Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last five years, I have helped two companies, Sonoco Products and Owens Illinois (OI) with their selection of technologies to improve Sales and Operations (S&OP) planning. Owens Illinois provides glass products and Sonoco Products provides flexible packaging. Six years ago, Owens Illinois’ primary question was IT standardization versus the choice of best-of-breed vendor. Owens Illinois (OI), a $6.3

Watch: The State of Supply-Chain Management Education

Supply Chain Brain

Nehemiah Scott, professor and director of supply-chain management at the University of Illinois' Gies College of Business, describes how the topic is being taught in online courses during physical school closures and the coronavirus pandemic

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What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Key Takeaways from the 3PL Value Creation Summit 2016 hosted by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

PINC

On October 18-20, Armstrong & Associates and Infocast held the fourth annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago, Illinois. The summit featured dynamic panel discussions from 3PL, investment, and technology industry leaders. Below are some of the key takeaways captured from the discussions. technology transportation supply chain logistics 3PL

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

The conference will take place from October 15-17th in Chicago, Illinois. On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

Supply chain experts span Barcoding Inc.'s Executive Forum Encore event speaker line-up

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

16 at Hamburger University at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois Barcoding, Inc. has announced the speaker line-up for its Executive Forum Encore event. Scheduled for Thursday, Nov.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Nov. 17, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Chinese Manufacturers Thrive on Government Subsides, IKEA DC Going Solar Big Time in Illinois, LTL Carriers Retain Pricing Power Even in Face of Weak Volumes, Singles Day Sales Continue Rapid Growth

Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick received his degree in Philosophy from The University of Illinois and received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss making freightech sticky.

Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

Kinaxis

The reason: Illinois produces about 90% of sugar pumpkins each year. But when Mother Nature (in the form of heavy rains) hit Illinois hard, half of the crop was wiped out. by Teresa Chiykowski Warning: This blog post isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, I should include a PG-13 rating on it. Just kidding, although, for those involved, the scare factor must’ve been pretty high at times. Halloween is big business.

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, has been selected to speak at the 2019. Chief Business Officer of Parade, Preet Sivia, will speak on the Supply Chain Innovation panel alongside Parker Holcomb, CEO of CoLane, and Prasad Gollapalli, CEO of TruckerTools.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Fleet Safety Conference Shaumberg, Illinois; July 13-15. 8th Annual Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum Chicago, Illinois; October 27-29. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois is investing 3X more in R&D than Sonoco Products; yet Sonoco products had 5X greater growth with 1/2 the inventory. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI) Frequently, I get asked the question, “What is the value of S&OP?”

In Divisive Times, We’re Still United by the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

“But according to a recent study out of the University of Illinois, even if you have never traveled around the United States, the food you eat (or at least elements of it) certainly has.”[1] ”[1] He reports, “A team from the University of Illinois looked at the 9.5 ”[2] In fact, the University of Illinois study highlighted “the importance of border counties like Niagara County and port cities like New Orleans.”

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois is investing 3X more in R&D than Sonoco Products; yet Sonoco products had 5X greater growth with 1/2 the inventory. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI) Frequently, I get asked the question, “What is the value of S&OP?”

Food Industry News Round-Up: October 9

ITradeNetwork

Additionally, cantaloupe from Eagle Produce sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin has been recalled for potential risk of Salmonella. Salmonella, Listeria Are Risks in Ongoing Recalls.

Pet Food Experts Selects HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management

Herlitz Inventory Management

Pet Food Experts proudly delivers pet food and supplies exclusively to independent pet retailers out of five distribution centers located in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, and Washington State.

Food Industry News Round-Up: October 23

ITradeNetwork

Rolling out over the upcoming months, the program is slated to launch at more than 570 Aldi stores in California, Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania after an initial trial in 60 Aldi stores in Georgia. Aldi Launching SNAP Access for Online Grocery via Instacart. Aldi and Instacart are partnering to make online grocery available to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants by electronic bank transfer (EBT).

50 Online Resources for Aspiring Supply Chain Scholars

Supply Chain Opz

Develop your leadership skill with help from University of Illinois Test this course by University of Illinois and get college credits towards iMBA program (traditional admission requirements applied). Resource: Leadership Course from University of Illinois 49. Create a pathway to MBA program with this course Take this value chain analysis course from University of Illinois and make your way to one of the best university in the country.

Missed us at ProMat 2019? Here’s what we were up to

6 River Systems

Derek Lahey, of Western Illinois University, at a rate of 684 UPH. Libby Weaver, of Western Illinois University, at a rate of 892 UPH. It’s been an exciting April here at 6 River Systems. Just last Monday, our team showcased at ProMat 2019, in what event organizers say is t he largest attendance in the history of the show.

Expert Tips to Develop Your Logistics Strategy

The Logistics of Logistics

Blasgen, the president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Illinois, USA, shares that his top tip is to acquire an experienced individual in the logistics industry, someone who has well-developed interpersonal and leadership skills, is well-connected in the logistics/supply chain world, and good financial understanding. Developing a Better Logistics Strategy.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2011 with a degree in Biochemistry and will be attending DePaul University this fall to participate in an Urban Planning and Design program. The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Former Walgreens and Caterpillar Executives Join the AIM10x Executive Network to Help Deliver Business Value

o9 Solutions

As a trusted adviser to C-level executives for enterprise-wide digital transformation programs, he served on the board of directors for IMEC (formerly Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center).

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

For a microcosmic sampling, the CMAP report published by the Illinois government (widely reputed as a resource for broader industrial indicators), reveals an acute shortage of qualified candidates to fill essential manufacturing positions in the Chicago region, including CNC Programmers, CNC Operators, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, and Welders.

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

The conference will take place from October 15-17th in Chicago, Illinois. On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, has been selected to speak at the 2019 3PL Value Creation North America Summit hosted by Armstrong & Associates.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Chuck Intrieri Professional Experience.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

This is especially noteworthy as some of the most heavily-affected states (think California, New York, Illinois, and Washington) are notorious for their traffic congestion. Professional truck drivers are currently facing a surging demand like none other. As critical workers, they must put themselves in harm’s way on the front lines to make sure that essential medications, supplies, and foodstuffs are readily available to our communities in this time of need.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

Phillips 66 decided to close down their crude and coking unit in Wood River, Illinois, due to a refinery line freezing. Winter Storm Grayson, bringing snow, ice, rain, and strong winds to the country’s eastern seaboard, is now tagged as a “bomb cyclone” - a label used when the barometric pressure of a storm drops by 24 millibars within 24 hours. This level of air pressure is said to be on par with that of a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Illinois. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

Kewill & LeanLogistics Customer Conference to Unveil a Revolutionary Global Trade Management Model

BluJay Solutions

The conference, scheduled May 1-3, 2017, at the Lowes Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, is designed to engage customers and provide valuable information to transform their supply chain economics. Attendees will learn how to transform their supply chain economics and. gain competitive advantage at CONVERGE ’17. Chelmsford, Mass.

Kewill & LeanLogistics Customer Conference to Unveil a Revolutionary Global Trade Management Model

BluJay Solutions

The conference, scheduled May 1-3, 2017, at the Lowes Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, is designed to engage customers and provide valuable information to transform their supply chain economics. Attendees will learn how to transform their supply chain economics and. gain competitive advantage at CONVERGE ’17. Chelmsford, Mass.