The Supply Chain of the Past

Inbound Logistics

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

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.

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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.

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?

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?

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.

The History of the Shipping Container


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.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket. In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. And steadily, over the last three decades, mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the process, the banks got bigger and business networks grew more complex.

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

Talking Logistics

Simply put, if you’re still running systems from 2001 (when Windows XP was first released) and have fallen behind on downloading patches and security updates, you’re playing with fire and have nobody but yourself to blame when disaster strikes.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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!)

Healthcare Supply Chains Face Financial & Regulatory Challenges

Ryder Exchange

CAGR in the 1970s through 2000, to 7% CAGR from 2001 to 2008, and less than 4% through 2012, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the senior market is set to explode.

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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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m.

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The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing


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.

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.

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

I have been an industry analyst covering the market– Gartner, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and my own company Supply Chain Insights– since 2001. Today hurricane Nate’s north winds are pushing against the bayous of Louisiana.

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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Counterfeits: The Enemy of China’s Innovation Economy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

As China grew richer (over 1 million millionaires and 109 million middle class Chinese with wealth of between US$50,000 and US$500,000) and as China became a member of WTO in 2001, China continues to the world’s largest producers of counterfeit products. Christopher Tang.

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Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Looking back at history… When I was a Gartner analyst in 2001, I tracked over 400 trading exchanges. Today’s supply chain is inside-out. Companies wait and process orders. They cannot sense and respond to demand. It is a struggle.

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.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

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.

How Manufacturing in the US Continues to Grow Despite Fears Over Higher Costs, Lower Percentage of GDP & Election-Year Woes


The first recovery was from 2001 to 2007, but it was halted with the Great Recession of 2008. On July 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management announced the manufacturing index rose to 53.2 in June, reports The Chronicle Herald , alluding to a potential increase in overall U.S. GDP, which holds major hopes for the future of manufacturing. Yet, the renewed scrutiny of Clinton for her emails and unstable politics continue to frighten many U.S.

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains


The cost of genome sequencing in 2001 was $100M per sequence. One major technological development is being able to map genomes for products. A genome is all of a living thing’s genetic material.

Three Types of SCM Definitions

SCM Research

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

Managing Supply Chain Relationships with German Managers


My interest in writing became important to me in 2001 after I gained an MA in Applied Linguistics and I started to move into writing as a means of securing an income. Germany companies are becoming more commonplace in not just automotive supply chains (BMW, Bosch, Daimler), but in chemicals (BASF), pharmaceuticals (Bayer), industrial manufacturing (Siemens), and software (SAP).

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


million manufacturing jobs traveled overseas to China between 2001 and 2013, not counting millions of other jobs outsourced overseas through the close of the 20 th century and spurring the demand for change in the political conversation.

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


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.)

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Overall, from 2001 to 2008 average Asian wages increased 7.1-7.8%, and currently meet or exceed U.S. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences.

Kewill Noted by Smithsonian as Key Player in the Postal Service


Kewill was also instrumental in the Postal Service’s development and deployment of Delivery Confirmation in 1999 and Signature Confirmation in 2001. Kewill is proud of its long and collaborative history with the United States Postal Service. We have been helping people all over the world send and receive mail – over a billion pieces of mail since 1975.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Yes, many stores are still stuck in 2001 when it comes to their IT capabilities, and theyll need more than a flux capacitor to get back to the future. At the top of my family tree, the one planted here after my parents arrived from Cuba, youll find a small bodega nestled in the branches.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery


Up there in the space-bound cargo stakes, in 2001, Pizza Hut became the first company in history to deliver pizza to residents living in outer space. We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001. . . Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days.

Back to the future of public transport


An artist and a cartoonist for the magazine, Strothmann envisioned the future of transportation in 2001: Flying buses and trams, sky stations, and private zeppelins instead of cars. We may not have met Strothman’s vision for public transport in 2001, but what if we had?

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Today is September 11. I never forget. Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation. Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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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.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

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According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed!