A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

The largest impacts start in the South and move their way up the US latitudinally – think Florida to Georgia to North Carolina, and Texas to California to Washington to Oregon. North Carolina. North Carolina produces the most tobacco in the United States by a substantial margin.

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The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM): The Growth of the Tech-Enabled Carrier Space


Guest Post from David Broering, President, North America Non-Asset When we last visited the topic of Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM) in 2017, much of our time was focused on the definition of this service along with some observations surrounding what they are and are not related to within the freight marketplace. As we near the. Read More.

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

Supply Chain Network

As an up and coming Logistics executive at The Hudson’s Bay Company, it was exciting to join a gathering of somewhere around 100 of the most powerful Logistics executives in North America for what were truly intimate, informative and candid conversations.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market


It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] Change the definition of success from how much paper the distributor buys to how much its sells.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

The definition is one that can deliver the same cost, quality and level of customer service with the increase in demand and supply volatility. As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. By definition, in traditional MRP, the forecast is input into supply planning, and integrated into MRP.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

1) Get Clear on the Definition of Supply Chain Excellence. Lou’s definition is based on his experience at General Electric. I am planning a book tour in Europe in March and North America in April. Last week, I held my new book in my hand.

My Take: What Is the Difference between an Analyst and a Consultant?

Supply Chain Insights

It is definitely a unique job.”. The analyst role is better known in North America than in Europe, but thanks for asking! Gray and in his late fifties with a rumpled tan suit, the man wiped his chin vigorously.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition. The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. …I hope that this exuberance spills over to North America to rethink the port systems.

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Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years. North America’s more than 70 intermodal ramps continue to expand. Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio.

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.

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America.

Supply Chain Management Giant Genpact Acquiring Barkawi Management Consultants


Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Barkawi Management Consultants, a leading supply chain management consultancy with operations in the US and Europe that is part of the Barkawi Group. Mike Landry, who has been president of Barkawi North America, will lead the integrated Genpact global supply chain business.

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

Supply Chain Network

– September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to acquire Con-way. GREENWICH, Conn.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail. As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers.

Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

Talking Logistics

Don’t settle for buzzwords and don’t assume that you and your vendor have the same definition of a term.

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Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. There is so much talk, and varying interpretations, about digital transformation, that I began our discussion by asking Roger for his definition and what he sees as the current adoption rate. There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be.

COVID-19 prompts US shoppers to stock up


Whether this will hold up remains to be seen but consumer behaviours are definitely shifting leaving some big winners and losers in a number of product categories. Name="HTML Definition"/>.

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. While the message “Connected Planning” lacks definition for supply chain leader, the Anaplan platform delivers cloud-based business planning and performance management platform based on a single hub.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The assessment also establishes a common definition of supply chain management processes to help organizations: Determine the robustness of existing internal processes. QAD provides training on behalf of AIAG and Odette in North America, Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The cash-to-cash definition is: Cash-to-cash= Days of Receivables+ Days of Inventory-Days of Payables. I am a big fan of both his leadership and that of Annette Clayton, now COO of North America.

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The definition of a demand planning unit in JDA–and other traditional Advanced Planning Solutions–was defined in the 1990s when we were arguing about the possibilities of process improvement with the shift from 32- to 64-bit architectures.

US consumers turn to online delivery with big growth in curbside delivery


Name="HTML Definition"/>. new survey from CommerceHub of more than 1,500 US consumers has found that as e-commerce continues to soar, curbside delivery is becoming a critical capacity for those looking to make the most out of the growth.

Highlights and Insights from CSCMP Edge 2019


He is also the supply chain advisor to one of the largest retailers in North America. Definitely time well spent. CSCMP Edge 2019 took place in Anaheim, California from Sept 15 – 18. Richard Donaldson, our head of strategy and platform, was at the conference.

Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?


One definition I found said ‘a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.’ Most companies do not truly want to transform. When I say “want,” I mean the want that goes beyond some executive meetings and e-learning classes.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

He is now based in Paris and serves as Supply Chain Standards & Audits Director, helping to drive L’Oreal’s supply chain excellence through definition and communication of best practices.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here are some comments from Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, from the press release: “Our opportunistic acquisition of Con-way will make XPO the second largest provider of less-than-truckload transportation in North America, a $35 billion market.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The names of the technology providers, the process definitions, and the architecture descriptions were a new lexicon. As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?


Super-single tires also offer better brake cooling and better traction in snowy conditions, both of which are definite benefits—especially in mountainous regions. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. By this I mean the development of consumer markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. .

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014


We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics.

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Logistics software providers including Kewill are seeing a definite increase in logistics services providers expanding their operations to include these countries.