S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage This past week was the IE Group’s S&OP Innovation Summit at the beautiful venue of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The post S&OP in Las Vegas!

A Brief Commentary on the Future of Delivery

Talking Logistics

I’m heading back home today from the MercuryGate Velocity 2017 user conference in Las Vegas. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends delivery driverless vehicles drones e-commerce Las Vegas shooting MercuryGate MercuryGate Velocity 2017I arrived Sunday night, and being on east coast time, I went to bed relatively early. At 12:30 am, a loud alarm went off in my room announcing that the resort (The Cosmopolitan) was being locked down.

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3 Lessons from Gold and Silver Pawn: This… is Supply Chain, This… is Pawn Stars

The 21st Century Supply Chain

So, as I was watching one of my favorite shows, Pawn Stars, I thought the next time I am in Las Vegas, this is what I will take into the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop.

Live From JDA FOCUS 2014!

Supply Chain Nation

JDA FOCUS 2014 kicked off today in earnest from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with JDA CEO Hamish Brewer’s General Session Keynote highlighting the day’s activities. Brewer started off his keynote by reminding the crowd: You know that saying, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

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Meeting and Exceeding Supply Chain Expectations


Upon returning from APICS 2015 in Las Vegas, I have time to reflect on the excellent speakers I heard (and interviewed), motivated people I met, and invigorating conversations I had. APICS was proud to welcome Jack Welch, legendary management expert and best-selling author, to the stage for the conference’s opening general session

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Woke up with a nice sunrise view as seen from my hotel (Tropicana Las Vegas) window. Dave also mentioned that Hotel Tropicana Las Vegas is using this feature to streamline their maintenance processes. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure.

Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari to Speak at Intesource E-Sourcing Innovation Conference

Supply Chain Matters

On March 8-10, e-Sourcing technology provider Intesource will be hosting its 2015 InnovationBest Practices in Sourcing customer conference in Las Vegas. The role and contribution by procurement to the business is changing rather rapidly. The reasons are many and the change has accelerated because of evolving mega-trend convergence that surrounds various industry and services focused supply chains.

Kinexions: What happens in Vegas…

The 21st Century Supply Chain

This year, for the first time ever, we are bringing Kinexions to Las Vegas. The post Kinexions: What happens in Vegas… appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Day 1 at FOCUS 2017: Dogs, Candy, Captain JDA, and YOU!

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, got started in a big way on Tuesday (April 24). With JDA customers and friends arriving from all around the world, the atmosphere was electric.

Added Reminder: Presentation on Positioning Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

In a prior posting, I alerted our readers to an upcoming speaking engagement where I will be speaking on a very important and timely topic at the upcoming APICS 2015 annual conference being held from October 5-7 in Las Vegas. This week, the conference agenda was finalized and I’m pleased with the line-up of timely […].

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

SAP : SAPInsider Logistics and SCM 2016 , March 21-23, Las Vegas, NV. Take a look at your budget for 2016, which is probably finalized by now. Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Is the dollar amount allocated enough?

Trends from the 2017 International CES

Enterra Insights

The annual International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show, held annually in Las Vegas starts each new … Continued.

JDA FOCUS 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Supply Chain Nation

More than 2,000 attendees traveled to JDA FOCUS 2017, which was held at the MGM in Las Vegas, to get the latest insights from thought leaders and key players across supply chain management to help them deliver the seamless customer experience.

Technology Responds to Consumer Demands for Specific Knowledge of Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Just about two weeks ago, this author had the opportunity to be the opening speaker at the Intesource 2015 Innovation Best practices in Sourcing Conference held in Las Vegas. Intesource’s customers generally reside within various tiers of food and beverage supply chains either as retailers, wholesalers or restaurant services providers.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate : MercuryGate 2018 User Conference , TBA (2017: October 1-4, Las Vegas, NV). Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

Takeaways from the MercuryGate 2015 User Conference

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I attended the first day of MercuryGate’s annual user conference at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The conference’s theme was “Smarter. Stronger. Faster. Better.”

SIGs: Be Part of the In-Crowd at FOCUS, and Beyond!

Supply Chain Nation

At JDA FOCUS 2017 , our annual customer event being held this year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from April 25 th through April 28 th , we will have over 70 face-to-face SIG meetings. At one time or another, we have all felt like we are facing our supply chain challenges alone.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

HighJump Software : Innovation 2015 , TBA (last year in May in Las Vegas, NV). MercuryGate : MercuryGate 2015 User Conference , September 13-16, Las Vegas, NV. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.”

