Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

For the first time since I started this blog in 2005 I will be posting an email from one of my fantastic readers. 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.

Green Supply Chain News on Review of Walmart 2016 Global Responsibility Report

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Says it Reached its 2005 Goal of Doubling Fleet Efficiency by 2015. Social Focus Continues to Expand

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Truck Driver Pay Easily Explains Driver Shortage

Supply Chain Digest

Real Wages Fell 20 to 25 Percent after 2005, Just Now Getting Back to those Levels after Major Increases in Past Two years

The Governance of Global Value Chains

SCM Research

Gereffi, Humphrey and Sturgeon (2005) take a transaction-based political economy perspective to explain The Governance of Global Value Chains. 2005). It can be very insightful to see how supply chains are viewed in other research fields.

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Lenovo

Supply Chain Opz

However, the majority of Lenovo''s supply chain case studies focus on the use of information system and the benefits of the acquisition of IBM’s PC business in 2005.

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


Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005). Product development within the U.S.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The fuel supply chain could be one of many chains affected by a hurricane, especially if the hurricane threatens the Gulf of Mexico hampering the oil fields like Katrina did in 2005.

Food Giant Tells Its Supply Chain To Reduce GHG

Ryder Exchange

We’ve had specific GHG targets in place for our direct operations since 2005. General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Appterra’s 11th birthday


11 years ago in June 2005, Charlie Alsmiller founded the company, with just a laptop and a room in the back of our attorney’s office with no customers and no business plan.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Spairliners, founded in 2005, to provide spare parts for Airbus A380 planes (the largest passenger airliner in the world). In the design of planning systems, it is important to think through the elements.

Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

2005): Supply chain collaboration: Making sense of the strategy continuum. The annual Citation of Excellence Awards recognize “the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world” Emerald Group Publishing Limited has now announced the winners of the 2012 Awards. All awarded articles are obviously well worth reading.

7 Laws of Successful Supply Chain Alliance

Supply Chain Opz

In order to increase the efficiency of the whole supply chain, modern businesses relies on the stronger and closer relationship with their trading partners. In this article, the basic supply chain alliances concept together with the critical success factors will be presented.

Is Mexico the New China? Why Manufacturers are Nearshoring and Re-shoring

Ryder Exchange

Scavone joined Ryder in 2005 and most recently served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for the Supply Chain Solutions segment. In Part One of this series, we explored various aspects of the U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Renaissance and how companies are adjusting to meet its challenges.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s 32 degrees this morning. Chance of snow and freezing rain later this afternoon. This can only mean one thing: Opening Day for my son’s baseball team is upon us. His first two games of the season are tomorrow afternoon.

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Garment Workers in BRICS Countries Cannot Afford Basic Quality of Life

Material Handling & Logistics

They analyzed garment industry wages in 2005 in the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China. This figure is equal to almost double the cost of this labor in BRIC in 2005.


Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

The USA says it intends to reduce emissions by 26-28 percent below its 2005 level by 2025 , trying hard for the upper limit. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


An IATA workgroup for XML messaging dates back to September 2005 but has yet to finish the job of converting all the old EDI message standards to XML. This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. Digital is an attitude…that has to do with serving our customers better.

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RELEX Solutions’ Mikko Kärkkäinen Named a 2018 SDCE “Pro to Know”

RELEX Solutions

In 2005, he co-founded RELEX Solutions which quickly became one of the fastest growing retail planning companies in Europe and North America and now has over 200 customers across six continents. Read PDF.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Kirsten Watson The term crowdsourcing—the process of obtaining ideas, services or information by soliciting feedback from a large group of people—has existed since 2005.

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

The data is from a 2005 research paper by Kevin Hendricks and Vinod Singhal on “ The Effect of Supply Chain Disruptions on Long-term Shareholder Value, Profitability, and Share Price Volatility.” Why is supply chain risk management important? Why should CEOs and CFOs care?

RELEX Solutions Names Stefano Scandelli Senior Vice President Sales EMEA

RELEX Solutions

Founded in 2005 in Finland by three logistics scientists, RELEX Solutions is growing rapidly and has now more than 200 customers, over 400 employees and 11 offices across Europe and North America. Read PDF. RELEX Solutions has appointed Stefano Scandelli as Senior Vice President Sales EMEA with the aim of supporting the company’s rapid growth on the European market.

Navigating the Unknowns of E-Commerce: Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Talking Logistics

Originally proposed in 2005, the planned facility no longer makes sense because “the nature of retail has changed since the project was announced 12 years ago,” said Delia Garcia, Walmart’s senior director of communications, as reported in the Merced Sun-Star. The nature of retail has indeed changed since 2005.

4 Surprising Trends Driving Change in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Ryder Exchange

Scavone joined Ryder in 2005 and most recently served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for the Supply Chain Solutions segment. Part Three: Take care of your customer’s customer.

7 Laws of Successful Supply Chain Alliances - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In the article named " Supply Chain Alliances, Rhetoric and Reality " by Fawcett et al 2005, alliances can be classified as below, 1) Transactional Relationship or Arms Length Relationship (no formal relationship). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy.

4 Surprising Trends Driving Change in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Ryder Exchange

Scavone joined Ryder in 2005 and most recently served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for the Supply Chain Solutions segment. Part Four: Why Disruptions Aren’t Interruptions in Supply Chains.

4 Surprising Trends Driving Change in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Ryder Exchange

Scavone joined Ryder in 2005 and most recently served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for the Supply Chain Solutions segment. Fast moving transformation in the nation’s industrial manufacturing sector is driving change in how companies manage their supply chains.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

They first appeared on the scene in 2005. Tomorrow starts a new year. It will take me awhile to adjust. Intellectually, while I will know that year has changed, I will screw-up time, and time, again by writing 2014 on documents for many, many months.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Before joining Kewill in 2005, she worked at Jontek and Unisys. Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. However, the process involves a lot of moving pieces within the supply chain making visibility and collaboration more important than ever.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With a July 31 deadline to extend highway funding, the House approved this week an $8 billion bill to extend federal transportation funding through December 2015 — the 34th highway funding patch since 2005. My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report


While inventories had steadily grown since 2005 at 5-percent annually, growth of inventories in 2015 flattened out. 2015 was a different year for the logistics industry.

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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Big weather events, like Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers hustle to move freight out of the way of the impending onslaught.

Consumers Have More Choices than Ever this Holiday Shopping Season

Supply Chain Nation

According to Forbes, Cyber Monday – November 28 this year – is still the largest shopping day of not only the Thanksgiving weekend, but the year, having grown more than 16% since the phrase was first coined back in 2005. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the retail supply chain continues to ramp up for the holidays.

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

It was an appropriate theme for Descartes, a company that has grown and evolved its solution footprint significantly over the past decade, with 28 acquisitions since 2005, including 7 acquisitions since the last user conference in 2013.

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