Supply Chain Resilience 2013

SCM Research

In the face of disruptions and volatility, supply chain managers are concerned about resilience, which can be broadly defined as “the ability of a supply chain to cope with change” ( Wieland & Wallenburg, 2013 ). Two recent publications present ways to implement supply chain resilience. First, the Business Continuity Institute has published a report that summarizes the key outcomes of its 4 th Annual Supply Chain Resilience Survey.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We Supply Chain Performance Matters.

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link in Your Future?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I finished up a report on supply chain talent. After doing the analysis of the results, I even more firmly believe that supply chain talent is the missing link in the supply chain. Average turnover of supply chain managers is 15%.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage.

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

Talking Logistics

That was the main theme of a panel session I led at last month’s MercuryGate User Conference 2013 , which included the following 3PL executives: Shelli Austin , VP at Integrated Distribution Services (IDS). Brad Stewart , President at Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions.

Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Supply Chain Websites. Supply Chain Standard – supplychainstandard.com. Supply Chain Brain – supplychainbrain.com. Supply Chain Management Review – scmr.com. Note: I know these are not logistics websites, but there is lots of overlap between supply chain and logistics. Below is a list of useful logistics websites.

EDI: Workhorse of the Extended Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Four decades after its creation, supply chain executives see it as slow and expensive. Supply Chain Supply sensing ASNs EDI hands free orders work·horse. noun ?w?rk-?ho?rs. rs. : a dependable person who does a lot of work. :

Tweet chat: Improving supply chain for 2014

Quintiq

Supply chain complexity is increasing and it’s time we rethink our strategies. What are your plans for managing supply chain complexity in 2014? Discuss your answers to these questions at our upcoming Twitter chat happening on November 28, 2013 at 12pm CET.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Episodes of 2013

Talking Logistics

What if there was a talk show focused on supply chain and logistics topics? My goal was to provide supply chain and logistics executives, as well as students and young professionals, with an interactive and engaging platform to learn and network with “newsmakers and thought leaders” in the industry. The Next Big Thing in Supply Chains: The Rise of Entrusts – A Conversation with Art Mesher, CEO of Descartes (2,819 views).

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. This data is then shared with Gartner’s industry analysts, and the analysts vote on which companies they think exemplify supply chain excellence.

Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013

Talking Logistics

At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2013 conference last month, the answer was a great conversation about transportation trends, challenges, and opportunities. Arne Gonzales , Director, Supply Chain at C&S Wholesale Grocer.

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained. Would you like to understand supply chain management concept but dont have time to study from a supply chain textbook ? 1) Adapt Supply Chain to Customers Needs. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

A Walk on the Beach? A Run for Supply Chain 2020?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a discussion of supply chain design and the sharing of research that supports that the best supply chains have flexibility in the joints and are well designed on the ends to propel commerce. The supply chain group rates it the lowest. Supply Chain Team.

Citations of Excellence Awards 2013

SCM Research

A year has passed since and Emerald Management Reviews has now announced the winners of the 2013 Citation of Excellence Awards. Building a More Complete Theory of Sustainable Supply Chain Management Using Case Studies of 10 Exemplars. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 45 (2), 37-56 DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-493X.2009.03162.x. Research Theory Article Award Supply Chain Integration Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

For all the talk about Big Data, omni-channel fulfillment, and other sexy technology, at the end of the day, bad data (and in many cases, store-level execution) remains the Achilles heel of supply chain management. Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release.

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Steve Jobs - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Steve Jobs. Apple Inc is regarded as the best company in the world for its cutting-edge supply chain management practices. And when the whole supply chain takes actions in sync with this strategy, the success is phenomenal!

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Managers there don’t spend time doing analysis every time they try to reduce lead time to prove that this is the correct thing to do in logistics and supply chain management.

What Do We Do Now?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is a growing gap for leaders. An IBM surveys report that 51% of companies are seeing an increase in turnover of supply chain leaders. This week, I have been reviewing supply chain strategy documents for companies planning their 2014 strategies.

Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013

SCM Research

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013 , written on behalf of KPMG, is out now. The report demonstrates that competitive advantage can be secured by enhancing supply chain networks for efficiency and innovation. In sum, the report highlights the importance of supply chain management for manufacturers. Practice Operations Management Report Supply Chain Management Trend

History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a relatively new discipline. Understanding of our own roots helps create the appropriate mindset, ending the rhetoric and bringing supply chain integration to reality.

Logistics and Supply Chain

LeanCor

What is “Total Lead Time” in Terms of Logistics and Supply Chain? In logistics and supply chain, total lead time is the sum of all processing time, transit time, and time spent as inventory.

Achieving supply chain maturity

Quintiq

In my previous post , I referred to the way supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) sits on top of ERP systems to enable optimized supply chain decisions. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

SPS Commerce and Accellos Unveil Breakthrough Supply Chain Solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill.

What I have Learned Working on the Supply Chain Index

Supply Chain Shaman

I was writing the book, Bricks Matter and I wanted a better definition of Supply Chain Excellence. I believed that there was a strong tie between supply chain excellence and corporate performance. There are many drivers of market capitalization other than supply chain.

7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons! Background Supply chain management has gained more recognition from businesses as the strategy that helps to increase revenue and improve services.

Colgate: A Closer Look at Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

In this blog post, I share insights from Michael Corbo, the head of supply chain at Colgate. I am responsible for the supply chain processes that deliver the goods and services to the shelf globally. This is not a new mission for the supply chain organization.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. Getting these conversations started at the university level with future supply chain leaders is a great step forward. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, the annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose two percentage points to 99 percent in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report. There’s lots going on today, so let’s go straight to the news.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (2/2)

SCM Research

First, the Decision Sciences Journal has selected the article Managing Differentiation-Integration Duality in Supply Chain Integration by Terjesen, Patel and Sanders for its Best Paper Award for 2012. Managing Differentiation-Integration Duality in Supply Chain Integration. Supply Chain-Wide Consequences of Transaction Risks and Their Contractual Solutions: Towards an Extended Transaction Cost Economics Framework.

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7 Megatrends Supply Chain People Should Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Current logistics and supply chain management trends are discussed very often on social media sites. In the year 2000, Journal of Business Logistics published the article named " Ten Mega-Trends That Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Logistics ".

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management: Bigger Picture, Bigger Gains. Add in the relationships formed with suppliers and customers and you have supply chain management. When viewed in this light, supply chain management is clearly more than logistics.

7 Lessons from Amazon Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

As a start-up company in the garage, Amazon Supply Chain has made a giant leap that revolutionized many aspects of overall supply chain management.

I Believe We Have Reached The Supply Chain Plateau

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process, I discovered that the average process manufacturing company has reached a plateau in supply chain performance. I believe that we have reached a plateau and that supply chain performance is declining. Today’s supply chains respond.