Unpacking Sourcing Business Models: 21st Century Solutions for Sourcing Services

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This white paper is a collaborative effort among the University of Tennessee, the Sourcing Industry Group, the Center for Outsourcing Research and Education, the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management, and was the inspiration for the 2015 book, Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models in Modern Procurement

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Christopher Craighead, Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee The easiest and, in many cases, the most cost effective mitigation technique is analyzing partner (e.g., For example, a partner that has been a stellar performer that experiences a decline, whether a sharp drop or a repeated gradual erosion, is a source of potential disruption that has yet to be realized. Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task.

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Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Intra-company and intercompany, across the supply chain and across the globe, from the operator level to the management suite, information on all aspects of production, manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution is increasingly visible and accessible at all levels, so that appropriate decisions can be made and applied. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

According to sources, Stevedores are demanding advance payment in cash. However, a 2014 report by University of Tennessee on managing risk in global supply chains points out that 90% of the firms surveyed do not quantify risk when outsourcing production! How long will you be able to recover your supply through alternate sources or from the impacted supplier? by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection.

Looking to Outsource Logistics? A Guide to Go from Pain to Gain

Cerasis

As explained by the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business , your first duty is to assess the current state of your logistics operations and processes. Locate and Isolate the Source of the Problem(s). Around the globe, value-added services are becoming an integral part of the logistics market, reports PR Newswire. Meanwhile, the overall value of the global logistics market continues to exceed $4 trillion, and the demand on the industry is only increasing.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He serves on the board of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee’s School of Business. SOURCE Kraft Foods. Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial reengineering focuses on the optimization of short-term results that are usually based on a functional analysis of source, make, or deliver. Few consultants understand the interrelationships between source, make and deliver. Recently, I presented at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum.

Three Ways to Ensure Resilient Supply Chains

Arena Solutions

As we see with the COVID-19 pandemic, recent tornados in Tennessee, past hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, or labor unrest in other parts of the world—threats brought by natural or man-made disasters—can impact your supply chain, whether you have a global network or rely on partners across town. Having a single source of truth is also critical to proactively collaborate and identify replacement sources for parts you are no longer able to procure.

Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee is here with us. VSM can ensure that there is “quality at the source”, i.e. things are done right the first time and that there are no rework loops. Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? In this guest commentary, J. Paul Dittmann Ph.D. Before entering acadmia, Paul was a Vice President at the Whirlpool Corporation.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

of Marketing & SCM, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Because the domestic motor carrier industry has few barriers to entry, capacity before the Great Recession generally exceeded demand with few exceptions. Forwarders want flexible, real-time routing and pricing from carriers, while shippers want to instantly price and book freight quotes, comparing sourcing alternatives, shipping routes and modes.

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Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

Talking Logistics

In a survey I conducted a few years ago, supply chain executives viewed “direct conversations with other executives and peers” — in other words, peer-to-peer learning and networking — as the most valuable source of practical knowledge and advice. Source: Adelante SCM. Source: Adelante SCM. Source: ProLogistix. Source: Tompkins International. I didn’t save my original drawing, but it looked something like this: Source: Adrian Gonzalez.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Paul Dittmann , Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Improving operational efficiency in the global supply chain is a complex undertaking, and requires a documented, multi-year strategy instead of knee jerk reactions, and programs of the month.

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Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and.

Supply Chain Opz

Paul Dittmann is the Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee. Anyway, the author shows you in great detail how you can identify the scope of assessment, the sources of secondary data you need, how to conduct an interview, example of SWOT Analysis, Five Pillar Analysis and the list of interview questions at the end of the chapter. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew earned a Bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox.

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

I learned today that one of the articles I published with colleagues from the University of Tennessee, Oxford University, and Manchester University was cited for the 2013 Emerald citation of Excellence award. Publish or Perish is based on Google Scholar data, which provide a more comprehensive assessment of research impact than traditional sources for citation data such as ISI and Scopus.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. Revenue: $69.217 billion (12 months ending May 31, 2020), $69.693 billion (2019) Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, USA CEO: Frederick W.

