Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. Accordingly Supply Chain and Procurement will need continuous collaboration. Procurement Supply Chain Planning

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas.

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Equipping Your Supply Chain Risk Management Kit

Enterra Insights

You might find then find it surprising that a recent survey, conducted by Verdantix, found more than half of the company representatives who responded indicated “they still use a mix of spreadsheets and paper” as part of their supply chain risk management process.[1] The staff at CAST Software writes, “Supply chain risk management (SCRM) involves monitoring for and identifying potential threats to the supply chain.

Why the CPO and CSCO are Smarter Together!

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the years, cost and efficiency ruled the supply chain agenda. The Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) has gained prominence as organizations tackle the disruption and prepare for a post-COVID world. Procurement organizations can help vet suppliers adequately.

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.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Miami, Florida. ISM2019 is an annual event hosted by The Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM).

5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

In general, S&OP consists of a New product review, Demand Review, Supply Review, Management Review and some level of reconciliation between these steps. Then the process was put to test in recent times, as increasing demand and supply side shocks caught companies flatfooted.

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Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

The ripple effect of these delays will be felt up and down the supply chain, from these port closures delaying shipments in and out of the country, floods leading to lost inventory and general destruction keeping companies closed for days or weeks at a time. Brands that procure their products through a single source will likely face the most difficulty, especially if that source is located in an affected area.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg).

Hospitals Suffer from a Lack of Market Transparency: New Evidence from a Research Project with SCWorx

NC State SCRC

Trillion industry, yet is often described by experts as a “cottage industry” due to the lack of maturity surrounding its contract management and supply chain practices. Research suggests that up to 40% of funds spent are non-value-added in nature. The dynamics of the sector is complicated by the number of different supply chain participants involved, and the fragmented nature of different systems used in various locations for data capture which operate independently.

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

BlueYonder

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. Additionally, load history and carrier compliance information can be shared automatically from JDA’s TMS to Logistics Procurement for transportation procurement bid preparation and analysis for future procurement cycles.

Foraging for Healthcare Supplies in a Western Economy

NC State SCRC

Yesterday I spoke with a procurement executive at a major hospital in the Northeast. He is deploying advanced procurement technology in his hospital, and has been on the front lines of the COVID crisis.

Trends—January 2013

Inbound Logistics

The Logistics of Customer Experience with Scott Perry

The Logistics of Logistics

From humble beginnings in 1919 as a moving company in Jacksonville, Florida, The company has grown into a $600-million global transportation, relocation management and logistics company, serving 180 countries with 2,000 employees around the globe.

Trends—January 2013

Inbound Logistics

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

BlueYonder

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. Additionally, load history and carrier compliance information can be shared automatically from JDA’s TMS to Logistics Procurement for transportation procurement bid preparation and analysis for future procurement cycles. appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Escaping the Cold

Logility

The weather, even here in Atlanta, has been crazy and the thought of Spring and its warmer temperatures makes me long for my childhood home in South Florida. So, it is no wonder the idea of Florida right now is quite enticing. Tony Hipszer, CIO, Pinnacle Foods, will share how the IT organization is critical in the supply chain integration process, specifically managing changes in key segments and shifts in structural and cultural dynamics to drive substantial strategic gains.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Floral season begins in south Florida early in February in anticipation of Valentine’s Day and picks up again in May before the approach of Mother’s Day. This often causes a tighter supply of equipment in many other regions—both for reefer trailers and dry vans.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With my son’s travel baseball team scheduled to begin its season next weekend, the coaches are employing some field maintenance tools you don’t normally see at a baseball field: For all of you who play baseball in California, Texas, and Florida, you have it so easy my friends. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Infor Delivers Dynamic Cloud Solution for Supply Chain Execution.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

Taking place from April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal OrlandoÔ, SOAR promises to be another unforgettable experience. Attendees will have the chance to hear and discuss the latest supply chain trends and news, gain knowledge about their solutions, and network with fellow customers using the Global Trade Network (GTN).

The Evolution of the Food & Beverage Value Chain: Driven By Consumers

QAD

The grocery stores of the day were not much bigger than most standalone pharmacy chain stores are today. That was the value chain. Over the last 25 or so years, the food & beverage value chain has exploded. Consumers’ Growing Impact on the Food & Beverage Value Chain.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

Taking place from April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, SOAR promises to be another unforgettable experience. Attendees will have the chance to hear and discuss the latest supply chain trends and news, gain knowledge about their solutions, and network with fellow customers using the Global Trade Network (GTN).

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. 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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Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Orlando, Florida. With scalable, on-demand capacity, it’s easier to procure space when volumes peak and there’s a strain on your infrastructure. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. Best practice Blog e-commerce Infographic Supply chain distribution centers eCommerce Fulfillment eCommerce Retailers FLEXE Fulfillment Fulfillment network Next-Day Delivery

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. On the other hand, offshoring growth has fuelled the need for warehousing as part of the elongated supply chain. However, simply slinging it out of the door to the first likely outsourcer would be to neglect the links that exist – that must exist – between a warehouse and other parts of 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. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. One of the…the garment supply chain always compare this to IT cloud infrastructure. DC Velocity, which is a supply chain logistics magazine. That’s how we can procure better.