Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

Supply Chains Rock

I met Ed Miller not long after I joined IBM in 2001. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Tracking the Number of US Truck Drivers

Supply Chain Digest

Despite Growth in Freight Volumes, Driver Jobs Down a Bit in 2020 vesus 2001

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The Supply Chain of the Past

Inbound Logistics

Why Inbound Logistics decided to re-publish Strikepoint, a fictional logistics novella originally published in 2001

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Distribution Centers Getting Bigger, Taller

Supply Chain Digest

Value of New Construction Goes Up and Up, While Average DC Size has Doubled Since 2001

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Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster

Clear Spider

In 2001, Cisco went from a leader in technology to inventory disaster. Cisco is a networking and IT company based in the center of California’s Silicon Valley.

Three Types of SCM Definitions

SCM Research

’s (2001) must-read article, Defining Supply Chain Management. 2001). Today, I present Mentzer et al.’s

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Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster

Clear Spider

In 2001, Cisco went from a leader in technology to inventory disaster. But by 2001, Cisco began to face barriers in their supply chain. Cisco is a networking and IT company based in the center of California’s Silicon Valley.

The Ethical Shopper: A Myth?

SCM Research

2001 ). It has often been assumed that one of the characteristics of SCM philosophy is “a customer focus to create unique and individualized sources of customer value, leading to customer satisfaction” ( Mentzer et al., This assumption has led to business models like Primark, which aim to satisfy customer needs for fashion by making incredibly cheap garments available – so cheap that many teenagers nowadays are used to throw them away after just two weeks.

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Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Canada is a pioneering country when it comes to the use of cannabis for medical purposes , where it’s been available through a doctor’s prescription since 2001. So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. Not quite. So what’s the holdup?

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Inflation is Back Up – Are you Ready?

Herlitz Inventory Management

How to Remain Profitable During Periods of High Inflation with Forward Buying. Dinner Conversations at the Herlitz House. Growing up with a father who developed inventory management software for a living spawned some interesting conversations around the dinner table.

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Yet in 2001, the Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection because the company failed to make the smooth transition from analog to digital cameras. Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Among those who have denied this suggestion is Ramsay (2001) , whereas, in his recent essay, Barney (2012) has argued that SCM can, “at least in some settings”, be such a source. There is an ongoing debate in supply chain management research about whether or not resource-based theory suggests that supply chain management can be a source of sustained competitive advantage for a firm.

o9 Solutions and vTradEx successfully entered Chinese market

o9 Solutions

Founded in 2001, vTradEx is the leading provider of intelligent cloud solutions that redefine supply chain execution for global organizations operating in China.

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How to Find Business Opportunities Amid the Coronavirus Supply Chain Crisis

ToolsGroup

Apple launched the iPod in 2001 during the dot.com bubble. Here are ideas for grasping opportunities in the midst of the Coronavirus supply chain challenges. The coronavirus’ supply chain and business impacts are being felt around the world and in our backyards: this strange time is slamming markets, causing confusion and changing patterns of normality. A common reaction seems to be to close shop, hoard toilet paper and canned goods and expect the worst.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. A few of the most infamous are listed below. The common thread? Each of these events was completely devastating to the company concerned. Company. Problem. Impact.

How 3PLs help make multichannel and global expansion easy

TradeGecko

In fact, as of 2017, 90% of Fortune 500 companies in the US used one or more 3PL, an increase from 46% in 2001. The use of 3PLs, also known as third-party logistics providers, is on the rise. multichannel Inventory Management eCommerce Logistics

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first presented in June 2001 outlined where we were in supply chain and what we needed to do. In 2001, we were in trouble, but in 2004, we had made a lot of progress. Our chairman in September 2001, announced business write-downs in our interim results, and committed that supply chain would be a strategic imperative. In 2001, there were three of us in planning. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts.

Marketing During COVID-19: Time to Recalibrate?

Logistics Marketing Advisors

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was coordinating a marketing planning session at a Chicago hotel with most of the management team for the 3PL that I then ran marketing for.

