Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. Shortening Supply Chains.

The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

You’re probably sick (no pun intended) of reading articles about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has shocked the international economy and stressed global supply chains. Disruptions caused by the pandemic revealed just how brittle some supply chains can be. businesses have experienced supply chain disruption as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). supply chains.”[2]

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


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. I used the supply chain ERP “shedding” theory to innovate and clear out my garage.

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

Oracle SCM

Planning is well underway and registration is open for Modern Supply Chain Experience, taking place from January 29–31, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center. Supply Chain Planning. End-to-End Supply Chain. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director.

A Costly Disconnect

Consumer Goods Logistics

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

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date? Frankel et al 2008 indicated that " supply chain " and "supply chain management" first recognized in the 1980s. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Digitization and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

” People who live in Pennsylvania are familiar with anachronistic encounters with the Amish who still traverse busy streets riding in horse-drawn carriages. When motorized vehicles became commonplace, horse-and-buggy supply chains found they couldn’t compete with modern transportation systems. We now live in the digital age and supply chains desiring to remain competitive must keep in step with the times.

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


by Carol McIntosh Firstly, what is a supply chain road warrior? The focus of this blog series is to share the insights I have gained during my 15 years as a supply chain road warrior. I nsight #2 – Your supply chain processes.

How Emerging Technologies are Changing Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

”[1] He insists change is occurring in the supply chain as fast as it is in other areas. Payson Johnston ( @PaysonJ ), CEO & Co-Founder of Crowdz, writes, “Supply-chain management cannot be done in isolation. Watch the trends and modify or change or even disrupt your supply-chains strategy in new directions, so you don’t get left behind.”[2] Machine learning and supply chain management.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. Pennsylvania.

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Consumer Goods Logistics

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


This is a perfect example of how the physics of supply chains, which are often overlooked, are fundamental to understanding and enabling the “digital transformation” that is discussed so often in the press.

How the Coronavirus is underscoring the relevance of Global Supply Chain throughput: From the Frontlines of Yokohama, Milan, and Southern Florida


Some are concerned about a pandemic, others about the deceleration of the global supply chain and its effect on their bottom lines, and yet others about their employees, customers and families. Blog coronavirus Supply Chain

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have always been at risk from natural disasters, labor disputes, manmade disasters, and the like. Yet, Bain & Company partners, Peter Hanbury and David Schannon, write, “Supply chains are suddenly under threat.”[2] ”[2] What they really mean is that supply chains are suddenly being threatened by new risks. ” Trying to identify every possible risk a company’s supply chain might face is a fool’s errand.

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


In this video hear, Gary Dietz, Manager, Global Logistics and Supply Integrated Supply Chain and Logistics, Kennametal, as he discusses the challenges his company faces in gaining full visibility of supply and demand, and in dealing with increasing supply chain volatility.

Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop


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. 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.

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There are similar scenarios playing out in Texas and Pennsylvania as well. So why does this matter for supply chain professionals? A quiet, but powerful story across supply chains this year has been the stability of fuel prices despite geopolitical turmoil.

Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

The largest Groundhog Day in the United States is in s Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania , with Punxsutawney Phil. . Supply Chain Groundhog Day. Last night, the twitter feed was buzzing with pictures of the celebratory Supply Chain Top 25 dinner. Supply Chain 2030.

Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

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. This job gave me exposure to the supply chain area and the work we do.

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! New of course, in it’s second year, is The CSCMP Supply Chain of the Future exhibition.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Featured Strategy Transportation energy bottlebecks energy supply and demand gas pipeline system MIT supply chain master's

Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

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. This job gave me exposure to the supply chain area and the work we do.

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


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. How demand processes can set the pace for creating a more robust supply chain.

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers


Mr. Chandler reported that one of the retailers they had contacted was a natural food chain in Portland, and they responded very positively to the idea. That chain of events in 2003 led to millions of dollars in sales and growth of the Company’s brand.

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. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? That means that some portion of the supply chain may actually have an increase in cost so that another portion can have a decrease in cost and [better] efficiency.

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?


Omnichannel is a term frequently used in today’s modern supply chain management. The emergence of e-commerce mainly drives this, and in the process, is turning traditional supply chain models on their heads. Supply chain leaders need to understand omnichannel 2.0

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

SCM Research

The Journal of Operations Management (JOM) is an empirical journal whose mission is to advance the theories of operations management (OM) and supply chain management (SCM). Choi is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. Daniel Guide is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. Research Empirical Research Guest Post Journal Operations Management Supply Chain Management

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

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

What Are the Best Business Schools?

SCM Research

As part of their 2013 Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking, they have now published the top 10 business schools in the area of operations management , an area that focuses on “the processes involved in production and everyday business operations, whether on an assembly line, a supply chain, or even something as common as a movie theater queue” And these are the top 10 undergraduate business schools for operations management in the U.S.: (1)

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Frictionless Tour hit the road in September, from production in Pennsylvania to kick-off in Wisconsin and a finale in Michigan. Uncategorized Frictionless Supply Chain Frictionless TourOne 40-foot RV. 51 days. 11 football games. 6,941 miles traveled.

COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

food chain has rarely been so stressed and that no one is sure about the future, even as they try to dispel concerns about shortages. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable,” the statement said. “As As pork, beef and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.”. Manufacturing Supply Chain RiskDavid Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press.

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Leadership Commitment to Strategic Suppliers Makes a Big Difference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The meeting was opened up by the CEO of the company, who shared his thoughts with the suppliers on some of the issues facing everyone in the oil and gas supply chain in Canada and the US. What that means is that just as traditional sources of supply are in decline, sources that only a decade ago were uneconomical to recover are now in play, thanks to advancements in technologies such as horizontal drilling.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

i] By 1866, the Pennsylvania Railroad had given the purchasing function departmental status, under the title of Supplying Department. The Comptroller of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad wrote the first book exclusively about the purchasing function, The Handling of Railway Supplies—Their Purchase and Disposition , in 1887. I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025.

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Spectra Energy Supplier Forum: Driving Collaborative Project Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

These executives provided an overview of the incredible growth in the natural gas pipeline structure that is being driven by the massive shale gas reserves in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Ohio that are driving the need for gas and LNG distribution lines. I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2nd annual Supplier Forum, hosted by Union Gas & Spectra Energy in Hamilton, Ontario at the end of April.