6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians

Supply Chain Opz

More comprehensive approach can be found in the article " A conceptual model for the application of Six Sigma methodologies to supply chain improvement " by Knowles et al 2005. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

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.

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Wal-Mart Once Again One of the First to Respond to Natural Disaster

Supply Chain Matters

Within the current case studies related to supply chain disruption and risk mitigation are how specific companies, specifically Wal-Mart and other home improvement retailers such as Home Depot were able to successfully respond to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina that struck the United States Gulf Coast region in 2005.

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.

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 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.

Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company


I liked working on different things, and so working with Rob involved always working on new and emerging problems. In 2005 a large software company gave us a project: They wanted to enter the ERP space but the cost for an end to end tool would be enormous, and involved too much risk. This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak.

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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.

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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


2005). There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books.

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.

Upping our Game without Disrupting Yours

ModusLink Corporation

Since opening its doors in 2005, the Brno center has grown 327 percent and served as the logistics hub for top brands needing to reach a global customer base. In mid-2015, ModusLink was pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Solution Center in Brno, Czech Republic.

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?

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.

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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Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery


Amazon pioneered free shipping in 2005, began offering Sunday deliveries in 2014, and introduced Amazon Prime which guarantees subscribers unlimited free two-day shipping. Last mile delivery is going to change significantly over the next few decades.

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.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


The only time it was higher was in December 2005, when it had briefly crossed $15. This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

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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.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?


In 2005, I engaged with Sonoco Products, a packaging products and services company, to initiate some work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Frequently, I get asked the question, “What is the value of S&OP?” ” When I get the question, I smile.

FOCUS 2015 – Highlights From Day Two

Supply Chain Nation

From JDA’s inception in 1985; to the first customer event in 2005; through all of the acquisitions; to 2014’s new identity – plan to deliver; to now. The second day at FOCUS proved to be as fun and informative as the first – maybe even a bit more!

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


This growing association of supply chain management with strategy is reflected in the Council of Logistics Management’s changing its name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in 2005. History of Supply Chain Management.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. As an analyst in the supply chain market for 15 years, I have written many articles on best-of-breed technology companies purchased by a larger company.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units. As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016.

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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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Since 2005, U.S. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring. We first started writing about and featuring reshoring content back in September of 2013, and have since added 10 more reshoring related posts in our reshoring blog category.

The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

The Journey from the initial acquisition of IBM PC business in 2005 to our recent acquisitions of IBM X86 business and Motorola X business has driven our culture, our style and our structure. “. Driving supply chain excellence is easier when companies are clear on the definition.

Time to Transform Your Decision-Making Process?

Talking Logistics

In his first experience using this technology and approach in 2005, problem resolution times collapsed from 4 months to a few hours within 6 months! A problem or other situation arises in your supply chain and a decision needs to be made quickly on what action to take. Since all decisions go through Bill, he needs to be involved, but he’s visiting suppliers in Asia the next two weeks. And Mary should be included in the decision process too, but she’s out on vacation this week.

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.

MGI Research Recognizes RELEX Solutions’ Momentum and Commitment to 100% Customer Referenceability

RELEX Solutions

Founded in 2005, RELEX has quickly grown to over 175 customers across 20 countries and with a business-case focus on customer value creation, RELEX enjoys 100% customer referenceability. Read PDF. MGI 360™ Ratings report for the Core SCM market places RELEX above peers in product, strategy and financial health. RELEX Solutions announced today that it achieved a top ranking in the MGI 360 Rating report for the Core SCM market. MGI Research’s outlook on RELEX is POSITIVE.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself


By comparison during the last major driver shortage in 2005, trucking had 20,000 open jobs.

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.

Supply Chain Solutions – Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution

RELEX Solutions

The company was founded in Helsinki in 2005, with a focus on using in-memory technology for rapid demand forecasting , inventory optimization , and replenishment automation. Bill McBeath of ChainLink Research published an article featuring highlights of what they learned at NRF’s annual conference in January.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In my post last week about Descartes’ user conference , I commented on how the company had made 28 acquisitions since 2005, including 7 acquisitions since 2013, and how global trade content was a growing focus for the company (evidenced by its acquisition of Customs Info).

“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.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


Over 40% of CFOs cited productivity as the top benefit of an effective workplace safety program.” – Chief Financial Officer survey, Liberty Mutual Insurance company , (2005). As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

Missing: C-level Engagement to Address Supply Chain Disruption Risk

Talking Logistics

A 2005 study on the impact of supply chain disruptions revealed there is significant damage to a company’s financials and brand when a crisis or stoppage occurs.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

Unlike Kmart Australia, the American company has a long history of steady decline in performance and profit, and is still in trouble today despite its merger with Sears in 2005.