Morgan’s Supply Chain News Blog

[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: While You Were Shipping

Magical Thinking In the Truckload Industry?(Journal of Commerce; limited free subscription access). A Cowen Inc. survey shows that truckload carriers’ optimistic expectations don’t match current market trends. The most recent measurements from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index suggested a reduction in the rate of price increases from 11.1 percent

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: The Transformation Goal.

A seldom-told detail from the legendary basketball game in which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points makes for a fascinating story, as told by Malcom Gladwell on his “Revisionist History” podcast. But it also offers some cautionary lessons for supply chain leaders about how hard it can

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[ ONDEMAND BLOG ] – LET’S GET PHYSICAL ABOUT DIGITAL

The social supply chain was a-twitter at last week’s big conference thinking about how future physical and digital supply chains can merge.Their idea is that technology can model what’s actually going on inside warehouses and factories, as well as in the transportation links between facilities.

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: Gartner Goes Electric

As we recently noted, Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Executive Conferenceconvenes next week in Phoenix with a theme that’s music to our ears.  We’ll see if “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains” makes it past the buzzword bingo to real-world strategies. At Morgan,

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: While You Were Shipping

 Is the Chicago to Atlanta Route The Next Pork Belly Play? (Wall Street Journal; tiered subscription access) Deutsche Borse unit Nodal Exchange recently announced 11 new futures contracts to hedge trucking costs. The idea is an effort to tame recent trucking price volatility. Under the new system, investors could buy

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