E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management Skills Driving Retail Industry Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on current retail industry recruiting trends which reflect much of what our consultancy has advocated for some time, namely those efforts to […]. In the spirit of passing along career tips to our millennial generation readers, we call attention to a recent report of recruiting trends in the fashion retail industry.

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

Talking Logistics

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences.

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4 reasons not to miss the Quintiq World Tour

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Never Living the Same Day Twice: The Art and Joy of Solving Supply Chain Puzzles (Takeaways from Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia Conference). CLX Logistics: Annual Customer Conference , TBA (2015: September, Philadelphia). in Philadelphia).

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration.

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).

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

DAT Solutions

In the other direction, prices on the lane from Atlanta to Philadelphia fell 20¢ to $2.31/mile, balancing the increase in demand for the southbound route. If not, you can earn more by taking that load from Columbus to Philadelphia and then a second load from Philadelphia to Buffalo.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

Next year, the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th. Today, I got a quick email from Peggy Gulick. Peggy was a speaker at the Supply Chain Global Summit. She had some exciting news. AGCO was honored to receive the AME 2017 Excellence Award.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. Next year’s event will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th.

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Definition. A Tough Nut to Crack: A problem that is very difficult to solve. Cambridge Dictionary. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old.

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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?”

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Pharma labeling event reinforces growing trends

Loftware

I had the pleasure of attending the 8th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling Conference last week in Philadelphia, and it really underscored the importance of enterprise labeling from both a regulatory and business point of view.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Asparagus, beans, and peas are shipping out of Western Michigan, and reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped up 47¢ to $3.17/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

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.

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.

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.

Profit-boosting strategies to transform your supply chain

Quintiq

Presented at the Quintiq World Tour in Philadelphia, Dr Brian Blodgett, Associate Vice President, Scheduling, and Nicole Lowe, Scheduling Coordinator, from American Public University System (APUS), highlight how APUS has improved course scheduling operations.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

The Transportation Revolution: Takeaways from CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference

Talking Logistics

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak at CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference in Philadelphia.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

Seven Mistakes to Avoid in Sales and Operations Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Definition of a Mistake: An action or judgment that is misguided or wrong. Synonyms: Error, fault, blunder, oversight, miscalculation or a misunderstanding.

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.

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

Other ports that bear foreign fruit include East Coast docks at Philadelphia/Wilmington, and NY/Newark, as well as Los Angeles/Long Beach, the largest port complex in North America. There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. Two main factors are involved.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates edged up in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and other major freight markets, however, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the quarter ended on Wednesday. TriHaul: Columbus - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Hoax definitions – to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous. A humorous or malicious deception.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

The biggest rate increases last week were in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Allentown, PA. An exception to the trend above was Atlanta to Philadelphia , down 17¢ to $2.76/mile. Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, a lot of people also took Monday off.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. How can we move forward if we cannot align? In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and flexibility dot the page.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

DAT Solutions

Dallas, Philadelphia and Stockton, CA , each posted the biggest gains in terms of outbound rates, so the gains weren’t tied to any specific region. Sacramento to Denver also added 30¢ at an average of $2.32/mile, while Atlanta to Philadelphia surged 38¢ to $2.38/mile.

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.

Never Living the Same Day Twice: The Art and Joy of Solving Supply Chain Puzzles

Talking Logistics

Last week, I spoke at Quintiq’s World Tour event in Philadelphia , which featured several customers talking about the supply chain puzzles they faced — in manufacturing, logistics, and workforce management — and how they are working to solve them.

Rethinking the How….

Supply Chain Shaman

We are working on the completion of our new game– SCI Impact – for the public training in Philadelphia in June and August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

It is finally spring in Philadelphia. Yesterday, as I walked the streets on the way to ballet, I saw flowers for the first time in a year. I love spring. It is a time for awakening. My body is decompressing from travel, but my mind is full of ideas.

Trying to Throw A Light On Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Feeling very green, I stumbled through the airport and found my way to my seat on the plane from Brussels to Philadelphia. <The Yesterday morning, I was sick.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of weather and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia delayed all my flights for at least two hours on multiple days. On Sunday, I spent the day at the Barnes Foundation with an old friend Karen. I love art museums, and connections with old friends are great for the soul.

Looking Back At Shop.org 2015

Value Unchained

From October 5 to October 7, I attended the Shop.org Digital Summit in Philadelphia with my colleagues Wouter Nederkoorn and Ana Milevskaja. As in previous years, this year’s summit, organized by the National Retail Federation (NRF), was a success.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window. My travels this week took me to California and Boston.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

DAT Solutions

Regionally, the lane from Philadelphia to Boston declined 24¢ to $3.35 Chicago to Philadelphia gained 22¢ to $2.78 For example, loads from Charlotte to Philadelphia averaged $2.75

Navigating The End-to-End Journey

Supply Chain Shaman

If you would like the opportunity to network with others on these topics, consider our public training in Philadelphia in June and August. __. Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak. Nokia, Blockbuster. Polaroid. Xerox. What do these names have in common?

The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

for the public training in Philadelphia in August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Driving supply chain excellence is easier when companies are clear on the definition. Getting clear is a journey.