Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. The warehousing industry has become very high tech. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu.

The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

This is part of the supply chain that the oil industry refers to as “upstream.” […]. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands.

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. To no surprise, The Association of American Railroads (AAR), an industry policy, research and technology organization, reported increased freight rate traffic for 2014.

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

automotive industry. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management automotive industry global supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blogIn the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy blog commenting on global supply chain management Kia Motors supply chain procurement sourcing strategy strategic production sourcing in Mexico strategic sourcing strategies supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari''s blog supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Too often, logistics and transportation as well as procurement professionals lend more attention to industry sources of information than to more independent, less biased business focused sources. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in North America rail industry independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Positive Train Control technology challenges Supply chain Matters blog

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. It’s a question many in the industry have been debating for several years.

Traditional vs. Operational Supply Chain Business Intelligence Needs in SAP Environments

Supply Chain Matters

Industry market change is constant, customers are more-demanding and risk or disruption is a constant threat. […]. With today’s ever increasing clock-speed of business, there should be little question that the overall planning, execution and synchronization of supply chain operational processes and resources has become far more complex and demanding. Yet, it is becoming more essential.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

west coast ports has made its cumulative impacts on industry supply chains. west coast port congestion impact on industry supply chains Fuji Heavy Industries supply chain Honda North America supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

The “Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire” is the culmination of a two-year effort to evaluate supply chain performance and improvement for the years of 2006-2013 by industry by vertical for publicly-held companies.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0

The U.S. Retail Industry Is Hemorrhaging Jobs — and It's Hitting Women Hardest

Supply Chain Brain

Between November 2016 and November 2017, the sector fired 129,000 women (the largest loss for any industrial sector for either sex) while men gained 109,000 positions, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThe retail sector has been the biggest loser of jobs for the last two years in a row in the U.S.,

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry. Today, the 22 nd Annual Surveys of Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics , revealed that 3PL CEOs are confident about the current state and future revenue growth potential of both their companies and the regional 3PL industries. North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

s largest trading partners, Canada, China, the EU and Mexico, have all targeted the cheese industry with regulations and extra duties and this week raised the stakes, adding more duties as the threat of an all-out trade war grows. The dairy industry contributes $43.4bn to Wisconsin’s economy each year and the state is home to about 8,500 dairy farms, more than any other state.

Industry Supply Chain Impacts from Catastrophic Natural Events- Further Update

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with succinct update to readers on business and industry headline developments concerning the unprecedented series of catastrophic natural events that have impacted the Caribbean, Mexico and North America.

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit , Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst. According to business media reporting, over half of the Swindon plant output of Civics is exported to North America.

Intermodal Industry Outlook 2017

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal rail transportation has revolutionized the way shippers deliver goods across North America.

'Dirty Meat': Shocking Hygiene Failings Discovered in U.S. Pig and Chicken Plants

Supply Chain Brain

campaigners are calling once again for the closure of a legal loophole that allows meat with salmonella to be sold in the human supply chain, and also warn about the industry’s push to speed up production in the country’s meat plants. Food & Beverage Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Europe

Big Health-Care Players Are Turning Their Partners Into Prey

Supply Chain Brain

What happened to Komoto’s business shows the growing pressure on small operators in the health-care industry, who are seeing their profits squeezed by a tightly interwoven web of distributors, retailers and health-plan administrators. Business Strategy Alignment Pharma/Bio-Tech Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThen, in 2016, 20 percent of Komoto’s business vanished, practically overnight. The insurer Centene Corp.

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

NeoGrid: An Up and Coming Industry Specific B2B Supply Chain Business Network Technology Provider

Supply Chain Matters

The origins of NeoGrid stem from Latin America. However, after receiving an initial briefing, I believe our community, especially North American based, will continue to become more familiar with this provider in the months to come. Today, the provider has a growing global presence including North America. Our briefing was with Paulo Viola, NeoGrid’s CEO of North America, struck […].

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

Looking at the numbers and recent news, investors are betting big on the future of the logistics industry. The road to Coyote’s IPO has been paved with various acquisitions, including Access America Transport, which the company acquired last March (read my commentary here ).

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The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports.

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Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Industry and governments need workable solutions that can be implemented right now.”.

The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

Supply Chain Matters

The 2018 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) kicks-off this weekend in Detroit Michigan amid an industry that is undergoing various stages of supply chain transformation inflection points and risk assessment.

RELEX Solutions Names Ron Fleischer Senior Vice President of Operations, North America

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, announced today that Ron Fleischer will join the company as Senior Vice President of North American Operations. Ron brings a unique combination of experiences, having worked in both the retail and professional services industries.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Chuck Moyer has spent 37 years in the transportation industry, 31 of them in the same-day sector. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he will be presenting a session on “The Last Fast Mile” at the Eye for Transport’s 13th Annual 3PL Summit in June.

Is The Retail Industry Melting Down?

Supply Chain Game Changer

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the retail industry has changed over the past decade and a half. Media outlets have offered “the retail meltdown,” “the death of retail,” and other dire terms as labels for what the industry’s going through as Payless Inc. Subscribe Here!

Regenerating Logistics

Inbound Logistics

A profile of Denise Kopko, vice president of operations—commercial, supply chain and logistics, with Veolia North America, an environmental services company focused on designing and providing water, waste and energy management solutions for commercial, municipal and industrial customers

A Declared Tough U.S. Stance Related to NAFTA Talks

Supply Chain Matters

This week, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke to attendees of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council indicating that the Trump Administration’s ongoing hardball strategy regarding ongoing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks comes from perceived leverage over Canada and Mexico.