The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! These Rare Earth Elements have long ago been abandoned for mining and processing here in the United States and are part of our reliance on Chinese sources of supply. Joe earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. sourcing #rareearthelements. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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March Logistics Market Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

LeanCor

The State of Georgia has experienced a record increase in both exports and imports for the fourth consecutive year. Georgia increased to the 11th largest exporting state from the 12th. Source: U.S. Source: AAR.org). Source: Newmark Grubb Knight Frank). Georgia’s PMI rose 6.7 New orders in Georgia rose 13.1 Georgia’s PMI is now 3.5 Source: Kennesaw State University).

December Logistics Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

LeanCor

We just received the December edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Source: ComScore). Source: ComScore). The increases included a 74% rise in revenue from shoppers using tablets , a 51% rise in sales to smartphone users and a 40% increase in revenues via laptop and desktop computers (Source: Monetate). 1 to Black Friday last year (Source: ComScore).

October Logistics Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

LeanCor

We just received the October edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Source: shop.org, NRF). Source: shop.org, NRF). Source: Colliers International). For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website. Please download your free.PDF copy directly from their website HERE.

The State of Georgia: Savings & Efficiencies in Procurement

Jaggaer

The State of Georgia Shares Pricing Advantages with Public Entities, Creating Further Purchasing Leverage for the State. Allowed Georgia’s public entities (such as city/county governments, public universities, and hospitals) to leverage the state’s buying power and contracts. The Team Georgia Marketplace has easy-to-use features and its intuitive operations system drives contract compliance and intelligent spending by end-users. The State of Georgia is home to over 10.6

Lot Traceability in the Fashion Industry

Logility

In addition, COVID revealed the need for increased downstream fortification as sources — from growers to spinners to mills — became less reliable. No, that’s not the score of the Georgia Tech football team’s historic victory over Cumberland College.

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

Griffith Lynch, executive director for the Georgia Ports Authority, noted in a recent group discussion that he’s witnessed the degree to which organizations have inquired and focused on smart storage strategies. In a Thomas survey conducted in April, nearly two-thirds of manufacturers indicated they planned to increase production and sourcing in North America, 28% of which said this move was “extremely likely,” Supply Chain Dive reported separately.

Implications from the Rana Plaza Disaster (Guest Post by Brian Jacobs and Vinod Singhal)

SCM Research

The scale of this tragedy increased awareness of the risks and costs of sourcing from low-cost countries. Such risks and costs are often assumed to be sufficient to motivate firms to source production in developed, high-cost countries rather than developing, low-cost countries. To examine this assumption, we studied the stock market reaction to 39 global apparel retailers with significant sourcing in Bangladesh.

How This Plastic-Free Town Became Britain's First

Supply Chain Brain

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in California and the University of Georgia have estimated that up to 10m tonnes of plastic enter oceans each year. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Sustainability Consumer Packaged Goods Retail Food & Beverage All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

The Logistics of Logistics

As an industry leader for the last 30 years, Richard is a frequent speaker at industry forums and a lecturer at Georgia Tech and is a founding member of the American Logistics Aid Network, a non-profit consortium serving Disaster Relief Agencies.

Medical Manufacturing Under Pressure: How Encompass Group Is Responding to COVID-19

Demand Solutions

They’ve ramped up their medical manufacturing output in ways that will benefit not only their home state of Georgia, but the entire country. This of course means that it must source supplies from carefully vetted and approved vendors. Undaunted by the challenge and empowered by the opportunity to help caregivers during this time of crisis, Encompass Group focused first on both the regulatory aspect and the sourcing of US based roll stock.

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November Logisitics Market Snapshot

LeanCor

We just received our monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends from Georgia Innovation Logistics. Georgia has been named as the state with the #1 bus iness climate in the Nation by Site Selection Magazine. Source: US Census). For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website. Please download your free.PDF copy directly from our website [ HERE ].

July Logistics Market Snapshot

LeanCor

We just received the July edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Source: American Trucking Association). Source: PIERS). Source: Colliers International). Source: The Conference Board). Source: U.S. Source: AAR.org). For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. To prepare, stratify your suppliers into strategic, single source and high volume flows. Attempt to find alternate sources from geographical areas that are not projected in the path of Florence. This morning the Washington Post rang. The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates. Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective. Small and middle-sized companies are pushed by the aggressive competition to be more flexible and adaptive.

