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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Digital Procurement article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains. Operational procurement?

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s , procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work. However, modern technologies are dramatically changing procurement trends and how procurement professionals operate and their role in the company. As a result, procurement seemed to have a technical speed limit.

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Hybrent Is A “Game Changer” for ASC

Hybrent

Rick Miller, the Materials & Purchasing Manager for the center, had never heard of … Hybrent Is A “Game Changer” for ASC Read More » ASC Case Study

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Paschall Truck Lines parent acquires dry van carrier TDC

The Supply Chain Journal

TDC’s regional coverage, focus on safety, providing high level service, disciplined management style, and family culture are exactly what we are looking for as we build and increase overall capacity solutions for truckload shippers in the USA,” said Dave Gibbs, IPS president and CEO.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers. While industry chatter claims that Amazon may have as little as 300 actual truck power units , there is talk of aggressive recruitment for fleets with their own power units to move the trailers purchased in the past. There are also a number of positions open on the Flex team, mostly in software and operations roles.

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Audit recommends enhancements for DHS air cargo security programs

The Supply Chain Journal

The emergence of next-generation explosive detection systems, which are less complex, more reliable, and potentially less expensive, has led to increased purchases by several all-cargo carriers with the infrastructure in place to take advantage of them, she added.

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Knight-Swift deal shows the value in owning an LTL

The Supply Chain Journal

Its terminal map also includes multiple locations in the Midwest (Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati) as well as Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. The plan is to achieve some cost benefits early on in purchasing (fuel, truck buying/replacement, liability insurance, etc.)

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

It’s likely that in the coming months and years, many supply chain leaders will look to automation solutions that help to minimize physical contact and the number of touches required to move products through the supply chain. Implement cloud-based supply chain solutions.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31 – January 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

While FedEx has worked with many mass retailers on this solution in the past, it now offers hassle-free returns for small to midsize businesses. As the saying goes, new year new you. And for many people that means making significant changes on January 1.

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Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

The growing company began selling clothes under its own name, it procured a distribution center in Kentucky, and venture capitalists started to take notice—leading to at least $40 million in funding. The purchase includes full rights to the brand and includes eliminating its brick-and-mortar locations in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Nasty Gal Inc.,

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

GlobalTranz

Obviously, a lot of manufacturing equipment buyers wait for the show before committing to purchase and of course a lot of orders are set up to be taken at the show as well! But, the effects the last two recessions had on technology and machine tools sales were pretty dramatic as you can see below: A Glance Back to Get Some Perspective and Focus Ahead on the Future. At the trough of the recessions in 2003 and 2009, only $100 million worth of equipment was being purchased.

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Amazon–Robots Roam the Warehouses

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The orange, wheeled robots are the fruits of Amazon’s 2012 purchase of Kiva Systems for $775 million. The robots are the fruits of Amazon’s 2012 purchase of Kiva Systems Inc. Primarily, that meant tweaking the software so the robots could move about a warehouse without running into one another or other objects, said one of the people. People familiar with the matter said the Kiva robots have been deployed at warehouses in California, Kentucky and Texas, among others.

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What is excise duty? A guide for alcohol producers

Unleashed

We also look at: Using brewery inventory software to track and manage alcohol excise duty costs, and. At the point of purchase, the consumer also pays Value Added Tax, known as VAT, of 20% on all alcohol products.

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Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

The company has also moved manufacturing of washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters from China to Kentucky. Similar to consumer trends in the food industry , more and more Americans are taking a conscientious look at their purchases, wondering about the environmental and human impacts are to what they choose to buy. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured

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This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart drops $35 minimum purchase for 2-hour delivery. The governors urging the change are from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, South Carolina, Alabama, and Missouri. The company has dropped the $35 minimum purchase requirement for the two-hour Express delivery service.

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