Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The European Union and the World Customs Organization, for example, have rejected the Safe Port Act of 2006 with the impossible requirement of 100% scanning of all containers. The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

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. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Apple supply chain ethical standards in procurement Supply chain Matters blog

Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

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. Among those who have denied this suggestion is Ramsay (2001) , whereas, in his recent essay, Barney (2012) has argued that SCM can, “at least in some settings”, be such a source. 2006).

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

NC State SCRC

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).

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

Cerasis

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. Passive RFID tags, on the other hand, rely on power sources within external RFID tag readers.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. 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). Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

The Relational View in SCM Research

SCM Research

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. The four sources of interorganizational competitive advantage identified by the authors are: (1) relation-specific assets, (2) knowledge-sharing routines, (3) complementary resources/capabilities, and (4) effective governance. The relational view has later been extended by Lavie (2006).

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The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

The field of supply chain management–combining source, make and deliver–into a common process started in 1982. Consistent data is not available prior to 2006.) The source of the data is public reporting of balance sheet information.

Spend Analytics in the Federal Acquisition Sector

Supply Chain View from the Field

Acquisition in the federal government has been identified as a major source of potential savings in the future, as in the private sector, but a recent set of workshops and interviews identified some major challenges that exist. In 2006, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act called for searchable website database, leading to FedSpending.org. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Government Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains.

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. We are targeting much improved end-to-end planning in response to multiple demand sources.

Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

percent in 2006 to 3.4 Data Sources: “The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls” (New York Times) and “America’s Shopping Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death (Business Insider). Data Source: “E-Commerce and Logistics Real Estate,” Prologis, July 2014.

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

EcoVadis

From the Soy Moratorium’s inception in 2006 until today, deforestation has fallen by 86 percent in the 76 municipalities covered by the moratorium, and these municipalities produce 98 percent of the soybeans in the Amazon biome.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Together, we are testing use cases combining cognitive computing, blockchain, open source analytics, and Internet of Things (IOT). Founded in 2006, Anaplan is attempting to redefine decision support. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ?

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. We built our muscle on supplier management and business cooperation, contract negotiation and sourcing.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

Then, in 2006, a Silicon Valley startup called Tesla Motors announced that it would be producing a luxury electric sports car that could potentially run for more than 200 miles on a single charge. Source: SupplyChain247. Source: TheVerge. Source: PC-Tablet.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Comprehensive view of source, make and deliver. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Focus is on make, source and deliver together. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May.

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. The Overnite subsidiary was renamed as UPS Freight in 2006. 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% of the less than truckload (LTL) market.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

When we do these types of analysis, we look back at the data as far as we can reach (Y chart data is available only back to 2006 in a reliable form) and then we look at the period of 2006-2014 and the more recent period of 2011-2014.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

To put this in perspective, 2018 is the first year since 2006 in which driver shortage is the primary concern of the industry. Some sources recorded up to a 20 percent annual demand increase for large truckload carriers and fleets.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite speeches, over this fifteen year tenure, was listening to Alan Greenspan at the AMR Research IT conference in November 2006. This week, I spoke at the Chicago CSCMP round table event. I love to hear the thoughts from different speakers.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

Lack of standardised sustainability reporting makes it difficult to compare sustainability performance between source mines, set sustainability targets and reward best practice. Certificate is sold in the ‘Certificates Market’ by the ‘Source Mine’ to the ’Manufacturer’.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

To meet demands the hotel has since dropped its energy consumption by 32% and landfill rates have fallen from 92% to 37% since 2006. We hear it often, but it’s important to reiterate: whatever the customer wants, they get. Those words are never as true as they are in hospitality management.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #1

Supply Chain Trend

Initially look for a sample of core, multiple sources to gain your own core understanding, and best/good practices to help in the planning and implementation of S&OP in an organization. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Chris Hahn from Coupa did a demo for me, showing me the ease with which Coupa software allows Accounts Payable and Sourcing groups to access all of their data online. The software was founded in 2006, and is based on the Amazon model of being able to quickly access data…because of how new the platform was, it is better able to drive solutions that are truly mobile and accessible to sourcing and contract managers from their iPhones.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. However, localized sourcing shortened leadtimes and improve responsiveness.

Who said supply chains are boring?: An Online Class Everyone.

Supply Chains Rock

As the Supply Chains Rock blog points out in an October 2006 post, conducting business in emerging global markets requires a knowledge of supply chains and the ways in which they function in other regions. “The Internet makes information located at a central source available to anyone with Internet access, so that a change in price, product portfolio or promotions only requires one database entry,” the paper said. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. However, localized sourcing shortened leadtimes and improve responsiveness.

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Europe’s gas flow

Supply Chain Movement

Wood Mackenzie, specialist in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries, has leveraged its proprietary Global Gas Model to provide clients with insights into gas market dynamics since 2006. Source images: Wood Mackenzie.

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Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

Techgistics

In 2006, Amazon leveraged their expertise in eCommerce fulfillment to create another adjacent business, Fulfillment by Amazon, which provides fulfillment services to small and mid-size merchants. Source: Statista.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

Quaker Oats has only been part of PepsiCo since 2001 and Duyvis since 2006. The freshness of the potatoes is crucial to the quality of our crisps, for example, which makes it necessary to be based close to the source. IT supports quest for differentiation and innovation.

Risks of Outsourcing: The Case of U.S. Intelligence

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

With those kind of amounts spent annually over such a prolonged period, one question for any company would be whether the work should be in-sourced.   Add to that the risks that are materializing by way of the Snowden leaks and the case for in-sourcing would appear stronger.