Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

The electronic version of the 16-page Supply Chain Digest Letter on Supply Chain Performance Management 2009. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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The RFID-Enabled WMS Videocast Slides - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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White Paper: Improving Forecast Accuracy - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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New tool for Sustainable Packaging

EcoVadis

Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy; D. Maximizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials; E. The Sustainable Packaging Coallition announced the availability of a new tool, “ Compass ” allowing companies to benchmark the environmental impact of packaging.

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Just How Risky has Mexico Become as Sourcing Location?

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Optimization Case Study: O'Reilly Auto Parts

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Lean Manufacturing White Paper: 5 Ways ERP Can Enable Lean

Supply Chain Digest

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Reader Question: Reducing Sort Lanes to Reduce DC Costs

Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology.

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Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization has created the emergence of sophisticated supplier networks, creating management challenges as exposure to volatility and complexity of global sourcing has emerged. In July 2009, the retail giant, Walmart, announced they were unrolling a sustainable product index and required its supply base of 100,000 global suppliers to comply with 15 requirements across four major categories (energy and climate, material efficiency, natural resources, and people and community).

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

NC State SCRC

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. In 2009 it lost two-thirds of their sales – and lost money for four years in a row. In supply chain, you can focus in procurement, sourcing, inventory control, logistics, and other off-shoots that occur on a daily basis. We have a secondary source but can’t turn in less than 5 days –and we will run out before then!

SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

Although strategic sourcing capabilities are well established in industries ranging from automotive to electronics, they are still in the formative stages in the biotechnology sector. With their external spend increasing so fast, there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink how their sourcing structures are set up to add most value. Prior to 2009, support for PO&T sourcing and procurement was provided by a corporate sourcing group under a centralized business model.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

This first became a major issue during the 2009 global downturn. Traditional methods of supplier risk mitigation involve diversifying risk, multiple sourcing, or switching suppliers, which are not effective in situations where entire regions, industry segments, or supply chains are experiencing financial distress.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

” In 2009, I moved into the supply chain area, and worked with Rob in understanding how to apply analytics with a procurement focus. In 2009 we were $2B, and suddenly had five new drugs approved in two years. We built our muscle on supplier management and business cooperation, contract negotiation and sourcing. 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.

Managing supply chains in a fragile environment

Supply Chain View from the Field

Gerard Chick and I had a good chat over skype this morning, and we both started jotting down a few facts… Banks are buying up gold and moving currency out since 2009. Forecasting Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management A friend suggests that the banks feel it is very unstable out there, and are hoping for some stability.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. Low carbon sources and natural gas meet 85% of the increase in global demand. The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2009. November 2009.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. Source: SGX, Freightos Baltic Index. Source: Freightos Index Linking Survey. Remember iPods?

The expanding scope of procurement analytics: Some initial thoughts

NC State SCRC

Despite a few pioneering perspectives in 1950s and 1960s (Alfalla-Luque and Medina-López 2009), supply chain management (OSCM) centered on operations within internal organizations during its early history. Moreover, sourcing organizations increasingly adopted centralized sourcing strategy, raising the importance of data analytics in sourcing.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

In 2008, the rate reached a high of $2.50/mile and then plummeted to a low of $1.82/mile in January 2009. The 2009 rates slowly increased to the current 2012 level. Utilize lower cost transportation; alternate sources such as Aerocraft airship or rail. <strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

2009: H1N1 Outbreak in Mexico. Cross-functional team, part standardization, back-up suppliers, dual-sourcing, supplier collaboration are the basic foundation that is tried and true. So when your own factory is hit, the alternative sources can use these data to start a production.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates. Rich is responsible for directing Elemica’s Product Management and Development activities, joining Elemica in 2009 through the merger with RubberNetwork.

6 ways to improve warehouse productivity

6 River Systems

That said, many companies have data that exists in silos, making it difficult to analyze data from multiple sources. In a 2009 CareerBuilder survey , 27% of respondents said their workplace is too hot, while 19% said it’s too cold.

Step inside Project Gigaton at Walmart

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

The success of its Sustainability Index, which gathers and analyzes information across a product’s life cycle – from sourcing, manufacturing and transporting, to selling, customer usage and end of use – has been well documented.

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure

Elementum

Congress is under pressure to quickly deliberate on effective measures that resolve the seemingly chronic problem of transportation money, but it’s following a pattern of putting things off: there have 34 short-term funding bills like last week’s passed since 2009. Image source: USA Today

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0

Abivin

In the near future, technologies ( AI, machine learning and software automation applications) would no longer primarily impact low-wage, uneducated workers, but would also increasingly enable computers to fulfill jobs that require significant training and education, according to Ford, 2009.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.

Kinaxis

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, there were three times as many natural disasters between 2000 and 2009 compared to 1980 to 1989. They may be too busy looking at constraint challenges or alternate sources of supply.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

This relationship was considered to be ‘hard-wired’ – that is, until the financial crisis of 2009. Since then the increase in volumes has been incremental, as most production processes that could be unbundled and out-sourced to remote manufacturing locations in Asia, already have been. First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues.

Pretty Is as Pretty Does?

Supply Chain Shaman

The package and the process of package development is a major source of corporate waste. It is a major supply chain constraint, and the source of many product recalls. To compare, in 2009, shortly after the release of the Wal-Mart scorecards, in a similar study, it was 39%. While many companies source suppliers based on cost, sourcing artwork management suppliers should be sourced based on capabilities.

Supply Chain Management:Gamification - An EAM perspective

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009.