Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Many Indiana Jones wannabees emerged, due to the popularity of the film. Canadian-born David Morgan supplied eight whips for the first Indiana Jones movie, and his business grew from there, with his products also appearing in The Mask of Zorro and Batman Returns.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

The fact that logistics is not always treated with importance is illustrated by the ironic closing sequence in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in which Indy asks an official what will happen to the ark, which was the subject of a fierce battle. “We

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

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

Transportfolio

Business Indiana University Innovation Kelley School of Business Special EventsAnalytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Thingsg. Smart homes, connected cars, and intelligent factories have become mainstream.

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List Again, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain Graphic of the Weekon Which US States are Best for Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain Matters Attending ISM 2016

Supply Chain Matters

Next week, The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will be conducting the Supply Management Conference of the Year, ISM2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Once again our bag will be packed and Supply Chain Matters will be attending this year’s conference. We had all good intentions of attending last year’s conference but a multiple bookings precluded that […]. Procurement and Sourcing Upcoming Appearances Supply chain Matters blog

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbra Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbara Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

He is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country.

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10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkley and Indiana University are usually ranked in top MBA programs (Tier 1) by US News College Ranking.

Mercedes Benz USA Selects AM General as its First Contract Manufacturing Services Provider

Supply Chain Matters

Tuscaloosa Alabama facility and instead be manufactured at AM General’s commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka Indiana. An interesting news release came across our Supply Chain Matters news feed last week, one that perhaps demonstrates the broad capabilities of certain contract manufacturers within the automotive and truck sector. Mercedes Benz’s U.S.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. 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.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

For example, in one Indiana case, Tyler Pipe Industries, Inc. After several years of litigation and after both sides spent tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that the parties did indeed have a contract. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.".

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

All parts of the R-class vehicles will be assembled and painted on AM General’s production line in Mishawaka, Indiana. In 1922, Henry Ford famously said, “ Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black ”.

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.

Senators introduce DRIVE-Safe Act hoping to address shortage of truckers

EFT

Indiana is the Crossroads of America and the truck driver shortage has a significant impact on our state,” said Senator Young. “As As I’ve traveled throughout Indiana, I have heard from Hoosiers that a pathway is needed to qualify more drivers to move goods safely and efficiently. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license at the age 18, federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving goods from state to state until they are 21.

FAA Grants Drones Permission to Take Off

Elementum

In the meantime, reports WTHR Indiana, residents of Wise County, VA, are hoping to utilize the growing popularity of drones to boost their own economy. Last Friday, a drone delivered medicine to a remote clinic in a coal mining region of southwest Virginia.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

The top 10 states ranked by manufacturing’s share of total state employment in 2013 are Indiana (16.8 The top 10 congressional districts ranked by manufacturing’s share of total district employment are Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District (76,200 jobs, 23.3

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

EFT

Indiana. Indiana. #20. 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.

NC State’s Poole College of Management JUMPS in the rankings – and we need your support!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The full ranking is available on the Bloomberg Businessweek website , where you will find the Jenkins MBA among some of the best and well-established programs nationwide – NYU (24), USC (25), Georgetown (26), Brigham Young (27) and Indiana (28). Bloomberg Businessweek released its MBA rankings today, placing the Jenkins MBA at number 29 among full-time MBA programs in the United States.

3 Things You Can Learn from Subaru's Supply Chain

Elementum

The company has invested US $140M in production at its Lafayette, Indiana plant (which produces their Outback and Legacy models) to be able to meet US demand.

How holy is the Grail of Real-Time in Supply Chain?

Global Trade Management

A transportation management system (TMS) helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively. In a TMS survey, ARC found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 6 percent with the use of a TMS application. TMS achieve these savings based on process enforcement, visibility, analytics, and optimization.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Ellen shared a great example: Women in Trucking recently awarded its first ever “Transportation Patch” to 84 Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana , ages 5-12, who spent half a day at Olive-Harvey College learning about the transportation industry from experts.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

The last 32 monthly reports from USMTO, show that the Midwest (NCE and NCW) buys, on average, 44% of the nation’s manufacturing technology equipment with 26% from NCE’s five states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Driverless Trucks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

AFFLINK

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a landmark study by Indiana University found that only a small percentage of accidents were due to natural causes like inclement weather, road conditions, or brake failure. Since its launch in the 1980’s, autonomous cars have piqued the interests of automobile manufacturers and software developers.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. Indiana.

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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End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Pockets of demand and favorable ratios can also be found in western Kansas and southern Indiana. Van demand rose 11% last week, in the end-of-quarter rush , and truck capacity tightened by 2.9%. That yielded a 14% increase in the national average load-to-truck ratio, from 1.7

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Discussion Questions: Carefully read the following article. What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? Why is Toyota making this change?

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Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

DAT Solutions

Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

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.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual partnerships.