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.

Constellation Brands- An Example of Bold Supply Risk Management Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Risk Management assessing supply chain risks Constellation Brands supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Owens-Illinois supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain vertical integration strategies There are many ways to remediate a perceived supply risk management problem and Constellation Brands has just exercised its bold and approach.

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 YMS

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

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

The MEP national network, a public/private partnership in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is represented in Illinois by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

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

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?

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.

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, Inc. (OI)

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, Inc. (OI)

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.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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.

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.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Northeastern Illinois. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

We’re still very far from programs with common sense — AI technologies that can answer comprehension questions with the skill of a child of 8,” study co-author Robert Sloan, a computer scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a statement.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Illinois. #17. Illinois. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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.

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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.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame (Reuters). More than three years ago, my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

Can Officers and Employees be Held Personally Liable for Customs Violations?

Transportfolio

Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University in 1967, a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University in 1973, and was admitted in that same year to the Illinois State Bar and the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Professor Bruce Hartman teaches logistics at the University of St Francis in Illinois. The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Growth, Change, Blockchain, Startups

EFT

15 th Annual North American 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum - US- 14-16 th June, 2017, Chicago, Illinois. We had the honour of having Schenker Board Member, Tom Schmitt keynote our European 3PL Summit. We’ve actually got a recording of his whole presentation here where he discusses necessary leadership qualities, the importance of people within your organization and the keys to collaboration. Also, this week we launch the 2 nd annual Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Summit today!

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

Autumn and winter season was fast approaching in Illinois. What is Inventory Management? Inventory management, in a nutshell, describes your efforts to manage, assess and report on the flow of your stock of goods.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

19, General Motors announced plans to purchase 200 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable wind energy from wind farms in Illinois and Ohio to help power the company’s facilities in Ohio and Indiana.

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The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

States that lost the most peeps to Texas include California, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and New York. The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

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Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

To construct the very large vehicles used in the mining industry, parts are shipped from all over the globe for assembly at Caterpillar’s manufacturing facility in Decatur, Illinois. Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.