How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. While the government shut down most directly affects the thousands of employees not receiving paychecks, others are beginning to feel the effects too.

Government Report of U.S. Factory Activity in February Again Trended Downward

Supply Chain Matters

Federal Reserve data related to February factory output levels provides reinforcing evidence of a supply chain and production slowdown underway in the U.S., which has before provided a singular bright spot for activity levels.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown


Unlike past government shutdowns, the December 2018 edition is a partial shutdown that will have little immediately impact on the daily lives of supply chain professionals. Overall, supply chain professionals will notice little disruption if the government shutdown lasts less than 2 weeks.

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).

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

Companies will need to create strategies for data governance, and then create long-term views of how to leverage it. Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. How Mature is Your Supply Chain? Digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. This isn’t.

GovShop a new way to buy for government supply managers


For many years, government contract officers working at the local, state, and federal level, relied on a variety of different networks to search for qualified suppliers. A new product offering by the Pubic Spend Forum provides government buyers with a new, free tool to conduct market intelligence. And yet, one of the biggest issues negatively undermining government markets is the inability of government buyers and suppliers to find and engage commercially with one another!

Blockchain and Information Governance! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blockchain technology could enhance information governance in numerous ways. As you are reading this article, there are already several startups launching blockchain-based information governance solutions. The post Blockchain and Information Governance! Subscribe Here!

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.

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

How The Government Shutdown Effects Logistics


The government shutdown is now entering day 34 , about a quarter of the government remains unfunded including the Department of Homeland Security. The post How The Government Shutdown Effects Logistics appeared first on CargoBarn

Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Flexible Transportation Management Software

Supply Chain Collaborator

How is the longest government shutdown in US history impacting your transportation logistics operations? The current partial US Government shutdown demonstrates the risk of unexpected events roiling supply chains beyond the more commonly experienced disruptors such as weather, war, labor issues, trade disputes, etc. However, numerous critical processes have been shut down leading to delays in customs clearing at ports as government employees are placed on furlough.

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?

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.

Why Solid Project Governance – or Lack of It – Spells Success or Failure in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Nobody will make a blockbuster movie out of this true story because project governance isn’t a particularly glamorous topic. The three main elements of project governance are basic questions to be answered: What do we want to do? But good project governance saves time and money by making sure you stay organized and focused. Without good communication and a clear governance structure in place, these turnarounds might not have been possible.

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?

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

Network of Networks New technologies analytics control data governance supply chain visibilityMy phone rang. Consultants, technologists and ex-analysts called to challenge my position in my last post focused on control towers. I love this type of debate.

Three Ways Government Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains


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. But there are certain wide-ranging supply chain issues in need of attention that may not be on governments’ radar.

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?


Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting? The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering changes that cross corporate silos and force companies to look holistically at their end-to-end supply chain practices—can governments do the same?

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. The bad news is there was no well-defined governance and cadence of the business process.

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.

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.

Government’s no-deal Brexit report shows it's now or never for organisations to prepare their supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The government’s Brexit impact assessment has laid bare everything organisations have been worried about By Alex Saric, smart procurement expert at Ivalua.

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.

How does the government shutdown affect trucking?

DAT Solutions

The government shutdown started December 22, and it's already the longest in U.S. Some government services are suspended, and others are just slower than usual. Has the government shutdown made a difference in your work or your personal life?

U.S. Government Explores Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Government has long been a backer of artificial intelligence (AI) projects. Government Explores Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Enterra Solutions. The U.S. “Public monies have been invested in a … Continued. The post U.S.

Developing an Analytics Strategy Starts with Data Governance and Business Intelligence


An important differentiation between data governance, business intelligence, business analytics cognitive analytics and predictive analytics is needed as a basis for building a digital supply chain strategy. Data Governance” is the exercise of authority and control (planning, monitoring, and enforcement) over the management of data assets. [1] A data governance program can provide many benefits, including, Increasing the value of your existing data by identifying ways to utilize it.

Governments, Industry Must Stop Electronics Counterfeiting


Counterfeit electronics can pose a threat to the end customer - and not just to their pocketbooks. Electronics Counterfeiting

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories


Governments and agencies at all levels are facing tremendous pressure to maintain or improve services in the face of budgetary pressures, yet face unique constraints when it comes to purchasing,” said Dan Amzallag , CEO of Ivalua Inc. The post Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories appeared first on Ivalua

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.

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.

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

DAT Solutions

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. Chris Burroughs has been promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs.

Government Intervention Lowers Risk in Global Supply Chains

ModusLink Corporation

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.

Sustainability : Can Procurement do better than Governments?


Since the failure of the Copenhagen conference, to agree on a real regulation of carbon emissions last December, it is becoming increasingly clear that governments are struggling to reach agreements on Sustainability issues. In May the French government decided to push back by 6 months the “environmental labeling” regulation, and watered down its scope.

Trends in Carbon Pricing and Costs: Corporate Readiness Is Outpacing Governments As COP21 Approaches


As of last May, there were 39 countries and 23 regional governments that either had carbon pricing mechanisms in place or scheduled for the coming years. The World Bank calculated that these 62 governments were putting a price on 6 gigatons ( that’s 6,000,000,000,000 kilograms! )