Supply Chain & Logistics


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/24/2007 - 20:30.




 I am responding here on RealNeo to J. Murray who is a frequent and steady contributor to Brewed Fresh Daily.  Here is the link on BFD that is relevant. 



Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 09/17/2007 - 10:00.

The photo above is a copy of a paper flyer from the RTA bus tour at August 07 Ingenuity Fest. Someone decided that photographing the new bus - which cost $860,000.00 each - in front of the Cleveland Science Center wind turbine would look dynamic. So, let's actually DO IT as Susan suggests below.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 13:06.
08/29/2007 - 17:00
08/29/2007 - 18:00

The Cleveland Port Authority has a new boss and a new plan


Cuyahoga Community College
2415 Woodland Ave Room 229 Unified Technologies Center
Cleveland, OH
United States

A Taste for Change: Sustainable Food Choices: What We Grow Matters , 2007

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:29.
02/10/2007 - 08:30
02/10/2007 - 16:30

Today, a growing movement for sustainable agriculture and locally grown food has emerged in Northeast Ohio, garnering increasing support and acceptance. Not only does this movement address many environmental and social concerns, it also offers innovative and economically viable opportunities for growers, consumers, policymakers, home gardeners, and many others in the food system. As this quiet revolution takes shape across the United States, activists in Northeast Ohio are on the leading edge and have the ability to transform the region.


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States

Happy 2nd B-Day, REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/26/2006 - 01:22.

Two weeks ago saw the second birthday of REALNEO. I started REALNEO in October, 2004, to provide “Regional Economic Action Links for North East Ohio” and implement for the region some exciting open source social networking technology. While the outcomes have not been entirely what I expected, and these years have in ways been rough, I've been thrilled to help drive and support some great developments in the community.

09.06.05 Excellence Roundtable Invitation - Optimizing New Economy Mentality

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 09/06/2005 - 07:00.
09/06/2005 - 10:30

In NEO today, we see a growing consciousness in the alternative energy and sustainability movement, a resounding catalyst in the digital cities OneCleveland phenomenum, and many other indicators that we are finally developing a vibrant new economy mentality.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

Toyota chooses Ontario for new plant

Submitted by DerekArnold on Mon, 07/04/2005 - 19:18.

There is an article ( ) from the CBC ( ) that talks about a new Toyota plant opening in Ontario. The combination of a well-trained and educated workforce, a comprehensive national healtcare plan (which saves employers money) and proximity to other employees led to choosing the Canadian facility over possible American options

One of the most telling statements is this one, made by Gerry Fedchun, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association:

"The level of the workforce in general is so high that the training program you need for people, even for people who have not worked in a Toyota plant before, is minimal compared to what you have to go through in the southeastern United States,"

Supplier Portal Web Seminar

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Mon, 04/04/2005 - 12:34.
04/21/2005 - 13:30

Drive velocity, visibility & value into your supply chain with a supplier portal and dramatically improve:

  • Customer Cervice
  • Inventory Turns
  • Procurement Costs

Companies around the globe are experiencing the benefits of the e-Ventus Supplier Portal.  Read about one local client's success in the 2005 Winter Edition of the BaaN World Users Newsletter.


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Lean Supply Solution Series

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Mon, 04/04/2005 - 12:29.
04/21/2005 - 09:00

Global marketing and global visibility are key competitive advantages in the global manufacturing market.  Please join us for discussions on:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Supply Strategies
    • Supplier Portal Advantages
      • Lean Time Reduction
      • Reduction in Transaction Processing Costs
      • Non-value added tasks eliminated
      • Inventory Reduction
      • Perfection Shipments from Suppliers Increased
  • Local Case Studies
    • Bendix CVS
    • TS Trim Industries
  • Lean Solution Demonstration
    • e-Ventus Supplier Portal

Discover how to increase Your Effectiveness, Efficiency & Competitive Edge


Summit 2 Auditorium, Independence Ohio
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REALNEO explores bringing Lean Supply and e-Collaboration tools to NEO

Submitted by Bill Vasu on Thu, 03/17/2005 - 09:08.

I attended a meeting this Wednesday morning between principals of the REALNEO team and e-Ventus , a NEO based developer of Web based supply chain management software. The meeting explored, in some considerable depth, the synergies between the transformative mission of REALNEO and the world class supply chain management and enterprise application integration tools available from e-Ventus.

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Lean Supply Solution Series

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Wed, 03/09/2005 - 12:32.
03/16/2005 - 09:00

What is the Key to Success in the Global Market?

Global Sourcing and Global Visibility!

