Supply Chain by the Numbers: Week of October 22, 2009

-October 22, 2009


This Week’s Supply Chain by the Numbers – Tesco's Carbon Footprint, Global Trade Management, Caterpillar Sales, J.B. Hunt Operating Revenue


The Supply Chain and Logistics Numbers Worth Knowing This Week: Tesco Leaving an Impression on Suppliers, Stanford Global Trade Management Process Model -Many Steps in the Right Direction, Caterpillar Sales Emerging from Cocoon, J.B. Hunt Shoots Down Q3 Operating Revenue Decline



Amount reduction in the “carbon footprint” UK retailer Tesco is now demanding of its suppliers for products it sources by 2020, according to the company’s CEO this week.




The number of individual steps identified in a new, comprehensive process model for global trade management, as developed by Drs. Warren Hausman and Hau Lee at Stanford University and described in a Videocast this week on Supply Chain Digest. To view this broadcast, go to: Global Trade Management Videocast.


Estimate for the likely range in the increase in its sales in 2010, according to the equipment giant Caterpillar during this week’s Q3 earnings call, as the company was generally bullish on business investment.


The year-over-year decline in Q3 operating revenue, excluding fuel surcharges, reported by trucking giant JB Hunt this week, not great results by any means, but less disastrous than some analysts were expecting given the freight depression. The company made $40 million in the quarter, down 33% from last year, but a profit nonetheless.