Entries by michelle

Kennesaw businesswoman running for lieutenant governor

An auto executive from Kennesaw is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Sarah Riggs Amico, executive chairman of Kennesaw-based car-hauling company Jack Cooper Holdings, announced Thursday she has launched a campaign website in a bid to become Georgia’s first female lieutenant governor and the first Democrat elected statewide since 2006. “Assuming a position of […]

Regulatory Shift of The Year: ELD Mandate

Supply chains may have seen the rule coming for years, but are they prepared for its full effects? What caused the ELD mandate? Congress passed MAP-21 in 2012, requiring the rule. When was the latest challenge? Protests are ongoing, but the latest legal challenge reached the Supreme Court in 2016. What do stakeholders think? The American Trucking […]

8 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

Companies often fail to address the tough questions about strategy and execution: Are we really clear, as a leadership team, about how we choose to create value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that value proposition? Are we […]

Toyota’s 100% renewable energy plant to supply Port of Long Beach

Dive Brief: Toyota plans to build a megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach, the San Diego Union Tribune reported. Though not set to come online until 2020, the Tri-Gen facility will create roughly 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen daily, or enough to […]

Auto Chiefs Air NAFTA Stance Concerns in White House

The auto industry has warned that significant changes to the so-called rules of origin could undercut the president’s America-first goals. Top executives from Detroit automakers met Monday with Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials and aired their concerns about changes the Trump administration is seeking to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump […]

The top 10 supply chain stories of 2017

If 2016 was a year chalk-full of disruptions, 2017 was the year of resilience. By and large, companies sought to reinvent their supply chains this year, tapping their logistics providers, suppliers and internal operations for help. It was also President Donald Trump’s first year in office, which brought about a high degree of business uncertainty […]

Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars

BERLIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota pledged on Wednesday to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production. Demand for minerals such as cobalt, graphite and lithium is forecast to soar in the coming years as governments crack down […]

The secret of top performers: Transportation management is a competitive weapon

With an intensifying focus on e-commerce and home delivery in the marketplace, transportation management is on everyone’s mind — and for good reason. A well-executed transportation management strategy can help companies optimize shipments (freight and parcel), increase visibility across the supply chain, and consequently improve customer service. Similarly, by proactively managing inbound transportation, businesses can […]

Five Tips For Meaningful Philanthropy

‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING BACK  By Debbie Johnson Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is growing in popularity, from the largest multinational companies like Procter & Gamble or Unilever to small firms like Give Realty or Hotels for Hope. Even though companies have varied fiscal year-ends, giving seems to reach a fevered pitch in December because […]

10 Twitter accounts every supply chain leader should follow

It seems Twitter makes the world turn nowadays. To stay ahead, many professionals are turning to social media for the latest trends and innovations. Whether it is breaking news of disruptions or industry events, the platform can help provide minute-by-minute updates on daily issues affecting supply chains. But it can also be a bit of […]