I recently had the opportunity to meet with Tara Greene, from The Greene Group in Charlotte, NC. This app has created a community of 100,000 contingent workers and drivers that interact with the work schedules created by employers, to provide a reliable source of labor for companies that have shifting demand requirements for labor. Unemployment levels are at an all time low.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to visit with the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC yesterday, and held a negotiation workshop with the supply chain directors and managers. This was at the request of my good friend, Tom Nash, who I have known since 2000, when he was an IT Sourcing executive at Shell Oil in Houston. In Tom’s short time that he has been at ARC, he has already helped to make the influence model a core part of the sourcing team culture.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday. Atlanta and Charlotte prices were also up by double-digit percentage points. Atlanta to Charlotte was a strong regional lane, up 16¢ to $2.85 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

The Southeast, especially Atlanta , is also the main source of relief supplies — including plywood, ice, and bottled water — headed for Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. Buffalo to Charlotte lost 13¢ at $1.75 Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey. The national average van rate jumped up 12¢ to $1.90

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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What do Earthquakes and Chicken have in Common?


On a lighter note, the Charlotte Symphony came into my town for an outdoor concert Saturday night – a pretty big deal they only do once a year. What’s the trade-off between getting news to the public vs. double checking the source? I ran into a couple of examples this past week on the awesome potential of big data and social media – to do both harm and good.

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

DAT Solutions

Lakeland to Charlotte climbed 39¢ to $3.18/mile. The ripple effect of Florida hitting its peak was some lower prices elsewhere, as buyers adjusted their sourcing: Atlanta to Philadelphia was down 48¢ at an average of $2.60/mile. Reefer load counts and rates continued to climb last week, boosted by produce markets across the country. Last week was the fifth in a row for rising volumes, and prices continued to surge out of the Southeast.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The company’s initiative means that it will work to transition its manufacturing suppliers to renewable sources of electricity to power their operations. Charlotte News & Observer). Apple’s new carbon-neutral pledge is likely to reverberate across electronics supply chains.

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

RELEX Solutions

However, we still need to source and sell products, and to do that without losing focus on the customer, we need to run efficient processes. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season. Insights » Whitepapers. Read PDF version. Foreword. Author: Mikko Kärkkäinen, Group CEO at RELEX Solutions, D.Sc. Tech.).

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight. For example, you can expect to see a lot more than the usual number of westbound loads on DAT load boards out of Atlanta, Charlotte and Greenville , SC in the next week or two. Buffalo to Charlotte added 20¢ to $1.88

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes. Lakeland, FL to Charlotte gained 19¢ to $1.65/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week. Rates fell in most of the top 100 van lanes, but the big drops were all in lanes where rates rose in the prior week due to snow that closed mountain passes on those routes.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes. Lakeland, FL to Charlotte gained 19¢ to $1.65/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week. Most lanes in the top 100 van lanes fell, but the big drops were all in the lanes that rose the prior week due to closed mountain passes. The core lanes from top markets remained constant.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers. Charlotte McCrum. +1 RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

In the Southeast, rates are rising in Atlanta and Charlotte , but Memphis outbound rate trends were mixed, with some lane rates increasing while others declined. In the South Central region, Houston is the biggest source of flatbed loads, and rates rose 30¢ to $2.38 May ended on a strong note, with van rates up 4¢ from the April average. If that sounds like a small change, it’s because we are in a seasonal transition.

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. McAllen , TX has been the top source of reefer load posts on DAT load boards for the past six weeks, because of fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, on both sides of the border. The lane rate from Lakeland to Charlotte rose 17¢ last week. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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How To Find CBD Payment Processing Services [+ CBD Credit Card Processors for Ecommerce Shops]


This cannabinoid is a highly sought after derivative of the cannabis plant and its abbreviated version — CBD — is short for ‘cannabidiol’ Source: Statista. 2004: Charlotte’s Web. Charlotte Figi, a young girl reduced her 300 seizures a week and became almost seizure-free, thanks to CBD oil. This sparked the famous CBD business “Charlotte’s Web” and gave CBD a spotlight in the medical field.