Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

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Image via Wikipedia. Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In In Logistics). We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t make something out of nothing.” ” Resources are necessary to accomplish anything great or small. However, problems arise from using resources unproductively, applying the wrong resources, failing to tap into necessary resources, or directing resources toward the wrong outputs. In each of these instances, waste is created.

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

Department of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S. retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain management

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

Department of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S. retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain management

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Trends—August 2010

Inbound Logistics

Gulf ports maintain container volumes despite Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Supply chain leaders climb the corporate ladder; Toyota Material Handling engineers work with MIT scientists and the U.S. Army to develop a remote-operated fork lift

Trends—August 2010

Inbound Logistics

Gulf ports maintain container volumes despite Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Supply chain leaders climb the corporate ladder; Toyota Material Handling engineers work with MIT scientists and the U.S. Army to develop a remote-operated fork lift

Lean and Green Supply Chain Initiatives Can Be Complimentary

ModusLink Corporation

A guest post by Bob Ferrari. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger and contribute commentary to the Value Unchained community of followers. I would like to reflect on some observations related to sustainability strategy deployment across the supply chain, namely important considerations in alignment of so-termed green supply chain strategies with contributing benefit to overall business strategies.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Gary Smith new Executive VP.

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, November 26, 2010. 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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Inbound Logistics’ 2010 Summer Reading Guide

Inbound Logistics

Recent books shed light on various aspects of supply chain, logistics, and transportation management

Inbound Logistics’ 2010 Summer Reading Guide

Inbound Logistics

Recent books shed light on various aspects of supply chain, logistics, and transportation management

Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, October 18, 2010. 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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: $10M Grant Creates New.

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, September 14, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Early Christmas Gift

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, December 17, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, June 28, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Ed Miller, 61 Dies, cPDM Pioneer

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, June 07, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: New Supply Chain Ads from IBM

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, August 31, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Finally, Gap Inc. gets.

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, August 15, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Jam

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, May 10, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Steve Jobs on FoxConn

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, June 02, 2010. 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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Chameleon Billboard Teaches about Smarter Supply Chains

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, April 11, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Mission Impossible

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, March 16, 2010. 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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010. 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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Who said supply chains are boring?: Goodbye Manfacturing.

Supply Chains Rock

Thursday, January 07, 2010. 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.

What Color is Your Supply Chain?

ModusLink Corporation

In an earlier post to this blog, ModusLink blogger Sean Sabre discussed why It Isn’t Easy Being Green. The topic of green supply chains is something you probably hear a lot about – especially if you follow industry blogs and other publications. And if you are really savvy and well read, you already know that when it comes to greening your supply chain, sustainable initiatives can save you money.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way. The current version is Incoterms 2010. The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down.

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Optimizing Global Supply Chain Management

Inbound Logistics

Andrea Robinson of CargoWise provides tips on handling global supply chain management challenges

Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

Inbound Logistics

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication

CSCMP Annual Conference: Can We Talk?

Inbound Logistics

Wherever you went, attendees at the 2010 CSCMP Annual Conference were talking supply chain risk, volatility, disruption, and visibility

CSCMP Annual Conference: Can We Talk?

Inbound Logistics

Wherever you went, attendees at the 2010 CSCMP Annual Conference were talking supply chain risk, volatility, disruption, and visibility

Cutting Costs From Your Logistics Budget

Inbound Logistics

Nathan Pieri of Management Dynamics provides tips for reducing logistics costs through improved supply chain management

Using Social Networking for Logistics

Inbound Logistics

Tim Richards of States Logistics Services offers advice on using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networking sites to enhance your supply chain

Sustainability : Can Procurement do better than Governments?

EcoVadis

Since the failure of the Copenhagen conference, to agree on a real regulation of carbon emissions last December, it is becoming increasingly clear that governments are struggling to reach agreements on Sustainability issues. In May the French government decided to push back by 6 months the “environmental labeling” regulation, and watered down its scope. In July, the US “Climate bill” came to an inglorious end , when it was rejected by Senate.

P&G announces the launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard

EcoVadis

P&G announced on May 12, 2010 the launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard and rating process, another important Sustainable Procurement initiative in line with Wal-Mart’s “Sustainability Index” or IBM’s new CSR requirements for suppliers.

Welcome to EcoVadis Sustainable Supply Newsletter

EcoVadis

For those of you working in purchasing, the last 18 months have been a real roller-coaster, with sky high commodity prices in 2008, down to minimums in 2009, picking up again in the 1st months of 2010. – The Carbon Disclosure Project recently published results of its 2010 Supply Chain initiative, showing very impressive results. We are pleased to send you the 1st edition of EcoVadis Sustainable Supply Newsletter.

Sustainable Procurement Leaders

EcoVadis

19/05/2010: Interview with Luca Guzzabocca, head of Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Management at GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI. 1) Why is Sustainable Procurement important for GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI? Sustainable Procurement is one of the significant engagements GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI has in CSR policies. For GRUPPO MONTEPASCHI, Sustainable Procurement is important because we are aware of the impact we can have by changing the way we procure goods and services.