A Dose of Reality—and Opportunity—at Pharma Labeling Event

Loftware

While attending the recent Pharma Packaging and Labeling event in Philadelphia, a few startling statistics that we’ve heard before resurfaced: Pharmaceuticals Serialization FDA DSCSA Pharma Labeling

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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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.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

At Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2016, attendees were encouraged to think about the past, present and future of their businesses from a fresh perspective as they gained insights into the latest analytics and optimization technology. Did you attend Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia?

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.

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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.

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.)

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.

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.

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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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“I am playing rugby this semester,” my daughter, a freshman in college, announced a few weeks ago. I don’t know anything about rugby, other than it kinda looks like American football, except it’s played with no helmets and pads, the ball is a bit bigger, and there’s a lot of diving into the end zone.

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.) I closed the door of my hotel room, and grimaced at the over-flowing trash can.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

Philadelphia to Miami fell 22¢ to $1.96/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

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).

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.

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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The Supply Chain Shaman’s Top Five of Top Ten

Logility

Personally, I can’t wait for her 6 – 10 list and I will be sure to ask her about it when we meet up in Philadelphia next week at CSCMP Global Annual Conference 2011. Ever wondered what questions analysts are asked most often? What your colleagues are burning to know?

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.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Falling lane included: Philadelphia to Boston slipped 16¢ to $3.72/mile. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10.

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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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.

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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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.

How Can You Seize Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I sent personal invites to business leaders and Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners to attend the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 4-7th in 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Global growth is slowing to levels of GDP.

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. Checkout the presentation posted on slideshare. ).

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Grand Rapids to Philadelphia dropped 58¢ to $3.52/mile. As we were saying before, the going rate for reefer loads heading from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia was way down last week. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.