Ready for Golf? Reserve your spot today for the 2017 SCLF

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

We have an exciting addition to this year’s SCLF being held in Durham, North Carolina May 8th to May 10th: our golf event. Blog Events Golf Jim Tompkins North Carolina SCLF Supply Chain Supply Chain Leadership ForumBy: Tompkins International Staff Join us at the 2017 Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2017 (SCLF). This year you will be joining our CEO, Jim Tompkins, along with 200 other supply. The post Ready for Golf?

Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy

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NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. The study sought to provide perspective for planning, investment & policy to strengthen this vital conduit for prosperity in North Carolina. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development. An Economic Impact Statement & Analysis.

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Origins of the Local Food Systems Movement in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

North Carolina has one of the largest number of hogs and poultry in the US, and a lot of discussion came about around the things that can go wrong with our system. We have more hog processing capacity in North Carolina than anywhere else in the US (or even the world), but there was no place for smaller producers in the contracted supply chain to bring hogs from small farms for processing.

USDA Funds NC State Study: Integrating North Carolina’s small farmers and producers in the global food supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) in North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management is one of several partners in a five- year, $3.9 million grant-funded project to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large-scale markets in North Carolina. This project was also motivated by some of our earlier work with shrimpers on North Carolina’s Carteret County coast.

Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

In the second half of my class on Tuesday, Rebecca Dunning, one of the lead researchers on the NC Growing Together grant, explained some of the channels and opportunities the team has already explored to date. As we noted in my prior blog, one of the biggest challenges for local food producers is the ability to discover and develop market channels to get their produce, fish, meat, poultry, or dairy products to the market. But there are many other challenges as well.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States. Lowe’s also had distribution centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina with extra supplies ready and waiting.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. by Alexa Cheater We’re delighted to be bringing you a great live discussion on successful supply chain transformation based on Avaya’s first-hand experience. Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 1pm EST (5pm UTC) for “Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey.”.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? No problem. The complete webcast is now available on-demand.

Caldwell Hospital Gets a Lean Bill of Health

Inbound Logistics

A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper recently published by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012).

Artificial Intelligence: Overlord, Underling, or Co-worker?

Enterra Insights

Marshall Brain (@marshallbrain), a professor at North Carolina State, is a doomsdayer. He may not be building up an arsenal … Continued. The post Artificial Intelligence: Overlord, Underling, or Co-worker? appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

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For instance, North Carolina shoelace and braid manufacturer Hickory Brands says bringing its supply chain back to the United States from China has yielded greater efficiency due to greater proximity. After decades of jobs moving overseas, the tide has turned in favor of reshoring , reports the Reshoring Initiative in its latest annual report. Together reshoring and related foreign direct investment by companies returning to the U.S.

Data Governance is real success story in analytics.

NC State SCRC

Hi Andrea, On behalf of BravoSolution and North Carolina State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, thank you again for taking the “ Data Governance in Procurement Survey ” a few months ago. I recently published a white paper with Balaji Soundararajan and Joe Yacura, focused on the topic of data governance. The paper was published with the support of Bravo Solutions, and also included respondents from the SCRC.

7 Hospital Inventory Management Techniques to Reduce Costs

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In 2016, Caldwell Memorial Hospital in North Carolina, for instance, reported that it saved $2.62

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

According to Hayley Peterson’s Business Insider article, A Trader Joe’s competitor is opening 100 stores in the US — see if it’s coming to your hometown, Lidl will open its first 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with plans to open 100 stores over the next year. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on “Transparency in the Global Supply Chain”

NC State SCRC

An Economic Impact Analysis of North Carolina’s Supply Chain.” The concept of supply chain transparency and velocity is based on two essential elements of technology: 1) The rapid digitization of the supply chain, and 2) the rise of real-time information enabled by technology. Digitization allows people in organizations to speed things up – and provides greater visibility to what is going on in an organizations ecosystem.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Inbound rates could rise in hard-hit areas like North Carolina this week. Rates are based on DAT RateView , with $28 billion in lane rates, updated daily, for 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America. Spot market rates were up last week, but volumes fell.

Ripped from the Headlines: Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

The article goes on to say [emphasis mine]: The shift, part of what Ralph Lauren says is a long-planned action, will move warehousing and inventory management service from a North Carolina distribution center run by XPO Logistics Supply Chain Inc.—an

Bayer, Deere, and ARC Provide Feedback on Student Capabilities that Drive Innovation

NC State SCRC

On April 19th and 20th the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Board Advisory meeting and Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University. Mike shared how this has helped Bayer with the challenges around forecasting in light of the different temperature cycles across North America.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

This is more than just birds of a feather flocking together in a few places on the planet (Silicon Valley, Boston’s Route 128, The Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Seattle, Bangalore, Dublin and Sweden to name a few) and having an impact.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

Elementum

Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home. The trucking industry has turned to technology to address the industry's worsening trucker shortage and labor strike issues while Congress attempts to resolve the problem through legislation. Strikes and Wage Hikes.

