Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

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As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Read the full article here. .

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

I learned today that one of the articles I published with colleagues from the University of Tennessee, Oxford University, and Manchester University was cited for the 2013 Emerald citation of Excellence award. With 15,000 article abstracts published in these journals annually, receiving a Citation of Excellence is an extraordinary achievement and represents one of the highest accolades that an author can achieve.

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The Most Popular Supply Chain Cowboy Articles of 2014

Supply Chain Cowboy

Below is a list of our five most popular articles from the past year: Number 5 – How Skullcandy Rocked S&OP. Number 4 – Startups, Sourcing, and Sustainability with Mark Dwight of Rickshaw Bagworks – Interview Part 1 of 2. The article received a lot of positive social media attention, especially from people passionate about US-based manufacturing and small business entrepreneurs. Here’s a sneak peak to a few articles and podcasts coming in the next couple months.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. Focus functional metrics to improving reliability.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

To create flexible and balanced supply chain organisation, it is necessary to integrate strategy, processes, metrics, and technology enterprise wide and across customers, suppliers, and service providers. Identify sourcing plant/s which can back-up each other in times of disruptions.

Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Supply Chain Brain

Read full article. Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Apparel Retail All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured ContentMade from the softest wool produced by certain breeds of goats, such as the Zalaa Ginst white goat and Tibetan Plateau goat, cashmere was once reserved for the wealthiest fashionistas. Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife helped popularize the fabric.)

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics). And as I highlighted last week, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , “Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Often it’s those deeper levels that are the source of violations or inadequate working conditions. Comment on this article. Regulation and Compliance Quality & Metrics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRMJust about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely. Too often, however, those documents fail to prevent unacceptable working conditions.

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the model under which companies draw on talent from multiple sources, including in-house staff, outsourced services providers, and freelancers. Talent today comes from the source that meets a company’s needs of the moment. As with any supply chain, it all begins with the source. Comment on this article. Quality & Metrics All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at [link]. During sourcing projects, compliance is a valued attribute from the side of a supplier. Relying on too few suppliers and not diversifying your sources creates a high risk of dependency, and potential further problems if one of them pulls out at the last moment” ( Schlosser 2018 ). procurement #purchasing #metrics #highperformance. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”

NC State SCRC

We created a visualization platform to focus on internal operational, and customer-facing metrics, which is NOT part of R&D’s scope of work – so we not on your turf.” The goal was to enable an executive to generate exactly the metrics and charts they wanted, any time, with a “push of a button”. Some of the fundamental analytics used at Siemens included the following metrics, that created some basic but critical performance insights for senior executives.

What is the return on ERP implementation? Results from our research

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such systems are also instrumental in establishing aligned tactical and strategic performance metrics systems that drive improved economic outcomes (Bendoly et al., Segmentation, generally associated with strategic sourcing practices, is the basis for building sourcing strategies, which require an ability to negotiate prices based on leveraged volumes of purchases from across the organization.

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

The good news is, this article will explain to you the key principles of supply chain management that you can finish within 5 minutes. In 1997, Supply Chain Management Review published one article called " The Seven Principles of Supply Chain Management " written by David Anderson, Frank Britt and Donavon Favre. At that time, SCM was a pretty new term so this article did the excellent job to explain the important supply chain management principles in one shot. NAVIGATE.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. Machines are good at automating rote tasks (which is about 80% of all tasks), but humans are needed to source and manage exceptions, and there will always be exceptions. The major components include revenue, income statement, and balance sheet metrics, but others may follow that are important to the organization and its stakeholders.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you how one of the worlds leading companies put a theory into practice and survive many supply chain disruptions. Based on literature review by Behdani et al 2012 called " How to Handle Disruptions in Supply Chains – An Integrated Framework and a Review of Literature ", academic articles in this area is centered around 2 themes, namely, Risk Management (before disaster strikes) and Disruption Management (after disaster strikes). NAVIGATE. Basics.

