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.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


This methodology, termed the Supply Chain Index, was developed in partnership with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences.

ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter


Ann Grackin is CEO of ChainLink Research, a supply chain research and advisory firm. She has served in many capacities in this dynamic environment and worked on global supply chains strategies for some of the leading Fortune 500 firms, with assignments in Asia and Europe and North America. Allocation processes and their supporting technology are getting a fresh look by retailers of late. So, why are Allocations so important?

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America


Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

The U.S. Retail Industry Is Hemorrhaging Jobs — and It's Hitting Women Hardest

Supply Chain Brain

Between November 2016 and November 2017, the sector fired 129,000 women (the largest loss for any industrial sector for either sex) while men gained 109,000 positions, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North AmericaThe retail sector has been the biggest loser of jobs for the last two years in a row in the U.S.,

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation


When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

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When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors.

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. Research Conference Operations Management Supply Chain ManagementI just came back from the 5 th Production & Operations Management World Conference , which was held in Havana, Cuba.

What are your wants and needs in supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner and Supply Chain Media have teamed up to research supply chain leaders’ views on supply chain practice and technology based on the Supply Chain Management Research Study.

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies. Other nations have responded with smart, well-funded innovation policies like better R&D tax incentives, more government funding for research, more funding for technology commercialization initiatives.” High-Tech/Electronics Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Asia PacificThe U.S.

Coffee Shops Are Already Running Out of America's Newest Milk Craze

Supply Chain Brain

percent, while alternatives like oat and almond are expected to climb 3 percent, according to researcher Euromonitor. Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content North AmericaIt’s called oat milk, and baristas love its light, hearty flavor that lets the java beans take center stage.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, based on recent research, less than 30% of supply chain leaders have a supply chain that they consider to be agile. As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe.

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Doetinchem, The Netherlands, 26 January 2016 – Gartner and Supply Chain Media have formalised their relationship by signing a collaboration agreement aimed at further improving the quality and international relevance of research in the supply chain sector.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter


Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar. Supply Chain Insights research found that out of 110 survey respondents, 79 (72%) have a SCND process in place.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. I was challenged on this in 2012 by a client, and it forced me to do deeper research. I started this research in 2012 with the writing of Bricks Matter , and it continues today.

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Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

As reported in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, “ freight truck orders plummeted 48% in January ,” according to data from ACT Research. But I believe this quote by Richard MacLaren, President & General Manager North America at Unipart Logistics, from a presentation he gave many years ago on Vested Outsourcing sums it up nicely: “Have the courage to manage for the long term against the pressures we face today for instant results.”.

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Research being carried out by the MIT SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network suggests that the single most important teamwork attribute affecting the performance of a virtual team is the level of trust between individuals. Face time.

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?

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Research the location of second and third tier suppliers for your suppliers. (As This data is from a recent study, but we fear that the visibility issues are greater than the research shows.)

My Take: What Is the Difference between an Analyst and a Consultant?

Supply Chain Insights

First, an analyst is rooted in research. They are learning from the research. The analyst role is better known in North America than in Europe, but thanks for asking! Gray and in his late fifties with a rumpled tan suit, the man wiped his chin vigorously.

Reactive Supply Chain Risk Management is No Longer Viable

Material Handling & Logistics

The research, “ Cost vs. Risk and the Evolving Role of Procurement ,” was conducted in late 2017 via an online poll of more than 250 senior procurement executives with day-to-day oversight and management of global supply chains within organizations of all sizes and industries.

U.S. Manufacturing: All Systems Grow

Inbound Logistics

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

It is exciting to have two years of research, nine months of writing, and four months of editing to become crisp, fresh pages. After two years of research, I think that we throw the supply chain out of balance and limit its potential through the use of traditional and functional metrics.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

Lastly, transportation costs have always been a focus, but are increasing due to the constrained capacity, not just in North America, but in Europe as well.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Thanks to advancements in medical research and technology, people with T1D can live long and healthy lives, but they have to work hard, day and night, to stay healthy. 7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B.

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Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Zion Market Research expects the global 3D printing metal market to grow from $450 million in 2017 to generate revenue of around $2.3 Meanwhile, Grand View Research expects the demand for 3D printed plastics to reach $1.98 By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth


A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As a team we conduct quantitative research of supply chain leaders to help gain clarity of the answers. As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

When I wrote for AMR Research and Gartner, my best reach was 2500.). The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.”

The Bad News and the Really Bad News for Retailers Fighting

Supply Chain Nation

Revenue for Amazon’s North America segment—the bulk of its retail business—was $79.8 If it’s now massive North America segment continues to grow at 25 percent a year, it will take only three more years for Amazon to add another $76 billion in annual revenue. The 2017 Retail Vision Study queried close to 1,700 retail executives from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Freightera in Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions


She has published more than 30 research studies covering trucking and logistics. The installation of telematics devices in trucks has jumped exponentially and will cover nearly half the trucks in operation in North America by 2025. billion in revenue in North America by 2025.