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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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. When an “e” proceeded every strategy.). Fear abounds. Growth is slowing. Amazon is expanding. Unlikely players are driving change. For example, Google/Tesla are redefining automotive.

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.

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. When the news about the World Trade Center attack hit, the rest of that morning was spent absorbing the devastating news and communicating with loved ones. But it was clear no one was traveling home, even if they wanted to, since all flights were cancelled. Logistics Marketing Marketing Logistics

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. billion in inventory charges in April 2001. I was on my way to Peru. I scooted into an aisle seat and sat beside a stranger. He begrudgingly let me slide my bag under the center seat.

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.

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 – 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.

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. While the Flintstones rolled around in crude vehicles with stone wheels, the Jetsons rode high over the city buildings in airborne space craft. Robots and automation enriched the Jetsons’ lives.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 ”.

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.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2001, INTTRA was a joint venture between CMA-CGM, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC, and UASC. E2open is acquiring INTTRA pending federal approval. Is this a knot to be tied? Does this deserve congratulations or concern? Here I share some thoughts. Reflections.

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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.

An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a Gartner analyst in 2001, there were over 120 B2b platforms. Across from me, sits an empty chair. In fact, sadly, there are many empty chairs in the room. Five people canceled at the last minute due to travel restrictions.

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed […]. The post Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business appeared first on SYSPRO US.