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

A Paradigm Shift in Total Cost of Ownership

Supply Chain 24/7

Sustainability is driving innovation: from Silicon Valley companies to Washington, D.C., procurement agencies to suppliers in Shenzhen, and it has become a business necessity because it saves money, smooths operations, diminishes risk in supply chains and opens new business opportunities

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.

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 […].

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Revealing Manufacturing’s Future


This idea was reinforced last week in The Washington Post’s article “Trump Tried to Save Their Jobs. The state of manufacturing jobs in the United States is complicated. These Workers Are Quitting Anyway

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.

De-segregating the supply chain: Lessons learned in the air

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I was traveling from Northwest Arkansas airport (XNA) back home to Washington Reagan (DCA) and this alert put me into panic mode because I had to be at my home office for an important customer call the following day and knew there were limited flights available.

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

CPIM Reconfiguration: The World Is Coming to an End – But You’ll Be Just Fine!


At the APICS annual conference, in Washington, D.C., in September, APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, announced that the iconic Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification will be reconfigured in 2017

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

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.

How Green is Your Supply Chain?

Ryder Exchange

Based in Washington, D.C., Grocery Manufacturers Association Highlights Environmental Leadership. When it comes to making supply chains more sustainable, few sectors are under as much pressure as the food and beverage industry.

What Are the Best Business Schools?

SCM Research

1) Pennsylvania (Wharton), (2) Washington (Olin), (3) Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), (4) Worcester Polytechnic, (5) Michigan (Ross), (6) North Carolina State (Poole), (7) North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), (8) Boston U., (9) You are looking for a business school and you do not know where to enroll? A ranking might help. One of these rankings is from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Are you ready for the fallout? How proposed US trade policy changes will impact your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

No matter what happens in Washington, having the right supply chain capabilities will help you respond quickly to any policy changes. by Alexa Cheater Love them or hate them, it’s hard to escape the proposed sweeping changes to America’s trade policy put forth by US President Donald Trump.

The Future is Bright with Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

In The Washington Post article, Robots and artificial intelligence set to upend the art of making a sale , Sarah Halzack talks to Pepper’s maker about the robot’s capabilities. Ben Ames’ article looks into the latest funding for British robotics startup Starship Technologies, which will be used to test last-mile delivery services in Washington, D.C., Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The New York Times best-selling book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown tells the story of how the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team overcome great odds and adversity to win the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trump vows ‘there won’t be a trade war’ after signing off on tariffs (Washington Examiner).

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Amber Road : eVOLVE 2018 , TBA (2017: May 11-12, Washington, DC). Infor : Inforum 2018 , September 24-27, Washington, DC. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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

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

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.

The Strength of the Pack is the Wolf… The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack!


Wolves now number about 1,700 in the Western states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

Strong potato harvests in southern Idaho, as well as apples from Washington and Michigan, add to a respectable volume of iceberg lettuce from the San Joaquin Valley and the Imperial Valley near Yuma, AZ. We look at national trends every week, but sometimes the detail can get lost.

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.

A Resolution You Can Count On


The Washington Post reported early last year that just less than half of people make resolutions By now we’ve celebrated, we’ve reminisced, we’ve toasted the year, and we’ve probably given some thought to our New Year’s resolutions. If some of you haven’t, though, you’re not alone.

Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

According to the Washington Post , the American retail industry is expected to add around 755,000 temporary workers during October and November—the same number as previous years. by Alexa Cheater There’s just no escaping it.

Supply Chain Matters February 20th Update- U.S. West Coast Port Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

According to a published report by the Los Angeles Times, City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who has participated in a nightly call with Perez and mayors of other West Coast port cities, told the Associated Press that if a deal isn’t reached today, Perez plans to force the parties to Washington, D.C., On this Friday, February 20th, Supply Chain Matters provides another reader update and advisory on the all-important and unfortunately, all-consuming disruption occurring at U.S.

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.