Who said supply chains are boring?: Mission Impossible

Supply Chains Rock

Last week I was in my home town of New York to surprise my mom for her birthday. New Watch. After going downtown I found a shop that produced t-shirts right in New York City. Industrial Interface. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Case Study: How Nimble Storage’s Focus on Inventory Management Improved Visibility and Planning Cycle Times


Nimble Storage is a provider of flash-optimized data storage solutions with a powerful support model, unique in their industry. Miscellanea Cloud computing Computer data storage Excel Microsoft Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office New York Stock Exchange Nimble Nimble Storage San Jose California by Melissa Clow One of the biggest challenges facing data storage companies is demands from enterprises for better performance and protection of their data.

This Tech Startup Could Revolutionize The Fashion Industry With Its Latest Project [Forbes]


Sourcemap, a New York City tech start-up is building a platform, that could transform the fashion industry: a digital map of all clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry


In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Unlike some industries that are virtually attacked by external actors, like Uber disrupting the taxi industry, the catalysts of this transformation are coming from within.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling & Logistics

EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free. Service type activities already make up from one-third to more than one-half of manufacturing employment in some industries. System test (opens in a new window).

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You learn something new every day. A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. An Industry Newcomer: Warby Parker.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. An Industry Newcomer: Warby Parker.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Starbucks and other industry leaders subscribe to the philosophy expressed by the CEO in this popular quote making the rounds on social media: CFO asks CEO “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?”. Infor : Inforum 2016 , July 10-13, New York, New York.

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?


Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS? This new Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) rule amendment aims to reduce incidents involving containers on board ships, because incorrect declarations of the weight of packed containers is often a contributing factor.

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016


LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016. “…the industry is likely to see more tie-ups between freight marketplace technology companies and 3PLs.” Amazon is expanding it’s rapid delivery capabilities, broadening the scope of pilot restaurant delivery programs, bringing same-day shipping into new regions, and adding more automation to it’s warehouses. The post LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016 appeared first on Freightos.

Retail Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Link

This is most apparent in the retail industry where consumers want the latest trends instantly, and to meet that demand, shippers look for opportunities to shorten lead times and better manage their overall inventory. This past September, designers at New York.

Who Are Today’s ‘Titans’ and ‘Industry Leaders’ in Omnichannel? – Part 1

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

You can either be a titan, industry leader, player, or laggard. In this new two-part series, I’ll share in-depth profiles of these four key categories—how they operate, their priorities, and what you need to know about them. How about industry leaders? By Jim Tompkins.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Also, if you have a favorite industry conference not included on the list, please post it in the comments. Will I learn something new, particularly in an area that I don’t know much about today but is critically important for my career and leadership development?

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation


Axbility Consulting, headquartered in New York City, is the North American subsidiary of Axys Consultants, a major player in management consulting with 215 consultants with an annual turnover of $31 million. Axbility will provide Certified Solution Integration & Professional Services for Ivalua across industry sectors, with a focus on organizations throughout North America.

The Cost of a Five-Dollar Dress

SCM Research

” It seems that, by moving from one location to another, the social problem of the textile industry has acted like a nomad. Apart from the location – then New York City, now Dhaka – not much seems to have changed within the last century. Social responsibility has after the Rana Plaza collapse become an integral part of many supply chain management courses across the globe.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. The security industry has modernized, but there’s no reason not to employ low-tech security systems as well.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, at the BluJay Solutions SOAR 2018 Conference , I had a new headshot taken, courtesy of FourKites (one of the conference sponsors). Here’s my new headshot photo, which I plan to use for the next 20 years or until I retire, whichever comes first.

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Trends—September 2015

Inbound Logistics

New York State minimum wage directive may be a tipping point for automation in the fast food industry; Organic food recalls are on the rise; Alix Partners reports that nearshoring trend continues to grow; Pro truck interests take weight restriction fight in new direction; 2015 holiday shoppers are looking for options; The cash handling supply chain is poised to move from manual processing to scanning technology, thanks to the new GS1 US Cash Visibility Discussion Group

Shop.org Q&A with Scott Welty, Vice President of Retail Industry Strategy, JDA Software

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation caught up with Shop.org attendee Scott Welty, vice president of retail strategy at JDA Software, and asked him to share some of his insights from the event, discuss top trends and where he sees the retail industry heading in the next five years. SCN: Where do you see the retail industry heading in the next five years? In some cases, it’s going to be retraining of individual people or bringing in new blood to help with the transition.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships this week, and East Coast ports have been expanding efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast. Trucking Industry Trends

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas


There are the typical contenders like California, New York, and Seattle. Built by some of the most talented data scientists, engineers, and product owners in the industry, that is exactly what our platform provides.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. ”[4] They go to note, “Growing food in cities is not a new concept.” Growing crops indoors is not a new concept; however, new technologies are being brought to bear to make indoor, urban agriculture more efficient and affordable.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally


New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations.

How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

Talking Logistics

Same-day delivery continues to generate a lot of buzz in the industry. Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Amazon Same-Day Delivery Selection Grows in New York (Re/Code).

The Growing Digital Connection Between Businesses and Consumers

Supply Chain Nation

I recently attended the CEWIT2017 Conference at the Center for Wireless and Information Technology’s facility at beautiful Stony Brook University in New York. This is one of the premier conferences in the development and application of emerging technologies, and it does an excellent job of bringing together academic research and industrial innovation in one forum. Industry 4.0,

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics


Trends in shipping and logistics like the rising popularity of e-commerce and blockchain technology are already changing the fabric of the industry as we know it. 5) More Companies will be Embracing New Trends in Shipping and Logistics.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders.

Fully electric refrigerated delivery vehicles move to testing in the US


A commercial demonstration is currently underway with two vehicles by Baldor Specialty Foods in New York, and, Raley's Supermarkets & D&D Produce in California. We are very proud to be with leaders in the food logistics industry, involved in building a more sustainable future.

Technology Innovation the Central Topic at NRF’s Retail’s Big Show 2019

RELEX Solutions

The NRF Retail’s Big Show in New York is among the most important retail industry events of the year. This focus on customer needs was persistent across industries and especially prominent among grocers and other food retailers. Industry Talk

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How The Decentralized Web Will Drive Innovation In The Healthcare Industry

Janeiro Digital

… HIMSS is here once again and, as the industry gathers to explore the nexus of healthcare and technology, the one trend most will not be talking about is the decentralized web. Because by this time next year, its material impact on patient experiences, medical discovery and innovation will have begun – and we can as an industry focus less on the burdens and liability of data privacy. . This post originally appeared on Heath IT Outcomes.

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Which Season is Best For Supply Chains?


Every type of business has its seasons - which can be both positive and negative depending on which industry in particular that you're talking about. Hospitality Healthcare Commercial Industrial

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

It was a clear sign that even he recognized this was new and different and the beginning of something, even if we could not name it. Today the threat is border closings, tomorrow it could be Congress not approving the USMCA (“new NAFTA”) trade agreement. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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10 things eft’s been reading this week


Gas solution for new Clean Air Strategy shortfall. If you would like to learn more about sustainability in the supply chain, then attend the 4th Annual Retail Supply Chain Summit: New York for several discussions looking at the topic from industry leaders. .