Supply Chain Shaman - Untitled Article

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I spoke on the future of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum. It is a privately-held textile company that successfully navigated the global sourcing/labor arbitrage mania of the last decade and managed to maintain a significant presence in the United States. In China, the roll out was for a weaving factory and out sourced yarn manufacturing.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

The last 32 monthly reports from USMTO, show that the Midwest (NCE and NCW) buys, on average, 44% of the nation’s manufacturing technology equipment with 26% from NCE’s five states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Midwestern industry (particularly Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee) is still the largest consumer of machine tools and manufacturing technology. Sources: The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) [link].

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The staff notes, “As a result of the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business, Nike is moving away from aggregating inventory in one central warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, to putting product in facilities closer to the customer.” Why are supply chain industries the source of so many high-paying jobs and so much innovation? Few if any economic sectors have avoided digital disruption.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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Your Next Pair of Gap Jeans May be Delivered with the Help of a High-Tech Robot

BlueYonder

percent) as a trial customer in one of its Tennessee warehouses. On Wednesday, Cisco and Google announced a partnership that will combine Google’s expertise in building massive data centers and open source software with Cisco’s global salesforce, customer support and security. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Machines are good at automating rote tasks (which is about 80% of all tasks), but humans are needed to source and manage exceptions, and there will always be exceptions. An expert in bird migration noted that a massive group of warblers in Eastern Tennessee, suddenly flew away and left for Florida. Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At Red Stag, for example, we can add inserts and personalized marketing materials to your customers orders, or help you source uniquely branded boxes and even tissue paper with your company’s logo. If Bob chooses Red Stag as his fulfillment warehouse, his inventory in our Knoxville fulfillment warehouse may trigger an obligation for him to register to collect and remit Tennessee sales tax. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

Made in America Gifts For the Holidays

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. 7, his signature charcoal-mellowed Tennessee Whiskey. Source ID. Americans prefer to purchase a product that was made in the U.S. In an Associated Press-GFK poll in 2017 year found nearly 75% of Americans prefer to purchase American-made goods. However, price does still matter.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Expect to deal with capacity sourcing and pricing fluctuations beginning in August through September. Tennessee. Tennessee is a mountainous state with varied ranges of the Appalachian chain.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Located in Coopertown, Tennessee, the company’s new fulfillment center (built in 2016) is large enough to house 22 football fields. About 40% of VF Corp’s production is sourced from the Americas, more than double the industry average.

Your Next Pair of Gap Jeans May be Delivered with the Help of a High-Tech Robot

BlueYonder

percent) as a trial customer in one of its Tennessee warehouses. On Wednesday, Cisco and Google announced a partnership that will combine Google’s expertise in building massive data centers and open source software with Cisco’s global salesforce, customer support and security. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

REPOST: Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

SaaS product, SONAR, is the leading freight market analytics tool and dashboard, aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data in the transportation and logistics sector. 36:58] Is Tennessee a business-friendly state?

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

36:58] Is Tennessee a business-friendly state? It is the leading freight market dashboard, aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data in the transportation and logistics sector. [47:10] [01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. I grew up in a trucking family and worked in my dad’s company.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. He loves University of Tennessee football and thinks his black lab Reagan is the best dog. Companies can start by finding reliable online sources to learn more about the suppliers they intend to do business with: Better Business Bureau.

Ingram Selects RELEX Solutions for Distribution Center Forecasting and Replenishment

RELEX Solutions

and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC. Read PDF. Ingram Content Group© (“Ingram”), a global book distributor and wholesaler based in the U.S., has selected RELEX to provide forecasting and replenishment solutions, replacing a legacy system in their distribution centers.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

Wherever possible, we hope to source that clean energy from within the states and communities where we operate.”. For the ten states that host the largest number of facilities for manufacturers that have set 100% renewable targets, four states (Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee) are in the bottom 25 in the ranking of favorable regions i n the U.S.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

On January 9, 2015, the president announced the launch of the latest regional manufacturing innovation hubs that will be led by the University of Tennessee. Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S. supply chain.