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.

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.

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.

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.

Product Information Management for the Modern Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

Some say a supply chain is only as good as its data, but that’s only half true. Increasingly, the new best practice is to have accurate data available at all times to all parties in the supply chain. The End Game Is an End-to-End Supply Chain.

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

Kinaxis

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

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.

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

Kinaxis

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.

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.

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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.

Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop

NC State SCRC

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Kinaxis

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?

Cerasis

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

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.

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)

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.

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?

Veridian Solutions

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. While omnichannel refers to the integration and seamless experience across channels for supply chain partners, omnichannel 2.0 Supply chain leaders need to understand omnichannel 2.0 OmniChannel Supply Chain Technology

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am cruising major freeways traveling from Chicago to my new home in Pennsylvania. The cheese on the puffs stains my hands like I feel that mis-guided past practices have indelibly colored supply chain practices. Satisfaction with Supply Chain Planning.

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.

Greg Javor: “Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit”

Supply Chain Movement

After four years in global logistics he was posted to Amsterdam in 2012 as senior vice president, Supply Chain Operations, EMEA. He is tasked with integrating the supply chains to implement the future growth strategy.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum by EyeForTransport Chicago, IL June 16 -18. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts.

World-Renowned Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai joins ThroughPut Advisory Board

ThroughPut

the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks just-in-time today announced the appointment of global lean & Just-In-Time expert, Mr. Takao Sakai , to the Executive Advisory Board. His family is responsible for inventing the renowned “Just-In-Time” philosophy that is commonplace across all leading supply chain operations today.

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What Entrepreneur Media Wouldn’t Publish about ThroughPut: Why Industrial Operations Bottleneck Elimination is the World’s Greatest Mission

ThroughPut

We aspire to operate like a healthy cardiovascular system, which is the world’s most impressive supply chain network to date. From a more global supply chain point of view on resolving bottlenecks on the finished goods distribution and the process manufacturing side there are evident recurring problems. Every time I have leveraged existing data, I have made a professional impact in my company’s supply chain.

The Current State of Bottleneck Management and What Companies Need to Do to Improve

ThroughPut

We aspire to operate like a healthy cardiovascular system, which is the world’s most impressive supply chain network to date. From a more global supply chain point of view on resolving bottlenecks on the finished goods distribution and the process manufacturing side there are evident recurring problems. Every time I have leveraged existing data, I have made a professional impact in my company’s supply chain.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. I respect him as a supply chain thought leader.