XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Since supply chain can be a bit boring, I made it into a narrative. Why, I thought, would Kinaxis be interested in doing a webinar on women in supply chain? Big Data Supply Chains.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Oct. 15, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Retail Holiday Sales will be Weak Despite ecommerce S urge, P and G Shareholders Say Go Green, IMF Says 2020 Global GDP Drop will be Less than Previous Forecast, No Wisconsin Subsidy for Foxconn

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Women in supply chain: Where did this topic go?


To recognize this global celebration I decided to write on women in supply chain. I used to see plenty of industry news articles, webcasts, conference sessions dedicated to the importance of diversity in supply chain, but today’s hot topics are IoT, machine learning, augmented reality and the like. It’s time for supply chain organizations to do a reality check and apply some basic planning and course correction initiatives within their own internal organizations.”.

The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

A real time supply chain is able to react to market needs faster and more effectively than traditional supply chains. A new Bloomberg Business Week Research Services survey and report makes it clear that innovative supply chain tools are widely acknowledged to be crucial to meeting corporate goals now and in the future as supply chains grow more complex, customers become more demanding and globalization accelerates.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 28, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Wisconsin Paper Mill gets Second Life, UPS First Revenue Generating Drone, I, DC Robot, Chinese Ship Building

The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management. Providing the answers to these questions require trade-offs influenced by supply chain considerations.

Hurricane Season Brings New Risks to Pandemic-stressed Supply Chain Chains

Enterra Insights

supply chains face seasonal risks as the hurricane season begins — and it could be a tough season. The third named storm, Cristobal, soaked areas from southeast Louisiana to north Florida and south Georgia, then became only the fourth tropical storm to track into Wisconsin or its adjacent Lake Michigan waters in more than 100 years of records. ”[5] He suggests five ways companies can secure their assets, employees, and supply chain.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award. To understand the journey, we interviewed Ernest Nicolas, head of the global supply chain at Rockwell to gain insights.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance. Wisconsin.

Score a Supply Chain Touchdown Using Social Media

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This strategy can easily be applied to just about any field, including the supply chain and transportation industry. As much as I wish supply chain news was regularly on the front page of the New York Times or the cover of Forbes magazine, it rarely gains that amount of attention. With Pulse you can now follow channels like the Logistics & Supply Chain channel and read what thought leaders and other professionals say on trending topics.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 28, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Cost to Goverments for New Foxconn Factory in Wisconsin Keep Rising. Harley Says Tariffs Forcing Production Move Offshore. Amazon with New Strategy to Succeed in China. UPS, Union both Get Something Out of New Deal

Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Tompkins Blog

June 19, 2014 — Supply chain leaders will convene in the country music capital of the world this August for the 10 th annual Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum. The forum allows companies to benchmark their supply chains against others to identify and prioritize opportunities,” says Bruce Tompkins, Executive Director of Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and director of the event. About Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 14, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Foxconn Plans for Autonomous Vehicles at Wisconsin Mega Plant, Impact of ELD Mandate Monday Unknown, Orders for Tesla Semi Keep Rolling In, New DC Woes at Mattel add to Its Woes

A Lesson From Dell: Ocean Trash & Your Supply Chain


Dell's new supply chain has a duo feature, both removing waste from the oceans and preventing more trash from entering their waters. Recycling has been shown in many studies to reduce cost throughout a supply chain. Interested in achieving a sustainable supply chain? Keep reading and we'll delve further into the ingenuity of Dell's supply chain—and why their practices could work for your company.

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New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC, April 15, 2014 — Is it important to connect your supply chain strategy with your business strategy? According to a recent survey by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, nearly 80 percent of participants agree. Aligning Supply Chains with Business Strategy , a new report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium based on survey findings from 172 participants, makes a strong case for the importance of connecting supply chain and business strategies. “We

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 30, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

More Getting RFID Implants in Wisconsin. Will Fuel Cell Truck be a Game Changer. New Record for Containers on a Ship. Way too Much Retail Space, ex Macy CEO Says

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of March 19, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

China Dumping Steel Worldwide at Record Pace, Wisconsin Says Yes to Right to Work, Unilever Says No to Landfill Waste, US Manufacturing Trending Down

Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

I was one of those fortunate enough to attend the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference – Logistics 2013 event in Orlando a few weeks back. When I call myself fortunate for attending I’m not just referring to leaving my home in Wisconsin for warmer temperatures in Orlando; I’m talking about the value gained from a retail show specifically focused on logistics. Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain, Supply Chain Professionals.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Now China Looking at Polar Silk Road, US Manufacturing Sector Keeps Humming Along, New Foxconn Wisconsin Factory will be Thirsty, Gas and Diesel Prices Keep Marching Higher, especially in the Golden State

Do You Have These 6 Must Have Supply Chain Managerial Skills?


