Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October. 3] Staff, “ What is the poem in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue?

Digital Transformation Helps with Corporate Alignment

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) suggest ten way cognitive technologies can help companies achieve successful digital transformations.[4] Columbus writes, “AI is helping to more precisely define customers’ preferences and needs, leading to more accurate personas that guide digital transformation projects from the very beginning.” 4] Louis Columbus, “ 10 Ways AI Can Improve Digital Transformation’s Success Rate ,” Forbes , 15 April 2020. [5]

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data

Logility

Structured and unstructured data including that from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain sources continue to stream in but much is left untouched. 1 Louis Columbus. Companies across all industries and sizes struggle to make sense of and value from the available mountains of data. Organizations are simply overwhelmed.

The Internet of Things and the Supply Chain: Serious or Just Flirting?

Enterra Insights

She writes, “Sustainability, ethical sourcing, corporate responsibility, brand safety and product integrity are vast, complex, down-the-rabbit hole [supply chain] concerns. ” Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, believes another technology, blockchain, will make the IoT/supply chain even stronger. “Decide if your access to ‘know how,’ source code, IP, and other forms of trade secrets give you leverage.

It’s Turkey Time!

Kinaxis

While there is the possibility of sourcing from a secondary supplier, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough stock available. Forget Columbus Day this year and come celebrate Thanksgiving with us instead! by Alexa Cheater Okay, so there may be a bunch of readers out there thinking ‘Huh? It’s not even close to Thanksgiving yet.’

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Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Rates rose in Columbus , as well, as population centers in the Northeast are receiving more freight from that direction. 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. Out of the Midwest, Columbus to Allentown, PA jumped up 31¢ to $3.12 Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1]

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). Two million sailors died between the age of Columbus and the invention of steam engines. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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

The loopPFEP Process

Loop Supply Systems

This process we have developed is defined by Planning Segments : The Point of Use , Supply Sourcing , Supply Logistics , and Plant Logistics. We will have two members from our team attending this course and workshop in Columbus, Indiana. The loopPFEP Process. People are the most important component to a successful organization. People are why we developed the loopPFEP Process. The idea of People, Process, Technology is not new and is not an overly complicated idea.

Supply Chain Optimization 101: How to Best Harness the Power of Big Data

AFFLINK

Big data is arriving from multiple sources at an alarming velocity, volume and variety.” Writing for Forbes, big data expert Louis Columbus notes that more than 60% of supply chain executives view big data as “a disruptive and important technology, setting the foundation for long-term change management in their organizations.” You can’t open a major tech news site these days without encountering the words “big data.”

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. improvements out of Columbus caused rates on the Atlanta to Columbus lane to dip 17¢ to $2.23 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost. East Coast to Columbus, Ohio—as opposed to the traditional option of using West Coast facilities—are negligible. New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

While inbound rates were generally up in Buffalo, the lane from Columbus to Buffalo dropped 33¢ to $3.09/mile. It could be a case of Columbus being out of inventory, given the extra activity that happened out of there following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which meant freight going into Buffalo had to be sourced elsewhere. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Trends 2019: Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

Blockchain performance will become a more important requirement within the enterprise space, driven by the need to accommodate more than simple transaction data or as an element in applications where real-time performance and linkage with other data sources matter.”[4] 8] Columbus, op. We live and work in the Digital Age.

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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. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. The Pareto principle informs a lot of our work at Columbus Consulting International (CCI). Partner, Columbus Consulting. Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season. Insights » Whitepapers.

Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Supply Chain Nation

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. I was able to be a source of consistency for the JDA team and customers throughout the transition and I am now a source of knowledge and history for the team that has since built up around those of us who stayed. Jill Smith is a renewal partner and in her 20-year journey at JDA she shares how she’s kept her career fresh and gotten out of her comfort zone professionally and personally.

Machine Learning: The Hardest Part is Getting Started

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, reports Dresner Advisory Services’ “2019 Data Science and Machine Learning Market Study,” found, “Marketing and Sales prioritize AI and machine learning higher than any other department in enterprises today. David Aronchick, Microsoft’s head of open source machine learning strategy, told Davis, “Getting machine learning into production is the No.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Rates did rise on a handful of regional lanes: Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , climbed 23¢ to an average of $3.77/mile. Steel tariffs have also made new projects more expensive, since it’s not easy to source domestically. Brokers and shippers have had an easier time finding trucks in recent weeks, at least when compared to the frantic first half of the year. That extra capacity has taken some of the pressure off of pricing.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

Retail Industry Leaders Discuss the Value of Assortment Planning – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting. Today that information flow is still one-way, from the retailer to the consumer, but eventually with things like crowd-sourcing we will be able to work with consumers to jointly develop plans that will be much more effective to execute. During a Super-Session at JDA’s FOCUS 2014 in Las Vegas, five leading retail executives discussed how assortment planning is critical to addressing the challenges posed by today’s empowered consumers.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

That came a mere seven years later, in 1910, when a Wright Model B aircraft was flown 65 miles (105 km) to deliver 200 pounds (91 kg) of silk from Dayton to Columbus. Source: Imugr. The Wright Brothers were the startup entrepreneurs of 1900. They were born tinkerers, taking skills from a printing shop to open a bike repair shop. After reading about aeronautics in the late 1890s, the two began experimenting with biplane kites and gliders.

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Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Supply Chain Nation

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. I was able to be a source of consistency for the JDA team and customers throughout the transition and I am now a source of knowledge and history for the team that has since built up around those of us who stayed. Jill Smith is a renewal partner and in her 20-year journey at JDA she shares how she’s kept her career fresh and gotten out of her comfort zone professionally and personally.

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

per mile for outbound van loads, however, look to the high-volume, headhaul markets, including Los Angeles and Stockton, CA; Chicago; Columbus; Memphis; and Philadelphia. Rates continue to trend up in Twin Falls, a major market for potatoes, and in Eastern Oregon, a source of onions. The Pacific Northwest is heating up , with high demand for vans and reefers, and not enough trucks to haul the seasonal freight. There is also strong load volume available in the Dakotas.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

E-commerce was a major source of spot market freight for what is usually a quiet season, boosting truckload rates to a surprise peak in the last two months of the year. Instead, rates and volumes shot up in places like Memphis and Columbus, both associated with e-commerce fulfillment, and even Denver and Seattle exhibited unusually robust rates and shipping patterns. The freight recession is over.

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. Columbus to Memphis lost 10¢ of the previous week’s gain, back to $1.70 Even if you’re not planning to go anywhere near Texas or Louisiana, you might be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Memphis outbound rates were down for the week, but rates are rising in the Midwest, starting with Columbus. If you’re running into a third day or you just want to try something new, pick a second destination with a reliable source of loads for your trailer type. Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

Chicago and Columbus are finally showing some signs of life after a few disappointingly quiet months. 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. Some lane rates declined, but two-thirds of the high-volume lanes got a rate increase in the past week alone.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.