Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. In February, PLS opened its 13 th branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both offices opened to better support the company’s shipping and carrier partners. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain NewsNon-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month.

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

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). How much time and cost can we drive out of supply chains if there was less red tape, bureaucracy, and regulations?

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Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain


In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. I have to admit, it was cool to see the MUTO walk down the Las Vegas strip and knock down the casinos. Balance is also critical for supply chains. We must have an ability to monitor the supply chain, and detect when it goes out of balance.

Putting the WoW! Into Service Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

In the past, supply chain professionals are trained to handle the service issues through a planning of inventory , service level and after-sales operations. Since a modern business is shifting from manufacturing to service, this article will provide a review of literature and a case study of the company at a forefront of the service supply chain frontier. Supply Chain Perspective Service supply chain has recently emerged as the new research area.

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. Wayne Usie, Senior Vice President & Chief Market Development Officer , JDA Software talked about digitalization and its importance in supply chain management and the JDA Digital Edge.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up


An impressive sight, especially when you add the tremendous amount of ship traffic moving up and down the river. Then, Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys director of product management, discussed the future of supply chain in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) markets and current industry disruptors that are complicating supply and demand planning. Join Us Next Year in Las Vegas!

Retail Industry Leaders Discuss the Value of Assortment Planning – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

During a Super-Session at JDA’s FOCUS 2014 in Las Vegas, five leading retail executives discussed how assortment planning is critical to addressing the challenges posed by today’s empowered consumers. So building a supply chain planning process that anticipates what she wants even before she knows she wants it is a big challenge for retailers today. We have started shipping from stores to give the customer next-day delivery of anything she sees across our enterprise.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. analyst Colin Sebastian] believes Amazon will eventually ship air-cargo packages for other companies as well, putting it in direct competition with UPS, FedEx and others. It’s warm outside.