FedEx ranked 12th most admired company

Logistics Middle East

The international organisation, which has ranked among the world''s 20 most admired firms since 2001, also took the top spot in the delivery industry

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

3) SuperEfficient Company : Michael Hammer (2001) explained that, the true challenge was to streamline the process you share with other companies. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality? This articles will show you more about the theoretical background , related concepts and 7 elements you need to achieve this goal. Literature Review Supply chain integration has been around as early as 1989. Graham C.

How Companies Can Break the Hoarding Habit

MIT Supply Chain

Recall how in 2001 leading tech companies?—?notably A potent reminder of the insecurities associated with Covid-19 is the hoarding of toilet paper by consumers during the early days of the pandemic.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. I hate prediction articles. However, this morning over coffee, my fingers hunger to write this post. I am not sure why. It may be that I am growing tired of hubris and market hype. I writhe in my seat at most conferences and count the number of times the word “digital” is used in presentations. I am often uncomfortable.

eWorld Procurement & Supply

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2001, this acclaimed business forum has provided a unique insight into the latest developments in electronic commerce for senior purchasing, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Date: 3 March 2015. Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK. Organiser: Revolution Events. URL: [link].

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Date: 27 September 2016. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: www.eworld-procurement.com/. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation.

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

I started covering Gains in 2001 as an analyst at Gartner. 90, then 80, followed by 76. The highway rolls ahead of me. There are endless mile markers. It is a long day. Today, I am cruising major freeways traveling from Chicago to my new home in Pennsylvania. Against my friends’ advice, I decided to drive to speak to 120 business leaders at the Gains Systems event. The rain delays through the summer soured me on air travel. The sun is shining.

eWorld Procurement & Supply – 22 September 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Date: 22 September 2015. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: [link]. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. The UK’s most comprehensive business forum for Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain Technologies.

eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply, in association with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Date: 2 March 2016. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: www.eworld-procurement.com. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation.

Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Founded in 2001, Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) listed on the NASDAQ First North Premier are renowned for enabling the digitization of sales and distribution processes across more than 50 markets.

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7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

3) SuperEfficient Company : Michael Hammer (2001) explained that, the true challenge was to streamline the process you share with other companies. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality? This articles will show you more about the theoretical background , related concepts and 7 elements you need to achieve this goal. Literature Review Supply chain integration has been around as early as 1989. Graham C.

Buyers, B-17 Bombers, and Heedful Interrelating…Musings for the Week

NC State SCRC

Weick (2001)notes that an example of “less heedful interrelating” is Winston Churchill’s reconstruction of why he failed to see that Singapore was vulnerable to land invasion in the Second World War. These four lapses are lapses of interconnection in gathering information about unexpected events (Weick, 2001). 2001), Making Sense of the Organization, Blackwell Publishers, Malden, MA.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 15 questions about Chinese supply chains. Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But as China becomes not only the factory of the world but the ‘Mall of the world’ this can no longer be true. trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Did You Know That … The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001. The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Today is September 11. As a kid who grew up in Brooklyn with a view of the Twin Towers from my bedroom window, I will never forget. How I yearn, sometimes, to go back to my childhood bedroom, back to those hot.

The Procurement Summit – 17 November 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Building on the huge success of eWorld Procurement & Supply – which has been running bi-annually in London since 2001 – the Procurement Summit brings together 150 purchasing and finance professionals from across the commercial, public and third sectors. The Procurement Summit. Date: 17 November 2015. Venue: The Midland Hotel, Manchester. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: www.procurement-summit.co.uk.

The ROI Challenge for Supply Chain Projects: Lessons from The Trenches by an Aging Jedi Knight

Arkieva

Two of my favorites are Kroeger (2014) and John Milne’s IBM application for central planning (2001). Stu Reed, IBM Vice President, Supply-Chain Development and Deployment, made this observation (Milne 2001) –“ what we have here is a process transformation that was hardened by the application of information technology that was set upon the fundamentals of key operations research theory ”.