How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown


How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown. Most congressional watchers are predicting that the federal government will shut down for at least a short period of time before the end of the year. Can we draw any lessons from the 2013 government shutdown?

From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience

Talking Logistics

The post From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. When referring to supply chain resilience, the causes of disruption vary widely in scale and emphasize the unpredictability and severity of the events.

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Government IT: A One Billion ERP and Logistics Systems Failure Still in the Light and Has Anything Been Learned?

Supply Chain Matters

Air Force ERP system Federal Government IT supply chain and B2B technology influencer Bob Ferrari''s blog supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters In December of 2012, Supply Chain Matters featured a commentary: A Billion Dollar Failed-Software Implementation-Why?

The Governance of Global Value Chains

SCM Research

Gereffi, Humphrey and Sturgeon (2005) take a transaction-based political economy perspective to explain The Governance of Global Value Chains. To do so, three variables (complexity of transactions, ability to codify transactions, capabilities in the supply base) are identified, and combinations of the values of these variables constitute the structure of global value chains, leading to five types of governance (market, modular, relational, captive, hierarchy).

Data Governance is real success story in analytics.


I recently published a white paper with Balaji Soundararajan and Joe Yacura, focused on the topic of data governance. Given the volume of data and the expectations of quality, value and speed; procurement organizations need a strong “Data Governance” program in place. Data Governance” Institute). Further, there is little clarity on what is meant by the term ““Data Governance””, and no widespread agreement about who is responsible for it.

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?


However, the new administration’s actions to date have not yet brought the relief that so many have wished for but the transportation industry is looking forward to any new government policies that may impact the industry for the better. Both President Obama and President Trump believed that public-private partnerships between government entities and private companies should be used to pay for projects that need to be addressed.

Best Practice: Creating a Governance Mechanism for Analytical Learning in Organizations


An important governance mechanism that drives analytical process is the Supply Chain Director’s Council, whose mandate is to focus on the availability and ability of the supply chain to deliver parts and core finished goods to customers. I recently interviewed a large semiconductor company that developed a cross-enterprise initiative to drive analytical learning across its entire supply chain. The company established a supply chain IT organization that reports up to the CIO.

Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains


Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains.Transportfolio. As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Supply Chain Risk Management cyber terrorism Europol port cybersecurity port security TrapX Security United States Government Accountability Office Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

FDA Expected to Issue Final DSCSA Rule Governing Distributors and 3PLs


The FDA is expected to issue a final rule clearing up regulations of 3PLs under the. DSCSA. DSCSA Pharma Labeling

Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe

The Network Effect

Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect awards best practices defense Frost & Sullivan government military public sector supply chainFrost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards is an annual award that recognizes companies for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The awards are conferred upon companies around the world and across a diverse range of industries.

What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives


I’ve been traveling the country this week meeting with both American business leaders and government and trade representatives from several Asian countries. I have spoken to many Asian government officials both involved directly in the TPP negotiations, and those involved in trade policy, and many believe that their respective countries agreed to terms and conditions at the request of the U.S.;

Handfield’s 2017 SCM Predictions: Impact of the Presidential Election Outcome for the Supply Chain


Forecasting Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market IntelligenceOK, so Trump won, Clinton lost. Get over it, it’s a done deal. Time to move on, and figure out what this means in terms of how the global economy will be impacted, and in particular, how the supply chain will be impacted.

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Reshoring Exceeded Offshoring in 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

Some reasons for the increase in reshoring are: proximity to customers, government incentives, skilled workforce availability and ecosystem synergies.

Industry, Governments Battle Computer Part Counterfeiting


While the global supply chain has made accessing affordable hardware easier than ever before, it has also led to higher levels of counterfeiting. Electronics Counterfeiting computers

Government Update: The Latest on CSA


The post Government Update: The Latest on CSA appeared first on Transportfolio. Today, FMCSA announced that new screenshots to display motor carrier BASIC data, proposed in November 2013, will go live on August 2, 2014. Last year, I wrote a blog describing these changes.

Government Regulations Lead To Denser Labels


Product labels are getting denser with new information, often due to regulations. We've written before about how the demands of a global economy have increased the need for more precise supply chain and product labeling.

Executive Panel on “Navigating the Road Ahead in Uncertain Times” Coming Up!


Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Supply Chain EconomicsBased on the deluge of news coming from the press on Trump, Russia, China, trade talks, tax reform, healthcare reform, and a multitude of topics, it’s enough to make your head spin. This is particularly the case if you are working in the supply chain.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions


Global Transportation Transportation Policy government regulation Policy TPP trade agreement Trans-pacific PartnershipYou’ve probably heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the last two weeks in some form or another.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News


From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Green Supply Chain News on The Growing Requirement for Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting

Supply Chain Digest

Investment Analyst Takes a Look at What Leading US Retailers are Reporting

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL


The Alberta government asked the Van Horne Institute to examine the case for building a railway from the Oil Sands fields of Fort McMurray to the Delta junction in Alaska. Other issues the VHI is examining include congestion management, and the proposal for highway tolls and privatization of highways in Canada to generate government revenue.

SCRC Meeting: Mapping the Road Ahead in a Time of Daily Disconcerting Tweets


An industry panel will follow with insights and opinions offered by a group of cross-industry professionals from the electronics, manufacturing, energy, and government sectors. Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Impact of Trump on Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Legal Issues Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Students

How Does the HOS Suspension End?


Carriers Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Government Regulations Hours of Service Hours of Service Rule Regulations How Does the HOS Suspension End?

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Insights from Counterfeit Roundtable at NC State Part 2: Interdiction and Block Chain


Some of the challenges inherent in this issue involve demonstrating the value for supply chain participants to join, understanding how gain-sharing and time sharing will occur, defining how these gains will be shared, and developing the governance around the structure of the block chain activities.

Lean and Agile Performance Measurement Governance (Part 1)

Supply Chain Nation

At a recent industry conference, I asked my 80-plus audience to raise their hands if they were “OK” with the current status of their performance measurement governance practices – including Metrics Identification, Measuring, Tracking, and Controlling.

Getting the Balance Right on IT Investments

Talking Logistics

According to a United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued last week: Federal legacy IT investments are becoming increasingly obsolete: many use outdated software languages and hardware parts that are unsupported.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Feb. 27, 2017 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Brian Govern of General Mills and Eric Kertz of Limited Brands Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown


What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio. Can we draw any lessons from the 2013 government shutdown? If the federal government shutdown starts on April 29, 2017, then the first missed update would be Monday, May 1, 2017.

Do Your Business Relationships Suffer from Strategic Drift?

Talking Logistics

It comes down to a matter of insightful governance based on a flexible framework that aligns the parties through their initial work together to set up the agreement, and maps a continuous approach to day-to-day relationship management. In the University of Tennessee’s Vested Certified Deal Architect program, we focus on how a properly architected governance structure can help prevent strategic drift. The governance structure should promote and drive transformational efforts.

Support for domestic supply chains critical to manufacturing post-Brexit

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A key part of the government's industrial strategy should be a fund to support UK manufacturing supply chains to offset the impact of any new trade barriers that arise from leaving the single market, a new Civitas report argues

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources. I’m no fan of Big Government, but there are some cases where a system-wide view is much more efficient than a localized, distributed view.

March Market Update: Transportation Industry News


We’re hearing a lot about mega ships and an increase in shipments to East and West Coast ports, a technician shortage, and changes in government regulations. Government Regulations.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Reshoring of US Manufacturing, is it Reality or Myth

Supply Chain Digest

Harry Moser says movement is absolutely real, but there is more the US government could do to accelerate the trend

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics? How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows?

Why Hours of Service (HOS) this Fall is Such a Complicated Issue


government until September 30, 2015. A larger debate about defense funding, the sequestration cuts, and other government agencies may impact this appropriations bill. This is where the debate about a government shutdown will impact what HOS rules drivers will need to follow.

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Horizontal Alliances between Logistics Service Providers

SCM Research

In our new article, The Interplay of Different Types of Governance in Horizontal Cooperations: A View on Logistics Service Providers , we take a look at horizontal relationships. Particularly, our research analyzes the influence of contractual governance on the effectiveness of two types of operational governance (a formal and a relational type). The Interplay of Different Types of Governance in Horizontal Cooperations: A View on Logistics Service Providers.

Eliminating error-free manual barcode labeling


There is no longer a standard for companies to follow - each individual firm and overall industry must contend with shifting customer demands and a growing body of government regulations. Product labeling has grown into an increasingly complicated aspect of the global supply chain.

Public-Private Partnerships Key to Improving Cross Border Security

Ryder Exchange

When it comes to commerce safely crossing borders – and keeping borders safe for trade and traffic – pursuit of partnerships between industry and governments could be the best practice. government.

November Market Update: Transportation Industry News


Government Regulations. Carriers Transportation Market Transportation Policy ATA driver FTR Government RegulationsDespite a slower than anticipated peak season, FTR expects that the trucking regulations that will soon take effect will tighten conditions in 2016.