Welcome to the November 2020 issue of JBF Freight Transportation Industry Bulletin, a monthly newsletter by the JBF Consulting team, with a focus on supply chain, transportation, logistics and of course freight. THANK YOU for being here. P.S. Was this… Read More
supply chain management
E-Commerce and the Hockey Stick
It will surprise no one to hear that e-commerce experienced a spike in demand in the second quarter of this year. The U.S. Census Bureau published this data in mid-August: Not a classical hockey stick chart in the sense that… Read More
Modeling Labor Costs in Supply Chain Design
Labor costs in a supply chain can have a significant impact when deciding where your DCs should be located. According to the 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest median wages for Freight/Stock/Material… Read More
Supply Chain Design – The Basics
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the technology and will serve as a foundation for future articles that will tackle specific aspects in greater detail.
Supply Chain Management: The Pizza Party
I had an experience over the weekend that I felt had a lot of applicability to my work. We had a “pizza and movie party” for my 6 year old over this past weekend. Friends, a showing of The Incredibles,… Read More
Understanding Supply Chain Technology
Supply chain technology is not the type of thing that stems naturally from having efficient IT tools in place. Case in point – there’s a great article right now on the Wall Street Journal that’s worth a read. Joel Schectman… Read More
Why Aren’t Supply Chain Management Systems User Friendly?
User-friendly supply chain management is not always at the forefront of design or purchase. Actually, just putting the phrase out there is akin to saying something like “the easiest walk through the Sahara with no water or protective gear, ever.”… Read More