NeoGrid’s Chief Operating Officer to co-present session at 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

NeoGrid, a global technology provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, has announced that chief operating officer Gilson Torii will co-present a session at the 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference scheduled for 22-25 May in Phoenix, Arizona

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area. I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present. For example, a discussion with Anu Gardiner at Docusign opened up my eyes to the technology involved in signing contracts.

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Supply Chain Excellence Requires Laser Focus on Analytics – Case in Point: Unilever

River Logic

Analysts announced the findings at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference held a few weeks back in Phoenix, AZ. Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 , a report that identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their best practices.

As Uses of Big Data in Business Grow, the Need for Ethics also Increases

Enterra Insights

“Big data is reshaping the world,” asserts Joe Lodewyck (@joelodeaz), dean of assessment at the University of Phoenix College of … Continued.

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes- Samsung Suddenly Moves from Damaging Product Recall to Profit Milestone in a Single Quarter

Supply Chain Matters

In May of 2012, in our commentaries related to high-tech and consumer electronics industry, Supply Chain Matters coined the analogy of the shiny apple and the complex orange. It related to that of Apple and Samsung and their competitive battles in the smartphone market. The analogy drawn was that the shiny apple, which distinctively sits […].

Supply Chain Network Optimization Technology is Ripe for Disruption


Something struck me after spending a few days in Phoenix at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference. Supply Chain Network Optimization is key to running an efficient and profitable operation today.

ON Semiconductor’s Supply Chain Risk Management Program is a Competitive Weopon

Logistics Viewpoints

The public company, headquartered in Phoenix, has a truly global supply chain with over 90 locations globally. I talked to Brent Wilson, SVP of Global Supply Chain Operations at ON Semiconductor, about their supply chain risk management program. ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of energy efficient innovations in the semiconductor industry. Brent believes their […]. High Tech & Electronics Industry Supply Chain Risk Management ON Semiconductor Risk supply chain

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Retail Supply Chain Conference , February 25-28, Phoenix, FL. 2018 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 11-13, Phoenix, AZ. 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.

This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

The Network Effect

The relative lack of development in the West is instantly apparent, and if you look closely, you can make out such landmarks as the Mississippi River, the Appalachian mountains, and major cities like LA, Phoenix, and DC.

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. by Dr. Madhav Durbha I enjoy attending conferences. They give me the opportunity to reflect, reconnect and recharge.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position. Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post.

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Oracle at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Oracle SCM

Oracle is a Platinum sponsor at next week’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference taking place May 17 – 19, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. If you will be at the event, be sure to attend the Oracle Solution Provider session which will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 12:00 p.m.

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore from the Conference Floor in Phoenix

Digital supply chains, AI, Blockchain and the future of work – Insights from the Gartner supply chain executive conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The theme of the conference was ACT (Aspire, Challenge, Transform), same as the Gartner supply chain summit in Phoenix during May of this year.

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.

Do You Have a Bimodal Supply Chain?


I attended the Gartner conference in Phoenix and heard from many speakers and analysts. The key theme at the conference was that of a bimodal supply chain. For those who did not attend, this phrase might not mean much. In this post, I will try to explain this phrase.

Amazon takes top spot in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Movement

Analysts announced the findings from the 2015 research at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which was held in Phoenix (United States) on 12-14 May 2015.

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

too, and inbound rates are dropping there, so haul those potatoes to Phoenix instead, for an average of $2.21 From Phoenix, your rates to L.A. The Pacific Northwest is heating up , with high demand for vans and reefers, and not enough trucks to haul the seasonal freight.

9 Sessions You Can’t Afford to Miss at The 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


In addition to its pristine weather, Phoenix, AZ will once again host this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Here’s a list of top must-see sessions at the upcoming 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Visit Arkieva at Booth #712.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

This will be followed by work with a high-tech client in San Francisco on the evolution of supply chain technologies and then speak at a client session on Monday on the Supply Chains to Admire work in Phoenix, AZ.

6 Trending Transportation News Stories: June 2016

PLS Logistics

To compete with Amazon, Wal-Mart stores are testing a grocery-delivery service with Uber (in the Phoenix market) and Lyft (in the Denver market). Wal-Mart Testing Grocery Delivery + Drones. Once a customer places a grocery order online, it will be filled and packaged by employees, then sent in an Uber or Lyft to the customer’s location. The retailer is also testing drone use at its warehouses. Drones capture real-time images and spot missing inventory.

