On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl


So, I decided to use supply chain best practice metrics to predict the Super Bowl participants, and the ultimate winner. Okay, not just yet… Let’s consider that best in class supply chains use ‘ Value’ to measure success: Value = [(Service * Quality) / (Cost * Speed)] + Innovation.

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Brilliant Boredom (Supply Chain Management)

The Network Effect

Being bored is, actually, the critical factor in creativity – whether that’s for folks like us who need to develop new supply chain models or solutions, or anyone working in a creative endeavor. The post Brilliant Boredom (Supply Chain Management) appeared first on The Network Effect.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry.

The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

We are located in Metro Detroit. Before starting MetaOps, I had a career of about twenty years in supply chain. [05:18] 05:18] Talk about the most common supply chain problems you encounter with MetaOps. There’s an amazing supply chain behind all of that.

It’s Now Twice as Hard to Find Good Supply Chain Talent

Demand Solutions

But things have definitely gotten better, especially in the supply chain field. . I was struck by the juxtaposition of the rock star paraphernalia up on the walls with all the rock star supply chain pros we work with. Supply Chain Management

Drive Labeling “Best Practices” in SAP—including S/4HANA—at Upcoming Auto Event


Going to the SAP Best Practices for Automotive event next week in Detroit? Automotive Supply Chain Labeling SAPBilled as a “one-of-a-kind experiential event”, this annual conference brings together hundreds of auto industry professionals to learn about new solutions, share insights, and network with their peers—including conference speakers—in a highly collaborative, interactive forum.

Supply Chain News on Auto Parts Plant Near Detroit Seems to have Made it to the Other Side after Near Death Experience

Supply Chain Digest

Introduction of Lean Key, as is Much Lower Wages for Workers

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Lineage Logistics: A Data-Driven Approach to Cold Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

However, Lineage, a mid-cap company based in Detroit, Michigan, is one of the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled supply chain providers. The post Lineage Logistics: A Data-Driven Approach to Cold Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Life Stories cold chain logistics supply chain

Small Business Fulfillment and Natural Red: What’s Next?

3PL Insights

For Natural Red , after having won Detroit Fulfillment Initiative’s recent “Pitch It” contest , the immediate goal is to go from selling 5 products a day, to selling 50 products a day. Detroit

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A Gartner Summit Just For The Supply Chain Planner


“Who says supply chain cannot be a hotbed of creativity?” Says speaker Josh Linkner, jazz guitarist and founder of digital promotions company ePrize (now HelloWorld) and Detroit Venture Partners. The Outside-In Mindset for the Modern Supply Chain Planner.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?


by Prasad Satyavolu Last week, Trevor Miles wrote “ SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change ” and it made me recall the dozen or so articles I’ve read recently on the Internet of Things (IoT).

What Makes a Good Business Mentor?


After receiving an opportunity from Wayne State University to be a mentor in their supply chain program , I soon realized it was a role that I had always hoped for. Many young people enjoy travel and this is why the field of supply chain can be so exciting to them.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market


A key battleground region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in south is especially sensitive to such trade-offs. Balance risk in your supply chain. What will your supply chain needs be and what contingency plans can you put in place?

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Supply Chain Brain

Now Detroit wants a taste, too. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics SC Analysis & Consulting Automotive Retail All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt Perhaps the greatest engineering feat in the auto industry this century isn’t mechanical but financial: getting people to spend luxury money on milquetoast vehicles — turning Ford and Chevy hamburgers into steak.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Steve described his experience this afternoon over pizza and sodas in Detroit. But I was able to map out the value chain back to petrochemicals, and was able to estimate weights which were then pushed back onto part numbers.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

These services will no longer occur in US ports, and this will shift the nature of supply chain designs. There is increasing pricing power, and on average a 2-4% increase in freight demand – which is outpacing the supply of truck capacity due to limited drivers. As an example, Adam Ruff mentioned the big border crossing across the Detroit River. Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Planning

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. It was also when Hamilton Carhartt & Company was founded by its namesake and began producing overalls with two sewing machines and a half-horsepower electric motor in a small Detroit loft.

Canadian Trucking Traffic

3PL Insights

For anyone who isn’t native to Detroit, it may be surprising to find out that our closest border crossing to Canada is actually south of the state’s lines. On this border lies the Ambassador Bridge, which is a large suspension bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Penske Logistics opens 606,000 sq ft fresh distribution center in Michigan


A grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), as well as tax incentive abatements requested through the Detroit Aerotropolis from the City of Romulus. City of Romulus, Wayne County, Detroit Aerotropolis, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and our highly valued associates.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. They’re factoring in, as much as they can, the logistics and supply chain costs. Some of the carmakers and suppliers have very decentralized logistics and supply chain structures and they’re beginning to bring these together and look at how they can bundle volume and share assets.

A One-Sided Deal: The Economics of the Gordie Howe Bridge

3PL Insights

A second international Detroit bridge, the Gordie Howe International Bridge, is in talks and expected to begin construction in the fall of 2018. What’s being called a “one-sided deal” is currently on the table in the atmosphere of strained trade relations between the US and Canada.

Career Progression Amid Personal Challenges

JDA software

I was born in Detroit but moved to Arizona at the age of four, so I am almost a native Arizonian! The post Career Progression Amid Personal Challenges appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. That’s where companies are getting really excited because then they can take a much closer, harder look at where they can drive costs out of their supply chain and where their inefficiencies are.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Sounds like a typical day in supply chain and logistics to me. Wal-Mart seeks to tether small stores to big ones ( The Detroit News ). Also this week, The Detroit News and others reported that “Wal-Mart Stores plans to open more small stores as it links them to its supercenters, which will serve as mini-warehouses for their smaller cousins [emphasis mine].”.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. Is your supply chain make-to-order, make-to-stock, or both?

Pursuing Your Passions

Supply Chain Nation

I grew up in Detroit, the third in a family of four children, and I was the first in my family to go to college. Why did you choose a career in supply chain/tech? The post Pursuing Your Passions appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Stanislaus and Evans: Meeting High Expectations Every Day

3PL Insights

9 years ago, Stanislaus began its search for supply chain partner in the Detroit area to provide flexible warehousing and distribution services. A family-owned tomato products company, Stanislaus Food Products creates superior quality tomato-based food.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks.

2019 recap: eventful times in America’s Aerospace and Automotive industry


Worth, one ongoing theme was the pressure to deliver this many plane how important it is to tighten the handshake between OEM’s and their supply chain. It was great to meet and learn about how global the supply chain really is. One key topic covered during AIAG Detroit and Charleston was OEM’s like Ford and Fiat-Chrysler requiring their supply chain to improve communication with their suppliers by implanting an EDI connection.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing


supply chain. The new state-of-the-art facility for digital manufacturing and design will develop and innovate the manufacturing tools and processes needed to streamline and maintain a networked supply chain. supply chain, and reduce acquisition costs.”.

Spring Starts Slowly


Worth, Chicago, the Inland Empire around Los Angeles in California, Atlanta, and Detroit. . We work tirelessly to find innovative solutions to reduce supply chain costs while increasing your speed-to-market with our award winning technology. Retail Sales . .