Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

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?

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

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

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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.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Prolonged shutdowns have both financial and operational implications, which are often very difficult to assess due to the complexity and far-reaching nature of supply chains. In addition, you can make certain transportation lanes unavailable and measure the impact. .

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. Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics). Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System. P&G Redesigning Supply Chain Network.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. and North America. The chain of responsibility law (COR) is one area of difference – so what is COR? In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY DEFINED.

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.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

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. I am in my 40s, and I have spent my career in supply chain, so it was no surprise when stats about the number of women in supply chain hit the screen. General News Supply Chain Events supply chain events women in supply chain

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. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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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. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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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. The factories are closed in these regions and elsewhere around the world because of a combination of restrictions aimed at containing the virus, drops in vehicle demand, and issues with component supply. From a supply chain perspective, obtaining parts and other components will be tricky particularly from suppliers further down the supply chain.

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. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019.

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There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com. Women have made tremendous strides in the Supply Chain Management profession. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

Capacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets. Although many areas of the supply chain are experiencing a capacity constraint, transportation capacity.

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will. Supply Chain Transportation Truck DriversAs the holidays approached this past year, consumer spending hit a three-year high and truckload capacity neared 100 percent, which many shippers considered to be uncharted territory 1. Although the surge from the holidays has since subsided, the capacity challenges will continue well into 2018.

Emergency System Relief for Supply Chain Orchestration

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

As projected in a recent CNBC article, we’re currently facing a “ massive shuffling of supply chains globally after coronavirus shutdowns.” Having a flexible and configurable digital supply chain platform has never been more important.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

For Cerasis, a 3PL is any company that provides technology or services to carry out any of the functions of the supply chain. There are some 3PLs who perform niche tasks, like Cerasis does with transportation management for over the road modes like LTL, Truckload, and small package. Then there are other types of 3PLs, like service supply chain solutions from our friends at Flash Global who serve the high technology sector for after sales service.

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Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020

Freightera

Eric Beckwitt will be the first of five featured speakers on developing Cargo Tech trends , and will seek to ”help demystify technological complexities, and potentially help enhance your supply chain in the digital age”, according to Cargo Logistics Canada.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . The temperature-controlled supply chain or “cold chain” has always faced unique challenges.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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

Elementum

Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future?

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

Elementum

Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring.

Building Resilience in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Movement

Global supply chains and transport networks form the backbone of the global economy, fuelling trade, consumption and economic growth. Disruptions to supply chains can prove costly, as highlighted most recently by Hurricane Sandy. According to research conducted by Accenture, signifcant supply chain disruptions have been found to cut the share price of impacted companies by 7% on average.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater On the heels of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference , now seemed like an appropriate time to revisit an often talked about supply chain topic. The impact of climate change on your supply chain operations. Tumultuous weather is perhaps the most commonly thought of supply chain risk related to Earth’s climbing temperature. In 2014, three of the top five biggest supply chain disruptions were related to natural disasters.

From Vine to Glass: Wine Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

From California to New Jersey, North America produces some of the best wines in the world with popularity increasing year-over-year. As the consumption of wine and popularity increases, the supply chain to move. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3plAmericans now consume the most wine in the world and consumption is forecasted to increase by 2 percent between 2015 and 2019 1.

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch

NFI

Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America. Brokerage Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

REPOST: Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich. Peter Stefanovich and and Joe Lynch discuss buying and selling transportation/logistics companies. Peter is a co-founder of Left Lane Associates, a Canadian mergers and acquisitions firm focused exclusively on the North American supply chain industry. Key Takeaways – About Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain. At the Supply Chain insights Global Summit , Nick shared his story on driving demand-based improvements. Nick strongly believes that it is insufficient to drive supply chain improvement through incrementalism. Understanding the Lubricant Supply Chain. Trade-offs in the Supply Chain.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Dumps of Product-Locations & Transportation Lanes were taken and queries were designed to check some basic parameters. Supply Chain Management.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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