Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


Numerous scenarios were run, and it was found that a centralized model significantly reduced warehouse and inventory costs, while only marginally increasing total transportation costs, leading to a significant overall savings.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

Analytics BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Luxury Brands Supply Chain Management More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities. The globalization of organizational supply chains will continue to expand, as organizations seek growth markets in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Retail Logistics Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership. The class was focused on building and developing cost models, both for should-cost modeling, as well as total cost modeling.

Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India?

Supply Chain View from the Field

The story highlights some of the findings of our recent global logistics study,which found that logistics infrastructure is one of the most challenging issues, particularly for retailers who are expanding into BRIC countries such as India. This also includes information from our warehouses like inventory levels, e.g. which parts are getting out of stock or aged. BRIC Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk

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Nike Learns to Mass Customize Shoes While Near-Shoring


The third was a more standard shoe that they called the “Sub-7”, which is one where they take an order, the product is customized onshore or near shore with some stock inventory and light customization and personalization. The Sub-7 body of work involves taking finished goods and component inventory, and pulling it together with some personalization. I had the opportunity to speak with a Nike executive about how the company has moved into the world of mass-customization.

The Emerging Supply Chain Wars


Moreover, he predicts that local prototyping and mass production could bring about a severe long-term contraction in global shipping, inventories, and warehouses. BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain StrategyIn the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, author Parag Khanna discusses the concept of the “new supply chain wars”.

Jason Schenker’s Views on 2014 Economic Events

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Metals such as copper and tin could go up significantly, but nickel is the shale gas of the metals market – and inventories just keep going up, which means more downside risk. BRIC Supply Chain Forecasting Global Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Supply Chain Economic

Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey – 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Like many of the other MINT countries and those in the BRICS, the initial optimism over the growth spurt has been dampened and expectations adjusted. This means that supply chains need to become more than just efficient, and supply chain leaders are now having to change their thinking beyond simply focusing on cost reductions, trucks fill rates, inventory optimisation and warehouse utilisation. Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey. Date: 4-5 May 2016.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

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Our interactions spanned the full range of Customer-Supply Chain activities: materials costing, planning, materials availability, inventory, delivery performance, and logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.


Three Reasons Why I Love Hadoop, and You Should Too!

Supply Chain Shaman

Inventories are high, and we have excessive ocean capacity. The growth expectations of the BRIC countries is worrisome. The elephants are coming! They will soon change your supply chain. In time, you will come to love them. I think that they will be a game changer. What do I mean?