This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

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Green Supply Chain News on Dozens of Shippers, 3PLs and Carriers Win SmartWay Excellence Awards for 2014. Who Made the List

Supply Chain Digest

Lowes Leads Way by Receiving Its Sixth Award Since 2006

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In 2006 the analyst community predicted that gap between the Best of Breed (BOB) WMS and ERP WMS has narrowed significantly and it was just matter of time before the ERP vendors caught up with the BOB vendors (1). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure.

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I Want My CSCP!


Director of Professional Development in late 2006. I earned my CFPIM (“Certified Fellow”), was Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) in 1998 and earned my Certified in Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) during the first exam in early 2006.

Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Research in SCM

SCM Research

Spens & Kovács (2006) present an overview of the deductive, inductive and abductive research processes. 2006).

RoHS exemptions may expire in July


Adopted in 2003, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive has prohibited the use of six different hazardous substances in electronics manufacturing since it took effect in Europe in 2006.

Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

3), Lavie (2006) follows the relational view, an extension of the resource-based view to networked environments ( read my previous text about the relational view ). 2006). There is an ongoing debate in supply chain management research about whether or not resource-based theory suggests that supply chain management can be a source of sustained competitive advantage for a firm.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?


In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers.

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The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

Consistent data is not available prior to 2006.) Pepsico has ceded profitability for inventory turns while Coca-Cola is at the same position in 2017 that the company was in 2006. In Greek mythology, there is a difference between a Titan and a G od.

Supply Chain Management: A Content Analysis

SCM Research

2011): Supply chain management: A multidisciplinary content analysis of vertical relations between companies, 1997–2006. I just read an article by Vallet-Bellmunt et al. It gives a good overview of SCM research published in journals related to marketing, logistics, management, and marketing channels.

A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain


The 2000s to 2006: Warehouses Become More Advanced, Relying on Evolving Technology to Meet Increased Demand and Avoid Overstocking. 2006 – Present: Cloud-Computing Overhauls Traditional Warehouse Management Further, Continuing the Process Through the Internet of Things (IoT). The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions.

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

In Figure 2, we share the average results by industry peer group for each metric and contrast the average value of 2006 to 2015. 2006 was the last full year before the recession, and 2015 is the most recent year reported.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage On the bus ride back to the McDowell Marriott after the 2016 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain event, I plugged my ear phones into my cell and listened to some Pearl Jam. Their classic hit, Last Kiss, the song summed up my thoughts about the 2016 rankings.

Rocky Balboa and the Bimodal Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

After Rocky V was released in 1990, Stallone decided to finish the series with Rocky Balboa in 2006.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2006, Anaplan is attempting to redefine decision support. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck. This morning I landed in Frankfurt.

Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

2006): A cultural perspective of relationship orientation: Using organizational culture to support a supply relationship orientation , Craighead et al. 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.

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

First, Suddaby (2006) , offers “a reasonable assessment of common errors researchers make in conducting and presenting grounded theory research”. Qualitative research can be conducted to build theory from field data. The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Glaser and Strauss (1967) remains the fundamental handbook of this approach.

Ex-Apple Procurement Manager Sentenced- Have We Learned Anything?

Supply Chain Matters

In our Supply Chain Matters commentary in August of 2010, we highlighted the alleged scope of the conspiracy along with a report indicating that the kickback scheme was believed to have dated back as far as 2006. In the summer of 2010, a global supply manager at Apple was charged with wire fraud, money laundering and unlawful transactions in an alleged kickback scheme that involved multiple Apple suppliers.

This Week in Logistics News

Logistics Viewpoints

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The Relational View in SCM Research

SCM Research

The relational view has later been extended by Lavie (2006). Published in 1998, The relational view: Cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage by Dyer and Singh remains one of the most influential business papers. Ten years later, the authors discussed their paper in an interview with

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Corporate report data is not readily available before 2006. However, as we look at the Colgate orbit chart, it should spark a question of “If IT standardization is the answer for managing costs and inventory, why is Colgate at the same level in 2015 that they were in 2006?”

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Why Having a Green Supply Chain Has Become a Necessity

The 21st Century Supply Chain

DHL has also made efforts toward a green supply chain with the implementation of an aerodynamic trailer, first deployed way back in 2006.

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


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). Product development within the U.S.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery


NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space.

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JDA’s Project with SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Nation

SanDisk began leveraging JDA’s advanced planning solutions in 2006 to create a more responsive supply chain. billion in annual revenues in 2006 to USD $5.56

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


GDP has changed since 2006. 2015 was a different year for the logistics industry. For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve took the initiative to slightly increase interest rates, but the hopes for a robust start to 2016 were quickly dashed.

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


At any rate, we started Beroe in 2006 and the company gave us a single category for a pilot study, and it went well. In 2006 – we had a simple outsourcing model. But inflation was catching up with us in India – between 2006 – 2013, our wage bill had gone up 200%, but the billing rate had stayed flat. 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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Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it.

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

Talking Logistics

million — the first decline in quarterly revenue since the company went public in 2006! Why is supply chain risk management important? Why should CEOs and CFOs care?

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables


Author information Eric Halsey Eric Halsey is a historian by training and disposition who’s been interested in US small businesses since working at the House Committee on Small Business in 2006.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The level of performance in 2015 is the same as 2006. With more than 90 years of innovation in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk is a global pharmaceutical leader. The logo to the left showcases the evolution of the brand over time.)