North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Warehousing Top 20 3PL warehouses top 20 warehouses top 20 warehouses in North America top 20 warehouses in US top warehouses warehouse 3pl top characteristics

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The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

In the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S. automotive industry. The Wall Street Journal reports Lukewarm Supplier Ties Hamper Auto Makers (Paid […].

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

west coast port congestion impact on industry supply chains Fuji Heavy Industries supply chain Honda North America supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

Traditional vs. Operational Supply Chain Business Intelligence Needs in SAP Environments

Supply Chain Matters

Predictive Analytics Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning SAP Supply Chain Business Intelligence Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology blog commenting on supply chain technology Every Angle North America Every Angle Software operational business intelligence technology Supply chain Matters blog supply chain operational business intelligence technology for SAP environments

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in North America rail industry independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Positive Train Control technology challenges Supply chain Matters blogSometimes, a fresh perspective from an external, non-stakeholder source provides us key insights into ongoing events and strategic implications.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North AmericaA conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in the Automotive Industry

Ryder Exchange

James Bovenzi, Executive Director, North America GPSC at General Motors used this quote attributed to his CEO Mary Barra, during his presentation at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference in September.

Manufacturing Nearshoring Will Have an Impact on Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain 24/7

AlixPartners 2016 annual survey of manufacturing and distribution companies serving North America and western Europe found that 69% say they consider near shoring a possible opportunity to meet US and European demand, this up from just 40% in last year’s analysis

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5

Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Approaching 18 months later, the retailer continues to deal with the customer, brand and financial impacts of that disclosure. In 2015, a broadcast […].

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. epSos.de/Flickr.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to. Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. Read more. 08/11/2015. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Intermodal, Transportation.

A Report of Some Push Back from Wal-Mart Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In April a front page published article by The Wall Street Journal reported on Wal-Mart’s increased pressures on North America based suppliers to squeeze costs. In prior commentaries, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted reports indicating that Wal-Mart had once again focused on its suppliers for sharing the burden of needed higher margins.

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America. While there are some improvements that can be made to NAFTA, it’s on the right track to promoting free trade and driving economic growth for all of North America.

US Wants Mexico, Canada to Form Powerhouse to Keep Supply Regional

Material Handling & Logistics

The Trump administration is re-examining a critical component of the free trade pact: the rules of origin, which dictate what percentage of a product must be manufactured in North America. Bloomberg. read more. Global Supply Chain News

One Year Later- Lumber Liquidators Struggles Continue

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America at the time, was involved in a supply chain expose. Over a year later, the retailer continues to struggle with the customer and financial impacts of that disclosure. A broadcast report from CBS […].

Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

If you are looking for a position in North America, then the following webpages might be helpful: Decision Sciences Institute Placement Services and INFORMS Career Center (both pages contain some positions outside North America, too). Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management? A premium resource, dedicated to academic positions in logistics, is the Academic Hiring Survey (pdf), provided by The Ohio State University.

NeoGrid: An Up and Coming Industry Specific B2B Supply Chain Business Network Technology Provider

Supply Chain Matters

The origins of NeoGrid stem from Latin America. However, after receiving an initial briefing, I believe our community, especially North American based, will continue to become more familiar with this provider in the months to come. Today, the provider has a growing global presence including North America. Our briefing was with Paulo Viola, NeoGrid’s CEO of North America, struck […].

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

Winter Shipping Guide for Refrigerated Goods

Supply Chain Link

Winter came early this year for many parts of North America. With record snow falls. Read more. 12/30/2014. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Intermodal, Supply Chain, Cold Chain. Cold Chain Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain

Factors Affecting the State of Capacity

Supply Chain Link

Total spend of shipments as well as the volume of shipments declined for all of North America in October. In fact, October shipment indexes have fallen to the lowest levels since 2011 1. In the past month freight shipments have dropped 4.7%

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world.

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Don't Be Blindsided By CVSA Roadcheck

PLS Logistics

The Roadcheck is the largest of its kind, covering all of North America. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its 29 th Annual International Roadcheck from June 7 th – 9 th. Shippers and carriers both need to prepare for the Roadcheck.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy strategic production sourcing in Mexico supply chain global sourcing challenges under a Trump administration Supply chain Matters blog threatened changes to North America Free Trade AgreementWhat is fast becoming a new norm for business risk is that of a direct public attack via a Twitter “tweet” from U.S. President Elect Donald Trump.

Logistics News on Another Super Truck from DOE Program Promises Major Fuel Savings

Supply Chain Digest

New Truck from Daimler North America Said to Achieve Amazing 115 Percent in Freight Efficiency

How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Billion a year is the cost of Inventory distortion in North America, an amount equivalent to the annual revenues of Kroger, Home Depot, and Target combined. chem7/Flickr. You’re about to learn some depressing news, so first, take a look at the cute Koala above. Ok, ready?

5th Production & Operations Management World Conference

SCM Research

The next P&OM World Conference, which should not be confused with the POMS Annual Conference in North America, will be organized by JOMSA. I just came back from the 5 th Production & Operations Management World Conference , which was held in Havana, Cuba. The P&OM World Conference is co-organized every four years by three leading academic associations which represent the operations management discipline in three regions: EurOMA , JOMSA and POMS.

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Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Some Observations Blogs included in Supply Chain Power 50 are from 3 regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia/Australia but they are mainly from the United States.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

and North America. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

The Next Generation of TMS Helping More Carriers Become Comprehensive Logistics Service Providers

Logistics Viewpoints