Please join us for an interactive discussion on the many topics of Lean Supply such as, Managing a Global Supply Chain, and Lean Supply Strategies.  Additionally, we will discuss two Ohio companies that successfully implemented a Lean Supply Solution; TS Trim Industries, and Automated Packaging Systems.  e-Ventus Corporation will also provide a Lean Supply Solution demonostration.


2 Summit Park Drive, Cleveland, OH 44131
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03.02.05 NOTES roundtable@REI agenda - RAMTEC - Regional Automated Manufacturing Technology and Education Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/02/2005 - 16:22.

The RAMTEC session had a remarkable attendance of leaders in education, workforce
and economic development and all aspects of manufacturing, drawn from many
counties throughout NEO - full house. REI Executive Director Ed Morrison
introduces the context of this session
from his historical perspective
working with GE and in manufacturing, and observing manufacturing in NEO decline in many
ways - challenges are many - some manufacturers don't employ optimal practices
- lean manufacturing - basic common sense in regards to management. Some
manufacturers don't invest in product development - automation solutions - are
operating in isolation from each other - this decreases competitive strength opportunities.

Northeast Ohio EC/EDI User Group Meeting

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Tue, 01/04/2005 - 13:59.
01/18/2005 - 13:30

"The Emergence of e-Business in an EDI World" will be presented by Joe LaMantia, of e-Ventus Corporation.  Mr. LaMantia will discuss the competitive pressures that are forcing companies to become increasing more efficient.  Companies are frantically searching for enhanced methods to streamline operations, enhance service and reduce cost.  They are rapidly considering the use of e-business strategies like e-commerce, e-procurement and e-collaboration to increase their competitive advantage. 

These e-business strategies will impact the tools, technology and standards that are commonplace in companies today.  Established methods of digital communication of information, like EDI, will be significantly impacted by these strategies and may even be replaced.  e-Business will have a profound effect on a company’s business model and their relationships with their customers and suppliers. 


Brecksville Ohio Community Center Room C
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APICS Cleveland January Dinner Meeting

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Tue, 01/04/2005 - 13:54.
01/12/2005 - 17:30

Joe LaMantia of e-Ventus Corporation will be discussing "Managing Inventory in a Lean Environment!" "Competitive pressures are forcing companies to become increasingly more efficient.  Today, becoming faster, better, and cheaper is not just a worthwhile goal, it is a matter of survival! 

Join us to increase your understanding of inventory management and lean and the concepts that support it; understand the impact of 5 fundamental principles of lean theory on inventory management; learn about the challenges between traditional and lean theory; and be better prepared for the challenges presented in inventory management when you go to a lean environment."To get more information or to register for this event visit


Clarion Hotel in Independence, Ohio
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RFID is huge - SCALE value in NEO is larger

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/31/2004 - 18:24.

Few people outside the Supply Chain and Logistics Economy (SCALE) realize how huge this industry is in NEO and the world. A hot SCALE technology transforming the industry is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and many NEO economy and technology leaders are exploring how important this "cluster" is to our region's future.


Submitted by Ted Takacs on Mon, 12/20/2004 - 12:09.
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Northeast Ohio Logistics Network

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Case MSM Supply Chain Overview

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NOTES: 12/14/04 - Sustainable Transportation: An Important Driver of Economic Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/15/2004 - 09:33.

TransTech originator Herb Crowther assembled a powerful group of panelists to address a fascinating, opportune set of transportation related topics of interest to this region - developing ferry service for vehicles and people between Port of Cleveland and Canada, expanding other water-based freight service in Ohio, developing high speed rail service in Ohio, and future concepts in rail transportation. The theme was sustainable transportation.

Leading Edge Lean Supply Tool Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Mon, 11/29/2004 - 10:52.

Case Western Reserve University Doctoral Student Sean McGann was compelled to research the innovative design, development and functionality of Mx Supplier Collaboration, a leading edge Lean Supply Tool.  Mr.

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American Machinist discusses how to "Untangle Your Supply Chain"

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Tue, 11/23/2004 - 12:12.

American Machinists highlights the Bendix supplier collaboration project, which made their supply chain more efficient.

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TravelCenters of America's web-based Customer Service System

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Tue, 11/23/2004 - 12:08.

Smart Business Magazine highlights the innovative web-based customer service project of TravelCenters of America.

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Enterprise Application Integrator seamlessly connects different business systems

Submitted by Lynne Filicko on Tue, 11/23/2004 - 12:04.

Stop re-keying the same information into multiple business systems, discover Mx Data Interchange

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