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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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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The Supply Chain of the Past

Inbound Logistics

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

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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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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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.

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 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.

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.)

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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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.

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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.

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?

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

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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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?

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.

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.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?

NC State SCRC

At that point, production and system operations commence (DSMC, 2001). Product development within the U.S. defense industry tends to follow a waterfall-phased lifecycle development approach beginning at the concept level and concluding at the subsystem/component level.

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

Cerasis

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.

[Video] Sanofi Genzyme trends in pharmaceutical supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The pharmaceutical company is the result of a takeover by Sanofi in 2001. by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series. Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

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!

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.

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.

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.

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Cerasis

Since their inclusion in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 (at the beginning of a decade of precipitous decline in U.S. Depending on who you ask, it’s either the best of times or the worst of times for global trade. Protectionists villainize trade as damaging to U.S.

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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!)

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.

Multi-item Scales Utilized in Logistics Research

SCM Research

2013) , found that not less than 980 scales were used in four journals related to logistics (IJLM, IJPDLM, JBL, TJ) between 2001 and 2010. A Compendium of Multi-Item Scales Utilized in Logistics Research (2001–10): Progress Achieved Since Publication of the 1973–2000 Compendium. A few months ago, I presented the Handbook of Management Scales , an online collection of previously used multi-item measurement scales ( see post ).

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.

Managing Supply Chain Relationships with German Managers

NC State SCRC

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).

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

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.

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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