Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

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. This time, at least two articles related to supply chain management have been awarded: Manuj and Mentzer (2008): Global supply chain risk management and Roth et al.

CDP Supply Chain Report 2012

SCM Research

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has now published its Supply Chain Report 2012. Supply chain thinking enables managers to understand that indirect greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., those from the supply chain) often represent the lion’s share of a company’s total emissions. CDP Supply Chain members are about 50 companies who are requesting climate information from their suppliers.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (2/2)

SCM Research

Three more SCM-related journals have announced the winners of best paper awards. First, the Journal of Operations Management has awarded the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award to Speier and her co-authors for their article Global supply chain design considerations: Mitigating product safety and security risks. Second, the Journal of Supply Chain Management has chosen the winner of the 2011 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (1/2)

SCM Research

I have attended the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference (SCMEC) in Atlanta. The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet many researchers, whose faces are obscured behind references for the rest of the year.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Another Zany Video: 10PL.

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, September 21, 2012. This "10PL ahead of its time" video compares its snub at CSCMP 2012 to the mistakes that made Decca Records made by not signing the Beatles. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

The 2009 rates slowly increased to the current 2012 level. In November 2012, the CPM was $2.48/mile, of which over 81% of this cost resided in the three elements: fuel prices, labor wages, and truck / equipment costs. . Read the full article in November/December 2012 edition, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing , Vol.

Trends—May 2012

Inbound Logistics

Cloud-based business networks are the future of supply chain intelligence; Chemical supply scarcity threatens global auto production; Fuel costs eat into transportation revenues; Organizations should consider insurance options to mitigate supply chain risk and improve resiliency

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

Please check out the most popular blog posts of 2012. Most Popular Blog Posts – 2012 (pdf). Fill out the form to download a free PDF copy of our "Most Popular Blog Posts - 2012.". The post Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Core Values / Culture.

2012: a year of weather extremes and logistics nightmares


And it will come as no surprise to shippers and logistics service providers alike that 2012 is being billed as a ‘Year of Multiple Extremes’, with multiple weather events ranging from from heat waves and drought to floods, snow and extreme cold and tropical cyclones.

Trends—June 2012

Inbound Logistics

Land O’Lakes focuses on workplace culture to improve supply chain yield; Fuel consumption major concern for management,less so for drivers; Gartner poses four supply chain predictions for 2016

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Mapping Your Way To Faster Shopping | Main | Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges » Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying Season- Overcoming the Challenges of Fulfillment Complexity. As was the case last year, the 2012 holiday buying season will be very much about the continued leveraging power of consumers in exercising multi-channel buying preferences and technology-enabled online tools. May 2012.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Control Towers.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, April 16, 2012. 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.

Conversation with Tim Stratman, Executive Coach

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Timothy Stratman, Founder and President of Stratman Partners Executive Coaching. Tim has worked with executives across a diverse set of industries of both private and public companies.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Mobile Gift Cards | Main | Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1 » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0. I am back again in Vegas for IBM Pulse 2012. Then onwards, IBM is enhancing it every year, from a mere service management in 2008 to Dynamic Infrastructure to optimization of world infrastructure in 2012. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on March 5, 2012 6:35 AM | Permalink. December 2012. November 2012. October 2012. August 2012.

Bringing Together Risk, Finance, and Supply Chain Operations

SCM Research

This time, I want to share with you an interesting interview with ManMohan Sodhi , Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cass Business School, City University, London. Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Video

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

Supply Chain Shaman

Members of today’s supply chain teams are busy. Business complexity is rising and teams are trying to get to data and align the organization against supply chain objectives. It is not easy. Disparate systems and gaps in supply chain technologies lead the list.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Incoterms 2010 the Right Way. 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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Conversation with John J. Brown, The Coca-Cola Company

Talking Logistics

This episode features John J. Brown, Director of Supply Chain Risk Management at The Coca-Cola Company.

Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

reference Carbon Disclosure Project 2012). We will be sharing insights about these findings on Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. When new groups come together, the forming process is often awkward. Teams want to know each other, but introductions are strained.

The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

In 2012, I’ve attended eighty-five conferences, and I heard the term “research” frequently. Before I start this blog, you need to know that I am a self-confessed research snob. I take it seriously and have high standards. I have been doing supply chain research for the past nine years.

Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.” ” At least, that’s what was promised. I was at three clients’ sites over the course of the last two weeks.

2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

But 2012 is an extra-special year; it carries heavy historical baggage chock full of dire predictions. Nostradamus painted a bleak picture of massive destruction and mayhem brought about by a comet in 2012.

Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing”

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Kate Vitasek, who is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education.

How Repairable is the iPhone 5?

SCM Research

In an age of resource scarcity , electronic supply chains should not produce goods that are fast-moving, hardly recyclable, and barely repairable. To evaluate the iPhone 5′s repairability, iFixit has now provided a look inside the device.

Conversation with Terri Griffith, Author of “The Plugged-In Manager”

Talking Logistics

Adrian interviews Terri Griffith, Professor of Management at Santa Clara University and author of the book “The Plugged-In Manager.” ” Ms.

Africa Logistics Initiative

SCM Research

The Kühne Foundation invited me to support its Africa Logistics Initiative. Consequently, I have spent the last weeks teaching in logistics and supply chain management at the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It has been a great experience.

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The Truth about Electronic Supply Chains (part 2/2)

SCM Research

This video shows where the e-waste goes. part 1/2 ). Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

Logistics as a Generator of Jobs

Supply Chains Rock

A few years ago I met Prof. Sheffi at an event with my colleague Theo Fletcher. He was nice enough to recently reach out to me for a contributed blog post as part of a publicity campaign for his new book. By Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director. MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply chain practitioners are well aware of the vital role they play in delivering the goods that people

An Introduction to Logistics and SCM Principles and Concepts

SCM Research

Being part of Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes U contains educational audio and video files shared by institutions worldwide. It enables lecturers to create own courses for iPad to be accessed by students. Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, has provided the iTunes U course Supply Chain Management & Logistics: An Introduction to Principles and Concepts.

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Serving the Industry

Supply Chain Insights

I am convinced that we know supply chain management matters, but that we do not have hardcore data to support it. I also believe that the supply chain is a complex system with complex processes with increasing complexity.

Happy Holidays From LeanCor Supply Chain Group!


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Who said supply chains are boring?: Introducing the 10PL

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, April 03, 2012. 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.

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Herding Geese

Supply Chain Shaman

Geese fly in a v-shaped pattern and walk in single file. There are well-established patterns of leadership. Smaller flocks fare better than large ones. When they lose their leaders, many liken it to a wild goose chase. But, can they be herded? Last week, I visited GXS.

Supply Chain Management:The Learning from the 2012 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges | Main | Information Driven Innovation in Supply Chain » The Learning from the 2012 Holiday Buying Season: Balanced Investments in Online and Physical Supply Chain Fulfillment Capabilities. Business media is already indicating that there will be certain winners and losers when all the dust settles and numbers are finally totaled-up for 2012. December 2012.

Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean along with the assembly line, even though they didn’t necessarily use the term lean.

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