In 2021, a Relook a the MIT Supply Chain 2020 Project from 2004

Supply Chain Digest

Rediscovering Dr. Larry Lapides Search for Supply Chain Excellence

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, according to figures from the Institute for Supply Management released on March 1. ISM reports that the expansion is being fueled by improving global economies and firm business investment.


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How Prescient was Gartner on the Path RFID in 2004

Supply Chain Digest

Then Analyst Jeff Woods was Mostly Spot on in Predicting Disillusionment Just as Walmart Mandate was Getting Started


A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

This global manufacturer of agricultural equipment began their journey to improved supply chain resiliency in 2004. AGCO is a supply chain success story. This is the inside story of AGCO's response to the pandemic and how they developed such an agile supply chain. Agility does not just happen.

Industry Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing and Digitalisation of Supply Chain-Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Mr Singh was the Chief Executive of SATS Airport Services from 1998 to 2004. He was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of SATS in 2004, where he held the position till his retirement in 2009. INTRODUCTION.

The Great Robot Epiphany

SVT Robotics

I had been in the industry since 2004, back when most people did not associate warehouses and robotics. In 2015, I noticed a sudden and dramatic shift of mindset in warehousing automation. For over a decade, I was an evangelist for using sophisticated automation in warehouses.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. Thanks to competitive wages, free trade agreements and a strong location, the nation has proven to be an attractive investment opportunity for major automakers looking to build new assembly lines.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2004, I worked with a Midwest North American meatpacker to help define its supply chain strategy. In 2004, I worked with the client to help define specifications and shortlist potential solutions.

A Successful Remote Work Model

Circle View

Best Buy launched a remote work pilot in 2004 It was met with some resistance, especially in management After some adjustments, culture became accepting The program was successful in reducing employee turnover The Covid-19 pandemic forced a large percentage of workers into remote situations, flipping our expectations and habits in a short period.

What You Need To Know To Maintain A Successful Remote Work Model

Circle View

Best Buy launched a remote work pilot in 2004 It was met with some resistance, especially in management After some adjustments, culture became accepting The program was successful in reducing employee turnover The Covid-19 pandemic forced a large percentage of workers into remote situations, flipping our expectations and habits in a short period.

Systems for a More Efficient Yard Management Process


Improving the Yard Management Process Since 2004. There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain must be as efficient as possible.

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Quick guide to shipping containers from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport

Since its entry into the European Union in 2004, Poland has become a popular source of goods for American firms. If your company wants to enjoy the advantages Poland can provide, you’ll need to get up to speed on shipping containers from Poland to the USA. Poland shipping

Inflation is Back Up – Are you Ready?

Herlitz Inventory Management

How to Remain Profitable During Periods of High Inflation with Forward Buying. Dinner Conversations at the Herlitz House. Growing up with a father who developed inventory management software for a living spawned some interesting conversations around the dinner table.

Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Supply Chain Shaman

In Table 1, I share research collected for the Supply Chains to Admire analysis on the average days of inventory by industry across the period of 2004 to 2019 by increments to match economic shifts.

We can land an autonomous vehicle on Mars but not our interstates?

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2004, the Mars Exploration Rovers A and B, named Spirit and Opportunity, drove around for longer distances directed by human instruction while utilizing visual servoing technology to navigate. How NASA’s Mars Rover is helping to chart a path for autonomous trucks. By Dr. Al Kelly.

What the 2020 Nobel Prize Means for SCM

SCM Research

Let us not forget the important work on auctions that has already been conducted in our discipline, for example by Wagner & Schwab (2004) , Hartley and her coauthors (2006) and Carter & Kaufmann (2007) , to name just a few.

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Upgrading to One Integrated Suite for all Logistics Operations with Naval Sabharwal

The Logistics of Logistics

He served the Logistics stream of the Indian Air Force for 20 years before taking pre-mature retirement in September 2004 as a Wing Commander.

Time to rethink: How much further can your business go?

DELMIA Quintiq

It was a record store chain in the UK, which closed down in 2004 in the wake of digital music consumption. What does the future hold for your business? And what can you do to ensure a leading position in the market 10 years from now? I was talking to a postal company the other day that didn’t have the answer to either question. Postal companies are seeing a three percent drop in volume every year, racking up huge losses. The postal company I met with was no exception.

