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.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling & 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. Source ID. Source ID. 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

What do Earthquakes and Chicken have in Common?

Supply Chain Nation

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.

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.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Buffalo to Charlotte added 20¢ to $1.88

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

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. The lane rate from Lakeland to Charlotte rose 17¢ last week. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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