Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

In the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences. Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

5th Production & Operations Management World Conference

SCM Research

I just came back from the 5 th Production & Operations Management World Conference , which was held in Havana, Cuba. The P&OM World Conference is co-organized every four years by three leading academic associations which represent the operations management discipline in three regions: EurOMA , JOMSA and POMS. What I really like about the conference is the global networking opportunity it offers. Research Conference Operations Management Supply Chain Management

The Evolution Continues: RILA Supply Chain Becomes the RILA LINK Conference

Supply Chain Network

Our evolutionary story today, about the Logistics and Supply Chain conference, begins in 1984 when NMRI held their first Physical Distribution & Transportation Conference. This conference is the essential link in taking your supply chain organization into the future.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace


Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

The Last Fast Mile


A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he will be presenting a session on “The Last Fast Mile” at the Eye for Transport’s 13th Annual 3PL Summit in June. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

Procurement Leaders Americas Procurement Conference, 14th – 15th March 2019, Miami


We look forward to meeting many of our customers and partners at this prestigious conference, which will be held in Miami in March. Ivalua has been developing Procurement Technology for Nearly 20 years and we work with many customers and partners in North America.

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Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference


Last week’s 2015 LogiChem conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. 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.

Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Lauren Howard, Vice President of Customer Service at Celadon Trucking Services, spoke at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum conference in May. Celadon Trucking is one of the 20 largest truckload carriers in North America.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers. The first response, from Anders Lillevik, Global Head of Procurement Support Services, QBE North America, provided a very interesting perspective: “I’ve been doing procurement for a long time, in many different companies.

For Bezos, Buffett and Dimon, a Health Push Years in the Making

Supply Chain Brain

When they saw one another at social gatherings or industry conferences, the conversation inevitably steered toward their shared frustration over the impact of medical expenses on their companies’ bottom lines. Business Strategy Alignment Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News All Technology ERP & Enterprise Systems North AmericaJeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon were there, of course.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Last week, I attended Innovate 2018 , the company’s first user conference, and as I stood on stage to deliver my keynote presentation in front of 140+ attendees, the answer was clear: Yes. Last week’s user conference, which was well attended and featured a couple of client presentations ( Crowley Logistics and Dynamic Logistix ), was another milestone for the company. One of the new capabilities highlighted at the conference was Continuous Pool Optimization.

At Tesla’s Factory, Building the Car of the Future Has Painful and Permanent Consequences for Workers

Supply Chain Brain

Its cars, the Model 3, Model S, and Model X, retail for between $35,000 and $79,500, and confer on their buyers not just financial status, but also a certain eco-futurist sheen. HR & Labor Management Automotive Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Industrial Manufacturing North AmericaTerrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the sound that would define his next few years, if not the rest of his life. “It

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. Fleet Safety Conference Shaumberg, Illinois; July 13-15.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry


CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

The group meets quarterly with monthly conference calls in between the quarterly meeting. There is an active group in Europe and North America. July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

Announced High Level Senior Executive Departures and Re-Shuffling at SAP

Supply Chain Matters

Morgan’s previous role included responsibility for SAP’s strategy, revenue, and customer success in the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan. She joined SAP in 2014 and later became President of SAP North America , where she led the region’s rapid shift to the Cloud.

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

As I mentioned in last week’s Friday News Roundup, I spent some time in Atlanta attending the Home Delivery World, Click & Collect Show USA, and ETail Show USA joint conference.

The future of public transit technology from APTA’s Rail Conference


Public transit systems in North America are in a unique position. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Transport Association’s (APTA) Rail Conference.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Of course, chances are that this spring, while I’m away at a conference, my wife will get her payback and turn the A/C on without any debate either. Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets.

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). At over 1,000 delegates, the conference is a large supply chain event.

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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year I go to the Consumer Goods and Technology (CGT) conference where speaker-after-speaker talks about retail/supplier collaboration. It is for this reason that I sit on the back row at most conferences watching, listening, and smiling.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Yes, there was lots of the usual hype coming from NRF, and CES conferences filling the airways. Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis.

The Bad News and the Really Bad News for Retailers Fighting Amazon.com

Supply Chain Nation

Revenue for Amazon’s North America segment—the bulk of its retail business—was $79.8 If it’s now massive North America segment continues to grow at 25 percent a year, it will take only three more years for Amazon to add another $76 billion in annual revenue. And if they don’t find it in the store, they’re only a click away from ordering online, Walmart CFO Brett Briggs said at the Raymond James Investor Conference on Wednesday.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

There are two groups: one in North America and one in Europe. Designed for extreme networking, the conference is small and intimate. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck. This morning I landed in Frankfurt.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, as well as other locations throughout the. Dan Albright, Vice President and North American Supply Chain Leader at Capgemini Consulting. Collins, Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics – Americas, Heidrick & Struggles. 2,258 logistics executives from both 3PL users and providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin.

An Open Letter to all Women


Today, I am responsible for all of the North America marketing programs for an international best of breed supply chain planning solution company. Additionally I realized the more supply chain conferences and events I attended, I was representing and increasing the female presence.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. Conference Call. GREENWICH, Conn.

Expect truckload market volatility to continue through the fall

DAT Solutions

To say that the first half of 2018 was "a period of both extreme volatility and unprecedented imbalance between capacity and demand for trucking services in North America" at first sounds like hyperbole.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

At the Descartes Evolution User Conference this past March, I attended several sessions about the MacroPoint solution and they were all standing room only , including the one where William Wehrle and David Bazzetta from BASF shared their case study. The further out you book freight, the less expensive it is,” explained Cicerchi in a video interview I conducted with him at the user conference.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry


Teknowlogi representatives will be in Booth 32 throughout the conference, demonstrating how the LES advanced technology platform represents the next evolution of innovation for the logistics industry. The logistics industry is changing rapidly due to a multitude of new technologies.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level


As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. What if my tracker knew that I had been on a conference call for two hours and was falling behind in meeting my fitness goals for the day?

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. The next formal face-to-face session to discuss the pilots is on April 13 in North America and April 28th in Europe. This week I spent time in Silicon Valley talking to technology innovators.

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Whenever I email it to conference organizers for speaking engagements , I expect them to reply back with a “Come on Adrian, are you kidding me?!” — but I keep getting away with it. XPO Logistics Plans to Invest Up to $90 Million in Road Fleet in North America.

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