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.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago.

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

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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.

ToolsGroup to Showcase Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019


BOSTON (May 8, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today shared details of its participation in the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, taking place May 13-16 in Phoenix.

NIGP Forum, August 25-28, 2019


Conference Name: NIGP Forum. Conference Location: Austin, TX. Event Overview: The largest educational conference exclusively for public procurement in North America where peers share ideas, engage and inspire one another, develop strong connections and gain a better understanding of how to tackle challenges they face along the way. Booth: #506. Website: [link] nigp.org/ 2019annualforumandproductsexpo /home. Dates: August 25-28.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

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.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

P&G has consolidated hundreds of offices and warehouses across North America and set up six so-called mixing centers, where computer algorithms work with robots and humans to load trucks with the optimal mix of products to ship to retailers. Home Depot : At the Descartes Evolution 2018 Conference in March, Mark Holifield, Home Depot’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Product Development, discussed how the retailer is investing $1.2

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.

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.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. To ensure balance of business and technology leaders, I closed the conference this week to technologists/consultants to ensure the right balance of business and technology leaders. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company.