Turning over a new procurement career leaf

At some point, every supply management practitioner will find him or herself taking on something new. It could be a shift in job responsibilities, like handling a new sourcing category. It could be a new position or opportunity either within the same organization, or somewhere new. It might even be a new career path altogether. Whatever the situation, there are some challenges inherent in handling dramatic changes to an everyday routine. It can be exciting and stressful at the same time.

Tesla’s Supply Chain Charging Up to Meet Demand

When electric-car manufacturer Tesla announced it was releasing a lower-cost Model 3 in March, excited consumers lined up in droves for the chance to make reservations for these iconic autos. The Model 3 will retail around US$35,000 before tax credits, and is not expected to be released until 2017 at the earliest. Tesla has received about 325,000 orders for the Model 3, but now comes the tough work: Producing 325,000 electric cars — and more — to meet the demand.

Delivering the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree with Whitewood Transport

Right now, Mike Wilson is on the road. That’s nothing new for him — after all, he’s the longtime owner and operator of Whitewood Transport Inc., a carrier located in Billings, Montana. Whitewood specializes in transporting construction, mining and other large equipment for several shippers throughout North America. At the moment, Wilson’s company is moving something very unique: the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

Skipping a Weigh Station Can Cost You Plenty

Even if a truck is equipped with a weigh station bypass system, there is always the possibility it may be required to pull into such a facility for a variety of reasons. This can be frustrating for drivers, because this extra time can put a truck behind schedule. However, if you’ve ever considered trying to sneak past a weigh station, despite being directed to pull in — or considered telling a driver in your fleet to do so — take a moment, and think again.

“Explore, Not Exploit” Campaign with Diving Shops

We’ve got great news! Plea for the Sea is diving into an exciting new campaign to promote responsible exploration of our oceans. “Explore, Not Exploit” is focused on the fun and powerful experiences that are possible through diving and SCUBA training. Plea for the Sea believes diving is an ethical, family-friendly way to appreciate dolphins and their world without supporting the captivity industry. That’s why we reached out to diving professionals to partner with us on a positive message...

List Ranks University Researchand Supply Management Journals

Which universities produce and publish the most supply chain management research? The newly-released SCM Journal List™ will rank universities around the world annually, based on their published research output over the past five years. This new list is expected to help industry and recruiting efforts, says Arizona State University in a recent press release, because “leading business schools should not just disseminate existing knowledge, but also create new knowledge about business theory...

ISM Indirect 2015 Conference Highlights

When it comes to being indispensable as a procurement professional, it’s key to be considered a trusted resource. That was one of the common takeaways during today’s presentations at ISM Indirect 2015. We’re in warm Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort to soak up as much information about indirect procurement best practices as possible. (Soaking up the sun in true Florida fashion hasn’t been possible due to clouds and some rain, but it’s a wonderful atmosphere all the same!)

HELP Inc. Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking Initiative Through AZ Partnership

In the fight to crack down on human trafficking and exploitation crimes, truckers are an invaluable resource. A large number of these crimes take place along our nation’s highways and interstates and that’s why truckers are in a unique position to help. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) partners with many law enforcement agencies around the country to train truck drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking, and on January 17 a new partnership was announced in downtown Phoenix...

Challenge Inspection Violations - With DataQs

It can (and does) happen to the even best truck drivers and fleet managers: a truck under your responsibility is cited for a violation during an inspection by law enforcement. A violation can pull down safety scores maintained by the Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This could mean your vehicles are inspected more frequently and, if you use a service like PrePass, your chance of receiving green bypass lights could drop. However, if you believe the violation is unwarranted...

Trucking Podcast Series Focuses on Industry Hot Topics

PHOENIX, June 20, 2018 – HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass and electronic toll payment services, is increasing the ways in which it is emphasizing its mission of truck safety and compliance with the debut of a new podcast series. Eyes on the Road provides quick, valuable information to both fleet managers and truck drivers. Twice a month, HELP will post two episodes of approximately 12 minutes each online.