What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The post What if the United States broke in half? Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

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

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We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain. If you’re interested in learning about how technology is being used to make sense of our increasingly complex supply chains, I suggest you read the white paper, Supply Chain’s New World Order” , which discusses the latest cloud platforms, S&OP, and why a holistic approach is needed for today’s interconnected world.

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Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?


Now what does this have to do with managing a supply chain? There is so much supply chain related data that we have access to now and even better, we have automated solutions that recommend the best thing to do in a given situation on a given day. Perhaps an earlier low priority order can ship on time while a later high priority order will ship late due to constrained supply? Flip the switch back to Semi-Automatic to manage your supply chain?

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry


by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner. I’ve had the benefit of stepping away from the grind for 2 years, spending time at AMR Research, where I visited with many companies and learned about their supply chain practices. As well, these past 2 years at Kinaxis have brought great insight on the operational challenges of supply chain leaders. My 2015 Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply chain professionals who want a deeper dive into this title will find a useful overview in Advisory Committee Report on Trade Facilitation Title of USMCA. For the United States, De Minimis will remain at $800 (USD). The U.S.,

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture


Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. This significantly changes the supply chain picture and must be considered in terms of additional safety stock requirements (which will drive up inventories) and your order promise policies. Loss of control and oversight – Supply chain is complex. by John Westerveld. Here, there and everywhere | The economist.

From Harvest to Bottle: Importing Wine into the United States

Supply Chain Link

Distribution Supply Chain Transportation GlobalIn 2016, Americans consumed over 789 million gallons of wine – equating to almost 3 gallons per person 1. Wine consumption continues to increase in the U.S., challenging American wine importers to continue to import enough wine to match demand. Currently, winemakers are in the midst of harvest season (usually August through October depending on the. Read More.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

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Supply Chain. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation TransportationOver $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Transportation.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It was back in January 2015, after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about bitcoin, that my eyes were opened to the potential for blockchain technology to transform supply chain management. As I wrote at the time in Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System? Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer.

Doing Business in the United States


In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change – Part 3 of Kinaxis & Cognizant Series


Part 1: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. Part 2: Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning? I’d also like to point out that these are the very things that cause siloed organizations and long decision cycles in our supply chains. Jonathan Lofton raises many of these points, form a different perspective, in his blog “ Unleash Pixar-like Creativity in Your Supply Chain Management Organization ”.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply chain professionals who want a deeper dive into this title will find a useful overview in Advisory Committee Report on Trade Facilitation Title of USMCA. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. The post How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments appeared first on Transportfolio.

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

It is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena. 2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power.

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelisThat hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism


Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations. This year’s report focused on the continual rise in terrorist attacks and how it will continue to affect the supply chain. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer of 1894. The last case of polio in the United States was 1979. The thought of a pandemic killing over 350,000 people globally and over 100,000 in the United States in just three months is mind-numbing. Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. As supply chain professionals, we have never managed the supply chain through a pandemic.

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Doetinchem, The Netherlands, 26 January 2016 – Gartner and Supply Chain Media have formalised their relationship by signing a collaboration agreement aimed at further improving the quality and international relevance of research in the supply chain sector. In the coming months, the two organisations will be working together on several joint projects including the Gartner Top 25 and three supply cha in surveys. About Supply Chain Media.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Land Use in Food Supply Chains

SCM Research

New research published in Science ( Poore & Nemecek, 2018 ) analyzes land use in food supply chains. That is an area equivalent to Australia + China + European Union + United States. Research Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19


Businesses around the world are learning to adapt as best they can to the COVID-19 supply chain impact. Unpredictable consumer behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of global supply chains.

The Mask Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It got me thinking about where the masks were manufactured and was there a problem with that Supply Chain. What exactly is the Mask Supply Chain? The Mask Supply Chain. The post The Mask Supply Chain!

Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

As an United States resident, I was blissfully unaware of this virus and worried about catching my flight to Singapore. Unlike the prior supply disruptions in my lifetime, there will not be a new normal. Instead, supply chain leaders face wave after wave of disruption until there is a vaccine. As a result, much of what we have learned as a supply chain best practice is no longer applicable. How does this affect supply chains?

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity


As the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United Statessupply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view. Lockdowns of communities, counties, and states are causing backups and […].

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


The report spotlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain. Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Key Findings for the United States.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

As I look below, I see field after field of United States farmland. High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management technology has a fault line. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. The Autonomous Supply Chain for Physical Logistics. Fire the narcissistic supply chain leaders that believe that they have the answers. Tremors. Seismic shifts.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19


The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide and created supply chain heroes across the globe. Thank you to all of these supply chain heroes in this war against the COViD-19 virus.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller. Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain basics. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs


In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Breaking down doors for the marginalized in supply chain management. Highlights from Kinexions ’18 day two.


by Alexa Cheater Less than 15 percent of supply chain executives are female. That’s a sad state of affairs, and desperately needs to change. Amazing start to the morning with the Woman in Supply Chain breakfast. Unite the collective genius.

How COVID-19 Will Change Supply Chains For Good


As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, I’ve been watching the effects on supply chains and the impact of true demand (N95 masks) versus hyped demand (toilet paper). This can lead to large, chunky orders, over-production and ultimately excess inventory throughout the supply chain.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.