Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. Kevin is currently the Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Effectiveness at Breakthrough Fuel , but prior to that he was the Senior Director of North America Logistics Operations at Whirlpool, another company that decided to invest in US manufacturing a couple of years ago (see “ Whirlpool, On-Shore Production, and Employee Talent ”).

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Shoring up Sourcing Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Shifting manufacturing operations in Asia back to North America provides companies more control of their supply chains, says Steve Sensing of Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

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.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

This means investing in international markets and sourcing from international locations. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

Strategic sourcing and ‘big data’

ivalua

Big data is more than a buzz term, and if you are a strategic sourcing professional, it is a concept that should not be ignored. As a sourcing professional, big data can help you automate and streamline your job – if you have the right tools. Uncategorized big data strategic sourcing

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

With industry sources reporting record high rates for the refrigerated trucking market, as referenced recently by Food Logistics , carriers are looking to capitalize on the strong demand and tight capacity for refrigerated trucks.

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

Supply Chain Brain

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. As more consumers choose plant alternatives to dairy, it’s gotten so popular that just in the last month, some coffee shops were left without oat milk for days, even weeks. To meet demand, producer Oatly Inc.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North Americabased corporations are reported to have between $2tr and $3tr stashed away in offshore accounts, to avoid paying high taxes on domestic income. Apple alone is said to be holding some $269bn in cash and cash equivalents through its overseas affiliates.

Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Supply Chain Brain

Divisions over the source of the money signal a potentially tough path for the plan. Global Trade & Economics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution North America Home Page Latest News News Transportation Management Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Home Page Slider

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation

ivalua

Axbility Consulting, headquartered in New York City, is the North American subsidiary of Axys Consultants, a major player in management consulting with 215 consultants with an annual turnover of $31 million. Axbility will provide Certified Solution Integration & Professional Services for Ivalua across industry sectors, with a focus on organizations throughout North America. is the Axys Consultants subsidiary created in 2018 for the North American market.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done?

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

However, 27 percent of shippers look at increasing M&As as a source of added value, asserts Dr. John Langley of Supply Chain 24/7. Global Growth and Use of 3PLs Outpaces Partnerships in North America.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done?

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market. North America Simulation Output.

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

The road to Coyote’s IPO has been paved with various acquisitions, including Access America Transport, which the company acquired last March (read my commentary here ). Robinson and XPO Logistics (Source: quotes.wsj.com). Source: Adelante SCM.

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Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market.

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

AIMMS

Determining how to optimize the flow of goods throughout your supply chain network from source to demand – where do you buy and make goods, where do you store them, and how do you optimally move them through the network. .

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry. The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%.

Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Then, blogging and web contents have become the primary source of business ideas for many working professionals. 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.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. The group is working on case studies to test new technologies like blockchain, cognitive computing, supply chain operating networks, and open source analytics. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

Guiding an Energy Renaissance: Questions and Answers With Michael O'Neill

Inbound Logistics

The emergence of domestically sourced natural gas heralds significant changes in the North America energy market

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

This visibility has traditionally been very complicated because it must encompass an order from start to finish; it requires the TMS to read and translate all of the different types of data relevant to that order: The different data sources (like ERPs, portals, EDI, etc.);

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College grads – trouble finding a job? Think welding….

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across North America, projects like Keystone are only the beginning of growth for pipelines in oil and gas. Oil and gas pipelines companies are now beginning to recognize this, and are explicitly considering the importance of a stable labor supply in evaluating construction service suppliers and developing sourcing strategies. We recently worked on a study examining the market for pipeline construction services.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across multiple industries, suppliers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America all experienced a sudden drop in volume, leading to a uniform financial threat and risk of default. Traditional methods of supplier risk mitigation involve diversifying risk, multiple sourcing, or switching suppliers, which are not effective in situations where entire regions, industry segments, or supply chains are experiencing financial distress.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

North America, Europe, …). And single sourcing may reduce unit cost and inventory, but significantly increase structural risks.

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

Talking Logistics

Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes). Figure 2: Top 4 Regulatory/Industry Changes (Source: Descartes). Figure 3: Top 3 Business Drivers for Expanded TMS Use (Source: Descartes). Figure 4: Primary Obstacle to TMS Investment (Source: Descartes).

Guiding an Energy Renaissance: Questions and Answers With Michael O'Neill

Inbound Logistics

The emergence of domestically sourced natural gas heralds significant changes in the North America energy market

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. To prepare, stratify your suppliers into strategic, single source and high volume flows. Attempt to find alternate sources from geographical areas that are not projected in the path of Florence.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

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

Talking Logistics

For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Lennox.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

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.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.