Shift Your Labeling into High Gear at COLLABORATE 16


It’s all happening at COLLABORATE 16 next week in Las Vegas. Real-world education. Networking opportunities. Engaging forums and panels, and presentations by companies including Trek Bicycle. Consumer Products Supply Chain Oracle

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

DAT Solutions

A couple lanes out of Nevada have benefited from construction: Las Vegas to Los Angeles rose ▲64¢ to $3.35/mile. While rates from Vegas to L.A. were up, flatbed rates for loads going to Northern California were down – Las Vegas to Stockton dropped ▼60¢ to $1.98.

FOCUS 2016: That’s a Wrap!

Supply Chain Nation

Followed up shortly thereafter by FOCUS 2017 in Las Vegas from April 25-28, 2017 at the MGM Grand. FOCUS 2016, held in Nashville, TN, wrapped up earlier this week after setting record attendance.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday Hyperloop One (one of several companies, including Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , focused on bringing this idea to life) conducted a test of its propulsion system in North Las Vegas.

The Future of Transportation 1: The Hyperloop

The Network Effect

” Whether and when the Hyperloop will become a reality is anyone’s guess, but a test Hyperloop is already under construction in the desert outside Las Vegas, where Hyperloop Technologies is building a 3 mile test track.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

Attracting the Next Wave of Category Management Talent

Supply Chain Nation

TM was announced , and it was a core theme at the annual CMA conference held in Las Vegas last month. Earlier this summer, CatMan 2.0

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Out West, flatbed loads going from Las Vegas to Salt Lake Cit y rose 61¢ on average at $3.02/mile. Las Vegas to Los Angeles fell 71¢ to $2.48/mile, following a very strong March. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Meeting the Need for Personalized Shopping Experiences with Category Management

Supply Chain Nation

Planning to attend Shoptalk 2017 , March 19-21, or the Category Management & Shopper Insights Conference , May 15-17, in Las Vegas? We’ve read about it, and we’ve listened to presentations about it. Localization of assortments is more than just a buzzword or trend; it is a key driver that will help you increase sales, margin and loyalty.

What Did I Miss? A COLLABORATE 16 Recap


Did you happen to miss out on COLLABORATE 16 earlier this month in Las Vegas? Whether it was product updates from the JD Edwards team, over 200 educational sessions or countless network opportunities, COLLABORATE 16 was the place to be. Consumer Products Supply Chain Oracle

Let the Design Begin…

Supply Chain Shaman

It was far a cry from the neon and glitzy hotels of Las Vegas where I am often speaking. This week, I spoke at the Llamasoft Summercon Conference. It was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The conference was low-key. The University building was old, and well-worn.

The New JDA Flowcasting Solution

Supply Chain Nation

Aldo Sanerelli, director of Logistics and Distribution at Sigma Alimentos, spoke earlier this year at JDA’s user conference in Las Vegas.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates increased for flatbed loads originating in Las Vegas , Rock Island , Houston , Oklahoma City , Atlanta , and Pittsburgh , but rates declined in Los Angeles , Dallas , Tampa , and Baltimore.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

DAT Solutions

The lane Las Vegas to Los Angeles spiked earlier this year, and it did it again last week: Up to $3.71/mile on average. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

DAT Solutions

Rates trended up in Houston, a major flatbed market, as well as secondary markets including Las Vegas, NV; Fort Worth, TX; Cleveland, OH; and Tampa, FL. Rates moved in the opposite direction from load-to-truck ratios last week.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

Phoenix and Las Vegas volumes have been low, which is indicative of statewide trends in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally.

JDA FocusConnect 2013 – All Good Things Must Come to an End

Supply Chain Nation

For those of you unable to attend, we hope you might find your way to Las Vegas for FOCUS 2014 the last week of April. The final day of FocusConnect 2013 was met with traditional English weather — cold and rainy.

Don't Miss DAT Events at TIA Conference, April 5-8

DAT Solutions

The 2017 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner, coming up April 5-8 in Las Vegas. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. Here are some must-see, must-do events to put on your calendar: Panel Discussion - Thursday, April 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Putting the WoW! Into Service Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

When vendors fly to visit our offices in Las Vegas, they are greeted at the airport by one of our Zappos shuttles. In the past, supply chain professionals are trained to handle the service issues through a planning of inventory , service level and after-sales operations.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I have to admit, it was cool to see the MUTO walk down the Las Vegas strip and knock down the casinos. by CJ Wehlage If you haven’t already, please read Bill Dubois’s blog, “ Latest Polls Show We’ve Lost Faith in Polls ”.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

My first one was for the 2015 annual APICS conference in Las Vegas where a board member of SAPICS attending my presentation inquired if I would be interested in presenting at their conference in Sun City, South Africa. Introduction.

Real-Life SAP use cases – The SAP event for operational excellence


The SAPinsider hosted event, Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada wrapped up last week.