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

Supply Chain Brain

In 2016, the world’s meat production was estimated at 317m metric tons, and that is expected to continue to grow. Read full article. All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityWhat are the economics of meat? Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world.

Introducing Supply Chain Power Influencers on Twitter

Supply Chain Opz

Then, this article will show how the influencers in supply chain management can be identified. Background In January 2012, Forbes published the article named " Who Are The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers? " In 2011, a research team consists of the experts from University of Michigan and Yahoo, Inc published the article named " Everyone’s an Influencer: Quantifying Influence on Twitter ".

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Illegal subcontracting at Rana Plaza resulted in many foreign brands losing faith in the country as a legitimate source of offshore production. In theory, factories should be eager to be identified as legitimate sources of production, as a means of securing more business. Comment on this article. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Sustainability Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

The Gig Economy Is Here to Stay — But Can Workers Survive in It?

Supply Chain Brain

Thirty years ago, when McGovern founded M Square Consulting as a source of independent consulting talent, “we had to educate people [about the option],” she says. Comment on this article. HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance Global Supply Chain Management Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The major sources of risk in Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries start at the top, where the contracts are awarded, and flow downwards to the subcontracting suppliers. The contract may also include metrics and resulting consequences (late fees, etc.). Sources. Aerospace Supply Chain Articles Contract Management Director's Blog Uncategorized

Changing Your Perspective to Measure Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

To paraphrase a saying, the road to supply chain hell is paved with good intentions and bad metrics. From this understanding, supply chain metrics will then ideally be: A few essential measurements that cover all the strategic aspects of the supply chain. On surveying its corporate customers, however, the company discovered that product standardisation and reliability were often more important to its business clientele, and adjusted its offering and its metrics appropriately.

Procurement Fact File

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). source: (p2) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. CPO’s will continue their focus on generating value through traditional levers over the next 12 months: source: (p7) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. source: (p15) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. Articles Infographics

‘The Johnny Tightlips’ and Two Other Popular Approaches to Supplier Relations

Supply Chain Cowboy

For more on the Pained Pause, check out this Lifehacker Article. Share your thoughts in a comment , and be sure to check out our recent podcast where we talk with the former VP of Operations at Skullcandy about vendor relationships and metrics. Image Sources: Johnny Tightlips (modified) | Open Book | Castle ]. Process Improvement Supply Chain Strategy Challenges Company Culture People purchasing Sourcing Suppliers Wild West

Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

At the beginning of each year, many supply chain blogs/sites publish the articles about their most popular contents of the year or make the predictions for things that might happen in the coming year. Then, blogging and web contents have become the primary source of business ideas for many working professionals.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. The content is good then people refer to it often (number of citations are also used to measure the importance of journal articles aka Impact Factor).

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. The focus is on functional metrics, but are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. However, to use these data sources, we must break paradigms and focus on the use of non-relational techniques.

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PPE Shortages Disrupting Hospitals Nationwide: Portrait of a Broken Healthcare Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted the massive shortages of PPE that are now decimating hospitals nationwide, as the number of new cases of Coronavirus goes through the roof. Much of the blame is being placed on the Trump administration in the Post article, and certainly a good deal of this is warranted. Both suppliers and customers point to each other as the source of the problem. Performance on out-of-stock and perfect order (on-time, in-full) metrics.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning. Therefore, the challenge to establish ranking method is to find more economical data source and unbiased metric. The content is good then people refer to it often (number of citations is also used to measure the importance of journal articles aka Impact Factor).

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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The WSJ Drucker Management 250 List: NC State’s Input into the Ratings

NC State SCRC

Professor Rob Handfield met with Lawrence Crosby during that period, and discussions focused primarily on how supply chain innovation and social responsibility metrics would figure into the list of top companies. Based on several iterations of discussions, reviews of metrics, and benchmarking, the team settled on a system for assessing two important indications of supply chain performance.

Is Covid-19 the Death of Global Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Death of Global Supply Chains article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Many supply chain, sourcing & procurement teams have been asked to row upstream without a paddle during this time of crisis. Subscribe Here! Email Address.