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. This is part of the supply chain that the oil industry refers to as “upstream.” […]. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands.

North America supply chain reshoring will not happen, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

The conclusion goes against the widely held belief that businesses selling into North American markets would shift their supply chains from Asia in an effort to counter the massive and continuing supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. JITS is the acronym for “just-in-time-sequence,” a common supply chain practice in the automotive industry that eliminates or significantly reduces the need to maintain parts inventory at the assembly plant. Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America?

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 WarehousingAs speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal. and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database


The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America


BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America. Barton succeeds Patrick Smith, who served as managing director for North America from 2011 to February 2019. Barton’s appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for ToolsGroup, with double-digit growth of its North American business in 2018.

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


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

April Class 8 truck orders: Too much of a good thing?

The Supply Chain Journal

A year after the global pandemic nearly zeroed out Class 8 truck orders, the reopening of the economy is stressing supply chains, making it unlikely that any of April’s 33,500 orders will be produced this year.

Truck Talk: Sound off edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Brett Pope, director of Electric Vehicles for Volvo Trucks North America. Also some tough manufacturing news for Mack in line with the supply chain constraints being felt throughout the industry.

Supply Chain News on The State of the Big Box Distribution Center Market in North America

Supply Chain Digest

Now More than 11,000 DCs over 200,000 Square Feet in Top 22 Markets

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. A solution-oriented and strategic business growth specialist, Daw has over twenty years of global experience helping retailers improve supply chain operations and business outcomes by leveraging data analytics, improving processes and delivering innovative solutions. where he generated significant growth by serving leading retailers in Europe and North America.

Volvo expects up to a month of chip shortage downtime

The Supply Chain Journal

Ironically, a strike by 2,900 workers at Volvo’s only manufacturing plant in North America could help the company move chips to other plants and forestall downtime. In North America, orders soared 369% to 22,215 versus 4,732 in the year-ago period.

The state of electric trucks — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

That model requires precise coordination throughout every link in the global supply chain. AIT’s automotive logistics professionals are the experts at developing resilient, scalable solutions for OEM and Tier 1 supply chains across Asia, Europe, and North America.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


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. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

Fall in May Class 8 truck orders masks underlying demand

The Supply Chain Journal

Class 8 truck orders dropped significantly in May, obscuring strong underlying demand that cannot be met because of an already huge production backlog and supply chain constraints frustrating attempts to build more. “We’re

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. The movement to health and wellness with fresher foods creates a more complex, and costly supply chain. Neither Heinz or Kraft are supply chain leaders.

Bus and battery maker Proterra exits SPAC with $640M payout

The Supply Chain Journal

But Proterra is also a Tier 1 supplier to eight commercial vehicle companies including Daimler Trucks North America and Komatsu, the Japan-based construction, mining, forestry and military equipment maker. We think it’s really important from a supply chain standpoint.

Daimler Trucks is short of workers across the board, CEO says

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is short of all of them, exemplifying how hard it is to keep up with a hot economy following a pandemic, recently named CEO John O’Leary said. “It’s NASDAQ: PCAR ), Daimler’s main rival for North American market share. Production workers.

Semi tough: Tesla electric Class 8 truck leader departs company

The Supply Chain Journal

Guillen, a former Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) executive, joined Tesla in 2010 as Model S program director and was one of the longest-serving Tesla executives. He had overseen Tesla’s vehicle program, supply chain and service infrastructure.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design


The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Network design is only one of the many pieces of the supply chain planning puzzle.

Congratulations to 15 JDA Customers for Being Named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Party Logistics, North America


Digitalization continues to create a much more interesting, dynamic logistics landscape that creates tremendous growth opportunities for 3PLs that innovate and keep pace with the supply chain megatrends. We’d like to congratulate the 15 JDA customers for being named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Party Logistics, North America, which you can view here. Supply Chain Gartner Magic Quadrant MQ

Taking a Big Picture View of Supply Chain Networks

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a thought-provoking report with several predictions about the future of supply chain technology. Supply chain networks: A big-picture view. But carriers are only one component of a complete supply chain network.

Critiquing the traditional supply chain — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

That model requires precise coordination throughout every link in the global supply chain. AIT’s automotive logistics professionals are the experts at developing resilient, scalable solutions for OEM and Tier 1 supply chains across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain for the New Normal

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain executives in North America have a lot on their plates these days, to say the least

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. CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. P&G Redesigning Supply Chain Network. Once complete, P&G said its new supply chain will enable 80% of U.S.

Automotive supply chain troubles — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

When you switch to AIT Worldwide Logistics for automotive shipping you’re partnering with a team of logistics professionals in Asia, Europe and North America who develop customized supply chain solutions that are just as unique as your business.

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 In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence. Sometimes the object has just a sliver of intelligence; but it can be much more substantial. Objects can be […].

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience


It’s been an interesting decade for supply chain: just when you think things can’t get any crazier, a new extreme weather event, political drama or tech start-up pops up, disrupting entire industries. Algorithmic supply chain planning will go mainstream.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Supply and Demand in Balance.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event


by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus. The two-day event brought together 60+ women and men from 27 companies across North America to discuss topics in four areas related to women in supply chain: balance, filling the talent gap, mentorship, sponsorship & networking, and leading global teams.

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. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. From a supply chain perspective, obtaining parts and other components will be tricky particularly from suppliers further down the supply chain.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business


We see the benefits of it clearly through lot traceability — you can streamline your supply chain and have confidence in all of the steps along the way. Traceability allows a factory to track goods along the distribution chain. Business Tips batch tracking CA Canada inventory tracking NA North America traceability track and traceIf you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch.

ToolsGroup Discusses Supply Chain Planning, Machine Learning, and the Covid Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

As part of ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Kathleen Geraghty, Vice President of North American Sales at ToolsGroup. During our conversation, we touched on a number of topics around the supply chain planning market.