Washington State: Supporting Shipper Success

Supply Chain Link

Washington State is known for more than their apple production and abundant forests; the geography and talent within the area has equipped shippers with possibilities to better service their customers.

What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today

BluJay Solutions

How are these issues in Washington, D.C. The post What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today appeared first on BluJay Solutions. Global trade is a moving target in today’s political scene. impacting your world and supply chain? Many trade agreements with other nations are in review and things change on a daily basis.

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

Supply Chain Matters

These sessions were jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc. independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari Ryder System supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog The Washington Post Brand StudioAt the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in late September, this author had the pleasurable opportunity to moderate two very informative panel discussions.

Supply Chain News on After Some Tough Battles Against Each Other in Recent Years, Truck and Rail Carriers, Shippers Uniting to Change Regulatory Environment in Washington

Supply Chain Digest

Carriers See Chance to Roll Back Some Rules, Require More Evidence to Push New Regulations Through

Next Week: Supply Chain Matters Moderates CSCMP Annual Conference Panel Session

Supply Chain Matters

This session, jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc., We wanted to once again remind our Supply Chain Matters readers and followers that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be moderating a panel discussion at next week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference being held in Orlando Florida. is […].

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


As few as 44 percent of retailers offer free returns shipping, notes the Washington Post, but the day with the highest returns rates arrived in mid-December. million returns, reports the Washington Post.

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Boeing Celebrates Final Assembly Milestone of the 737 Max Aircraft

Supply Chain Matters

Today in a ceremony held in Renton Washington, Boeing celebrated the completion of the final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The completed aircraft was rolled out from the assembly facility before a group of internal employees and supplier representatives. This new single-aisle aircraft incorporates new CFM International LEAP-1B aircraft engines, advanced technology […].

Major Blast Occurs at Zodiac Aerospace Fabricated Material Plant

Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain risk management and Sales and Operations planning teams for both Airbus, Boeing and other commercial aerospace aircraft producers are likely hard at work today after news of the powerful explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace factory located in Washington State last night.

Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz Honored - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

UCLA Anderson Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz was honored by his alma mater, Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013.

SCM Cloud at Oracle CloudWorld DC - March 24

Oracle SCM

The Cloud World DC event, taking place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC on Thursday, March 24 , will feature a session about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud entitled "Path To Supply Chain Cloud”.

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Johnson & Johnson Moves to Close a Chapter in Multiple Branded Product Recalls

Supply Chain Matters

In the period between 2008-2010, pharmaceutical and healthcare products provider Johnson & Johnson, and in particular, its McNeil Consumer Products operating unit, faced a building crisis involving multiple branded OTC healthcare remedies such as Tylenol, because of quality and process issues focused on a specific production facility in Fort Washington Pennsylvania.

APICS 2016: Elevating Your Supply Chain to New Heights


I’m ecstatic to give readers everywhere a glimpse of what we learned this week in Washington, DC At the conclusion of my 10th annual APICS conference, I continue to be amazed and motivated by the attendees, speakers, and APICS staff.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Many supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington every week when they review and use the weekly diesel price average. Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry.

The High Cost of Cheap Minerals


Last Friday’s cover story in The Washington Post, “The Cobalt Pipeline,” carefully examines how the valuable mineral travels via supply chains from Congo into consumers’ phones, laptops, and electric cars.

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More Data is Not Better and Machine Learning is a Grind…. Just Ask Amazon


Pat then spoke on the outcomes of a recent white paper he worked on while initiated at the University of Washington with some graduate students. I had an opportunity to sit in on a lecture today by two experts on Machine Learning from Amazon, during a lecture at UNC. Ed Banti is Director of Software Development, Core AI Amazon, and Pat Bajari, was VP and Chief Economist, Core AI, at Amazon as well.

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How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity


Author bio: Ben Chong is Team Leader at Washington Frank International , part of the niche IT recruitment firm Frank Recruitment Group.

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Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning the Washington Post rang. The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence. The question was simple, “What will be the impact of Hurricane Florence on the supply chain?” ” The answer is not so easy. The implications are far-reaching.

Influential management thinker Adam Grant revealed as Kinexions ’18 featured keynote

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Register now to join us next week (October 14-17) just outside Washington DC — pumpkin spice not included. by Mike McAllister As the calendar turns to October, two things come immediately to mind. Pumpkin spice and Kinexions ’18.