Applying History’s Lessons to New Resiliency Plans

CH Robinson Logistics

However, we saw similar supply chain outages associated with the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Japan’s earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. At this time last year, global supply chains were already in trouble.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

This case study from 2004 outlines a process to manage complexity and improve agility. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions. Why is this an important topic?

Campbell Soup Company upgrades Demand Sensing

Supply Chain Movement

In 2004, Campbell Soup Company was the first company to implement Terra’s solutions and reap the benefits of Demand Sensing’s improved forecast accuracy. Campbell Soup Company, will upgrade to the newest version of Terra Technology’s Demand Sensing solution. “Sensing product demand is particularly important in today’s increasingly complex marketplace,” said Patrick Folan, Vice President of Supply Chain for Campbell Soup Company in a press release of January 21, 2014.

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A. Fashion industry is one of the most primitive form of supply chain management and its practices have been extended, adopted and become the best practices that we use today. This article will show you the development of fashion industry and how one company manages to bring the operations into the next level. Fashion SCM 1.0 In 1984, US Apparel Industry created the task force called " Crafted With Pride in the U.S.A.

7 Best Customer Service Books CEOs Read

Supply Chain Opz

2004). We evaluate books related to customer service based on sales rank, reviews/endorsement by leading business leaders and show you the best customer service books. Finding Best Customer Service Books When we talk about customer service, people will usually think about the hotel and tourism business or banking business where products are less physically or tangible.

Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

When I started doing business in China back in 2004, a general factory worker used to earn around RMB2,600 a month. So I hope that this will make you stop and think carefully about where to base your production, and why – just as I did when first encountering China in 2004. China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain.

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Supplier Diversity Part II: Supplier Diversity on the World Stage


Since 2004, Canada has benefited from the establishment of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) that has worked tirelessly to ” facilitate business relationships with Canadian corporations and supplier organizations owned by Aboriginals and minorities.”

Shipping between USA and Poland: Five things you should know

I.C.E. Transport

Shipping from the US to Poland, or vice versa, has grown much simpler since Poland joined the European Union in 2004. If you’ve ever had qualms about selling into Poland, or sourcing from that country, it’s time to stop worrying. As you consider opportunities in Poland, here are some facts about shipping to keep in mind: ocean shipping European Shipping

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


Environmental Management Systems (EMS): The two major standards ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 offers the needs for an EMS and suggests common EMS guidelines. Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. In a standard supply chain process, it has been observed by the economists the rising concern on climate change and growing pressure on the firms to decrease the carbon footprint.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, SAP launched technology platforms: NetWeaver in 2004 followed by HANA 2.0 Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field. Fourth quarter public market results coupled with tax and tariff uncertainty define a shifting market.

Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

The birth of today’s digital freight marketplaces dates back to 2004, to a patent application that became a patent in 2010 – U.S. Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. patent 7.755,518 B2 – Dynamic and Predictive Information System and Method for Shipping Assets and Transport. Click here for the rest of this The Loadstar contribution.

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

Ancak 2004’te di?er From 2001 until the end of 2004 the production was done in a traditional mass-production manner for one of the world’s biggest underwear brands from the USA. In 2004, the Fed’s dollarisation strategy was starting to have an effect on the local currencies against the USD. At the end of 2004, we had to stop the operations for the US market and we started to explore alternative possibilities. rgiyim imalatç?s? Narkonteks Yönetim Kurulu Ba?kan?

Re-thinking the Strategic National Stockpile


had been allocated on anthrax vaccines that were never shown to be effective, for a threat that was never really validated, which dated back to 2004. I recently testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, along with three other witnesses.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


factory activity has risen to the highest levels since 2004, in response to the active hurricane season as well. The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints.

What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

Talking Logistics

A LeanLogistics employee since 2004, Chris served as the lead technologist of several initiatives including optimization, LeanFleet®, LeanSource®, and LeanDex® before taking his current role. It was 30 years ago that Robert Fulghum first published his collection of essays “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” In the title essay, he provided a list of how to live, what to do, and how to be. First and foremost on his list was “share everything.”

7 Ways to Create Perfect Agile Supply Chain Machine

Supply Chain Opz

Triple-A Supply Chain In 2004, Professor Hau Lee of Stanford University published the article titled " The Triple-A Supply Chain " in Harvard Business Review. Agile Supply Chain concept has been discussed widely but the definition can be a bit vague. In this article, we will explain how agile supply chain theories were developed and 7 ways to create agility in your organization.

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