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SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

Although strategic sourcing capabilities are well established in industries ranging from automotive to electronics, they are still in the formative stages in the biotechnology sector. With their external spend increasing so fast, there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink how their sourcing structures are set up to add most value. It was formed from the November 2003 merger of Biogen, Inc.

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

When QR strategy has become saturated, companies have to find the ways to differentiate themselves, some adopt ERP system, others adopt Just-in-Time manufacturing concept. 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.

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The Strategic National Stockpile that Failed Us

NC State SCRC

ii] We observed an intense and immediate response by the Joint Acquisition Task Force to rapidly source supplies and quickly institute a robust vendor risk assessment process. health care system and risks in a supply chain dependent on global sourcing, would buffer the country from unanticipated disruptions. Procurement’s Value Proposition, London: Kogan-Page; 2014. [ii] 2003).

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. 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. China ’ s economy has grown in leaps and bounds from roughly 4% of world GDP in 2003 to 1 6% today.

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The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

A range of bad practices are observed on the visibility provided to suppliers: Failure to share forecasts with the supplier: this bad practice causes suppliers to secure their lead time by prolonging it, which has a negative effect on the customer’s sourcing flexibility. A failure to control IT consumption in production will hinder the delivery of components along the line, the waste management through the forcing of manufacturing orders and, ultimately, the calculation of the PRI.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling and Logistics

The latest smart manufacturing concept that we developed and demonstrated is the robot-on-a-cart concept for autonomous assembly or conveyer tending. As manufacturers continue to expand the various applications these systems can handle, we’ll see more firms designing lights-out facilities. . We’ll be watching this technology closely as drone manufacturers add capabilities necessary for various warehouse applications.

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