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.

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.

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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).

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. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

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. Tweet The post 3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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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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. Tweet The post Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What happens when you bring together a large group of shippers and carriers and put them in a conference room?

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. Anyone with a background or interest in supply chain is invited to tweet their questions, concerns and opinions during the chat. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013

SCM Research

Every year, Emerald invites journal editors “to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year” These papers have now been announced as part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. on case study research, Olander and Norrman on contracts, Wieland and Wallenburg on supply chain risks, and Kaufmann et al.

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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 The Supply Chain Index has been two years in the making. As I sat at my kitchen table, I reviewed spreadsheet after spreadsheet of corporate performance data on supply chain financial ratios.

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. Here’s the news that caught my attention from the past two weeks: Latest Release of JDA Supply Chain Planning Suite Offers Greater Control, Agility for Complex Supply Chains. Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (1/2)

SCM Research

It has become a good tradition that some of the leading journals of our field announce their best paper awards during the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference, the academic part of the CSCMP Conference ( see my previous post from Atlanta last year ). Research Article Award Conference Supply Chain Management This year’s CSCMP Annual Global Conference took place in Denver, Colorado.

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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. In today’s volatile world, as global economies focus on growth recovery, companies need to look at improving efficiencies in their Supply Chain operations in order to increase profitability. 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. As a result, mid-management supply chain talent is getting short shrift. If you cannot make our Thursday webinar or the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , here are a couple of facts to consider: Opportunity to improve.

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. When it comes to supply chain management practices, many people believe that its supply chain model and sophisticated software system are the secret weapons that help them maintain the market leadership. Supply chain professionals adopt whatever concepts that help to create the value.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Exel (DHL Supply Chain). The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu. The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Back in 2008, just before the U.S.

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. In other technology news, Oracle has released Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 , which includes several supply chain management enhancements. “Half the countries in the world have an even number of chickens.”

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. They build the end-to-end value chain outside-in and align commercial and operational strategies. Many supply chain teams have aggressively cut costs to fund an organization’s growth.

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

Talking Logistics

University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland plans to integrate Resilinc SupplyIntel into its supply chain course curriculum “for the purpose of educating future business leaders on supply chain risk management best practices.” Getting these conversations started at the university level with future supply chain leaders is a great step forward.

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. Eight guiding priciples have been shown over many years to be essential for creating lean fulfillment streams in logistics and supply chain management.

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. Global Supply Chains Open Door to Fraud ( CFO.com ). Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. Forget cloud, social, and mobile.

Supply Chain Management and Bioinvasion

SCM Research

We all know that economic, ecological, social, and ethical aspects need to be considered when managing global supply chains. 2013), recently published in Ecology Letters, discusses the risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. 2013). Practice Theory Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Sustainability

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Sounds like a typical day in supply chain and logistics to me. Years from now, when we look back at 2013, we might say this was the year where logistics truly became a strategic weapon for companies. Simply put, retailers and others are taking a fresh look at their supply chain networks (and those of their partners) to better balance inventory and transportation costs with service levels that are becoming more stringent.

5 Greatest Books for Supply Chain Executives

Supply Chain Opz

Previously I''ve covered about the classic and new supply chain management books that SCM professionals should check out. In this article, I will show you top 5 books that every supply chain executive should have on their bookshelf. Basic concepts and strategies such as performance measurement, identification of improvement opportunities and development of supply chain system are presented succinctly.

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. Infor Simplifies Supply Chain Demand Planning. Nulogy and Axios partner to enhance supply-chain traceability.

Horsemeat Supply Chains

SCM Research

Food supply chains are affected by supply chain trends such as globalization, consolidation, and commoditization. Supply chain managers have eagerly sought to apply textbook knowledge to these supply chains. However, the horsemeat scandal is just another example to reveal that food supply chains got out of control. The more complex supply chain systems become, the less controllable they seem to be.

Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

Talking Logistics

What does this rapid pace of change mean for supply chains? Robinson , discusses these questions and more, and makes the case why supply chain needs to move from the back room to the board room for companies to keep pace and succeed in this dynamic environment. Tweet The post Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. Total lead time in logistics and supply chain is calculated with the following components: Inbound (Supplier) Lead Time: The amount of time from the point of ordering materials from a supplier to the point the material is received and available for use.

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. Supply chain leaders are naturally competitive, and they want to know how well they are doing. It is for this reason that we started the work on the Supply Chain Index. It is for this reason, that I started the work on the Supply Chain Index.

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. In technology news, Supply Vision has partnered with FindMyFreight.com, a web-based shipment tracking aggregator. The answer is “It depends,” like so many other things related to supply chain management.

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. However, some supply chain professionals still work under the accounting, production or even marketing functions. So they apply supply chain management principles and bring operations to the next level.

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 ). ” It would be the supply chain software equivalent of Taco Bell’s Chulapa Supreme. Energy is playing a more strategic role in supply chain management, and natural gas is a big part of the story. Is it ironic that the U.S.

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 ". The purpose of this article was to identify the paradigm shifts the authors observed from the way leading companies transformed their supply chain capabilities which were the results of the change of information technology.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. 3Gtms and Tompkins International Partner to Provide Transportation Management Systems Solutions to Strengthen Supply Chain Management. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. The rate adjustment will take effect on June 10, 2013, and applies to minimum charge, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) rates, and accessorial charges.”. Welcome to June.