Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs Warehousing

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

RELEX Solutions Names Richard Daw Vice President Sales, North America

RELEX Solutions

office as Vice President Sales, North America, to help drive RELEX’s continued expansion in the region. where he generated significant growth by serving leading retailers in Europe and North America. Read PDF.

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management automotive industry global supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blogIn the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S. automotive industry.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Infor and Integration Point Partner to Create Comprehensive, Network-based Global Trade Management Solution. CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy strategic production sourcing in Mexico supply chain global sourcing challenges under a Trump administration Supply chain Matters blog threatened changes to North America Free Trade AgreementWhat is fast becoming a new norm for business risk is that of a direct public attack via a Twitter “tweet” from U.S. President Elect Donald Trump.

Supply Chain Business Intelligence for SAP Environments and our Latest Supply Chain Matters Sponsor

Supply Chain Matters

We felt that although this book may be considered controversial by some vested in SAP’s success, the book’s observations are for the most part objective, insightful and written in a context for what SAP as a global […]. In early January, Supply Chain Matters provided our positive review of the book SAP Nation by Vinnie Mirchandani.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Combined with low commodity prices in everything from gold in Ghana to soy beans in Brazil, manufacturers at the top of the global supply chain have grown the complexity and length of their supply chains whilst reducing their input costs.” west coast port congestion impact on industry supply chains Fuji Heavy Industries supply chain Honda North America supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog U.S.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Kinaxis is pleased to sponsor and participate in panel discussion the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Automotive Logistics Global Conference.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in U.S., Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

The Global Slavery Index, published last week by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery as a complex and often hidden crime that crosses borders, sectors and jurisdictions. million global total number of people it defines as being enslaved. This is a truly staggering statistic and demonstrates just how substantial this issue is globally. North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6

President Trump Is Angry About How China Treats American Automakers. But the U.S. Is Actually Winning

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the second time the idea of Chinese car imports have crossed the president’s Twitter feed during his ongoing trade dispute with China — America’s largest trading partner. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Automotive China North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsShortly afterwards, Chinese President Xi Jinping responded by saying his country would lower import tariffs on vehicles.

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Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

Putting Global ROI at Risk. For years, small business has been encouraged to do global business. manufacturers with global supply chains will survive and not become victims. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Trade & Economics Global Supply Chain Management All Technology Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. North AmericaThe U.S.-China

'Not Welcome Here': Amazon Faces Growing Resistance to Its Second Home

Supply Chain Brain

That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon’s grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing organizations linked to the Koch brothers to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). High-Tech/Electronics Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail North America

'Dirty Meat': Shocking Hygiene Failings Discovered in U.S. Pig and Chicken Plants

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America EuropeA joint investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found that hygiene incidents are at numbers that experts described as “deeply worrying.”

The U.S. Retail Industry Is Hemorrhaging Jobs — and It's Hitting Women Hardest

Supply Chain Brain

A record 6,700 stores shut in 2017, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail thinktank. Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThe retail sector has been the biggest loser of jobs for the last two years in a row in the U.S., as thousands of stores closed as shoppers moved online. It remains one of the U.S.’s s largest employers, providing 15.8m

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. However, globalization comes with responsibility. The Challenge of Being Global.

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Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Loftware

How can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains? It's a global economy, and it isn't easy to find a car assembled with parts that all originated in the same country. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. According to Frost & Sullivan, global logistics spending is expected to grow from $7.9

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Over the last decade, each company took a different path to power global growth. Unilever, for the first time, announced a global supply chain director.

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7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful. US brands targeting global growth. Alibaba to expand global footprint. E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. Nicolas A.

Takeover and Tuck-In Acquisitions Underway Involving Global Ocean Container Shipping Lines

Supply Chain Matters

Two announced acquisitions this week involving global ocean container shipping lines add further evidence of moving forward with strategies to integrate added transportation and logistics services beyond just port to port.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Moyer: Everyone is in a race to find the right solution not just for the ecommerce rage, but also to meet other global supply chain challenges. Moyer: Global supply chain companies need to find ways to build cost effective solutions that gives them a competitive edge.

The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

Supply Chain Matters

The 2018 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) kicks-off this weekend in Detroit Michigan amid an industry that is undergoing various stages of supply chain transformation inflection points and risk assessment.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America. While there are some improvements that can be made to NAFTA, it’s on the right track to promoting free trade and driving economic growth for all of North America.

How to Make Sure That Your Global TMS Is Truly Global

TMC

So you’ve decided to invest in a global transportation management system (TMS). It’s a question that more companies are asking as supply chains continue to expand globally. Here are some questions that should be on the list as you evaluate TMS solutions in a global context.

NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Now at a More Contentious Stage

Supply Chain Matters

The fourth round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks kicked-off this week and the prospects for reaching some consensus agreement on major NAFTA trade principles by the end of this year are now looking to be rather challenging. Global Trade Issues Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy NAFTA trade negotiations supply chain management implications to NAFTA renegotiation Supply chain Matters blog

A Declared Tough U.S. Stance Related to NAFTA Talks

Supply Chain Matters

This week, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke to attendees of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council indicating that the Trump Administration’s ongoing hardball strategy regarding ongoing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks comes from perceived leverage over Canada and Mexico.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

Transportfolio

China is also the second largest importer of goods globally, largely due to the fast-growing consumer and automotive market. While larger, professional global freight forwarders should have these capabilities, it does not mean their logistics services will be more expensive.

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NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Now at a More Contentious Stage

Supply Chain Matters

The fourth round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks kicked-off this week and the prospects for reaching some consensus agreement on major NAFTA trade principles by the end of this year are now looking to be rather challenging. Global Trade Issues Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy NAFTA trade negotiations supply chain management implications to NAFTA renegotiation Supply chain Matters blog