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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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Supply Chain Shaman

With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states. Additionally, the Company operates several warehousing and assembly locations to over 100 core markets. Late-stage assembly in the warehouses enables five-day delivery.

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

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional.

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How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

Schultz grew the business to 235 trucks, 242 drivers, and back-office staff of 42, including warehouse and cross-border operations staff in Laredo, Texas. He liquidated the business in 1991, and in 1997 he and two other partners started another trucking company, Hiawatha Transport, which they later sold. Rather than retire, in 2010 Schultz accepted a job in the transportation division of Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture maker, based in Arcadia, Minnesota.

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

Talking Logistics

Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes. Setback for Uber as European court advised to treat it as transport firm (Reuters). Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). March 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I was intrigued by the on-demand warehousing concept (or “Airbnb for warehousing” as some are calling it) and the business model and technology behind it.

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

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Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). My daughter turns 9 this weekend and earlier this week I visited her third grade class to see what she and her classmates have been working on this year.