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Zara Billionaire Ortega Bets on Logistics With Philadelphia Investment

Supply Chain Brain

Amancio Ortega, the billionaire founder of the Zara apparel chain, acquired a one million square feet logistics center in Philadelphia, as he continues to expand into new types of investments

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Re-Commerce is Buzzword at Home Delivery World 2022

Supply Chain Brain

Ideas about how to more efficiently “re-commerce” returned goods into the supply chain seemed the most fresh and fruitful up for discussion on the first day of Home Delivery World in Philadelphia, Aug.

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Announcing IQPC's 18th Annual Temperature Controlled Logistics & Security Summit

Supply Chain Brain

IQPC is pleased to announce that the 18 th Annual Temperature Controlled Logistics & Security Summit , formerly the Cold Chain Global Forum, is back this year in Philadelphia on November 1-3. This year’s confirmed speakers include experts from Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and more.

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The Truck N’ Hustle Story with Rahmel Wattley

The Logistics of Logistics

Rahmel is also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Mega Driver Solutions, a CDL driver staffing company based in the Philadelphia metro area. Rahmel is also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Mega Driver Solutions, a CDL driver staffing company based in the Philadelphia metro area.

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Conferences to Attend in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Welcome 2023! And with the new year comes an increasing return to in-person supply chain conferences and trade shows. 2021 was the trough with in-person events severely limited. Last year brought in a revival of events, but with a few still either provided virtually or postponed for one more year.

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Körber Elevate 2023: Find your Rhythm

Logistics Viewpoints

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Spirit Halloween are two of those companies that participated in the conference sessions. Körber Supply Chain Software (Körber SCS) hosted its 2023 Elevate User Conference in Orlando this week.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. In yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era. Logistically, hosting the Super Bowl is no easy feat, given everything that goes into it. The […].

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How Do You Impress a City? - UCLA Real Estate Wire

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Billion Philadelphia skyscraper. The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center - Philadelphia, PA. UCLA Real Estate Wire. Search. Contact. For blog inquiries: julie.lindner@anderson.ucla.edu. For media inquiries: JackSkelley@JSPRLA.com. For general inquiries: ziman.center@anderson.ucla.edu. Links. Homepage. Alumni & Friends. News & Events. Research Briefs. Working Papers. Resources. Archives. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013.

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Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton

The Logistics of Logistics

It operates three networks—the North Jersey, South Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit Shared Assets Areas, where it serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton.

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Imported produce fuel winter reefer demand

DAT Solutions

Even in the midst of winter when produce loading opportunities in most areas are on the decline, ports like Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE, are flush with imports.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Stats to Know for 2021

Freight Center

The term " Black Friday " originated in Philadelphia, in the early 1960s. Philadelphia police griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians heading to the Army-Navy football game while looking for deals the day after Thanksgiving, calling it “ Black Friday.”.

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On the Floor this Week at the Shop.org 2015 Digital Summit

ModusLink Corporation

We’re highlighting our four minute click-to-ship capability in Philadelphia Every year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) puts on the Shop.org Digital Summit to foster productive discussion amongst the brightest and most innovative players in the digital retail world.

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IFDA SMart Conference 2019

ITradeNetwork

iTradeNetwork is excited to attend the IFDA SMart Conference July 28-30, 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. IFDA, The International Foodservice Distributors Association, is the leading trade association for the foodservice distribution industry and serves to represent the distributor community, one of the largest sectors of the food and beverage industry as a whole.

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You Gotta Love a Good Comeback Story

Consumer Goods Logistics

Being from Philadelphia originally, I’m certainly a sucker for Rocky (see the movie Creed , by the way) – the quintessential comeback movie. I was reading an article on the turnaround of Hostess. I love a good comeback story. supply chain talent

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4 reasons not to miss the Quintiq World Tour

DELMIA Quintiq

Robert Meyers , Planning Manager Americas, BP Lubricants, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Lora Cecere , Supply Chain Insights, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Future stops include London, Beijing, Paris, Sydney and Philadelphia, with the tour landing in Amsterdam in November. Another year, another stretch goal. Your boss is expecting you to squeeze every last dollar of efficiency out of your plans.

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Save The Supply Chain Leader From Groupthink

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I bought a shirt at Bloomingdales on Walnut Street in Philadelphia for 1$. Thirty-one months of supply chain disruption. Currently, companies struggle with rolling electric outages in China. Water levels falling in the Rhine, the Loire, and the Colorado River.

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Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Talking Logistics

For example, at the Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia conference last October, Southwest Airlines, which has more than 18,000 employees across 90+ airports, discussed how trying to do headcount planning, schedule development, and scenario evaluation manually, while taking into account regulations and labor agreements, was becoming a losing battle for them.

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ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In March 2020, Real Estate Investor/Tax Analyst Carlos Colon (a Philadelphia native, raised in Puerto Rico) decided to bring an idea of his to life; one which was building in his heart for a long period of time. opening multiple offices to serve the Philadelphia and South Jersey area.

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Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

For more on this, please attend the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 4th-7th in Philadelphia. This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. This is the fun part of my job.

