Who said supply chains are boring?: Accounting for Everything in.

Supply Chains Rock

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. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions


The continuous development of technology means that the supply chain is constantly evolving as companies attempt to make their processes better. Unilever takes top spot as the best supply chain in 2018, a position it has kept since 2016. Infographics Supply Chain

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. These will be the foundation of digital supply chain thinking that will redefine business in the next decade.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end.

What is an Outside-In Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

If you want to stay ahead of your competition, take the step beyond the traditional approach to supply chain. Most supply chain analysts believe that to remain competitive, companies must transform their supply chains from being focused inward to focusing on trying to predict demand to customer-driven chains that are organized to respond to demand with lightning speed. As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide. Do you feel supply chain risk management is too complicated to implement? This article will show you how one of the worlds leading companies put a theory into practice and survive many supply chain disruptions.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). That shows The Supply Chains to Admire 2016 analysis of Supply Chain Insights.

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


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. So, the supply chain version of Last Kiss would go something like this…. “Oh

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

Supply Chain Shaman

For December 2015, retail sales were the lowest since 2009. 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.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Ide c spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week, and shared his insights on how Biogen’s supply chain evolved. Supply chain has a big focus on the currency of today’s theories being implemented here. The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NCSU played a big role in helping to shape our supply chain. I love data and analytics that create insights into processes and approaches.”

Machine Learning in Supply Chain Planning


The evolution to using artificial intelligence and machines that learn in supply chain planning is inevitable. In fact, there are early examples of the potential of AI to improve both supply chain planner efficiencies and provide better or optimized supply chain decisions.

Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence

BluJay Solutions

Kewill CMO Evan Puzey spoke at the Gartner Supply Chain Summit in May about Supply Chain Convergence in the enterprise. The following is a high-level recap of his presentation “Successful Supply Chains are Converging around their TMS – is Yours?”.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Bear markets drive heightened interest in supply chain management. The teams in these seats did not experience the down market in 2007 or the start of the market run in 2009. These supply chain groups are more global and diverse. Welcome to a new year.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

We are watching the redefinition of the principles of safe and secure supply chains and corporate liability. The investigation into the activity at PCA began in 2009, after the U.S. PCA was a small player in a complex supply chain of big brands.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Squeezing in this much time to write this deep report between working on the Supply Chain Insights Global Summi t and finishing customer deliverables is tough. When I wrote a summary report at AMR Research in 2007 and 2009, there were two or 6% of the market.

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The Impact of the Open Compute Project in the Data Center Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In 2009, Facebook designed one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers, one that could handle unprecedented scale at the lowest possible cost. Now through the Open Compute Project, these companies have access to the world’s latest designs of data centers.

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Unleashing the Potential of Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Vishnu Rajamanickam ( @vishnucr92 ) notes, “[Blockchain technology] has expanded dramatically … with use cases being identified across a myriad of segments including finance, energy, supply chain and defense.”[1] ”[1] Nowhere is the enthusiasm for blockchain more evident than in supply chain circles. According to Rajamanickam, that’s because the supply chain sector has the most to gain from successful blockchain implementation.

The Evolving Supply Chain Skills of the Workforce

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain management is a career that perfectly matches the skill set of the Millennial generation—if they can be persuaded to pursue it. Pero, department chair, Supply Chain Management, with Michigan State University.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student


Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. He started in supply planning, overseeing over $100M of spend in batteries and other categories. Marsh did not have centralized approach to supply chain management. But because of their less mature supply chain organization, the net income percentage was in the low single digits.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Supply Chain Strategy. Is Integrated Supply Chain Planning Rubbish? I find five common definitions: Tight Integration of Transactional and Planning Data.

Relaunching Your Supply Chain for the Digitial Age


Although most aspects of daily work have shifted online, one major activity has stayed grounded in the 1970s: data entry. the vast majority of data entry for tasks like orders and purchases are still done via pen and paper.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

The Key Supply Chain Challenge of Cost Reduction. Supply chain costs often represent a considerable percentage of the sales price of a good or service. How Much Does Your Supply Chain Cost You Today? Three Fundamental Areas for Supply Chain Cost Reduction.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As demand and supply volatility increases, the goal is to build a flexible supply chain system. The definition is one that can deliver the same cost, quality and level of customer service with the increase in demand and supply volatility. Companies want to be agile.

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

The article published in question, Knowledge sharing in interorganizational product development teams: the effect of formal and informal socialization mechanisms , was published in the Journal of Production Innovation Management in 2009. As papers need at least three years to accumulate citation data, the 2013 Awards have been selected from papers published in 2009. Supply Chain Innovation Supply chain Relationships

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

The expanding scope of procurement analytics: Some initial thoughts


Procurement analytics, which supports decision making in procurement management, typically handles problems and decisions that are related to cost reduction, supplier management, cost modeling, procurement-led innovation, market strategies, supply chain risk, and stakeholder value improvement (Handfield, Jeong, and Choi 2019). Moreover, sourcing organizations increasingly adopted centralized sourcing strategy, raising the importance of data analytics in sourcing.

'Brexit Is Scaring Businesses to Death': Two Experts Debate the Data

Supply Chain Brain

David Blanchflower , professor of economics at Dartmouth College and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from June 2006 to May 2009: The fallout from the disastrous Brexit vote and the even more calamitous negotiations are scaring businesses to death, and continuing apace. Three members of the MPC this month — Haldane, McCafferty and Saunders — inexplicably voted for a rate rise, based on wishful guessing and entirely ignoring the data from the real world.

Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

Here is the list: Supply chain technology implementations have reduced inventory. Companies should implement supply chain best practices. Companies that have focused on collaboration in the supply chain have built competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Cloud & Big Data. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. These 3 master data elements contributed to almost 50-60% of planning issues. Supply Chain Management.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Global Container Volume on Track for Worst Year Since 2009 (WSJ – sub.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

In our Countdown to ACE blog series so far, we’ve covered the expected supply chain impact of the upcoming changes, including analysis of the relative benefits and the penalties for non-compliance.

Could Undercover Nuns be the Solution for Eradicating Modern Slavery from Your Supply Chain?


Slave labor is a part of most supply chains today, especially in companies that have a supply chain with multiple tiers and in those doing business across country borders. That's where supply chain mapping comes in. Ready to start mapping your supply chain?

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Cloud & Big Data. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. « Information Driven Innovation in Supply Chain | Main | ROP using APO CTM » Green Supply Chain Management.

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! New of course, in it’s second year, is The CSCMP Supply Chain of the Future exhibition.