The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

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We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2014.

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Industry and Global Supply Chain Predictions- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. In our previous Part One posting, we score carded 2014 […].

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Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

Intellectually, while I will know that year has changed, I will screw-up time, and time, again by writing 2014 on documents for many, many months. When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management.

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. Our research arm, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group has published annual predictions since our founding in 2008.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Big Data Supply Chains.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

Another Important Indication of Chief Supply Chain Officer Agenda

Supply Chain Matters

As we have stated in previous commentaries, Supply Chain Matters does not tend to comment on the huge plethora of opinion research studies concerning the discipline and state of global supply chain management unless we feel the research is meaningful and based on sound research practices. In an October 2013 Supply Chain Matters commentary we highlighted some important findings from the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report conducted and compiled by SCM World.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

Severe Congestion and Paralysis Among U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Four

Supply Chain Matters

West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Supply Chain Matters highlighted that conditions on the ground were not showing any signs of improvement. The NRF has since been joined by other industry associations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) the U.S. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S.

Our must-read picks for 2014

Quintiq

Next generation supply chains: The inside story. Discover how to reap the rewards of a next generation supply chain without provoking resistance. Why we liked it: “This will be a very hot topic for the manufacturing industry in 2015.

Top Ten 2014 Supply Chain “E” Lessons from a Process Industry Lens

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of insights related to the increased importance of B2B business networks among multiple industry settings. We were thus rather pleased to read of the top ten supply chain “E” lessons of the year from the lens of Elemica, a process industry focused B2B supply chain network technology provider.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog share our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads.

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2014 Oracle Industry Connect Conference. Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads Conference. Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain. Aerospace Supply Chain (86).

12 tips to recharge your supply chain

Quintiq

Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015? Here are 12 actionable tips to revitalize various aspects of your supply chain. Supply chain visibility: Not for your eyes only. Be a pro at avoiding these other pitfalls of supply chain distribution.

Supply Chain Design

LeanCor

What is Supply Chain Design? What is supply chain design? Supply chain design refers to the development of the framework that information and products travel from supplier to customer and back to the supplier again. Or should the supply chain be agile?

How consumer priorities impact your supply chain

Quintiq

In the world of supply chains that used to mean making sure you had supplies to make and deliver a product, in full and on time. The 21st century has seen more than its fair share of supply chain related scandals. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

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We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

Take Supply Chain

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. Top Blog Posts: How to Overcome 4 Common Barriers to Supply Chain Collaboration Initiatives 2/5/2014. Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain.

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Specifically, fabricators are expecting to spend a good deal less on consumables and supplies (down almost 30 percent) and more on capacity-building machinery, especially in cutting and forming. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency.

HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

This trend was certainly evident at GT Nexus’ Bridges 2014 User Conference last month. Supply chain visibility (Lenovo), global growth (GAP and Electrolux), the role of emerging technologies (Guess?), Striving for Holistic Supply Chain Management.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. The masses, however, do not realize that the problem does not rest with the poor sweet customer service agent fielding the call, it resides in the complex supply chain. Healthcare Supply Chain Analysis.

Supply Chain Matters Impressions from the 2014 Infosys Industry Analyst Meeting

Supply Chain Matters

Our Supply Chain Matters impressions of the prior 2013 event can be read at this web link. Online Customer Fulfillment Supply Chain Technology Dr. Vishal Sikka Infosys briefing of industry analysts Infosys Limited Infosys support for manufacturing and retail industry Supply chain Matters blog Note: The following posting was scheduled for posting on November 5, but due to a technical glitch, is now published.

General Mills- The Latest CPG Firm to Seek More Aggressive Supply Chain Cost Savings

Supply Chain Matters

Within our Supply Chain Matters 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains, (full research report available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center) we specifically addressed extraordinary challenges for consumer product goods supply chains during 2014, where combinations of external forces are fueling these challenges.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.

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Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

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Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

U.S. Auto Exports Expand in 2014 and So Does Supply Chain Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In late December of 2011, Supply Chain Matters raised awareness to Japan based automotive OEM’s, specifically Honda, with plans to shift a major portion of export production capability from North America instead of from Japan. We did so because for our readers, it provides a valid example of a globally-balanced and flexible global manufacturing sourcing strategy along with proactive supply chain risk mitigation. In 2014, approximately 2.1