Chatting about the future of procurement with Charlotte de Brabandt

Xeeva

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Charlotte de Brabandt, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars 2017 Megawatt Star and member of ISM’s Thought Leadership Council. XEEVA: As technology is evolving, procurement and supply chain are also evolving at a faster rate. CHARLOTTE: I think the whole role of procurement will change in the future. CHARLOTTE: That’s definitely a good question!

Charlotte Area CPO’s Share Insights on Supplier Relationship Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a roundtable at Fleming’s Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte for a group of Chief Procurement Officers hosted by Accenture, sharing thoughts on the subject of SRM. The gathering was an opportunity to get to meet peers in the procurement leadership in the Charlotte area, and exchange ideas on themes and issues of interest. Category Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. The Amazon Effect: How the Retail Giant Has Shaken Up the Supply Chain and What Supply Chains Can Do to Keep Up.

Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy

NC State SCRC

NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. This recent study on the state of the supply chain industry and its impact on the North Carolina economy was completed by a team of who students recently presented both in front of the North Carolina Legislature (Subcommittee on State Logistics) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in their Charlotte Roundtable. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin?

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

An up-close look at the the young people who embody the best traits of the new Supply Chain Generation. While the ratio of male-to-female managers in the supply chain field has hovered around 9:1 for an uncomfortably long time, that trend may slowly but finally be changing. At least, that's one conclusion to be had from the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars program, conducted for the past four years by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. But the low supply of seafood is the major driver, not the packaging capacity. The fish house supplies them with ice, and they will sell the product for them. But the structure over the last 20 years has been that it is NOT a good commodity, due to supply limitations.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain? She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. .

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains.

Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

NC State SCRC

This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. I got twice lucky as an MBA student at NC State, getting to attend two supply chain events. The second reason was motivated by my mentor and supply chain professor Dr. Robert Handfield to attend.

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. These three drivers are why supply chain leaders should work together to build the network of networks: Brand Protection. The average company has two-to-three material events due to supply chain issues. the group is using blockchain to connect existing supply chain operating networks.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain NewsNon-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month.

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. At every place, he has landed, he has been a strong supporter of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative , and his engagement at the ARC was no different. We are proud to be working with the Red Cross, and look forward to kicking off a set of student projects their supply chain team this coming fall.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

As these markets continue to grow the future of industrial real estate will have a huge impact on supply chain expansion. Supply Will Outpace Demand. These markets are Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Louisville, Orlando, Portland, St.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Supply Chain Impact and Potential Disruptions: As early as Wednesday, September 12, as a safety precaution, operations at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina and Port of Wilmington in North Carolina were halted until further notice. DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions. supply chain disruptions disaster preparedness hurricane florence storm watch

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation. While there’s plenty of buzz about startups chasing opportunities in the supply chain and logistics industry , it’s clear from all the recent announcements that established leaders are not resting on their laurels either.

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Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Supply Chain Impact and Potential Disruptions: As early as Wednesday, September 12, as a safety precaution, operations at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina and Port of Wilmington in North Carolina were halted until further notice. DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions. supply chain disruptions disaster preparedness hurricane florence storm watch

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?

BlueYonder

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. Intelligent Fulfillment Supply Chain big data demand IFI 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.

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. There is an estimated shortage of 50,000 truck drivers at any given time in the US supply chain network. In light of all these shifts, the GG has approached the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative as a partner to help them drive improved visibility, education, and document what is happening in the Gig Economy.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The move by BVL to create the chapter in the Carolinas is not only a recognition of the area as a supply chain hub but also a move to expand the organization’s footprint into North America. Center for Global Logistics and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State University. It is envisioned that the chapter will have meetings held across the Carolinas, including RTP, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Greenville, SC. Supply Chain Management

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

There wasn’t a cascading effect across the supply chain like what we saw last year. Second, the area affected didn’t require the massive rerouting of supply chains like what we saw last year. Buffalo to Charlotte was down 24¢ at $2.44/mile. Atlanta to Charlott e fell 17¢ to $2.84/mile.

Taking Flight

BlueYonder

Every time I start my book, I mentally compare my writing to Charlotte Bronte or Thomas Hardy or Charles Dickens, and then I stop. Featured Supply ChainI am terrified of flying. It’s been that way since 9-11. It’s ironic really, considering how often I fly for work. Over the years, I’ve developed a ritual to calm my nerves and get me breathing again every time the plane bounces around in periods of turbulence.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

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. The combined entity will offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to manage global supply chains – from raw materials, to finished products, into the hands of consumers – through any channel. Charlotte McCrum. +1

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What do Earthquakes and Chicken have in Common?

BlueYonder

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. appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Supply Chain big data demand IF Intelligent FulfillmentI 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.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

For example, urban planners in Charlotte, NC, have “designated a 60-acre, 50-square block area as a place for modern, urban redesign, dubbed the North Tryon Vision Plan. The need to supply retailers or deliver packages to residences won’t go away simply because planners want to fill cities with generous numbers of auto-free streets and/or with greenways reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.

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Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. One noteworthy thing was that pricing out of Atlanta and Charlotte was mostly neutral despite all the canceled shipments from there to Florida. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, went from a tropical depression to a Category 4 storm in just two days.

Taking Flight

BlueYonder

Every time I start my book, I mentally compare my writing to Charlotte Bronte or Thomas Hardy or Charles Dickens, and then I stop. The post Taking Flight appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Featured Supply Chain Wednesdays for WomenI am terrified of flying. It’s been that way since 9-11. It’s ironic really, considering how often I fly for work.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week. Charlotte to Lakeland soared 42¢ to $3.32/mile last week, but that price appears to be falling this week. Rates are still high on loads going back and forth from Charlotte and Atlanta as well.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Meantime, rates and volumes are starting to come back down to normal in the Southeast, but supply chains throughout the rest of the country are still feeling the ripple effects, as evidenced by all the dark red in the Hot States Map below. Lots of Florida-bound freight also comes from Charlotte , and rates on the Charlotte-to-Lakeland lane also dropped 20¢ to $2.88/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97

Ethical Consumer Week: How to make transparency meaningful

Provenance

What is supply chain and impact transparency and what makes it valuable? Along with Charlotte Instone, founder of fashion brand Know The Origin, and Rob Harrison, co-founder of Ethical Consumer, Jessi Baker, our Provenance founder and CEO, addressed why we must go beyond being individual ethical consumers and hold brands to account to benefit us all. . “We

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Toyota narrowed its preferred locations to Denver, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., Location Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy ToyotaDiscussion Questions: Carefully read the following article. What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? Why is Toyota making this change? What are the incentives that Texas is offering Toyota? How significant are these to Toyota’s decision? What are the major risks to Toyota associated with this decision?

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Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice. Based in London, UK, Charlotte has over 20 years of retail leadership with a deep understanding in Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment, Omni-Channel Strategy and Operations, and Supply Chain Management.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

These specialized inbound services include JIT delivery, kitting, packaging, VMI and other services that are essential to keeping manufacturing supply chains in motion. There are four ports in the state : the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, as well as two inland facilities in Charlotte and Greensboro. New intermodal capabilities including the brand-new Queen City Express which allows the transport of goods by rail between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte.