The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

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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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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

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?

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. RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference LINK ($1,095 to $1,595, Depending on Membership and Registration Date).

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. The three students were SCRC Supply Chain Scholars: Dana Magliola, Lindsay Schilleman, John Elliott , for the 2015-16 year. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development. An Economic Impact Statement & Analysis.

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.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

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. 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.

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.

Taking Flight

Supply Chain Nation

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.

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.

An Economic Primer and Forecast from Professor Mike Walden

NC State SCRC

The Supply Side explanation – is one that you often hear. Mr. Trump’s prognosis is a supply side argument. If you are in a Charlotte or Raleigh, or a metro area, the economy is much better. My own comment: this is a good time to get a degree in supply chain management! Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain ManagementI really enjoyed hearing Professor Mike Walden from NC State speak at the NC Museum of Art this morning.

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

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Areas of the Midwest and Northeast were buried for weeks, and even the Southeast got hit with snow and ice, including places like Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte. That caused prolonged disruptions in the supply chain that led to tight capacity and higher rates.

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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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.

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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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.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

You’d expect this season to be more different from early October 2017, when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma still had a massive impact on supply chain operations. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83

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.

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?

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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. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

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.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. The biggest spike was on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo , which jumped up 44¢ to an average of $2.74/mile.