Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. According to an article by Mark Craig for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Dec. Although the NFL is one of the more glamorous businesses in society, the competitive climate probably hits a bit closer to home for many supply chain managers than they would like to let on. This is no different for the supply chain management field. link].

Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

We’re less than a month into the new year and already some of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 are starting to surface — namely, that we’ll see companies get more serious about eradicating slavery and conflict minerals from their supply chains, and that we’ll see a rise in cyber attacks, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets.

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Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Target Hires Walmart Supply Chain Executive

Supply Chain 24/7

to help the Minneapolis-based retailer improve its own supply chain Shekar Natarajan, who has been overseeing a project at Wal-Mart testing drones in its warehouses, is joining Target Corp.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 19, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

IKEA Closing US Factory, Retail Sales Surprisingly Strong, Amazon Workers in Minneapolis and Germany Strike, the Real Cause of Global Warming

The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations

Talking Logistics

Robinson, and Jennifer Bratton, partner and managing director in the Minneapolis office of The Boston Consulting Group — will address those questions and more in this timely and important episode you don’t want to miss! Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Upcoming Episodes C.H. Live Episode: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Mr. Chandler reported that one of the retailers they had contacted was a natural food chain in Portland, and they responded very positively to the idea. That chain of events in 2003 led to millions of dollars in sales and growth of the Company’s brand. StalkMarket Products – supplied BPI-certified, compostable, Ingeo-based drink cups and food service packaging to Ovations’ concessions centers [1].

Do People Skills Matter in the World of Logistics?

The Logistics of Logistics

According to Supply Chain Quarterly , Quarter 4, 2011 issue: “Supply chain scorecards typically focus on operational metrics. But if companies want to capture a true picture of supply chain success, they need to measure employees’ interpersonal performance, too.” www.Annholm.net is located in Minneapolis/St. How you develop your sales team has a big impact on your logistics business.

Applause!

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I wrote about the evolution of supply chain planning. In my blog post, I commented on HOW little supply chain planning has changed in its twenty-year evolution. The Kinaxis solution is probably one of the most misunderstood supply chain planning platforms. It is a flexible, in-memory model and platform that enables visibility, demand and supply balancing, what-if analysis, allocation and available-to-promise (ATP) functionality.

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based chain said Monday that Jeff Burt will assume the title of senior vice president, grocery, fresh food and beverage on April 10. Featured Innovation Retail Supply Chain Amazon consumer trends friday in 5 retail

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based chain said Monday that Jeff Burt will assume the title of senior vice president, grocery, fresh food and beverage on April 10. The post Grocery continues to grow and evolve appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St. The real problem with the previous merger plan had to do with SPLS’ business of supplying goods to businesses, not normal customers. The post Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

I can also tell you that just like supply chain is an ever-evolving solution, so is local government. Waconia, Minnesota is a city of approximately 12,000 people, and is situated on the south shore of beautiful Lake Waconia, just west of Minneapolis. BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways. Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St. The real problem with the previous merger plan had to do with SPLS’ business of supplying goods to businesses, not normal customers. Supply Chain Amazon friday in 5 robots

Upheaval in Retail Changes the Scene for Suppliers

Elementum

By investing heavily in improving web traffic and a strong delivery network while rationalizing supply chain, the company managed to outpace competition. It turns out that the Minneapolis retailer has been secretly reinventing itself by developing omni- channel capacities and adopting new brand strategy. The gradual shift in the retail and e-commerce industries will surely open up a wide range of opportunities within the supply chain.

How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?

Inmar

One example is the North Market in North Minneapolis, an Inmar client in one of the country’s largest food deserts. Blockchain also has the potential to affect a more nimble supply chain in which food can be distributed and redistributed more efficiently. Technology is bringing to life the ability to accomplish feats that would have seemed science fiction when many of us were children — like driverless cars and virtual reality.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Then temperatures suddenly plunged into the single digits and below in much of the Midwest, including sub-zero temps in Chicago and Minneapolis. That caused prolonged disruptions in the supply chain that led to tight capacity and higher rates. Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet.

