S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

This image reminds me of my Apple S&OP days, and taking the team north of San Francisco for white water rafting down the Russian River…. Apple Store Apple TV Barack Obama Brick and mortar California Callus Campaign advertising China Keynote San Francisco Supply chain

Good People Can Make A Difference In Outcomes

Supply Chain Shaman

Ironically, in the city of San Francisco which alleges allegiance to Corporate Social Responsibility, I had no option. Tired, I spent the day in San Jose. A sinus infection sounds very benign; but on this lovely day in San Jose, I was struggling.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Truckers Swift and Knight to Merge (WSJ – sub. req’d).

Supply Chain Matters Attending Oracle Open World 2015

Supply Chain Matters

Over the next couple of days Supply Chain Matters will be attending the Oracle Open World Conference being held in San Francisco. Our interests and coverage will focus on the new developments in cloud, database and predictive analytics technologies, along with new and upcoming Oracle applications functionality in the areas of supply chain planning, execution, […].

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary One

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and we will be publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week. Last night, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison kicked off this year’s event with […]. ERP Technology and Vendors Oracle Supply Chain Technology #oow16 Oracle Corporation Oracle Inc.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the High Tech Supply & Demand Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When I checked into the hotel at the High Tech Supply & Demand Summit in San Francisco, the front desk person, as she was handing me the room card, pointed to the right, and said, “if you go for a walk, don’t go that way, that’s the Tenderloin district.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It previously served the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of New York City and Los Angeles. and it has begun testing deliveries of some fresh food in the San Francisco area…At least three early participants—American Eagle Outfitters Inc.,

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld- Commentary Two

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week, along with our initial Commentary One posting. In our previous commentary we observed that Oracle has […].

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Open World 2015- Oracle SCM Cloud

Supply Chain Matters

This week, Supply Chain Matters is attending the Oracle Open World Conference being held in San Francisco. One of the most significant announcements concerning the supply chain management community announced at this year’s Open World was that of the availability of Oracle SCM Cloud. Oracle CTO Larry Ellison, in his opening keynote on Sunday, made […].

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day. It is Labor Day weekend in the United States, and the plane is full. While many have a three-day holiday this weekend, I will celebrate this Labor Day working.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

The following comes from Kaity Nakagoshi, Bisk Education, University of San Francisco ( which offers a course in Sustainable Supply Chain Management ). I’m jealous that you were in San Francisco last year. I actually work for the University of San Franciscos online certificate program and Im not surprised about the decrease in carbon emissions. I bet San Francisco has great ones! Who said supply chains are boring?

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Delivery Demand Shaping: A Key Element in Enabling Profitable Same-day Delivery

Talking Logistics

For example, according to an article in Re/code last week, Google is shutting down its two Google Express delivery hubs in San Francisco and Mountain View, California.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc. Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters).

Wells Fargo: The Importance of Culture and the Dangers of Perverse Incentives

Talking Logistics

The giant San Francisco bank brags in earnings reports of its prowess in “cross-selling” financial products such as checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages and wealth management…But that success has come at a cost. John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, was grilled by senators yesterday over the company’s “ pressure cooker sales culture ” that led employees to create millions of unwanted or fictitious customer accounts in order to meet sales goals.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Last week I was visiting friends in San Francisco, where they are doing an extremely good job in cutting down carbon emissions by buying local products. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Techgistics

Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars.

[INFOGRAPHICS] The State of Internet of Things in 6 Visuals

Cerasis

There are over 100 companies producing IoT devices in San Francisco alone, making it the planet’s lone hotbed for this type of activity. Our week of infographics around the industry continues!

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

about 60 miles east of San Francisco, Amazon this summer replaced four floors of fixed shelving with the robots, the people said. The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce.

“Infrastructure Deficit” Getting Worse

Supply Chain @ MIT

Foxx supports high-speed rail, and pointed to the start of construction on a line that links San Francisco and Los Angeles. US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx acknowledges the funding gap for transportation projects.

Look Ma, No Hands! Self-Driving Vehicle Makes Maiden Voyage

FusionOps

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing firm teamed up with Anheuser-Busch InBev to make the first commercial delivery via autonomous vehicle. In mid-October, Uber and beer made history.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

That’s the vision of Shotput , a San Francisco-based startup that’s looking to turn the traditional fulfillment model on its head. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online. When someone hears the company name “Walmart” several things come to mind from a pop culture standpoint.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. req’d).

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As reported by Kavita Kumar in the Star Tribune : Best Buy first dipped its toes in same-day delivery last fall with a test in San Francisco in a partnership with Deliv…It added New York City to the program earlier this year.

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Open World 2015- A View of Information Security

Supply Chain Matters

This week, Supply Chain Matters is attending the Oracle Open World Conference being held in San Francisco. This year’s Open World has an overwhelming theme reflecting Oracle’s declared year of innovation related to Cloud computing. There have been a slew of product announcements, frankly too many to mention in any one blog commentary. In our […].

Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World 2015- Reflection on the Importance of Accurate Information

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters commentaries concerning this week’s Oracle Open World Conference being held in San Francisco. Our previous commentaries can be viewed here and here. While attending enterprise vendor related conferences, I make it a point to attend sessions that provide updates on new functionality and inputs from customer […].

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Conference- Commentary Four

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week. As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week Our initial on-site Commentary One posting Our Supply Chain Matters Commentary Two posting. […].

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Finally, remember Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision for a fifth mode of transportation that would allow passengers to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes, traveling at a top speed of almost 800 miles per hour?

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

I made a list and wrote Seattle, San Francisco, and Austin. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye). Aside from a short stint living in Europe, I’ve always lived in Boston, MA.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

Winner of Q2 2014: GAP

Supply Chain Movement

It has its sights firmly set on achieving long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands and, during its annual investor meeting in San Francisco on 16 April, the company provided an overview of its strategic initiatives to accomplish this.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Automated Vehicles : Google Car is already on the streets of San Francisco. Feel like you keep on reading headlines about “ the Uber-ificiation of 3D printed big-data drones “? We know how you feel. Logistics startups are popping up everywhere.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cabs in San Francisco are delivering packages in their trunks using an application called FlyWheel and manufacturers are experimenting with Uber. Details matter. Execution is essential. …it might make a difference on what is under your tree.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I am going paddleboarding with my wife this afternoon, a rare break from work to enjoy the outdoors with my best friend. I’ve only gone paddleboarding once, on a calm lake in Maine a couple of years ago, and to my great surprise and joy, I didn’t fall off.

Losing the LTL battle? Use Big Data to Even the Playing Field

Transportfolio

With baseball season wrapped up and the San Francisco Giants claiming the top prize, the other organizations that went home early are already working on their short- and long-term strategies that will enable them to win.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

about 60 miles east of San Francisco, Amazon this summer replaced four floors of fixed shelving with the robots, the people [familiar with the matter] said. . I’m guessing it’s summer.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)