How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

Supply Chain Brain

Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel. Last summer the plant’s owner, Southern Company, America’s second-largest utility company, announced it was abandoning construction after years of blown-out budgets and missed construction deadlines. “It

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. These chemical manufacturers must improve their supply chain resilience in order to thrive, be successful, and—ultimately—be safe.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

Quintiq

The West Coast port congestion in North America proved to be a game changer for businesses, with preparation being the winning factor. Here’s what some of them have achieved: Leading producer of specialty chemicals, Alunorf, slashed safety stock levels by 33 percent.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

Now in our sixth year supporting the SPLC, it did not disappoint: This was the strongest and the most diverse gathering of committed and capable practitioners we’ve ever seen in North America — it felt like a real groundswell of action on sustainable purchasing!

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

A Canadian citizen, Richard has a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Supply Chain Management.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Prior to joining Starbucks, he worked at the executive leadership level in Europe, Latin America and North America at ICI, a global chemical company. . “When I ask my team about customer service, I get high-five reviews.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Service coverage encompasses North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Yesterday, Transplace announced that it has acquired M33 Integrated , “a 3PL with particular strength in the packaging, chemical and advanced materials sectors.” Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”.

EcoVadis Client Committee 2014

EcoVadis

Around 150 CSR and procurement professionals joined us from all over Europe and North America. In 2013 EcoVadis has kept growing at fast pace , expanding his horizon to North America with the opening of a US branch based in NYC, an expanded business including major US Fortune 500 companies, and new partnerships with US-based organizations such as the Responsible Purchasing Leadership Council.

Three Steps to a Better Statistical Forecast Setup

Arkieva

I was talking to a director of demand planning for a big chemical company at a trade show a few months ago. For example: Demand in the Asia-Pacific (AP) region might need to be forecasted at a different level and using different methods compared to the demand in North America.

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy

EcoVadis

Examples might include FSC for fiber-based products, REACH registration of chemicals in Europe, or EnergyStar for appliance makers in North America, and so on.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. billion, more than half of which was earned outside North America. Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

University of North Texas. Charlie Wilgus @Lucas_Group Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas , North America’s premier executive search firm.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas Group , North America’s premier executive search firm. He is a Chemical Engineer from UC Berkeley and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing in 2018.

Supply chain agility, the disillusioned data scientist, Amazon effect, and other tales from LogiPharma US 2017

Kinaxis

one cannot speed up the chemical or biological aspects of manufacturing beyond a certain point. by Dr. Madhav Durbha I was at the recent LogiPharma US conference for the pharmaceutical supply chain leaders.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #6

Supply Chain Trend

Based in the UK he has consulted in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Clients include many global leaders and he has consulted in FMCG, agro-chemicals, pharmaceutical, building materials, medical devices and the apparel industries. Introduction.

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A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

There are currently mines in Europe, Australia, Africa and North America at the feasibility study stage (the final stage of pre-production, that determines whether to develop a mine), with some –– such as the Nolans Bore mine in Australia –– set to be operational within the next three years.

NAFTA Countries Remain Bullish on Trade

Material Handling & Logistics

More than 60% of business leaders surveyed across North America believe governments are increasingly taking a protectionist stance of raising trade barriers to defend domestic businesses.