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


defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. 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). On a broader scale, the General Accounting Office (GAO) has identified strategic sourcing across multiple tiers of the supply base as a key defense acquisition deficiency (GAO, 2006).

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, Cisco executives created a business continuity-planning dashboard to mitigate risks. To improve your capability to manage demand shifts and customer expectations it is mandatory to have dual sourcing.

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JAGGAER Webinar with Accenture Strategy and Attijariwafa Bank Case Study: Accelerating Trust in Banking – Internal, Suppliers and Customers


Attijariwafa Bank has successfully implemented a source-to-contract solution with the JAGGAER ONE platform. Taghrichte reported that JAGGAER had enabled it to maintain continuity of service throughout the pandemic while efficiently sourcing protective equipment for its staff at short notice.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

In the mid-1980s, leaders like Colgate, Intel, and Procter & Gamble defined supply chain organizations where source, make and deliver functions reported through the same organization, and had a common leader. 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.

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


The state of Florida “requires motor fuel (1) service stations near interstate highways or evacuation routes, (2) terminals and (3) wholesalers to have transfer switches and appropriate wiring to transfer the electrical load from a utility to an alternate generated power sources in the event of a power failure.

Adapting Pharmaceutical Companies’ Distribution and Supply Networks


From source materials to distribution, the supply network must be carefully streamlined to produce the best results possible. From 2005 to 2015, most companies expanded their portfolio with at least 25% of total revenue coming from Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Once the supply and distribution routes are mapped, clients can begin the sourcing process to dig deeper and understand what each third-party logistics provider can offer.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper


1] It also means minimizing damage and the time taken to return to a normal state of operations (Sheffi and Rice, 2005). [2] In all our experiences the overwhelming theme has been a lack of central governance to orchestrate the disparate relief efforts towards a common goal of optimized sourcing and distribution for rapid recovery and long-term resilience. 1] Sheffi, Y (2005). 2005).

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. Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Sometime in 2005, I had ordered a birthday gift hamper for my friend from one of the web based retailer in US, to be delivered on her birthday, which happened to be a couple of week later. As, there is no postcode change in this case, there is no change in inventory sourcing warehouse and delivery van route. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Even though many of the same ingredients are used in both food services and grocery stores, the ways products are sourced, packaged, and delivered through the two supply chains are very different. The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. On 16 March 2020, in response to COVID-19, the President issued “Coronavirus Critical Infrastructure Guidance for America.”

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

Talking Logistics

And here’s a chart they included in the post: Source: [link]. 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. Well, technically, a “parasitic drain” on the battery. That’s what the AAA guy who came yesterday afternoon to jump start my car told me. The car is dead again this morning.

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The Impact of IMO’s Low-Sulfur Requirement on Shippers


In 2005, the IMO passed regulations to limit the amount of Sulphur Dioxide (SOx) emissions from maritime vessels. It will directly impact internationally sourced product landed costs through increased transportation cost. The impact of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low-sulfur requirements on ocean carriers will reverberate far beyond just carriers when it is brought into force on January 1, 2020.

Supply Chain Transparency: a new Competitive Strategy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In an ironic twist, making supplier identities public is taking form of a source of competitive advantage, particularly targeting consumers who demand information so that they can make informed purchasing decisions. In 2005, Nike became the first company in the apparel industry to disclose the names and addresses of its contract factories worldwide on its corporate website ([link]  Since then, many well-known companies such as, HP, Intel, Apple, etc.,

Zero Waste: Turning Your By-Products into Buyable Products


Dow Chemical Company, after participating in a study in 2005, reported that up to $15 million worth of costs per annum could potentially be saved with the help of by-product synergy. DuPont USA, which adapted the Zero Waste approach and reduced its solid wastes from 40,000 tons in 2008 to zero tons in 2011 , was also able to create an entirely separate source of revenue by grinding fragments of corian to be used as a road aggregate.

How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Such information streamlined transactions and improved decision-making, but the ERP data did not initially permit connecting and compiling cross-functional data sources. However, as supply chain managers gained more access to data from ERP platforms or other sources, they explored feasible ways to use the information to overcome challenges and get new insights. People were introduced to the concept of big data in 2005. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

And customers, many of whom are Millennials, want to know the sourcing of the products they buy and will make decisions based on a company’s sustainability record. The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40% of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6% Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. Used as a one-to-many data model for sourcing and procurement by companies like IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, Motorola, Seagate, and Vodafone , there is much promise; but in the last five years the Company, plagued by execution issues, encountered problems. There is greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and sourcing. Likewise, the Terra Technology team will need to learn sourcing.