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

Kinaxis

Lowe’s also had distribution centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina with extra supplies ready and waiting. The state of Florida “requires motor fuel (1) service stations near interstate highways or evacuation routes, (2) terminals and (3) wholesalers to have transfer switches and appropriate wiring to transfer the electrical load from a utility to an alternate generated power sources in the event of a power failure.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Georgia. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Aborn and Co.

Traditionally, supply chains have been conceived and managed as a discrete sequence of activities, from design, plan, and source to make, deliver, and return. It integrates information from many sources and locations to drive the physical act of production and distribution.

The Importance of Customer Experience

OptiProERP

Source: PwC Report, Experience is Everything: Get it Right. Haven Manufacturing of Brunswick, Georgia is a full-service design and manufacturing company that specializes in the production of machinery and equipment for the metal tube processing industry. Customer experience is the watchword showing up everywhere in business communications and in the board room. It has its own hashtag and abbreviation #CX.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Georgia. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Hurricane Florence: What We Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

Many sources are warning that Florence will be the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hurricane Hugo, which was a Category 4 and sustained winds of 140 mph. Hurricane Florence’s path may affect over 4,000 manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Carolinas and Georgia, potentially impacting suppliers to multiple sectors. Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

In my opinion, the best source of practical knowledge and advice are your peers — that is, executives just like you who have already met and overcome the same challenges and opportunities you face today. 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit , March 31 – April 1, Atlanta, GA. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders.

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

BluJay Solutions

Source: © 2019 Munich Re, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE. For example, imagine you have a production facility in a hurricane-prone state like Florida and another in Georgia that makes the same product. Create a structure and plan to serve from the Georgia facility when Florida is impacted by weather. Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

With freezing temperatures hitting as low as negative 18 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall projected to reach up to 12 inches , Georgia , North Carolina , and Virginia have preemptively declared states of emergency. Because of the higher price of natural gas, some plants have switched to oil as their source of fuel for the duration of the storm.

Breaking Down Perception Barriers to Women in Leadership

JDA software

My work allowed me to touch and gain experience in sourcing, inventory management, manufacturing and fulfillment operations. Most recently, I joined the board of TAGed, the non-profit arm of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). This blog features insights from Regenia Sanders, EY Advisory Principal for the Supply Chain and Operations practice. Regenia leads the Americas Supply Chain practice for the industrial products sector.

Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

Many sources are warning that Florence will be the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hurricane Hugo, which was a Category 4 and sustained winds of 140 mph. Hurricane Florence’s path may affect over 4,000 manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Carolinas and Georgia, potentially impacting suppliers to multiple sectors. Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades.

Washington 2020 – Jon Stevens

ivalua

Specialties: Jon specializes in Cloud Technologies, Supply Chain Strategy, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, and electronic payments. Jon and his family are certified coaches for the Special Olympics of Georgia. Jon Stevens. President. Jon is the President of the JLL Digital Businesses. Jones Lang Lasalle is one of the largest commercial real estate and wealth management companies in the world.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 1991, UPS moved it’s corporate headquarters from Greenwich, Connecticut to suburban Atlanta, Georgia. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9%

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Georgia. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Georgia. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Georgia. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Utility Supply Management Association Notes

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of utility companies and many of their direct suppliers at the annual Utility Supply Management Association in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday. There were a lot of people at the conference, including the Sourcing Interest Group with whom we have a partnership, as well as our friends from Duke Energy, SPX, PSEG, CenterPointe Energy, and others.

Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Aborn and Co.

Traditionally, supply chains have been conceived and managed as a discrete sequence of activities, from design, plan, and source to make, deliver, and return. It integrates information from many sources and locations to drive the physical act of production and distribution.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

Elementum

In Georgia, operations at the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick will be closed for three days slated September 9. Companies may also consider sourcing its supplies from manufacturers located in countries with lowest risk of disasters. As we reel from Hurricane Harvey and are still struggling to survive Hurricane Irma, here is how companies have been effected so far.