LifeWay Christian Stores selects RELEX supply chain software for forecasting, replenishment & allocation

RELEX Solutions

Michael Falck, President North America, RELEX Solutions adds: “We are delighted to welcome LifeWay as a RELEX customer. The company owns and operates approximately 170 LifeWay Christian Stores across the US, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. Read PDF.

Sheetz Expands with New Distribution Center

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

the popular gas station and convenience store chain, announced last year its plans to build a manufacturing and distribution center in Burlington, North Carolina. I love to watch as our clients grow and expand, particularly those we have worked with for several years. Sheetz Inc.,

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

US Manufacturing plays a particularly important role in supporting jobs in a core group of states in the upper Midwest (East North Central and selected West North Central) and South (East South Central) states.

Site Selection: A Power Production

Inbound Logistics

ElectriCities of North Carolina works with companies closely to make sure they weigh electrical service and costs when planning to expand a site or relocate to a new one. Utilities such as ElectriCities must explore the unique circumstances of each company to help them meet their electrical needs in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible

Winning $75K Marketing Case Competition Prize Really Was About.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The Wake Forest Marketing Summit, a marketing case competition which took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the end of February, is going to be one of my most cherished MBA memories. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014.

Insights from Counterfeiting Roundtable Part 1

NC State SCRC

A roundtable of executives was held at North Carolina State University on May 31, 2017, focused on exploring insights into the following questions related to counterfeiting in the supply chain. What processes are companies using to identify and understand the scope and level of counterfeiting across their tier 1 and tier 2 nodes (upstream and downstream) in the supply chain? (A A secondary question is the size of the counterfeit problem across supply chains.

SCRC Meeting April 27-28 on Supply Chain Risk: Building a Risk Management Capability

Supply Chain View from the Field

We are in the last stages of planning for our upcoming 31st Semi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Meeting on Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, 2015 at North Carolina State University. The theme of the general meeting will focus on a topic of great interest to supply chain professionals at every level of the organization: “ Creating a Supply Chain Risk Management Capability.”.

New Student Projects Suggest Greater Focus on Analytics

Supply Chain View from the Field

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (1) – Dairy Farming Project – Helping to create a transition plan to Austin Family Dairy Farm, a 75-Jersey cow conventional dairy farm located in Yancey County, North Carolina. Every fall, Betty Minton and Bill Collins (my trusted and capable student project advisors) and I play a game of musical chairs.

USDA Announced Release of BioBased Economy Study Completed by NC State and Duke University

Supply Chain View from the Field

The BioPreferred program commissioned the independent Economic Impact of the Biobased Product Industry report, which is primarily authored by Dr. Jay Golden, Director of Duke University’s Center for Sustainability & Commerce, and Dr. Robert Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America.

An Economic Primer and Forecast from Professor Mike Walden

NC State SCRC

But what about North Carolina? I really enjoyed hearing Professor Mike Walden from NC State speak at the NC Museum of Art this morning. Mike gave a really nice talk on the fundamentals of economics, as well as some interesting observations about the impact of the presidential elections and the condition of the local economy as well. Here is a transcript of his talk. We are at the tail end of the election cycle. The economy has been front and center.

What Are the Best Business Schools?

SCM Research

1) Pennsylvania (Wharton), (2) Washington (Olin), (3) Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), (4) Worcester Polytechnic, (5) Michigan (Ross), (6) North Carolina State (Poole), (7) North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), (8) Boston U., (9) You are looking for a business school and you do not know where to enroll? A ranking might help. One of these rankings is from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

North Carolina. Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. That was the ratio for flatbeds out of Spokane on Tuesday, with 3,000 load posts and only 6 truck posts.

Academic English on the “Paragraph Level”

SCM Research

The web page of the Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides further information on paragraph writing, including examples. Some time ago, I showed that a combination of correctly spelled English words (“word level”) does not automatically generate a good sentence (“sentence level”).

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. South Carolina: Saturday through Saturday evening. North Carolina (mainly south): Saturday afternoon through early Sunday.

Report Indicates Amazon Has Deployed New Sortation Centers in Preparation for Upcoming Holiday Surge

Supply Chain Matters

A North Carolina retail advisory firm is cited as indicating that over the past 18 months, the online retailer has deployed 38 new fulfillment centers across […]. Earlier this month, Supply Chain Matters posted its initial commentary to prelude what to expect in the upcoming holiday buying surge period. In that posting we observed that retailers and parcel carriers had carried over important learning from the 2013 season.

Omni-channel Retail: A Shopper’s Perspective

Supply Chain Nation

He said that the refrigerator was simply not in stock at the store and had to be shipped out of their North Carolina Distribution Center.