Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC, and NASHVILLE, TN. This year’s forum will take place at the Hilton Nashville Downtown and boasts 15 breakout sessions, several general sessions, and an offsite dinner and live music at The Listening Room Café. The post Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum appeared first on Tompkins International.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As companies outsourced—greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and transportation—and asset utilization grew from 10% to 35% ROIC the management of the supply chain became more complex. In the supply chain, there are potential buffers—excess capacity in manufacturing work centers and inventory. This year it will be held in Franklin, TN (south of Nashville, TN). As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post.


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The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. ” Lizzie O’Leary writes, “Chinese materials and manufacturing are so pervasive that the average customer has no idea how many of their everyday products contain Chinese components, or how reliant on Chinese components most companies have become.”[2]

China 109

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Next year’s conference will be on September 8th-11th in Franklin, TN, south of Nashville, TN. The number one question that I am asked today by manufacturers across all industries is “How can I improve customer service?” A common issue in financially-driven companies is the heavy utilization of manufacturing assets past reasonable limits throwing the supply chain out of balance. The two primary buffers in the supply chain are manufacturing capacity and inventory.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. where Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations are now based, was too small, he said. The auto maker also has a small manufacturing operation in Long Beach, Calif. outside Nashville.

Texas 40

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

Supply Chain Brain

Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In special cases where companies (manufacturers, retailers, etc.) Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results. Submissions. You must be a CSCMP member to submit a case study. Join today for the opportunity to showcase your innovation to a global community of supply chain leaders.

Live From JDA FOCUS 2014!


Those new solutions included: JDA Flowcasting – The solution leverages point-of-sale store data that flows up through the supply chain to enable joint planning and collaboration among manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Tonight’s Grand Party at the MGM Pool Deck will be a welcome end to the day featuring Nashville’s own, LoCash Cowboys for an evening outside that will include networking, fun and fabulous food.

Top 10 Companies with Best Corporate Responsibility Records

Material Handling and Logistics

Smokeless Tobacco canning process taken at the Nashville, Tenn. manufacturing facility. There was a time when corporate responsibility was just a report. Now it's a living, breathing activity that many companies must embrace publicly to ensure support from employees, shareholders and customers. To that end, each year companies are ranked on how well they are doing with these policies.