Supply Chain Thought Leaders Video Series on What Can Alabama Coach Nick Saban Teach Inventory Planners

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Dr, Mike Watson of Northwester Says Planners Can Learn from Saban Approach

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)


Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. by John Westerveld. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Over the next several weeks, I’ll outline these issues and discuss some ideas around how to avoid these practices. You can find the previous posts here: Reason #1: Offshoring without getting the full picture. Reason #2 Poorly executed or non-existent sales and operations planning.

Supply Chain by Design Four Things Nick Saban Can Teach us About Inventory Planning

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Nick Sabans Process for Running Alabamas Football Program has led to Great Results and His Insights are Transferable to Supply Chain Planning Processes

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 trends that procurement and supply chain management professionals should watch. 3) Risk Management: In the past, many buyers relied on safety stock inventory to mitigate any risks or disruptions to suppliers.

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Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

Imagine a world where real-time order confirmations, inventories, schedules, material origins, material properties, properties in transit, proof-of-delivery, quality assurance, invoices, and payments all come together to form an end-to-end digital story.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem


In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more).

5 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2015…So Far


Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory. More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. >>> Read the Full Blog Post to Learn About Lean Inventory. We continue our "Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015.So

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016


Operations Planning and Inventory Optimization Go Under the Microscope: Going hand-in-hand with SCRM, is looking at what aspects of the supply chain are optimal for cloud-based solutions. Better visibility can also result in real-time inventory management.

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Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information


At one point, the air conditioner on our bus broke down in the hottest part of Alabama, forcing everyone to retreat into the nearest fast-food restaurant to avoid the heat. Information is one of the greatest assets for people pursuing lean leadership, yet we often get so engrained in maintaining the day-to-day operations that we forget to gather all appropriate information, often resulting in wasted time, excess inventory, defects, and ultimately money.

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Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

I was in the Alabama National Guard and the California National Guard. I understand, from the ground up, what it takes to manage multiple warehouses, inventory, deadlines under pressure and routing of convoys.

Hurricane Harvey Updates


This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico. The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

We were surprised to find that many states with the highest Location Quotients were not states that are typically associated with the biofuels economy, including Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and others. The global apparel sector’s effort resulted in the development of the Higg Index, a universally accepted LCA tool and life cycle inventory database.