The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

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. When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Top Warehouses in North America. Exel (DHL Supply Chain). The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu.

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. General business and supply chain media noted incidents of severe congestion, marginal service and other operational issues effecting rail traffic last year.

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. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs Warehousing

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.

Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA)

Bristlecone

The post Bristlecone’s IoE solutions enables connected assets in supply chain operations for Mahindra North America (MUSA) appeared first on Bristlecone.

RELEX Solutions Names Richard Daw Vice President Sales, North America

RELEX Solutions

office as Vice President Sales, North America, to help drive RELEX’s continued expansion in the region. where he generated significant growth by serving leading retailers in Europe and North America. Read PDF.

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 Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management automotive industry global supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s. Automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Mazda,Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced Mexican production sourcing decisions that amounted to billions of dollars of investment.

Supply Chain Business Intelligence for SAP Environments and our Latest Supply Chain Matters Sponsor

Supply Chain Matters

In early January, Supply Chain Matters provided our positive review of the book SAP Nation by Vinnie Mirchandani. We felt that although this book may be considered controversial by some vested in SAP’s success, the book’s observations are for the most part objective, insightful and written in a context for what SAP as a global […].

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

With today’s ever increasing clock-speed of business, there should be little question that the overall planning, execution and synchronization of supply chain operational processes and resources has become far more complex and demanding. Yet, it is becoming more essential. Industry market change is constant, customers are more-demanding and risk or disruption is a constant threat. […].

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

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. Combined with low commodity prices in everything from gold in Ghana to soy beans in Brazil, manufacturers at the top of the global supply chain have grown the complexity and length of their supply chains whilst reducing their input costs.” west coast ports has made its cumulative impacts on industry supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

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.

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.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech: January 25, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 29, 2019, which we believe woul d be of interest to our readers.

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. Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0

Industry Supply Chain Impacts from Catastrophic Natural Events- Further Update

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with succinct update to readers on business and industry headline developments concerning the unprecedented series of catastrophic natural events that have impacted the Caribbean, Mexico and North America.

U.S. Auto Exports Expand in 2014 and So Does Supply Chain Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In late December of 2011, Supply Chain Matters raised awareness to Japan based automotive OEM’s, specifically Honda, with plans to shift a major portion of export production capability from North America instead of from Japan. We did so because for our readers, it provides a valid example of a globally-balanced and flexible global manufacturing sourcing strategy along with proactive supply chain risk mitigation. Automotive Supply Chain

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. There are two groups: one in North America and one in Europe.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it.

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Green Supply Chain News on Programs to Put a Price of Carbon have been Growing in North America, but What will Happen After Paris Accord

Supply Chain Digest

Impact on Supply Chains Still LowCanadian Provinces Looking to Join California Exchange, as Systems Function Technically, but are They Really Effective.

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

Supply Chain Matters

In December, this author had the opportunity to speak with NeoGrid, a cloud-based global provider of B2B network based supply chain applications. 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.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. And, to manage cash-to-cash, the supplier increased their payables passing cost and waste downward in the supply chain.

Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in U.S., Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6 Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsThe Global Slavery Index, published last week by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery as a complex and often hidden crime that crosses borders, sectors and jurisdictions. The U.S.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

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Logistics Transportation Supply Chain Oil & Gas News Manufacturing Canada diesel price transportation news Autonomous Tesla Trump President Trump Trucking 2018 Trending transportation topics USDOT Department of Transportation trade Elaine Chao EIA NAFTA Diesel US DOT DOT United States Department of Transportation North American Free Trade Agreement Congress The White House Politics Mexico North America Crude Oil Tesla Truck2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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