The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

As I walked, I reflected on the many discussions that I have recently had with multiple supply chain leaders on Supply Chain Excellence. Today, I am deep into the recent research on the Supply Chain Centers of Excellence. Digital Supply Chain.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. Note the improvement and the resiliency in supply chain performance.).

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Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. The supply chain is a complex system with increasing complexity. Few companies manage their supply chains end-to-end; and as a result, cannot manage inventory holistically.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. Evaluate structural changes in your supply base that could reduce risk exposure.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

Retail Leaders: Shift from a Static to a Dynamic Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

When discussing the biggest disruption hitting retail today, a super-session panel of leading retailers at FOCUS 2013 in Orlando, Florida agreed it was….the Moderator: Brian Gibson, Wilson Family Professor, Aviation & Supply Chain Management, Auburn University.

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” What are some “1+1=3” opportunities in your supply chain?

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7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Amazon FBA sometimes falls short in this crucial metric. Your product can also get lost in the Amazon supply chain. Bob is based in Pensacola, so he has sales tax nexus in Florida. To explain it, let’s go back to Bob in Florida. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Time for Value Chain 4.0?

Supply Chain Shaman

Globally, why is there not a vision for Supply Chain 4.0? Despite a focus on projects, continuous improvement programs and functional process design, supply chain leaders are unable to drive improvement in both of these two important metrics.

Omni-channel Emerging as Top Retail Logistics Issue

Supply Chain Network

December is now upon us and before we know it we’ll be starting off 2014 right, which means it won’t be long until we’re all gathering in San Diego Feb 23 rd to 26 th for RILA Supply Chain 2014. Last year in Florida at RILA Logistics 2013, the topic of multi-channel was discussed with 5 related presentations delivered where the challenges of the coming omni-channel revolution were laid down. Speaker(s): Debbie Fortnum, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Belk, Inc. ? , ?

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. JDA’s TMS also audits tender compliance from carriers based on metrics, such as carrier acceptance rates.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. JDA’s TMS also audits tender compliance from carriers based on metrics, such as carrier acceptance rates. 3PL Supply Chain spot tendering TMS transportation management system Transportation Modeler

Publix Vendor Guidelines Updated for On-Time Delivery

Zipline Logistics

The southeastern purveyor has instituted a stringent on-time compliance program for all vendors working with the grocery chain. . It measures on-time delivery performance and tracks metrics through a supplier scorecard given to all vendors working with Publix. .

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. And they’ve got strict, you know, strict metrics that they’re working against.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. One of the…the garment supply chain always compare this to IT cloud infrastructure.