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

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

Kinaxis

Often, unexpected events such as suppliers failing to deliver, software glitches and even Mother Nature can wreak havoc with even the best supply chains. 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. Have you got scary supply chain stories to share? Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

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Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. 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. We do have supply lines in the U.S. What supply chain risks do you see?

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart also pushes for its suppliers clean up energy-related waste all along the industrial supply chain. Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology IoT Tech

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

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 million links connecting 3,142 counties in America’s food supply chain.” Challenges facing the food supply chain.

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. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe 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.

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. technology transportation supply chain logistics 3PLThe summit featured dynamic panel discussions from 3PL, investment, and technology industry leaders. Below are some of the key takeaways captured from the discussions.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance. Illinois.

Paris 2021 – EN – Eric Bouret

ivalua

Eric Bouret holds a Master’s degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. In 2013, he transferred to Hong Kong to lead the APAC procurement and supply chain organization for all Bouygues Construction activities in this region. Eric Bouret CPO. He began his purchasing career in Bouygues in 1998 at GFC Construction (Lyon).

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.

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US

GlobalTranz

A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

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

Food Supply Chain Workers Play Heroic Role During Covid-19 Outbreak

Enterra Insights

Despite repeated assurances from politicians and supply chain professionals that sufficient goods were in the supply chain, store shelves emptied as fast as they could be restocked. Bunge and Newman note, “Companies that supply meat, vegetables and other staples are struggling to redirect the nation’s sprawling food supply chain to meet a surge in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.” ” The food supply chain.

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Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What strategies do the authors suggest for making a supply chain both “resilient” and “efficient” at the same time? Supply Chains Can Be Both Resilient and Cost Efficient. The problem, according to the authors, is that protective measures can be at odds with supply chain managers’ goal of improving cost efficiency.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.18-2.22

Freight Plus

California lead all states with 26% of thefts, followed by Illinois (10%). Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Amazon promises 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030. Dave Clark, SVP of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, made the pledge in a blog published Monday. The new initiative, called “Shipment Zero,” signifies Amazon’s first serious look at presenting a sustainable shipping model to the public.

Jason Schenker’s Views on 2014 Economic Events

Supply Chain View from the Field

Credit ratings for states like California and Illinois are at A, and muni rates have gone down in many states. Jason’s insights provided a great foundation on which to continue our discussion of supply chain analytics! BRIC Supply Chain Forecasting Global Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Supply Chain Economic

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to working at Fulfyld, Paige held various roles in events, marketing, and sales in Chicago, Illinois. 5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald. Paige Fitzgerald and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 reasons ecommerce companies fail.

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

Parade

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

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

Parade

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

4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

As noted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, nearly a dozen states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage, the latest being Illinois in May.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

GlobalTranz

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum by EyeForTransport Chicago, IL June 16 -18. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. With over 600 attendees, it brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends and share ideas.

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling and Logistics

A common theme is that they are ready to relocate supply chains if the cost of importing Chinese goods becomes prohibitive. Depending on how the tariff plays out, we have alternative sources already in many places and we may have to find some additional ones," Donald Macpherson, CEO of the Illinois-based distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies, said during an Oct. One is rearranging our supply chain.

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Podcast: Daniel Stanton on Technology, Education, and Disruption

Requis

Supply Chain”, Daniel Stanton has a gift for explaining complex supply chain concepts in a way that has engaged millions of students. He has taught at several universities and is a leading instructor for the supply chain programs on LinkedIn Learning.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

The GlobalTranz team will continue to track these storm systems' impact on shippers and carriers in the affected regions and assist with any weather-related supply chain disruptions. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. You can seek guidance on viable carriers from a reliable NVOCC ; they can also help you develop a flexible carrier solution that prepares your supply chain for the most likely scenarios. And you can take steps in advance to prepare your supply chain and prevent disruption for your customers.

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Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

Supply Chain Disruptions. Phillips 66 decided to close down their crude and coking unit in Wood River, Illinois, due to a refinery line freezing. weather supply chain disruptions stormWinter 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.

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

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

Logility

Last month, I shared the microphone with Keith Holliday, Vice President of Supply Chain, on an APICS webinar sponsored by Logility to discuss the value proposition of S&OP to Sonoco Products. 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) Sonoco established two supply chains.

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

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

Parade

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. 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.

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

CH Robinson 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. Tom is member of the Illinois State, Chicago and American Bar Associations, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Customs & International Trade Bar Association.

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

Logility

Last month, I shared the microphone with Keith Holliday, Vice President of Supply Chain, on an APICS webinar sponsored by Logility to discuss the value proposition of S&OP to Sonoco Products. 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) Sonoco established two supply chains.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.