A Costly Disconnect

Consumer Goods Logistics

freight consolidation | retail inbound transportation l Pennsylvania freight Download. White Paper: The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect. Retailers today face an opportunity to save millions of dollars a year, simply by fixing a structural flaw built into most retail supply chains.

Johnson & Johnson Moves to Close a Chapter in Multiple Branded Product Recalls

Supply Chain Matters

In the period between 2008-2010, pharmaceutical and healthcare products provider Johnson & Johnson, and in particular, its McNeil Consumer Products operating unit, faced a building crisis involving multiple branded OTC healthcare remedies such as Tylenol, because of quality and process issues focused on a specific production facility in Fort Washington Pennsylvania. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Arkieva COO Shapes Discussion on Demand Planning in the Bioscience & Pharmaceutical Industries

Arkieva

The Delaware Bio & Pennsylvania Bio Supply Chain Summit on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, features round-table discussions on the scope of the Pharmaceutical and Bioscience industry.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Should We Have 18-Year-Old Truck Drivers?

Consumer Goods Logistics

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. Nothing but farm land in all directions. My town had one traffic light, and it was a blinking light. So pretty sedate. Truck Drivers

Introducing the Journal of Operations Management (Guest Post by the Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Daniel Guide is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. In today’s guest post, Thomas Y. Choi and Daniel Guide, Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management , provide an introduction to their journal, which is a leading journal of our field.

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

The 21st Century Supply Chain

This global manufacturer of surface-cutting tools, with headquarters in western Pennsylvania. by Melissa Clow Kinexions is in 26 days! As we countdown the days, I’m remembering our fascinating customer videos.

Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Reading a recent news article about Amazon opening their first full brick-and-mortar location at the University of Pennsylvania, I thought, “I told you so.”. I have been discussing Amazon’s future plans for years, as well as many analysts.

Update on Delta Airlines Supply Chain Vertical Integration Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

At that time, Delta purchased a previously idled Trainer Pennsylvania refinery from Conoco Phillips for $150 million. In the airline industry, the largest cost of services rendered is the cost of aviation fuel followed by direct labor costs. Profitability and overall business financial results are therefore highly dependent on a predictable cost of fuel.

More on FedEx Acquisition of GENCO and Bongo International

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, we also called attention to FedEx’s acquisition of Bongo International, an e-commerce platform that facilitates international customers purchasing items from domestic websites Based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with reported revenues of $1.6 This is additional supplement to our previous Supply Chain Matters commentary highlighting FedEx’s latest fiscal third quarter earnings.

Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

Supply Chain Matters

GENCO is a premier North America 3PL based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with revenues of $1.6B. FedEx recently announced two acquisitions related to third-party logistics (3PL) and information technology services, an indication of the impact of today’s Omni-channel commerce implications on customer and consumer fulfillment requirements.

Update on Supply Chain Vertical Integration Strategy at Delta Airlines

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, Delta had reached an agreement with Conoco Phillips to purchase a previously idled Trainer Pennsylvania refinery for $150 million with plans to invest an additional $100 million to retrofit the refinery to optimize its ability to refine jet fuel, while securing additional distribution agreements for the gasoline and diesel fuels produced by the refinery. Fuel costs are by far, the single biggest expense in any airline’s value chain.

Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Reading a recent news article about Amazon opening their first full brick-and-mortar location at the University of Pennsylvania, I thought, “I told you so.”. I have been discussing Amazon’s future plans for years, as well as many analysts. The post Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016 appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog 3PL Consumer Products Retail

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

And we’re proud and honored to feature stories from customers such as The Wonderful Company , Church and Dwight , Actuant , Seagate , Cisco , APL Logistics , and NLMK Pennsylvania. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director.

Theory & Practice (Demand Planning)

The Network Effect

Armstrong is a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Kevin Dooley. I think it was Yogi Berra who said, “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is”.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Did You Know That … Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). The History of the Shipping Container.

Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

The largest Groundhog Day in the United States is in s Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania , with Punxsutawney Phil. . Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a Groundhog emerges fro m the burrow, then the forecast of an early spring is predicted.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Whitwer Tilden Public Library in Nebraska and Library of Pennsylvania State University who preserve the books (Scots Magazine, and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany for January 1810 , The Elements of the Science of War and The Independent Volume 58). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

2015 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 17-20. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive.

Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?

Cerasis

Areas like Pennsylvania, which was among the areas most affected by the offshoring of manufacturing jobs, reports Anna Orso , needs some sort of government stimulus to revitalize manufacturing.

‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 1

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My first business trip as a supply chain road warrior was to Pennsylvania visiting a scissor lift truck company. by Carol McIntosh Firstly, what is a supply chain road warrior?

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Demand has been weaker in Florida and Pennsylvania this month. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month.

Your Competition is Training

Blue Ridge

In a recent study of 3000 companies, the University of Pennsylvania found that 10% of revenue spent of capital improvement increased productivity by 3.9%. Sven Aunapu. Director of LifeLine Services & Education. View From The Ridge: 64. July 8, 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Lauren Webber at the Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article on the topic this week, highlighting the work of Steve Viscelli, a sociologist and fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert A. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

Kane Is Able to Unveil Natural Gas Trucks and New Trailers on August 18

Consumer Goods Logistics

Pennsylvania Senator John P. August 14, 2014 - Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. KANE -- www.kaneisable.com ) will hold a public event on Monday, August 18, 2014, to announce its entrance into the natural gas market.

3 Lessons from Gold and Silver Pawn: This… is Supply Chain, This… is Pawn Stars

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I found an “item” dating back to 1910, Carnegie, Pennsylvania. by CJ Wehlage If you read my prior blog, “ Storage Wars rescues supply chain ignominy ”, you would have seen my garage after I moved from Boston to San Diego. Every box we collected for 16 years, stuffed in the Boston attic.

Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop

NC State SCRC

Other studies looked at vertical integration as a possible solution to these issues, and how inspections in the Pennsylvania fracking market led to improved learning and reduction of safety violations. I had the opportunity to sit in a number of academic presentations today, as part of the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Management Workshop for Early-Career Faculty.

Product Information Management for the Modern Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

“The change management process and a lot of the workflow that we needed is built into the [Oracle Product Hub Cloud] service,” says Jamie Hornstein, director of information services for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

It’s Manufacturing Week! – A Look At American Manufacturing and Ingenuity for MFG Day

Cerasis

So far, this year, nearly 1,400 have signed up, with over 65 in Pennsylvania alone. Editor's Note: In honor of Mfg Day 2016, we feature two of our friends from The Rodon Group and Manufacturing Stories in a celebration of what already makes America great.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Foxconn, for example, announced plans to reshore in Pennsylvania, investing $40 million for a mostly automated plant. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania. The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. Back in December 2012, for example, Apple announced that it is investing $100 million to build some of its Mac products in the US.

Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

At the time, we were expanding rapidly into new markets in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pam Erb has built a 30+ year career at Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain. Her career with Wegmans all started with gourmet foods and cheeses and today, she is the vice president of supply chain.

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Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

Pennsylvania. 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.