Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The human links of the supply chain were stressed.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land. We do have supply lines in the U.S.

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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.

Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture? If you happen to be involved in any way in supply chain, whether it’s supply chain planning, manufacturing or distribution, your next thought after hoping people are okay is likely, “holy crap!”.

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.

Interesting Insights from the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Event

BluJay Solutions

Recently I attended my first Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) event in Bonita Springs, Florida, which helped to reaffirm my passion for all things supply chain. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.

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Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. The Orange Juice Supply Chain.

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. The survey found that trying to keep up with customer expectations is driving retailer investment in the supply chain, while agility and innovation is driving manufacturer investment.

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. The survey found that trying to keep up with customer expectations is driving retailer investment in the supply chain, while agility and innovation is driving manufacturer investment.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

These are three different Supply Chain Operating Networks.) Today, retired and tan, Maddy calls me from time-to-time from Florida. There is no technology solution that stretches across industries to automate the processes of source, make and deliver. Ethical Sourcing.

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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).

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

According to Dr. Richard Florida, one of our keynote speakers at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, my description fits about 30% of us in the workforce. I’m going to start quoting from Dr. Florida’s work here. Supply chain excellence

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your product can also get lost in the Amazon supply chain. At Red Stag, for example, we can add inserts and personalized marketing materials to your customers orders, or help you source uniquely branded boxes and even tissue paper with your company’s logo. Subscribe Here!

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.

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Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events.

The sales and operations planning journey: Starting off on the right foot

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar Last week I attended the IBF Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP: Best Practices Conference in Orlando, Florida. I couldn’t agree more, as today’s supply chains are only as good as their weakest link.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

Elementum

According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s estimate, 90% of Anguilla’s power infrastructure was damaged, 90% of government buildings damaged, and that the island suffered “significant damage to [its] main water supply. ”. Florida’s economy may also be affected.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. • Poor training for handlers throughout the supply chain.

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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Logistics planners can provide complete deliveries in a single shipment, even when product may be sourced from multiple locations. Customers get better service, and you could potentially eliminate the need for warehouses or distribution centers in your supply chain. And let’s say it’s Tuesday, and the company doesn’t have enough freight to fill a truckload, but it does have customers in Florida awaiting their deliveries.

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Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

a leading technology provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for distributors and specialty retailers, shared its vision for using ERP systems of record in combination with social media to help wholesale distributors improve efficiencies, customer engagement and collaboration at Summit 2011, held in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.

The need to know

EFT

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Global supply chains responded quickly – over 200,000 spinners were available from Alibaba retailers and upwards of 8,000 sellers on Amazon. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

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. Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. Florida.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain. Logistics is a leading source of carbon.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates.

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.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Robert Rebitski is a member of the team over at Predictable Surgical Technologies , a medical supply store. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK.

How to Build, Grow and Control Your Wholesale Brand Image

EMERGE App

You’ve been dutifully supplying products to your retail customers for years. What if you bought orange juice in bulk from the growers in Florida? You will need to source for suppliers that can supply orange juice in bulk. Introduction.

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

In the next few months, he sourced for custom suppliers of flying discs from China, opened a few online stores at Amazon , eBay , and Shopify. Simplifying the Supply Chain. Another Supply Chain Revelation. Streamlining the Supply Chain Further.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. Florida. #6. Florida.

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

Talking Logistics

Hundreds of Cafe Bustelo cans washed ashore in Florida this week. Source: Laurie Cus. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… CMA CGM to acquire NOL, reinforcing its position in global shipping.