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Lora is running the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit next week in Phoenix, and one of the agenda items is about the Supply Chain Index she has been working on. by Trevor Miles I have been in the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) space since 1995 when I joined i2 Technologies in Europe.

Are You Feeding the Beast? Or Driving Progress in Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

So, I thought that I would grab a cup of coffee and pen a short blog post before I take off for Phoenix to work with clients and attend the Manhattan Software event. As a mom, I loved to read to my daughter. One of my favorites was Where the Wild Things Are.

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 3 – Keep it Simple

Supply Chain Nation

The 49 th NFL Super Bowl played on February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix stadium proved that even when the rules are set in advance and the boundaries are well known, predicting the outcome is almost impossible, even with 1 minute left in the game. When it comes to designing a retail supply chain, it seems there are countless complexities.

Highlights from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015


This month, I had the pleasure of attending Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix. The theme of the event was “ The Art of Supply Chain: Creative Solutions for the Next Generation.” Its agenda included over 60 sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain—from strategy and planning to distribution and logistics. In almost every way this is a large and very professionally run conference with over 1500 attendees, everything you would expect from a Gartner event.

Getting Ready for Gartner


Next week, thousands of supply chain professionals will head to Phoenix, Arizona, to share insights, tips and best practices. The 2016 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is fast approaching. Dan Vertachnik , Kewill’s chief sales officer, will be on hand at the conference and chatted with us about his expectations. Every year I look forward to the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Increasing Sustainability at Distribution Centers

Ryder Exchange

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Phoenix and has attended various leadership programs.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

DAT Solutions

to Phoenix paid an average of $2.62 Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast. The list is based on the markets with this week's highest number of load posts on DAT load boards , combined with outbound load-to-truck ratios above the national average of 1.7

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates : Momentum 2015 , May 17-20, Phoenix, AZ. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.” As I wrote last year: According to leadership expert Ken Blanchard, “when you stop learning, you stop leading,” and this is especially true in supply chain management.

Van and Reefer Rates Slip, but Volumes Strong for January

DAT Solutions

For example, the lane from Denver to Phoenix fell 17¢, and Cleveland to Chicago lost 13¢ Load-to-truck ratios are highest for reefers in the darker blue areas on the Hot States Map, above.

Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

DAT Solutions

Prices were also up on the lane from Denver to Phoenix. There have been strong signs of growth in the spot market since May, but it had mostly been a slow-and-steady climb. That changed last week.

The Avnet Tech Games IX Welcomes The Inaugural JDA Supply Chain Challenge

Supply Chain Nation

This particular event actually took place in February – some national events are held prior to the local completion on April 12 here in Phoenix – and I’m pleased to announce the winning team was the “Pony Express” from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas!

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

DAT Solutions

Out West, rates and volumes moved up and out of Reno and Phoenix. July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

DAT Solutions

Look for a load from Twin Falls to Phoenix , which paid $2.24 From Phoenix, head back to L.A. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

Still Waiting for Spot Rates to Spring Forward

DAT Solutions

The Final Four is in Glendale, AZ , this year, and rates on the lane from Denver to the Phoenix market are up to an average of $1.77/mile in the past 7 days.

Understanding Today’s Supply Chain Complexity: There’s No Substitute for Hard Work!


I was lucky to attend the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix last May. 1 of the keynote speakers was Mike Duke, the former CEO of Walmart. He summarized his career in 10 pieces of advice he got from 10 key persons throughout his life.

The Best Practices of LTL Shipping


The manufacturing center is located in Phoenix, Arizona, but smaller distribution centers are set up in the capitals of each state. However, the cost of using LTL to ship from Phoenix to approximately 20 state capitals is much higher than using freight consolidation in TL for one-stop shipments. Operating your business is only half the battle in getting customers to purchase your products. After a customer purchases a product, you still need to get the item or items to him.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

to Phoenix got a 14¢ raise last week, to $2.61 Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A. traffic is bad this time of year, but there's a friend of yours in California sure wishes you were here.".

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

DAT Solutions

One California lane did join the top gainers: Ontario to Phoenix rose 24¢ to $3.19 It’s normal for spot market rates and volumes to slip this time of year, but loads posted to DAT load boards were only down 3% last week.

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


So even if you are 1,500 miles from Williston, ND, (I’m talking about you Pittsburgh and Phoenix), there is little doubt that the titanic changes on the upper plains are impacting your supply chain operations to some degree.