Meet our Spring additions

Alloy

Prior to joining Alloy, Tom spent nearly 7 years with Anaplan, strategically engaging within the Consumer Packaged Goods space to connect planning across Supply Chain, Sales, & Finance for Anaplan’s largest strategic global accounts in the North Central region. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, where he was born and raised. The Alloy team continues to grow quickly, and this month, we’re excited to highlight two of our newest employees?—?Tom Tom Jones and Adrienne Alterman.

CatMan 2.0…Now What?

Supply Chain Nation

How are these challenges affecting your upstream supply chain, collaboration with suppliers or your operational costs? Delivery Tour on February 8, 2017 at the CMA’s office in Minneapolis. As we start the new year, change is inevitable. We have a new President of the United States, new challenges in the world, and customers who continue to engage with us through greater use of technology.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement). It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain? GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis.

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You are Here!

synchrono

There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. Transportation – Unnecessary movement of material through the facility/supply chain. . . Where to Start Your Lean Journey. No, it doesn’t involve rooting for the Vikings, though that helps. It’s when they can find their way around The Mall of America without a directory.

Webinar: How to Optimize Inventory Management for a Better Delivery Promise

FLEXE

Megan also worked on the retailer side of supply chain at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis.</p> He enables successful processes for partners in the fulfillment space, including warehouse management, inventory management, order management, supply chain, etc. <p>Amazon has enabled consumers to want (and receive) items at the snap of their fingers, especially during the holidays.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates. Diesel prices shot up 15¢ due to the resulting disruption in the fuel supply. In the other direction, Chicago to Minneapolis jumped up 33¢ to $2.60

Holiday Sales Demonstrated Necessity of Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

decline in the same period last year when the chain struggled to attract shoppers to its stores and compete with Amazon.com Inc. … Like other big-box chains, Target has been struggling to compete with Amazon, which is benefiting from the movement of consumer shopping online. After a weak holiday performance last year, the Minneapolis-based company embarked on a multibillion-dollar spending plan to improve its stores and digital capabilities.

5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset

Supply Chain Nation

This Wednesdays for Women blog is a guest blog from Claire Williams, talent development leader and executive coach at The People Side , a global leadership development and executive coaching practice based in Minneapolis, Minn. The post 5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset

Supply Chain Nation

This Wednesdays for Women blog is a guest blog from Claire Williams, talent development leader and executive coach at The People Side , a global leadership development and executive coaching practice based in Minneapolis, Minn. The post 5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

If the shutdown extends longer term, more supply chain professionals may be affected. Many supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington every week when they review and use the weekly diesel price average. The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more disruptions supply chain professionals will notice. Jason is member of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) and serves as an election judge in the City of Minneapolis.

Keeping Your Career Fresh

Supply Chain Nation

Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis which allows me to explore the city with them. The post Keeping Your Career Fresh appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.

Omni-channel inventory management like the customer matters

RELEX Solutions

If you haven’t read our posts ‘ Managing the Supply Chain in a 50:50 World ’ and ‘ Availability is key – An omni-channel story ’, they’re well worth checking out. In our ‘ Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail ’ e-book you can also read more about how to improve inventory management in your e-commerce operations. For basic supplies such as folders, printer paper, pens etc., And now, needing a file cabinet, I turned once more to The Giant Office Chain.

Keeping Your Career Fresh

Supply Chain Nation

Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis which allows me to explore the city with them. The post Keeping Your Career Fresh appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery. Infor M3 Integrates to GT Nexus Supply Chain Network. Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). It’s only a question of time before speech recognition gets embedded into other enterprise and supply chain applications.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages (GeekWire). Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). 3PL Global Trade Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Amazon Freightex Inspectorio self-driving cars Target Uber UPS Waymo