Presidents’ Day 2018

Enterra Insights

Today Americans celebrate Presidents’ Day even though the official name of the holiday remains George Washington’s birthday. Although Washington’s Gregorian calendar birthday is 22 February, he was born on 11 February 1732 according to the Julian calendar in use at the time. One little-known tradition, outside of Washington, DC, associated with Washington’s Birthday is the annual reading of his farewell address in the Senate of the United States.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

General (and later President) George Washington understood his personal limitations in the area of logistics could negatively affect the outcome of the war. Ferling reports, “So much heavy clothing arrived from France at the beginning of the winter in 1779 that Washington was compelled to locate storage facilities for his surplus.” Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Supply Chain Risk and Climate Change, Part 1

Enterra Insights

1] David Nakamura and Darryl Fears, “ Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas ,” The Washington Post , 9 December 2018. [2] 3] Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney, “ Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’ ,” The Washington Post , 23 November 2018. [4]

Lauren Corbett: Help is on the Way

Inbound Logistics

Lauren Corbett, program assistant, acquisitions and logistics at International Relief and Development in Washington, D.C., works with donors to obtain donations and aranges to ship around the world

Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

Supply Chain Matters

The result led to a Washington Post headline indicating that one out of every ten vehicles on the road had been subject to a recall notice. In a published Supply Chain Matters commentary in June, Service Supply Chains Put to the Ultimate Stress Test in the Automotive Industry, we focused on General Motors, which after intense scrutiny from U.S. regulators and legislators regarding faulty ignition switches among multiple models, had recalled thousands of vehicles.

A Report of Supplier Squeeze Practices Occurring Within Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

After analysis of Washington state data, the Seattle Times reports: “In 2013, outside of Boeing, a third of production workers at local aerospace parts manufacturers- companies that get tax breaks intended to preserve good jobs in the state- earned between $10 and $15 per hour.” Supply Chain Matters has featured significant prior commentary focused on aerospace and commercial aircraft focused supply chains.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown


You may not realize it, but supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington on a weekly basis when many use the weekly diesel price average published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) to adjust contract rates for fuel surcharges.

Presidents’ Day 2016

Enterra Insights

Today is a uniquely American federal holiday that was first established to honor President George Washington. When he was born … Continued. The post Presidents’ Day 2016 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Miscellaneous Enterra Solutions Presidents Day Stephen DeAngelis

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

” The fact that nation-states are involved has finally drawn the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC. Ernesto Digiambattista reports, “Policymakers in Washington have recently begun to consider measures that take aim at supply-chain risk management. 4] Ernesto Digiambattista, “ Washington to finally focus on threat to supply-chain risk management ,” The Hill , 28 August 2018. [5]

Eating Healthfully and Safely


Earlier this month, The Washington Post drew attention to the topic in “‘What Can We Do Better?’ Ice cream, cucumbers, chicken salad, and burritos are just some of the foods blamed for causing illnesses and deaths in the United States in the last year.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

The article cites data from the Artic Institute in Washington DC indicating that 71 ships carried 1.3 Two years ago. Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to an important milestone in Asia and North Atlantic Ocean transit. At the time, a Chinese icebreaker was successful in completing the first ship voyage that utilized an Arctic Ocean and polar icecap route to travel from China to an Icelandic port.

Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

” A 19 car Montana Rail Link train carrying major airplane component assemblies bound for Boeing’s final assembly facilities in the state of Washington derailed near Rivulet Montana. The news from the July 4th weekend included a significant supply chain focused news item, which the Wall Street Journal characterized as “upsetting a finely tuned supply chain.”

Cognitive Process Automation™ can be Good for Business and the Soul

Enterra Insights

Washington once remarked, “except as a result of hard … Continued. “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,” Booker T. The post Cognitive Process Automation™ can be Good for Business and the Soul appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

New Saudi megaport aims to snatch Dubai freight volumes

Logistics Middle East

The metropolis, which will be larger than Washington DC, says it will be cheaper and quicker than Jebel Ali

The Over-the-Top Debate about STEM Education

Enterra Insights

Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria), a columnist for The Washington Post and host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, recently created quite a … Continued.