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Is U.S. Manufacturing Coming Back?

U.S. consumers could see more products labeled "Made in the USA" on store shelves in the near future. As labor rates in China soar and manufacturers discover unforeseen complications at overseas production facilities, many businesses are revisiting the ad…
Shifting perspectives on supply chain management, coupled with the realities of total landed cost, are driving manufacturers to weigh the benefits of flinging production opera… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-coming-back/

Finance & The Supply Chain: Show Me the Money

Innovative supply chain management delivers financial benefits to your bottom line.
Innovative supply chain management delivers financial benefits to your bottom line. During the recent economic downturn, many companies stripped layers of cost from their … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/finance-supply-chain-show-me-money/

High Tech: The Rise of SaaS and the Cloud

Supply chain technology is going to the cloud—yet the forecast is anything but gray. Cloud-based multi-tenant solutions help companies achieve better execution, visibility, cost savings, and collaboration with trading partners across the supply chain. Rem…
Supply chain technology is going to the cloud—yet the forecast is anything but gray. Cloud-based multi-tenant solutions help companies achieve better execution, visibility, … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/high-tech-rise-saas-and-cloud/

The Future Ain't What It Used to Be

As baseball’s Bard of Brooklyn, Yogi Berra, once said, “It is tough making predictions, especially about the future.” Those who orchestrate supply networks and supporting transportation and logistics operations in volatile economic times face stark remind…
As baseball’s Bard of Brooklyn, Yogi Berra, once said, “It is tough making predictions, especially about the future.” Those who orchestrate supply networks and … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-aint-what-it-used-be/

Japan Crisis Creates SC Aftershocks

The devastation and tragedy unleashed on Japan by a trio of domino-like forces—an earthquake, then a tsunami, and finally a nuclear meltdown—is now beginning to topple global supply chains. The immediate effect on U.S. companies with operations in Japan w…
The devastation and tragedy unleashed on Japan by a trio of domino-like forces—an earthquake, then a tsunami, and finally a nuclear meltdown—is now beginning to toppl… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/japan-crisis-creates-sc-aftershocks/

Texas Holds ‘em, Amazon Folds

In 2005, Amazon.com announced plans to build a new distribution center in Irving, Texas, near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The city council cleared the way for the facility by approving an economic development incentive package that provid…
In 2005, Amazon.com announced plans to build a new distribution center in Irving, Texas, near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The city council cleared the way for… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/texas-holds-em-amazon-folds/

Where Demand Moves, DCS Follow

Businesses are always keen to identify where populations are migrating and demand is building. Demographic shifts keep retail locations and distribution networks in constant flux. They also illuminate states that are attracting or losing people and busine…
Businesses are always keen to identify where populations are migrating and demand is building. Demographic shifts keep retail locations and distribution networks in constant f… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-demand-moves-dcs-follow/

Auto Logistics: Revving Up Service Parts Logistics Operations

To say that Ford Motor Company’s service parts supply chain is complex may be the understatement of the millennium. As one of the world’s largest automakers, Ford boasts $118 billion in revenue and nearly 200,000 employees worldwide. Its U.S. service part…
To boost efficiency and pave the road for global service parts logistics management, Ford is steering a 10-year plan to revamp its service parts network, processes, and technolog… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/auto-logistics-revving-service-parts-logistics-operations/

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