Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

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Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

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Automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Mazda,Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced Mexican production sourcing decisions that amounted to billions of dollars of investment. In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s.

A Tipping Point?

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Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group were merging. The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. For the larger supply chain (the larger freight infrastructure of the North American market), I worry.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends.

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

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The United States is one of the most advanced countries in the world yet has more than 400,000 modern slaves working under forced labor conditions,” said the group’s founder, Andrew Forrest, in a news release. North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6 North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News

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

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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). Groups and individuals that would normally agree only to mutual disdain and distrust have somehow come around to the same conclusion: that Amazon’s decision to pit 20 cities against each other in a fight to host a future hub is a bad deal for everyone except Amazon.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Eric Robinson is a Senior Project Engineers at Kenco Group. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Supply Chain Risk Management Kenco Group supply chain design

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Transplace’s strategy is very focused on building out its transportation management technology and services in North America, and in recent years it has expanded its capabilities in Mexico and Canada both organically and via acquisitions.

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Bünting Group and RELEX Win Partnership of the Year at Retail Systems Awards

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Bünting is a major presence across North West Germany, running 225 supermarkets under the Combi, Jibi and Famila brands. RELEX brought to the project both its unified retail planning technology and wide-ranging supply chain expertise gained from working with grocers and other retailers across Europe and North America. The Bünting Group operates nationwide from their headquarters in Leer and their new administrative building in Nortmoor as well as from Oldenburg.

Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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Some transport groups are pushing for more federal dollars and higher fuel taxes that are generally supported by Democrats, while others are backing efforts by Republicans to push more planning and responsibility for revenue to the states. The idea of leveraging federal spending to such a large degree amounts to “fake funding,” said Chris Spear, president and chief executive of the American Trucking Associations, the country’s biggest trucking group and a strong supporter of Trump. “It’s

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

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under Nafta—be made in North America to qualify for tariff-free trade. In related news this week, Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor and another network-based solution provider), announced record revenues and income from operations for its fiscal 2019 third quarter.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. According to the press release: enVista…has launched a joint venture with Fredman Design Group (Fredman), a nationally recognized interior design firm.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

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In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. This project was in a steady state from almost 2-3 years having Level 2 (support group based onsite at client locations) & Level 3 (support group based in offshore locations) model. About Us.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks. What’s wrong with this picture?

Tackling Item Complexity

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World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex. The group worked together to gain an understanding of the right fit of products with low volume and profit. Personalization.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

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Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market. North America Simulation Output.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today. On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

Report That Ford is Planning to Double Production Capacity in Mexico- The Political Dimensions Become More Prominent

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In August of 2014, we initially alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the growing attractiveness of Mexico as a North America based Manufacturing and export hub for the global automotive industry. At the time, automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Kia Motors, Mazda, Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced […].

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Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?


and North America. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Building the Network of Networks

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Today, I am facilitating a share group. The group meets quarterly with monthly conference calls in between the quarterly meeting. There is an active group in Europe and North America. the group is using blockchain to connect existing supply chain operating networks.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

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for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

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Hub Group, Inc. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mode’s Independent Business Owners (IBOs), employees, and customers into the Hub Group family,” said David Yeager, Hub Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Hub Group will hold a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ABOUT HUB GROUP: Hub Group, Inc. SOURCE Hub Group, Inc.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

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The technology provider provides a SaaS based freight matching marketplace across North America, connecting carriers with freight brokers to tender shipments. The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Announced High Level Senior Executive Departures and Re-Shuffling at SAP

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Last week, SAP announced that long time executive Robert Enslin , Executive Board Member and President of the Cloud Business Group , elected to resign from the company to pursue an external opportunity.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

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At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Visuals 2016 Accenture Buck Consultants International consultancy Deloitte EY Javelin Group KPMG Miebach Consulting PwC SCM Consulting Map Europe Total Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

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In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- The Uncovering of Continuing Challenges

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and North America based manufacturing sourcing resurgence continues but will uncover broader supply chain ecosystem needs or deficiencies. The article profiles a select group of various mid-market industry manufacturers located in the United States such as Thorley Industries, K’Nex Brands, PrideSports, Capital Brands LLC and Lasko, that have addressed the option of returning manufacturing to the U.S.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward


Robert Oliver , from Quintiq’s Logistics group in North America, discussed the versatility of Logistics Planner, and how it provided advanced optimization for cost savings in multimodal, multi-leg and multi-hub trip generation of routes.

Florence Et Al.

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North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Thirty percent of companies have supplier development groups. Expect tight capacity across North America. This morning the Washington Post rang.

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

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In Figure 1, performance better than average for the peer group is highlighted in light green. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. They cannot be grouped together. Definition.

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Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

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He was most recently at SAP where he was the solution principal focusing on SAP’s transportation, warehouse and event management offerings in North America and previously directed industry marketing for the company’s transportation and logistics business unit.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs


North America, Europe, …). Lord breaks it into two groups; anticipation stock for preparing for potential demand events such as promotions , and hedging stock for addressing supply risks.

February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Softbank Group ’s Vision Fund is leading a $1 billion Series D round of funding in Flexport , an international shipping broker with roots in Silicon Valley. The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

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Weidmann Plastics Technology is part of the Techniplas Group and I am responsible for three teams: Logistics planning; pre-series scheduling; and project purchasing. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional.

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

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According to business media reporting, over half of the Swindon plant output of Civics is exported to North America. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.