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Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work as a supply chain analyst, and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, I attend many supply chain conferences. However, when I am well-rested and in a better state of mind, I remind myself that supply chain conferences are a great way to connect with people in a meaningful way. Customer segmentation, and building a customer-centric supply chain, is a popular topic at conferences. Current State of Supply Chain Visibility.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

ISM special report found that 67% of supply managers believe input materials pricing will be at least somewhat negatively impacted over the next three months with 27% expecting prices to be negatively or very negatively impacted. Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. Derry, CEO of Institute for Supply Management.

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

As organizations move towards visible, high velocity, transparent supply chains, a number of questions arise that are fundamental to the business, but which executive often struggle to answer with any clarity. How do we extend the concept visibility and control beyond our four walls to drive better execution in our supply chain? Will digitization change the way we measure things and monitor metrics?

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. If you live in Houston, you know who it is. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. The expected metrics were part of the contract.