Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak. While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Effective Federal Highway Tax Revenues Continue to Fall

Supply Chain Digest

Despite Continued Rise in Vehicle Miles Travelled, Federal Fuel Tax Revenues are Down Since 2003

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Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts

SCM Research

Today I would like to talk about Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts , a chapter written by Cachon (2003). 2003). It has become the standard reference when it comes to teaching some key supply chain models. Coordination between the members of a supply chain is certainly very relevant but also challenging. Because the members of a supply chain are typically concerned with optimizing their own objectives, their actions might not lead to optimal supply chain performance.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Back in 2003, when RFID commercialization was accelerating out of MIT, major retailers announced an initiative that required all suppliers to tag pallet deliveries with RFID.

Supply Chain News on John Hill Unplugged Part 2, 12 Years Later

Supply Chain Digest

Dan Gilmore Catches Up for s Second Interview with the Legendary John Hill, After the First One in 2003

Supply Chain Operating Networks are Finally Beginning to Emerge

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC prefers the term “supply chain operating network,” which we have been writing about since 2003. The concept of a network of networks – a network that rides on top of other networks and leverages those other network’s data – has been in existence for a while. While the terms are in use, what has not been present is an actual working example of a supply chain operating network. That may be about to change. […].

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2003 Walmart told suppliers they were required to affix radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to pallets and cases within three years.

RoHS exemptions may expire in July

Loftware

Adopted in 2003, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive has prohibited the use of six different hazardous substances in electronics manufacturing since it took effect in Europe in 2006.

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Viral Disruption in the Supply Chain: COVID-19 vs SARS

Logistics Bureau

Because the 2003 outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), originated in China, as COVID-19 did last December, comparisons are not only inevitable but also useful. percent of global GDP in 2003.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on A Check on US Inventory Trends

Supply Chain Digest

The US Inventory to Sales Ratio Now Back Where It was in 2003

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Global Supply Chains

Shipchain

Although initially compared to the SARS outbreak, Coronavirus seems to be hitting much harder and much more quickly than the 2003 epidemic. More industries are dependent on China than ever before, especially when compared to how the global picture looked in 2003.

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Fourth of July Spectacular

Logistics Viewpoints

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has been conducting its annual Independence Day survey with Prosper Insights & Analytics since 2003. Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a holiday celebrating American independence, fireworks, and backyard BBQs.

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Showing Creativity in SCM Research

SCM Research

A colleague recently recommended the following article to me: Mansfield (2003): Spatializing Globalization: A “Geography of Quality” in the Seafood Industry. Herein, the author takes a look at the quality of products in that industry.

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers.

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Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Adjusted for inflation, federal purchases have fallen by about 19 percent since 2003, while purchases by states and localities have fallen by about 5 percent.

Supply chain in control with coronavirus

Supply Chain Movement

During the outbreak of the SARS epidemic in 2003, I was an expat in Taiwan. Slowly but surely, everyone is realizing that supplies from China are stagnating as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Containers are stuck at the ports in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about SCONs in 2003, and over the past decade we’ve seen the rise of network providers such as Ariba, Descartes, GT Nexus, Elemica, E2open, LeanLogistics, One Network, and others that are the Facebook equivalents in the supply chain and logistics world.

How the Term “Supply Chain Management” Was Coined

SCM Research

Interestingly, in a 2003 strategy+business article , Oliver has revealed that, looking for a catchy phrase, his consulting team originally proposed the term “integrated inventory management” (I2M).

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Supplier Risk Management Considerations for the Coronavirus Outbreak

ivalua

When comparing this outbreak with the outbreak of SARS in 2003 it is striking to see how quickly Coronavirus has eclipsed SARS in the number of infections.

Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

Kinaxis

On June 11, 2003, Walmart CIO announced that the company would require its 100 top suppliers to implement radio-frequency identification (RFID) – technology that promised fast-tracking of items and, ultimately, a more efficient supply chain.

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Zara who is the fashion retailer in Spain, has managed to get the attention from academics and the first case study about its strategies was published by Harvard Business School in 2003.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations.

Responsible Jewelry = Traceable Jewelry

Sourcemap

When the Kimberley Scheme for conflict-free diamonds was introduced in 2003, it was one of the earliest traceability programs in ethical sourcing. But bagging and tagging rough stones is no longer the best practice: today some producers laser-etch polished stones with unique serial numbers.

Integrated Supply Chain Technology: What Does It Mean?

Talking Logistics

Back in 2003, for example, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO at the time, emailed a colleague that “within the year every analyst will agree that best of breed is dead — except at dog shows.” The need to take a holistic and integrated perspective of your supply chain has always been important, but it’s even more critical today as customer expectations around cost, quality, and service become more demanding.

A Surprising Career Journey

JDA software

In 2003, our leadership and engagement model changed, separating recruiting from the role of the HR business partner (HRBP). Anna Cruz, vice president, Human Resources, has been with JDA for more than 20 years.

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Mr. Chandler remarked that the Company fell into the biobased product industry in 2003 by accident. That chain of events in 2003 led to millions of dollars in sales and growth of the Company’s brand.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

Author information Jennie Dannecker Marketing Coordinator at Stanley Vidmar Jennie Dannecker serves as Marketing Coordinator for Stanley Vidmar, where she has also held roles such as Government Marketing Manager and others since 2003. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.”

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Since the outbreak of SARS in 2003, the last major epidemic to hit China, the country has become even more important as a source of key components and materials as well as finished consumer goods.

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The COVID-19 Supply Chain Hit Could Trigger Recession in Australia

Logistics Bureau

McKibbin, who did ground-breaking work when he examined the impact of the 2003 SARS epidemic, says if COVID-19 goes global it could carve about 2 percent from Australian growth, but if it becomes more lethal, Australia’s GDP would plunge 7.9

This Week in Logistics News (October 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

This series also marked the first time since 2003 that the Cubs have won a post-season series at all. Cubs win! Cub win! And for the first time in the 100 years the Cubs have been playing at Wrigley Field, they clinched a post-season series at home. As Jason Stark pointed out, this was the 7,907th game played at Wrigley – and they finally clinched a series at home. As a life-long Red Sox fan, […]. This Week in News Baidu diesel Instacart trucking UBER UPS

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

Back in 2003, Zeiger wrote, “In some cases, [suppliers insist], the requirements are petty, arbitrary or even illogical. Retailer compliance initiatives can lead to efficiency,” HighBeam Research, 1 October 2003. [3] Walmart recently made headlines when it toughened delivery demands for its suppliers.

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9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

In 2003 I moved from the United States to Norway and started to work for Höegh Autoliners. An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners. Christian Olsen.

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How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Many have compared this outbreak to the SARS emergency of 2003. With the holidays over and 2020 underway, one of the biggest challenges facing today’s supply chain is the current public health scare and its associated disruption in the supply chain.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Provider in ASIA in 2003 & 2004, In 2008, the Society won the Supply Chain Asia Education. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Multi Currency ERP for Small Businesses – EMERGE App

EMERGE App

In 2003 two of the top 10 trading nations were from Asia. Why You Need to Deal with Multiple Currencies. You’ve most likely heard of the phrase, “Money Makes The World Go Round” from a famous musical play.