Top Warehouses in North America 2013

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The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. 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.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?


Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market


Rather than cutting back, our customer Mohawk Industries decided to lean in. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1]

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event


The two-day event brought together 60+ women and men from 27 companies across North America to discuss topics in four areas related to women in supply chain: balance, filling the talent gap, mentorship, sponsorship & networking, and leading global teams.

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is the General Manager of Rock Solid Business Solutions, which specializes in over the road transportation in North America. During his 25 years in the automotive industry, Joe led a variety of consulting engagements including: value stream mapping, lean product development, supplier development, module strategy, and quality improvement.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs


Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Lean Transportation Policies. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. If it travelled from a supplier, to a distributor, to a retailer, then most likely its cost is directly linked to the cost of the fuel that helped it make that journey.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. …I hope that this exuberance spills over to North America to rethink the port systems.

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs


Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Lean Transportation Policies. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. If it travelled from a supplier, to a distributor, to a retailer, then most likely its cost is directly linked to the cost of the fuel that helped it make that journey.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Company-by-company, we are bloating the supply chain while we lean out our enterprise operations. I am a big fan of both his leadership and that of Annette Clayton, now COO of North America.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

While I believe that lean is a useful concept, I think that it is not the only tool within the Supply Chain toolbox, I often seen lean too widely applied as the fix of the day for supply chain maladies. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

We also have strong manufacturing culture and high focus on “Lean” initiatives. There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. The next formal face-to-face session to discuss the pilots is on April 13 in North America and April 28th in Europe.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Publishing date: 26 February 2016. 6 | News & Background. New business models are essential. Winner and loser of last quarter.

China’s Road Freight Market – Still Growing as Technology Takes Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

A gut feeling has me leaning towards a flawed methodology even though I can’t prove it. For the first half of 2019, China’s road freight market in terms of volume increased 5.8% YoY to 22.6 billion tonnes according to government data. In comparison to the U.S.

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Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling & Logistics

Involved in the logistics and transportation industry for 40 years, Reg Kenney is President of DHL’s Global E&M Sector and Head of DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation, Americas Region, based in Plantation, Florida. A September 5 MHL-hosted webinar, sponsored by DHL.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Rupy Sawhney is the Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, combining both fields through his knowledge of lean manufacturing, the optimization of production without a drop off in quality or worker health.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Belk experienced substantial growth in its e-commerce business in 2011 and 2012, leading to the expansion of its original North Carolina fulfillment center plus the opening of an additional 515,000 square foot fulfillment center in South Carolina.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

University of North Texas. Charlie Wilgus @Lucas_Group Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas , North America’s premier executive search firm.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

“This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. billion, more than half of which was earned outside North America. Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

During his tenure at Menlo, he played a key role leading the organization in the adoption of Lean principles and operating processes. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

And by the way, if you’re not already serving online consumers in Canada, you might want to read ‘ Looking For Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

Optimizing cash positions is possible with strong, lean, on-time payment performance and deliberate strategies for benefiting from early payment discounts and third-party funding sources.

Lifelong Learning Through Books

Supply Chain Nation

Amy Drevna, GVP, Sales, North America Retail. I found “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg to be really valuable, so I recommend her “Lean In for Graduates.” Given the value of Lean In, I can only guess that this one geared toward graduates would have some great advice. Graduation season is upon us and hundreds of graduates will be leaving high school and college to start a new journey – most either furthering their education or starting their career.

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Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide to Pallet Shipping for Beginners


The plurality of pallets used in North America are GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Association) pallets, with dimensions of 48″ x 40″ These are considered the standard pallet dimensions.

Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

The Lean Supply Chain

RVCF includes North America’s leading retailers, merchandise suppliers, and service providers)….

This Week in Logistics News (May 2-6, 2016)

Talking Logistics

And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America,” said Jim Hoefflin, President & COO of Kewill. What will happen to Lean’s managed transportation services offering ?