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A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

Philadelphia streets are swarming with crowds from the Superbowl win. I dialed-in, took a sip of coffee, rocked back in my seat. I asked, “ How can I help you?” This is my standard modus operandi. When not traveling, I answer nine calls on average a day.) When I asked the question, an awkward silence followed. A strained request from a marketing director for a software company ensued, “You did not list us in your analytics report, and we want to know why.” I smiled. Why, you might ask?

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Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. I live in city-center Philadelphia. Like the barrel of the gun that I see across the street protecting Pope Francis in City Center Philadelphia, I think it is time for all manufacturing companies to rethink safe and secure. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a closed sign. There is no traffic on the streets. Only armed guards with dogs stand on the corners: strategically posted behind 8 foot barricades.

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Touchless Black Friday

Enterra Insights

But the truth is that Black Friday owes its name to the Philadelphia Police Department, which did not have profitability in mind.”[1] In the middle years of the twentieth century, the scene was often particularly bad in Philadelphia, where the annual Army-Navy football game was regularly played on the weekend after Thanksgiving. This Black Friday will be like no other. To understand why it will be so different, we need a little history lesson.

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Which Team has the most die-hard fans? The Eagles or the Patriots? Our Sentiment Analysis Tool Tells It All.

Arkieva

As a local Philadelphia business, we are so excited about the Eagles making it to the Super Bowl this year, we decided to track the excitement level of people leading up to the event by using our Social Sentiment Analysis Tool. Which Team has the most die-hard fans? The Eagles or the Patriots? Our Sentiment Analysis Tool Tells It All. was first posted on January 31, 2018 at 10:36 am. ©2017

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Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia on August 13th and developing the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. One of my favorites was the board game Risk. It was a turn-based board game introduced in the 1950(s).

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S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on a new report, “What Is the Value Proposition for Sales and Operations Planning?” ” I think it is the most complete assessment of the S&OP value proposition I have seen in the industry. It is always fun to write great research. I am so excited about it that I thought I would repurpose some of the recommendations into a quick post before I bolt for ballet.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (1/2)

SCM Research

I have attended the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference (SCMEC) in Atlanta. The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet many researchers, whose faces are obscured behind references for the rest of the year.

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Good People Can Make A Difference In Outcomes

Supply Chain Shaman

The flight into San Francisco on American was six hours late arriving at 7:00 AM EST. (I had scheduled the last flight out of Philadelphia on a Sunday night to spend the afternoon with my grandchildren.) Instead of the direct from San Francisco to Philadelphia, I was to fly on United to Newark and take a train from Newark to Philadelphia. I closed the door of my hotel room, and grimaced at the over-flowing trash can.

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Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I love photography, and mused as I walked into the shop on that rainy day in Philadelphia. ” I hate buzzwords and try to sidestep hype, but as I held my mug tight in my hand on a cold Philadelphia day, I thought more about the photo shop experience. This week I am busy packing. It is the same feeling that I had as a child getting ready for camp. For the next 18 weeks I will be in the air.

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Software Planning: Satisfaction is Like a Flip of a Coin

Supply Chain Shaman

The event is on September 4th-7th in Philadelphia, PA. This week, after ten years, I am test-driving cars. I have not owned a car for a decade. City living has come to an end and it is time for me to get some wheels. Buying a car is overwhelming. I just want one that works. I find the process of negotiation, and comparison shopping tiring. My goal is safety and comfortability. It is hard to sort through the options.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

CLX Logistics: Annual Customer Conference, TBA (2016: September, Philadelphia). LogiChem US 2017 , TBA (2016: December 12-13, Philadelphia, PA). Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo

Supply Chain Shaman

I hope that you can join us at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th, 2018. mo·jo: noun. A magic charm, talisman, or spell. “someone must have their mojo working over at the record company” In the 1990s supply chain had MOJO. Then it was sexy. Today, it is not. 90% of public manufacturing companies are treading wate r. There is struggle.

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When The Wheels Fall Off

Supply Chain Shaman

For the prior ten years, as a city dweller in Philadelphia and Baltimore, I walked everywhere. When The Wheels Fall Off Idiom: An unexpected problem arose, causing something to fail or go terribly wrong. In 2017, when I moved, I bought an old car.

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How Do I Know If I Am Ready?

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be landing soon in Philadelphia. “How can I move the ball down the field, if I don’t have the ball?” ” A Question from my Training Class this Week. “How do I know if I am ready for cool technologies? Especially demand sensing and shaping?” ” A Demand Planner for a Large Multinational Pharmaceutical Company. Last week was a blur. It was a series of days on planes, trains and automobiles.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

ounded in 2013 in its hometown of Philadelphia, the company now serves customers in more than 1,000 cities and operates 500-plus micro-fulfillment centers and retail locations across the United States and Europe. Who doesn’t remember their first phone?

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Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. As a research analyst, I am studying things that are incredibly difficult to measure. The topics may sound easy, but they are not. In my research, I answer questions like: Which technology systems drive the greatest satisfaction? How satisfied are users with supply chain planning technologies? What drives the highest level of satisfaction?

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Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Benchmarking is a measurement of the quality of an organization’s policies, products, programs or strategies against standard measurements. Business Dictionary.com. Writing a Shaman blog post is now a Sunday night ritual. For me, it is a good time to reflect, think and share what I am learning.

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Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

There will be no technology sales personnel or market teams at the 2018 Summit in Philadelphia. In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Is talent a cost or an asset? Most companies say that employees are an asset, but treat it as a cost.