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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). There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion (Bloomberg). Descartes Acquires MK Data Services LLC.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


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. Source: In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9%

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain


Amazon Prime exploded on the scene in 2005. Digitizing to bridge sources of information is necessary for companies that want to cut excess from their operations in terms of time, inventory, and materials. Until recently consumers were willing to wait as long as they had to, to get their hands on hyped-up products offered by the hottest brands. They had no choice. But the business landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

One of the items we address with a shipper is to ask what their goals are (related to the event or transportation in general) and what their sourcing philosophies are around the number of carriers that they would ultimately like in their carrier base (not to exceed “x”), or x carrier not to represent more than x% of overall spend / revenue (yours or theirs).

Coronavirus Increases Supply Chain Risk Management Priority

Enterra Insights

Patrick Van Hull ( @PatrickVanHull1 ), a thought leader in the Kinaxis Strategy Office, points out, “In July 2005, epidemiologist Dr. Michael T. During a pandemic the ability to shift to alternative sources could prove crucial. For years I’ve been writing about the importance of supply chain risk management and how it’s often given short shrift in business discussions.

From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15


The Amazon Biome Soy Moratorium is a pledge by companies not to trade or finance soy from areas deforested after 2008, which has since contributed to reducing deforestation in the Amazon region by 70 percent between 2005 and 2014. Earlier this year, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills it sources from. Human interference in natural habitats has put the biological diversity of our planet at risk.

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. Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. This week Walmart announced Spark Delivery, “a crowd-sourced delivery platform that allows Walmart to learn even more about the full last-mile delivery process.” 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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain


Amazon Prime exploded on the scene in 2005. Digitizing to bridge sources of information is necessary for companies that want to cut excess from their operations in terms of time, inventory, and materials. Until recently consumers were willing to wait as long as they had to, to get their hands on hyped-up products offered by the hottest brands. They had no choice. But the business landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade.

7 Pitfalls of Outsourcing and How to Avoid Them - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In 2005, Rosetti and Choi 2005 conducted another research and pointed out some problems associated with outsourcing in the aerospace industry called " On the Dark Side of Strategic Sourcing: Experiences from Aerospace Industry " (sadly, one of the biggest aerospace company in the world didnt read this article and has made the cardinal sin in outsourcing). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

This was at the request of my good friend, Tom Nash, who I have known since 2000, when he was an IT Sourcing executive at Shell Oil in Houston. The model was originally published in their 2005 book, “Influence Without Authority.” In Tom’s short time that he has been at ARC, he has already helped to make the influence model a core part of the sourcing team culture.

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. Security must be enhanced during the design, production, sourcing, and distribution phases, and even after the purchase is made. As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing.

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Best B2B Marketplaces in China


Global Sources. Global Sources is a leading B2B media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use Global Sources to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. Founded in 2005.

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Competing against Amazon? You Need A Blue Ocean Strategy!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 2005 W.Chan Kim and Renee Maubourgne published a book, “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant” The metaphor defined in the book is that many companies compete with their rivals in bloody red oceans. You need to have these factors in place but they are not a source of competitive differentiation. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

GE was one of the first companies to design a reliable tamper-evident container in 2005. Sources: [link]. Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With over 34 million active containers worldwide, everything from pineapples to pharmaceuticals makes its way around the globe in these boxes. Simple yet vital, these containers are getting an internet of things (IoT) upgrade.

Hans Willems, Boston Scientific: “We’ve now evolved into a solutions provider”

Supply Chain Movement

One example is the optimisation of the activities in a hospital’s catheterisation lab because they are a source of inefficiency in many countries. From 2005 onwards, when we became part of the global manufacturing organisation, the Senior Vice President Operations demanded a 5 percent net saving year on year. A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

In my 2005 book The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press, 2005) I wrote that continuous security, resilience and risk mitigation efforts can be hampered by their own success. Replacement sources were soon found. Many days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Wal-Mart had prepared 45 trucks full of critical supplies at its distribution center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Relief and resilience.

Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21


L’Oreal recently achieved a goal to reduce carbon footprint by 50% between 2005 and 2015. The next goal is to become a “carbon balanced” company by 2020, and sustainable sourcing of raw materials is their key area of opportunity for carbon reduction. EcoVadis hosted an insightful Panel discussion at Le Bourget in Paris last Friday, December 4, for Day 5 of COP21 with close to 200 attendees.