Expo Carga 2012 is taking place next week, June 5-7 in Mexico City, MX. Expo Carga is part of Cargo Week Americas where 18,000 experts in the field of cargo and foreign trade come together to talk business and network in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the rest of the world.
Trendset Latin America’s own Ivan Avila and Guillermo Herdocia will be attendance at this year’s event. Please contact them to set up a meeting to discover how Trendset can help your company save money!
Time to get connected!
Trendset Information Systems will be in attendance at this year’s Logistics and Supply Chain Forum in Miami, FL.
LEARN . NETWORK . MEET - These conferences (organized by Richmond Events) are always such a great opportunity for Trendset to connect with company representatives who are looking for innovative solutions for their global supply chain challenges. We will be posting some pictures and live blogging from the event, so make sure to stay connected with Trendset!
Apple takes the top spot again, actually for the fifth year in a row! The winners of Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain were announced this week during the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Palm Desert, California.
Gartner states the goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
“Last year, we noted that companies were starting to invest in resources and assets again, reflecting a newly recovering economy,” said Debra Hoffman, managing vice president at Gartner. “This year, that trend continues even more strongly, with many companies investing for growth. The global economic recovery has been uneven and halting in some cases, but, on balance, the result has been expansionary for companies’ bottom lines and outlooks.”
So why did Apple claim the top spot for a fifth year in a row:
Maintaining its record in the Number 1 spot shows that Apple was and still is delivering total solutions to its global client base. Apple’s financials, which improved further this year, complete with the highest voting scores available point to Apple’s combination of operational and innovation excellence. Apple starts with the consumer experience and then working backward through its supply network, mastering end-to-end value network.
Click here to read the full article.
Looking for a place to nurture your start up idea … well Fast Company has a suggestion, Greenville, SC!
Some economic stats about Greenville:
- $1.1 billion in new capital investments
- created more than 6,000 new jobs in the last five years alone
- medium-sized market by technical terms
- plays hosts to more corporate headquarters than any other region in the state (according to the SC Department of Commerce)
Greenville was once a dominate textile town, which has given way to a strong auto sector and health-science research. Now there is a new generation of business, and they are rooted in innovation and technology. A few companies already creating some buzz include Hospital Room 2020 (media-rich in-patient) and LoftResumes (a platform that generates jazzy CV’s giving job seekers a competitive edge). These companies aren’t going at it alone, the local area has a growing number of initiatives built just for this cause, including NEXT (a Chamber of Commerce program dedicated to turning new ideas into viable businesses).
Click here to read more about Fast Company’s discussion with representatives from LoftResumes and NEXT and their take on the five factors contributing to Greenville’s success!
The week of May 21-25 is National Small Business Week and the local Greenville Chamber of Commerce has put together a comprehensive weekly schedule to help connect small businesses in the upstate with large companies. If you are a business leader looking to become more connected with global companies, be sure to click the links below to view the different events occurring this week.
“Think Global, Buy Local”
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
A study referenced in a recent article in the Journal of Commerce focused on how inconsistent discounts, accessorial fees and service failures led to US shippers overspending by as much as 13 percent.
From the article written by Mark Szakonyi:
“U.S. shippers on average spent roughly 13 percent more on ground and air cargo transportation last year than they needed to, largely because of inconsistent discounting, accessorial fees and service failures, according to a freight and parcel audit firm.”
The sample size used in this study were shippers who shipped more than $500,000 annually, meaning that 13% is no small number. Think of all the innovation that could happen if companies could accurately audit and pay their transportation bills and reinvest the money which would have been paid through overspending back into the operations of the business.
Shippers noted that this study raised some serious red flags and their concern is now “are we getting the whole truth” from transportation providers.
When companies don’t use an outsourced freight audit solution and rely on an in house group that doesn’t specialize in the minute analysis that is required to audit and paying bills correctly, errors and inefficiencies can take a toll on the bottom line as this study found.
We invite you contact us to learn about how your company can avoid 13% in overspending for freight transportation!
Inbound Logistics publication just released their annual list of Top 100 Logistics IT Providers, and Trendset was recognized for the second year in a row for our commitment to providing innovative solutions that empower the supply chain professionals. We are proud to join this list of great companies who are collectively shifting the way companies manage their global supply chains.
“When choosing this year’s Top 100 Logistics IT Providers, Inbound Logistics editors looked for technology providers that solved specific logistics challenges, but also acted as change agents by helping to transform overall business operations. Selections were based on how transformative logistics IT solutions impact all business activities and drive integration across internal processes as well as external processes for vendors and customers. Trendset was selected because its solutions work tactically to master supply chain transactions, as well as strategically to act as a change agent to drive the enterprise to more closely match demand to supply. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Trendset for innovative solutions empowering logistics and supply chain excellence.”
- Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics