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

Kinaxis

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.

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How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

TMC

When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. According to Gartner, the “Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle overview of the market’s vendors. Research TMS Technology Global TMS

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

C.H. Robinson

When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. According to Gartner, the “Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle overview of the market’s vendors.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. According to Gartner, the “Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle overview of the market’s vendors.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When looking for a TMS provider, many companies trust Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) research. According to Gartner, the “Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle overview of the market’s vendors.

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.,

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

Freightera

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.

Sustainable Manufacturing is the New Key to Profitability

IQMS

She noted that the research firm used to give sustainability a weight of 10% in scoring the top 25 manufacturing companies; this year the weight is 15%, and next year, it will be 20%. Just a few years ago, sustainability in manufacturing was seen as a nice-to-have.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

Companies like ELIX Polymers and Fresenius Medical Care North America have chosen SC Navigator because it makes powerful prescriptive analytics accessible and allows them to quickly answer very specific questions about their business.

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). Research Logistics Operations Management Supply Chain Management Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management?

JDA Invests in NSERC Industrial Research Chair in User Experience to Help Companies Excel

Supply Chain Nation

Here at JDA, we understand innovative technology and user experience (UX) are critical to profitable growth and efficiency, which is why we invest in research and development in these areas. NSERC Industrial Research Chair in UX is focused on research and development in the field of UX.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

TMC

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.

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives

ivalua

The research, conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Ivalua, found that procurement teams are increasingly being measured by non-cost KPIs such as revenue opportunities being created, payment performance (e.g. New Research

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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.

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.

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.”.

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

AIMMS

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.

Ivalua Study: Tech Challenges Hinder Procurement

ivalua

The research, conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Ivalua, found that procurement teams are increasingly being measured by non-cost KPIs such as revenue opportunities being created, payment performance (e.g.

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BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

According to the research, “Gartner finds continued expansion in the sophistication, functional breadth and depth, and geographical scope of the TMS market. However, as shipper requirements grow, notable differences remain across TMSs in their ability to address the most complex requirements, and their ability to deploy outside North America and provide TMS-native support for modes other than over the road. BluJay recognized for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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?

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.

Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves

EFT

Compared to results from eft’s research report from 2018, there are marginally less companies increasing their IT spend overall, however there is a marked reduction in firms looking to decrease spend.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Where do we go from here?

Logility

Over the last few weeks, I have spoken with several of our customers as well as industry analysts from ChainLink Research, Gartner and IDC to gain some additional perspective on how the supply chain is coping with this quickly escalating risk.

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.

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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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.

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

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.)

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.