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.

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.

Deadly aviation year, yet safety record improving-IATA

Logistics Middle East

Could be worst year for loss of life in civil aviation since 2005

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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.

Drydocks World gets ISO welding certification

Logistics Middle East

Drydocks World secures ISO 3834-2: 2005 certificate on welding as part of quality drive

The Importance of Confidence in Career and Life

JDA software

In 2005, I moved into a services sales role which was a new role at JDA at the time. Haley Morse is vice president, services sales, North American retail and has been with JDA for nearly 25 years.

Ecommerce Delivery: The New Moment of Truth

Descartes

In 2005, A.G. Lafley Chairman, President & CEO of Procter & Gamble coined two " Moments of Truth ". First moment of truth : When a customer is first confronted with the product.

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

Sanborn started his career with BluJay in 2005, and the following year made his first run for office to serve on the Waconia School Board. BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways.

Appterra’s 11th birthday

Descartes

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.

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.

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.

Chocolate, a 'guilty' pleasure?

ChainPoint

In 2005 a Dutch journalist explored the issue of child labour in the cocoa industry , wishing to see the results of the Harkin Engel protocol which was signed in 2001.

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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.

Initiating and Leading Business Change

JDA software

Dorien Weijts, SVP and Chief Information Officer, began her JDA career as an IT Manager in 2005 and moved into various management roles, taking on increasing responsibilities and initiating and leading business and technology change for the company. Today’s Wednesdays for Women post is part of an occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders,” featuring insights that can help anyone looking to grow their career and leadership skills.

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Cross-border geoblocking and the supply chain’s last mile

Kinaxis

Since 2005 we implemented a solution for cross border purchases allowing customers worldwide to order at shops which do not deliver to other countries, offering a local delivery address. by Dustin Mattison.

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CILT convention to be held in Dubai this September

Logistics Middle East

s (CILT) International Convention is returning to the Middle East for the first time since 2005 The four day Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport?s

Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

Supply Chain Shaman

Kinaxis , an early pioneer in the evolution of SaaS solutions committed to the model in 2005, and went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2013. I have been an analyst for over a decade.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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

Cerasis

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.”

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

Kathy explains that, “ALAN was formed by the supply chain and logistics industry in response to the acute logistics challenges faced by the Gulf Coast as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce. Those capabilities and expertise also play a critical role in responding effectively to emergency situations such as natural disasters.

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

Cerasis

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

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.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Now, based on this analysis, I can clearly see that P&G made incredible gains over competitors until 2005; but this performance could not be sustained. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark.

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Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Lafley defined back in 2005. Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “ Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” I encourage you to watch the archive of the webinar for the full presentation, including the content presented by Brian Hodgson from Descartes.

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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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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.

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.

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What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

It ceased to exist in 2005 when it merged with 1Sync. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. At the time, I was a junior Gartner analyst. The piece, “CPG/Retail E-Marketplaces: The Emperor’s New Clothes?” was controversial.

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

Cerasis

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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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G. I joined Snapchat this week. Not because I really wanted to, but because it’s the only way I can communicate with my daughter in college.

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 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.