Supply Chain by the Numbers: Week of February 25, 2009

-February 25, 2009


This Week's Supply Chain by the Numbers - IBM Study, Teamster's Pay Reduction, Wal-Mart Miles, New Nike DC


The Supply Chain and Logistics Numbers Worth Knowing This Week: No Reward, No Collaboration; Teamsters Take One for the Team; Wal-Mart Driving Fewer Miles; New Nike DC in China Off and Running



The percentage of supply chain executives in the just released study by IBM who say that the staff/functions “not being rewarded for it” is a significant barrier to internal company collaboration.



$220 million-250 million

The annual savings from the 10% reduction in pay agreed to by the Teamsters in their contract with struggling LTL carrier YRC Worldwide earlier this year, in a very unusual give back by the union.

87 million

The reduction in miles driven by Wal-Mart trucks in 2008 versus 2007, according to Johnnie Dobbs, executive vice president of logistics and supply chain at the retail giant, in a presentation this week in Dallas.

$99 million

The expected cost of a newly announced Nike Distribution Center to be built in 2009 in China’s Taicang Economic Development Area in Jiangsu province, not far from Shanghai. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2010, and is being constructed next to an existing Nike manufacturing plant.