Supply chain management is poised on the brink of a major seismic rift that will permeate every level of the sector. The entire supply-chain industry faces growth disruptions such as uncertain economic forecasts, possible changes in American trade policies, and the fragmentation of technological advances. Here are 6 basic skills that are “must haves” for any supply chain manager ready meet the challenges ahead.

The Future of the Trucking Industry: What it Means for Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

In 2018, Wisconsin-based trucking company manager Boris Strbac told The Washington Post that “people don’t respect truck drivers. Without trucking, the whole supply chain could crumble. How Trucking Impacts Food Manufacturing Supply Chains. Manufacturing Logistics, Supply, and Demand. Steadily rising freight costs lead to gaps in the supply chain , a fact that seems counterintuitive in a nation where product manufacturing is in high demand.

Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. As a member of the Midwestern data sharing consortia between General Mills and SC Johnson , they had the benefit of networking with other supply chain leaders. The current focus is on store-by-store productivity and the design of the supply chain from the outside-in. To understand supply chain performance, companies need to be compared with their peer group.

COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

food chain has rarely been so stressed and that no one is sure about the future, even as they try to dispel concerns about shortages. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable,” the statement said. “As As pork, beef and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.”. Manufacturing Supply Chain RiskDavid Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press.

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Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

If you think about global supply chains holistically, from raw materials to manufacturer to your customer’s customer, successful final mile execution ensures a positive end to a lengthy process. Mr. Rhodeen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - GEODIS Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends final mile logistics GEODIS same-day delivery

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Frictionless Tour hit the road in September, from production in Pennsylvania to kick-off in Wisconsin and a finale in Michigan. We traveled across a dozen states to demonstrate in a big way that supply chain is the ultimate team sport, and our customers, partners, and BluJay community showed up to prove it! Uncategorized Frictionless Supply Chain Frictionless TourOne 40-foot RV. 51 days. 11 football games. 6,941 miles traveled.

Combined Distribution Network (CDN)

The Logistics of Logistics

The simple definition is it that it is the combination of supply networks of different companies in the supply chain. Collaboration of this nature is not unheard of and can be considered merely an extension of the theory of supply chain collaboration. Current supply chain collaborative techniques allow growing businesses to reduce costs and improve customer service. He also writes for THE GOOD WORD, LinkedIn and other Supply Chain Blogs.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44] We deal with the sales, operations and production, purchasing, finance and accounting, supply chain, and C-level. [09:08] [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42]

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

A very interesting presentation was made by the Jennifer Murray on freight planning in Wisconsin. Freight and intramodal supply chains to help reduce empties, damaged goods, and traffic delays due to construction are other areas for collaboration between the private and public sector. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

The Seven Million Mile Man – Part II

BluJay Solutions

Prior to that he spent 18 years at RedPrairie in roles such as president of global operations, vice president of services, and executive vice president of supply chain. Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest industry developments.

Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

Supply Chain Nation

I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article, S&OP Vacation, to the Winter 2017 edition of Supply Chain World magazine 1 about the sales and operations planning process. Some think of S&OP as tactical demand planning; others think of it as a purely tactical demand-supply matching. Visit Supply Chain World to read the rest of the article, S&OP Vacation , which appears on pages 16-18 in the online magazine.

The Seven Million Mile Man

BluJay Solutions

Prior to that he spent 18 years at RedPrairie in roles such as president of global operations, vice president of services, and executive vice president of supply chain. Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Secondly, in terms of Kewill, it's supply chain, it's near and dear to my heart, that's important to me.

Anti-Showrooming Brought to You by… Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a new law permitting the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks across the state. But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. Supply Chain friday in 5

Anti-Showrooming Brought to You by… Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a new law permitting the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks across the state. But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Fulfillment, Network Expansion, and the Implications on Inventory Management


What should my supply chain look like to optimally compete? Most early-stage companies design supply chains out of pragmatism, not strategy. With a dynamic supply chain solution, you’re not beholden to traditional terms and leases—enabling you to test, adapt, and grow into a larger fulfillment footprint over time. Ben holds a PhD in Operations Research and an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from the University of Wisconsin.