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.

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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

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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.

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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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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Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain Competition

SCM Research

This includes a thought piece by Rice & Hoppe (2001) and, more recently, a case study by Antai & Olson (2013). 2001). Many theory-testing efforts in our field are made by borrowing theories from other fields (e.g., transaction cost economics or resource-based theory ), adapting them to a supply chain context and deriving hypotheses that are eventually tested statistically. By doing so, we have reached a lot! But we also need our own theories.

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.

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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.

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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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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. In 2001, there were three of us in planning.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 2001), Making Sense of the Organization, Blackwell Publishers, Malden, MA.

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.

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). The director of Supply Chain (or inventory, manufacturing, analytics, customer order fulfillment, etc.)

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?

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.

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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.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. Headwinds: A force of resistance. Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction. When I travel from company to company and discuss the future of business processes, the term “digital” is ubiquitous. A digital fever abounds.

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

In a sobering assessment, Morgan Stanley stated that we will be entering a situation that is “worse than the global recession of 2001.”

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.

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

My New Normal: A Mother’s Heartache

Supply Chain Nation

These two events were the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and September 11, 2001. Thursday, March 12, 2020 was my last day of normal. We had family friends in from California and we enjoyed several Spring Training games (Go A’s/Go Giants), big family meals with a lot of laughter by the firepit. Going to the store for household essential and food was a hassle but surely nothing to even think about.

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.

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Building on the huge success of eWorld Procurement & Supply – which has been running bi-annually in London since 2001 – the new Procurement Summit will bring together 150 purchasing and finance professionals from across the commercial, public and third sectors. The procurement Summit 2016.

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturers can see what’s going on, review how workers’ responsibilities could be changed, and determine if the changes would save the manufacturer money, a key point in a 2001 publication on virtual reality.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

During the conversation, he thanked me as an ex-Gartner analyst for putting Ariba on problem-watch in May 2001. Cisco had a kick in the gut in 2001. Caught in this e-commerce hype, Cisco Systems did not foresee the bubble getting ready to burst in 2001. I was on my way to Peru.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was an analyst in 2001, I loved speaking to him. Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987.

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: In business since 2001, Transparix has amassed an impressive roster of clients, including Bosch, Office Depot, Footlocker, ABB, XPO Logistics and many others.

Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

She has been co-chair of the Trade Support Network’s Trade Transition Committee since 2001.

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The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

Now imagine you’re a $4B a year revenue company with 13,000 employees and over 15 corporate acquisitions since 2001. by Meranda Powers Change, even under the most ideal circumstances, is difficult. Think about how hard it is (or was!)