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Of course healthcare is a supply chain


Of course hospitals are complex, dynamic service chains. I fly Qantas around Australia quite frequently (don’t ask how many frequent flyer miles I’ve got banked, but my wife loves her new washing machine).

Talking Logistics YOUniversity: Our First Course

Talking Logistics

A year after launching, however, a supply chain executive said to me, “ Talking Logistics is like an online Executive MBA course, with live lectures and guest speakers every week discussing timely and important topics.” I encourage you to check out the course and let us know what you think.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) – How to Stay the Course

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The article, S&OP and Culture Change: How to Stay the Course , written by Kathleen Winter, describes how corporate culture can derail an otherwise successful S&OP implementation.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016


Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. University Courses. 1) Course in E Logistics and Supply Chain Management by National University.

The Next Big Thing In Supply Chain Decision Making


Second MOOC Course Advances Ground-Breaking MicroMasters

Supply Chain @ MIT

The second of five online courses, CTL.SC2x (Supply Chain Design), in MIT CTL’s supply chain MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), opened for enrollment on May 18, 2016.

Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

4 Way Logistics

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. Understanding these classifications will help you ensure that all of your packages are shipped safely, quickly, and at the most affordable price. The Basic Classifications Products are assigned a number, referred to as Class.

Flight crew rostering could be fun, unless, of course, you have to do it yourself


This story developed quite innocently during one slow weekend on the road. A late coffee at Starbucks ended up in a very interesting conversation and brought into focus a difficulty faced by flight and crew planning staff working for even the smallest airline operators.

What SCx is Teaching the Teachers About MOOCs

Supply Chain @ MIT

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) have been heralded as a major step forward in professional education, but how does this new generation of online programs perform in the real world? The initial course yielded some important lessons about the design and future role of MOOCs.

Of Course We’re Claiming NAFTA

Inbound Logistics

Many companies falsely claim preferential duty treatment under NAFTA. This article outlines the right way to do it

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

And, we try to be clear in the course that the starting point is in improving reliability. One of the favorite parts of my job is teaching classes on how to take supply chain concepts to the next level to improve corporate performance.

First Class Ready!

Supply Chain Insights

Today our first course, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter, is ready for sale. The other courses, designed as fast sprints, are currently in development. The full course catalog will be complete by the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

New supply chain refreshment program at Arizona State University

Supply Chain Movement

Courses can be taken one at a time, and assignments can be turned in at any time throughout the week. Trends analytical decision modeling Arizona State University Bureau of Labor Statistics course Dawn Feldman John Fowler refresher supply chain W.

FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Easter is not far away this year so why not save a little cash and stock up now - use by dates permitting, of course! Overeaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted.

Supply Chain Analytics: The birth of a new Dawn, or Daniel

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

This is of course untrue as in reality dramatically is too simple a word and in any event, that “change” is far, far different than granny suggests.

Crossroads 2014: MOOCs Are Coming to an Online Theater Near You

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new model based on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) is transforming the way educational programs are designed and delivered. Also, the apparent pace of the class seems to slow down as “practice” sessions are added to the in-class portion of course.

New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

The 21st Century Supply Chain

A new, modernized style for courses. Plus, all the courses are in the new, updated format. New Analytics Course. The course I’m most excited about offering is Understanding Analytics level 1.

FMCG – Hunkering down for Supply Chain Analytics

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I remember being asked to hunker down during a supply chain training course many years ago and I had no idea what I was supposed to do. Have you ever “hunkered down”?

Brexit: What’s the Impact on U.S. Supply Chains?

The Network Effect

Although the majority of immediate concerns has been driven by questions related to financial markets, as well as, of course, the political chaos occurring […]. Among the issues surfacing related to the impacts of the British vote to exit the European Union are questions regarding changes in supply chains, particularly by those owned by U.S. companies.

Supply Chains – Managing internal & external 3/4PLP expectations

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

This is a personal thing of course but I do not like Raymond and I never got into Friends or what I consider its males deceased sequel, The Golden Girls. American sit-coms. With very few exceptions I personally do not find them at all funny.

UK NHS Supply Chain: bed-busting benefits of patient SKUs

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Of course, this avoidable malaise is not restricted to that part of the world. Some time ago I looked at the often dreadful customer service offered by FMCG and Telecoms companies in CEE.

Why the Forecast for Supply Chain Planning has been Only Partly Cloudy


And there may be more flexibility to alter course by business requirements and improve the user and customer experience. Cloud-based supply chain planning is gaining traction. Each year more users opt for cloud-based systems and there is a lot of support in the analyst community.

What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

13:00: Review and approve of documents Of course, a supply chain manager has to perform some clerical tasks like approval of documents, contracts and so on. What is it like to be a supply chain manager?

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

A key part of my job was navigation: identifying my objectives, and plotting an optimal course for my journey. After traveling only one mile, I would be off course by almost 100 feet. If I continued at that same compass setting, about halfway there, I would be off course by about three miles. You’ll be forced to continue eyeballing your course corrections, and the potential impact could be costly.

Teaching Case – Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently selected the winners of their 2017 Awards and Competitions. This year’s winning case in the Production and Operations Management category is closely related to supply chain management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer , written by Kasra Ferdows, Jose A.D. Machuca & Michael Lewis. This case is an updated version of the 15th in the ranking of top 40 overall best selling Zara case.

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Of course, you can’t talk about relationships without also talking about the importance of communication.

Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics


The big theme of course, is the digitization of the supply chain and the implications it will have on business performance. Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CSCOs is a valuable read for current and potential Supply Chain leaders.

Career advice for supply chain professionals

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I would highly recommend Coursera’s Machine Learning course taught by Professor Andrew Ng of Stanford University, a great course offered for free. by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain professional.

Need Robust and Flexible Supply Chain Analytics? Build your own Apps


The trick of course is to combine these two approaches. Companies have vast amounts of data at their disposal to plot the right course, but they need powerful algorithms to draw insights from this data and make it actionable.

Top Five Pieces of Career Advice for Supply Chain Students

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As the Wall Street Journal reports , educational powerhouse MIT has been giving free online supply chain courses for the past year. Now they plan to offer “micro-master’s” certificates for completing five courses and an exam.

The future belongs to those who can see ahead and plan for it


The findings are presented to Jerome for a final consensus on the best course of action. Of course, simply having chosen an optimal plan is no reason to rest on their laurels. S&OP Maturity Series, part 2 of 5.

Feedback within Your Course Website - TechTips@Anderson

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Feedback within Your Course Website.   The most effective medium to reach all the students enrolled in your course is most likely the course website, CCLE.   Submissions are assessed using a multi-criteria assessment form defined by the course facilitator.  Course participants can then be asked to assess a selected set of their peers' submissions. TechTips@Anderson. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Clickers in the Classroom | Main.

Pokemon Go is coming to a warehouse near you!


Apple, of course, will develop AR for consumers but their investments in AR will help push the technology forward and enable warehouse applications to piggyback off these advancements.

Building Talent: A New Approach

Supply Chain Insights

The courses we have designed with CorpU are built as short sprints. So, if you are a supply chain leader working on a next-generation supply chain project, consider using our courses in your organizational readiness program. You are running hard.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

Over the course of the next six months, we will be sharing case studies of these companies in our conferences, podcasts, webinars, and writing. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016.

Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017


The 90% percentile prices, of course, stayed the same. Transparency and Overcapacity. Where Freight is Going in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. What happened in 2016. For decades, international freight’s mantra was a simple bigger is better.