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.

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?

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.

Tweet chat: Improving supply chain for 2014

DELMIA 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).

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.

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.

Integrated Supply Chain 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Integrated Supply Chain. Date: 16-17 October 2013. Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. Driving company profitability through collaboration to enhance Supply Chain efficiencies. Improving Supply Chain Networks. >>

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%.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Achieving supply chain maturity

DELMIA 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

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

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

SAP touts “best-run companies” while the Accenture ads claim “ high-performance supply chains.” I am a nomad, searching for a good definition of supply chain excellence. It is for this reason that we started the work on the Supply Chain Index.

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.

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.

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 ".

This Week in Logistics News (July 22-26, 2013)

Talking Logistics

No time to waste this Friday, so let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Revenue and Earnings. Ryder Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results. Oracle Brings Extreme Supply Chain Performance to Customers with New In-Memory Application.

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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What’s new in supply chain planning?

DELMIA Quintiq

Supply chain planning had finally been organized. If Taylor organized supply chain planning , it took his colleague, Henry Gantt, to recognize the importance of organizing the way information was presented to planners. The new era of supply chain optimization had arrived.

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.

6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians

Supply Chain Opz

6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians. Even though there are so many articles about six sigma supply chain, most of them are all related to the application within certain functions in supply chain. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Citi fined $30 million for leaking Apple iPhone supply chain data ( CNNMoney ). Is it ironic that the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com. NAFTA Trade in March 2013. billion messages each year — a statistic that underscores the ongoing rise of supply chain operating networks.

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. :

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Now, this week’s news… LLamasoft Announces New Reference Rate Tariff Powered by SMC³ for Use in Strategic Supply Chain Design. Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions Acquires RT&T Truckload Brokerage Division.

This Week in Logistics News (October 28-November 1, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2013 Third-Quarter Results. Menlo Continues its Support of Degree Course in Supply Chain Management. Con-Way this week reported 2013 third-quarter net income of $30.6 From the family room, I heard my 11-year old son crying in the kitchen being consoled by my wife.

5 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore (Takeaways from Accellos Conference)

Talking Logistics

I love that question, which is from a blog posting by supply chain executive and consultant Tony Martins, who was my guest on Talking Logistics earlier this year; Tony was also a panelist in the Mega Trends Impacting Supply Chains session I moderated at last week’s CSCMP conference.

7 Supply Chain Transformations at SAMSUNG

Supply Chain Opz

In supply chain management context, they has demonstrated the operational excellence that leads them to the supply chain hall of fame. How do they build the superb supply chain management capabilities?

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Finally, last October I wrote that the most significant problem facing 3PLs and shippers was a shortage of supply chain and logistics talent.