CDP Supply Chain Report 2012

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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. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has now published its Supply Chain Report 2012. CDP Supply Chain members are about 50 companies who are requesting climate information from their suppliers.

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Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

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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. 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. Global supply chain risk management.

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Supply Chain Management – A 2012 Priority


ChainLink Research and SupplyChainBrain just released “ Business Priorities 2012 – Research and Results ” which takes a look at where companies will invest in the coming year. The supply chain market has seen increased interest over the past 12 months.

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. Disparate systems and gaps in supply chain technologies lead the list.

Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2012

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The Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains , which meets virtually and at the annual Summit on the Global Agenda in the United Arab Emirates, has just published its second annual report. The Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains is currently chaired by Alan C. Read more about the report in his recent Forum blog post Can we build better supply chains? Practice Report Supply Chain Management Trend

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (1/2)

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I have attended the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference (SCMEC) in Atlanta. LaLonde Best Paper Award (best paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics) goes to Top-down versus bottom-up demand forecasts: The value of shared point-of-sale data in the retail supply chain by Williams and Waller. Research Article Award Conference Supply Chain Management

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (2/2)

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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. The winner is Information technology as an enabler of supply chain collaboration: A dynamic-capabilities perspective by Fawcett et al.;

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Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is knotted. Yesterday, @DamarqueViews asked me a question on twitter: “What do you think are the greatest barriers in the adoption of social technology in the supply chain?” I find the evolution of social technologies, and the promise of social, exciting for the supply chain. It is why I bought a license for Jive and built the Supply Chain Insights Community. It was earlier than even supply chain innovators.

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

Capgemini’s 2012 3PL Study Provides Great Insights

The Logistics of Logistics

The brilliant minds at Capgemini ( [link] ) have released their 2012 3PL study. The electronics industry struggles with a global supply chain, especially the emerging markets. There is a trend toward nearshoring to reduce cost and supply chain risk. Supply chain control towers are gaining ground. Resources like the Capgemini 2012 3PL study is a great way to stay connected to market trends.

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

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. Monday, April 16, 2012. China Supply Chain Council.

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.

Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian Gonzalez shares his top supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013. Tweet The post Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 2013 predictions logistics supply chain Be Sociable, Share!

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I take supply chain seriously. I believe that better supply chain practices can save the world, and I think that it makes a difference in warfare and welfare. I look at supply chain as a way to deliver value-based outcomes in business networks.

Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

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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. Theory Article Resource-Based Theory Supply Chain Management

Real Options in Supply Chain Management

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Applying this model enables supply chain managers “to put dollar figures on flexibility in the supply chain and on the ability to manage production problems directly rather than from afar” de Treville, S. & Practice Theory Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management A real option is “a right – without an obligation – to invest resources (e.g.,

Supply Chain Congratulations in Order!


The supply chain and software industries have several high-profile awards and distinctions. The 2012 SAILS Leadership Award was presented to five companies this year. We, along with our customers, have been fortunate to win many over the years.

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

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

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. . Increased fuel costs are tied to national supply and demand. Read the full article in November/December 2012 edition, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing , Vol.

The Global Supply Chain Agenda

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Capgemini has published the results of its annual international supply chain survey. The study is titled The 2012 global supply chain agenda. The authors find that the following topics are the key business drivers for 2012: (1) market/demand volatility, (2) economic downturn, (3) meeting (changing) customer, (4) develop emerging markets, and (5) increased material/service costs. Practice Report Supply Chain Management Trend

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Global Supply Chain Survey 2013

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I recently received this year’s Global Supply Chain Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). strategic procurement, sales and operations planning and research and development); (5) Companies in emerging markets should introduce differentiating processes; (6) Companies are increasingly interested in next-generation technologies and sustainable supply chains. Practice Performance Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Trend

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Reputation Risk in the Supply Chain

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Recently, Oxford Metrica, an analytics and advisory firm which has been “studying the relationship between reputation and value for nearly two decades”, has issued its Reputation Review 2012 , which was sponsored by Aon Corporation. Most importantly for us, the report contains some interesting examples of reputation risk in the supply chain. Practice Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management

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

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. Friday, September 21, 2012. China Supply Chain Council.

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Conversation with Tim Stratman, Executive Coach

Talking Logistics

Prior to his current role, Tim spent more than twenty years with RR Donnelley, where he held increasingly responsible positions including President of RRD Direct and SVP of Supply Chain Management.

Do Wholesale Distributors Think in Terms of Supply Chain Optimization?


Not all wholesale distributors think in terms of supply chain optimization—but they should. " Updating the Wholesale Distribution Playbook " is a reminder that effective supply chain management is a key to wholesale distribution excellence as it is to manufacturing.

Herding Geese

Supply Chain Shaman

< For supply chain leaders, let me requalify the recommendation, it is a great read.> > I am often asked for a list of good books on supply chain, and I don’t have many on my list. It is called the Voice of the Supply Chain Leaders.

Transportation Management Study - Supply Chain Insights


Lora Cecere, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, is taking a deeper look at the role of transportation process maturity in supply chain excellence.

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Supply Chain Management Trends

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Last week, I was invited to beautiful Switzerland, where I held a seminar for supply chain managers from 30 large logistics service providers and manufacturing firms. Third, market volatility seems to be a problem for many firms and many of them strive for improved visibility in their supply chains. Practice Supply Chain Management Trend

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The Truth about Electronic Supply Chains (part 1/2)

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For a long time, SCM students were told that a supply chain “must ultimately be measured by its responsiveness to customers” and that a supply chain starts with raw materials and ends with a final product. Indeed, a supply chain ends with waste and, thus, a supply chain must ultimately be understood as a closed-loop system. Therefore, recycling needs to be considered when designing products and supply chains.

The CFO and the Supply Chain


CFOs strongly believe good supply chain performance is vital to financial success and studies have shown a majority of CFOs believe the supply chain is directly linked to their ability to meet corporate objectives. Rising supply chain management costs.

Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

“If only I had the money that the company was supposed to save from the multiple ERP and supply chain projects. When I started Supply Chain Insights I wanted to put “research” at the core of the company. Are these supply chain leaders telling a lie?

Gartner: The Supply Chain is Getting Harder


That was the question Michael Uskert, managing vice president, Gartner, asked at the end of the day 1 keynote at Gartner’s 2012 Supply Chain Executive Conference. ” According to Jane Barrett, “the supply chain is hard and it is getting harder.”

Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply Chain Network

As the world of commerce continues to become more complex, volatile and socially transparent the need for a strong linkage between the CMO and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) grows. On the supply side, we have to consider the global community. 2012 ACI Ltd.

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