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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. And as supply chains continue to grow, diversify and become increasingly global, total insight, oversight and foresight will become increasingly critical. End-to-end supply chain visibility is a key to becoming a demand-driven enterprise.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

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Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex. The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers. For success, companies need to gain visibility into this complex supply chain network to collectively sense and properly respond to changes in supply and demand.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

It has also underscored the importance — and brittleness — of global and national supply chains. Recently, John Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods, published a full-page ad in several newspapers asserting the food supply chain is breaking. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable. Trouble in the supply chain. ”[3] Food Dive is tracking the status of operations of major manufacturers’ plants.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

As the true determiner of whether a business sinks or floats, supply chain needs a workforce composed of smart, talented people. But why is it so hard to attract the best of the best to a career in supply chain? “We’re We’re like Rodney Dangerfield—we don’t get no respect,” says Professor Yossi Sheffi, a Professor of Supply Chain Management at MIT. The global supply chain is a $26 trillion per year industry, and it’s only getting more complicated.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance. Tennessee.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Some beneficial outcomes of supply chain transformation.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results. Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Join today for the opportunity to showcase your innovation to a global community of supply chain leaders. Learn more by reviewing the Supply Chain Innovation Award submission guidelines.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

If you’re spending too much to meet consumer demands, experiencing delays in getting products to end customers or production disruptions, it’s time to focus on optimizing your supply chain. From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. It’s not new, it’s not sexy, but B2B connectivity is coming out of the shadows and becoming an important factor in creating an end-to-end supply chain solution.”

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

Professor Yossi Sheffi, a Professor of Supply Chain Management at MIT, chuckles when I ask him why there’s such a shortage in supply chain talent. He, like a number of supply chain professionals I spoke to over the past month, was lamenting the fact that the term “supply chain” doesn’t do a great job of suggesting the complex work involved in running the manufacturing, movement, and storage of a product.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics? It’s really interesting how [activity around driverless vehicles] has developed fairly rapidly over the last couple of years,” said Jeff Potts, Senior Vice President Business Development at LeanLogistics , in a recent Talking Logistics episode. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

Three Common Supply Chain Weaknesses And Strategies To Overcome Them

Bristlecone

On their face, supply chains sound straightforward. The larger the enterprise, the more complex a supply chain becomes. Conversely, the more localized the business, the less complex the supply chain. In today’s global economy, supply chains include all the people, systems, vendors, suppliers and processes involved in designing, making, selling, inventorying, shipping and delivering a product. Identifying the main pain points along the chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

supply chain. Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. manufacturing.” supply chain, and reduce acquisition costs.”.

Supply Chains on the Other Side of Crisis

Enterra Insights

‘The supply chain is creaking around the world,’ James Quincey said in an interview on CNBC.”[1] food supply chain was breaking.[2] 2] For years, however, supply chain professionals have worked hard to make their supply chains resilient. Resilient supply chains will emerge in better position to take advantage of post-crisis recovery. ”[3] He offers five tips to help supply chain professionals right now.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for SCM

Supply Chain Movement

Recent european and international supply chain management conferences have been primarily characterised by their focus on strongly emerging trends and their impact on companies’ supply chains. apparently, supply chain professionals have not yet reached the end of their journey towards adding value for customers – there is still much to be done in terms of organisational and cultural change.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could remain closed for ‘remainder of the week’ due to chicken shortage crisis (Independent). Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources (Reuters). FourKites Raises $35 Million To Accelerate Predictive Supply Chain Execution.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Florida all still desirable locations for carriers. Westcoast Logistics. It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.

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

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.??? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas.?? . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

While this means that there has been considerable growth and evolution of the supply chain, there are certain aspects of the old school methodology which are still in play even now. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. As the future of the supply chain continues to evolve through this new industrial revolution, we will see more advancements. BlueGrace Logistics investigates how it works.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain. Holland, MI – September 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced the kickoff of its 2019 Frictionless Tour, hitting the road in a 40-foot branded RV for a series of tailgating events at NFL and NCAA football games this fall.