Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect


This question of demand management led me to wonder if any bullwhip manufacturer or supplier ever ran into a situation that caused them to experience the bullwhip effect in their own supply chains. 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

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Supply chain professionals can learn a lot from Hollywood about outsourcing, sustainability, Big Data, innovation, supply chain strategy and risk management. In earlier decades, films did not feature logistics or supply chains.


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Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The factories are closed in these regions and elsewhere around the world because of a combination of restrictions aimed at containing the virus, drops in vehicle demand, and issues with component supply. GM, for example, partnered with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators in its facility in Kokomo, Indiana, while face masks are being made in a facility in Warren, Michigan. CEVA Logistics AG was appointed by General Motors, to manage its ventilator production supply chain.

Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure


Managing the supply chain of such a global enterprise is challenging. “We’d This is an example of a classic supply chain problem, which was affecting Ampacet from both the supplier and provider sides of their business. Now Smith manages a whole network of Logility solutions from his home office in Indiana without the need to replace existing systems. Success Stories Supply Planning

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


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?

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning.

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

SCM Research

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. The Journal’s mission will remain to be the journal of choice among supply chain scholars across disciplines, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory building and empirical methodologies.

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

SCM Research

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. The Journal’s mission will remain to be the journal of choice among supply chain scholars across disciplines, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory building and empirical methodologies.

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Utah Edges Out Usual Winner Indiana to Top the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

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Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Again Tops the List, 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 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

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Citing examples like Amazon’s personalized shopping experience and next day (soon-to-be same day) shipping, dunnhumbyUSA’s Senior Vice President Michael Wilhite proclaimed, “The ‘IWWIWWIWI’ era has arrived, is here to stay, and will impact all industries immensely and ongoing,” while speaking at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Institute for Business Analytics 2015 Forum on April 10. Business Indiana University Innovation Kelley School of Business Special Events

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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. Indiana.

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). The survey link is [link] The survey polled 719 supply chain professionals last month and asked: “As a marker of supply chain talent, please select your top three universities.”

This 6RS Customer Was Recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Fulfillment

6 River Systems

Among the 10 companies honored in 2020 for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains, NextGen has recognized 6 River Systems customer NFI with the 2020 NextGen Supply Chain Award.

3 Things You Can Learn from Subaru's Supply Chain


Subaru’s problem is a decidedly sweet one: where most automotive companies find themselves scrambling for orders (especially in a post-emissions scandal era), the Japanese car-maker has had to invest millions to expand its supply. 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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Aborn and Co.

What a year,” John Walsh, Mack Trucks VP of Marketing, said during a media briefing at the Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center last week, according to FleetOwner. “If Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Kenneth Wagers exits XPO after COO role eliminated.

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

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Dig into operational controls to understand which protective measures are in place at every point in the supply chain. Your rep can validate carriers; help them understand best practices to keep freight safe; and provide insight around your expectations, lanes, and supply chain.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. With dynamic product lines (more than 8,000 styles of boots, shirts, jeans and more), the company requires flexibility in how it operates throughout the supply chain, and HighJump’s solution helps to improve order accuracy and efficiency from top to bottom.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?


Other recent closures included NEMF, Falcon, Williams Trucking of Dothan, Alabama, Indiana-based A.L.A., logistics supply chain transportationHere are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Talent Management as the Core of a Supply Chain Strategy.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

The outline of the deal is simple: Mercedes will manage the logistics and supply chain, while keeping their supplier network in place. All parts of the R-class vehicles will be assembled and painted on AM General’s production line in Mishawaka, Indiana. The automotive industry commonly deals with global supply chains: Globally dispersed suppliers and worldwide manufacturing facilities increase complexity. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

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

Global Trade Management

Capgemini also indicates, that the demand for global visibility is increasing and that shippers want to know where everything is located across the entire supply chain at any given point. Real-time is the grail in supply chain. arviem cargo monitoring real time monitoring supply chain TMS visibility A transportation management system (TMS) helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively.

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

BluJay Solutions

We traveled across a dozen states to demonstrate in a big way that supply chain is the ultimate team sport, and our customers, partners, and BluJay community showed up to prove it! Not only did we get to give our customers a front-row seat to see how our data, network, applications, and people work together to create a Frictionless Supply Chain, but we created a unique atmosphere that the supply chain industry has never seen before. One 40-foot RV.

COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

food chain has rarely been so stressed and that no one is sure about the future, even as they try to dispel concerns about shortages. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable,” the statement said. “As As pork, beef and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.”. Manufacturing Supply Chain RiskDavid Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press.

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Intel Facing Class-Action Lawsuits Over Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

Supply Chain Brain

Three separate class-action lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs in California, Oregon and Indiana seeking compensation, with more expected. Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. The flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, exist within virtually all modern processors and could allow hackers to steal sensitive data although no data breaches have been reported yet.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


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.

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


If your business receives or issues purchase orders or invoices for products or services on a regular basis, you may have encountered a situation where both the Buyer, i.e. a procurement professional in your supply chain and Seller, or the more often known as the supplier, have issued forms with different terms for the same transaction. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain.

The PPE Shortage Nightmare is Far From Over – It’s About to Get Worse


Given the lack of discussion in the media on supply chain shortages in healthcare, one would think that this crisis has been averted, and that shortages of Personal Protective Equipment, medicines, and hospital supplies is now a history lesson. This is particularly bad in states like Hawaii, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah. In many cases, this means re-using gowns, N-95 masks, face shields, surgical supplies, and other materials.

FAA Grants Drones Permission to Take Off


Here's what the event marked the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the US means for your supply chain. When medical supplies are in need, driving isn’t always a viable option. Transportation takes manpower and wastes valuable time in a supply chain, damaging cars on unpaved country roads. Drone delivery, on the other hand, provides a fast, automated method of getting much-needed supplies to rural areas.

Logistics property update: December 2020


Tractor Supply Company plans Ohio distribution centre. Nice-Pak increases manufacturing and distribution space in Morgan County, Indiana. sq ft manufacturing and distribution facility in Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana at a cost of $165m.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Like many of its peers, Menards has special requirements to successfully bring product into its supply chain without incurring additional costs. We work with customers to manage their retail orders to create cost-reduction and performance-enhancing supply chain strategies.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. Thanks to the supply chain, turkeys raised in those states find their way to other states where they grace tables for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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


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. This legislation includes important provisions that would help curb the trucker shortage, train safe drivers, and deliver goods and supplies to the Kansans that need them.”. “As