Inventory isn’t the sexist topic in supply chain, yet more than often one of the most common issues for companies especially in managing it specifically in optimization. Inventory optimization according to Sean P. Willems, Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at Boston University is a journey in which most companies move through three efficient […]
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd worldwide (just yesterday). Campaigns are held in cities all over the world encouraging citizens to plant a tree, use public transit and help beautify the city through restoration of the cities
While this one day is dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of conservation of our […]
“Carriers and shippers are driven to be profitable and efficient as they agree on volumes, pricing, and service levels. Yet, the lack of commitment in many contractual relationships—combined with market forces, lost customers, and other factors that may be out of the carrier’s control—can suddenly make these agreements unsustainable. Shippers who understand the dynamics behind […]
The key principle of lean transformation is to maximize customer value while minimizing and reducing waste. As stated in Supply Chain 247, both the automotive and manufacturing world have adopted lean transformation processes when manufacturing goods. The question is posed why such processes haven’t been adapted for by distribution centers in the fulfillment of orders.
The video, by J.B. Hunt, provides emotional and informative insight into the life of America’s drivers. Without a doubt, on average, most people do not imagine how their food gets from one place in the United States to the other, often traveling across from one coast to the other coast in the backseat […]
The world celebrated International Women’s Day just this past Sunday, shedding light on the subject of gender inequality. Articles, blogs, and tweets flooded campaigning to close the gap for women in all facets of society, including in the business world. While pay has been the hot topic of the most transparent problem with women becoming […]
Taking into account last week’s post in its international build, we will step back stateside and discuss the international relevance of the United States.
According to a recent report released by the Department of Commerce, it was reported that 26 states in the U.S. have reached records in their number of exports in the last […]
“There is a word that we must put in front of ‘supply chain’ now that is more important than ever, what is that word?” According to Professor Caltagirone that word is “global.” Quicker than ever our world is globalizing and trading between countries is becoming an expectation rather than a choice. Ports all over the […]
From roads to tracks to waterway to airports, all are major players in the logistics landscape, it is no surprise that US has the world’s largest freight transportation system. Among these tracks and railroads are the most active players.1
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. freight rail network is valued […]
One Network Enterprises, a supply-chain consulting company, recently released a case study on their work with the Rwandan Minister of Health to improve the health care network within the country. For numerous developing nations, external factors continue to be the main disrupter of any supply chain.
In the case of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, a […]