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.

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.

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)

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

Kewill

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

Kewill

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.

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).

[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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

Kewill

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

DAT Solutions

Illinois (1.7). Arkansas is always a good bet, but there are a lot more reefer loads available in Texas , California and Illinois. Illinois (3.4).

Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Lake Forest, Illinois, industry supply company W.W. Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What is the difference between recurrent risks and disruptive risks? How should each type of risk be dealt with? What strategies do the authors suggest for making a supply chain both “resilient” and “efficient” at the same time? Industry News – May 7, 2014. Supply Chains Can Be Both Resilient and Cost Efficient.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

FLEXE

Chicago, Illinois. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

We had a La Niña winter last year, with atypical cold and snowfall in the Midwest, from northwest Ohio to northern Indiana and Illinois, up into Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. . Since these carriers are regional, they can provide shorter delivery times and offer more flexible delivery options.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Load availability was also up in Chicago, but the number of available trucks kept it from turning the state of Illinois dark red in the Hot Market Map above. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over.

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.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

Michigan and Illinois had pretty good load volume for vans, but they also had lots of trucks available, so the statewide ratios fell below the national average. Van rates jumped 6¢ last week, prompted by a 49% increase in load posts on DAT load boards.

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.