Sat.Jan 26, 2013 - Fri.Feb 01, 2013

My Take: Let’s Admit Seven Demand Management Mistakes of the Last Decade

Supply Chain Shaman

Within an organization, the words “Demand Planning” stir emotions. Usually, it is not a mild reaction. Instead, it’s a series of emotions defined by wild extremes including anger, despair, disillusionment, or hopelessness. Seldom do we find a team excited about demand planning.

The Executive Perspective: A Conversation with Jim Matcham

Talking Logistics

In our “Executive Perspective” episodes, we explore the key issues and topics that are “top of mind ” for supply chain and logistics executives today. In this episode, Adrian discusses a variety of industry trends and topics with Jim Matcham , Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Business Improvement at a leading manufacturing company. Watch as Jim shares his perspective on… The biggest challenge facing supply chain and logistics executives today.

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The Next Generation Supply Chain Leader

Logility

Can young, smart, driven supply chain students and their professors teach us anything about the future of supply chain? Recently I went to the MIT Media Lab Building for an event co-hosted by the local chapter of CSCMP and MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. There were two things going on.

Theory Testing from a Critical Realist Perspective

SCM Research

In a previous post, it was demonstrated that researchers can play two different roles, as they can either build or test theories. An SMJ article by Miller and Tsang (2011), which is titled Testing management theories: Critical realist philosophy and research methods , focuses on the latter role we can play. The authors claim: “Not only do we have a plurality of theories within management research, there is also no consensus about the criteria for evaluating theories.”

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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The Next Generation Supply Chain Leader

Logility

Can young, smart, driven supply chain students and their professors teach us anything about the future of supply chain? Recently I went to the MIT Media Lab Building for an event co-hosted by the local chapter of CSCMP and MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. There were two things going on.

Demand-Driven Logistics: Remote Control

Inbound Logistics

Adopting demand-driven logistics can increase visibility, drive supply chain efficiency, and offset any market advantage your competitors might have

The business case for extending sustainability in the supply chain: The Burt’s Bees Story

Supply Chain View from the Field

Jenny Sebley, former supplier sustainability manager at Burt’s Bees, spoke in my sustainable supply chain class today. Sustainable supply chains was a key issue at Burt’s Bees, and continues to play an important role. There were several business drivers behind this. The first focus was on reducing waste and leaning the supply chain. The brand was also key – Burt’s Bees needed to ensure it was sourcing raw materials using sustainability materials and labor rights.

New Definition of Logistics?

Kewill

I remember as a new professional in Logistics , I was taught an academic definition; Logistics means the right goods, reaching the right people at the right time. Well, as I look back at this definition as it stood then, it seemed fairly accurate. However with the changes in the industry and evolution of IT around Logistics, the definition has undergone change. So what is the new definition of Logistics?

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

ChainLink Research: Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Story

Logility

Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath of ChainLink Research recently published an article on Caribou Coffee’s supply chain.

Supply Chain Management: The Great Equalizer

Inbound Logistics

In a business world defined and dictated by change, supply chain management balances challenges and competitive advantage. Companies large and small are leveraging transportation and logistics best practices to act as great equalizers

Supply Chain Cowboy - Three Silver Bullets to Solve (and Raise.

Supply Chain Cowboy

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart’s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike. How can retailers like Walmart support buying clothing in factories that are treating workers with such disregard, not to mention exposing them to working conditions that are dangerous and take lives? The story isn’t that simple however.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

ChainLink Research: Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Story

Logility

Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath of ChainLink Research recently published an article on Caribou Coffee’s supply chain.

Connectivity-Visibility-Optimization: Three Keys To a Successful Supply Chain Trading Partner Network

Inbound Logistics

A well-oiled trading partner network allows one-to-many and many-to-many partners to collaborate and communicate using a single source of truth garnered from real-time information, writes Christopher P. Mazza of IAS

Three Steps for Conflict Mineral Compliance

Supply Chain Network

By Paul Martyn — BravoSolution. The first deadline regarding last year’s SEC Conflict Minerals Rule is fast-approaching on January 31 – and companies are scrambling to report what conflict minerals – gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries – have entered their supply chains since the start of 2013.

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Cloud computing services from a business viewpoint - Part 2: How to.

ModusLink Corporation

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Inbound Logistics’ Winter Reading Guide 2013

Inbound Logistics

Whether you want to casually brush up on your supply chain management techniques or drastically reorganize your purchasing processes, you’ll find the knowledge you need in the pages of these supply chain resources

Trends—January 2013

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics’ Winter Reading Guide 2013

Inbound Logistics

Whether you want to casually brush up on your supply chain management techniques or drastically reorganize your purchasing processes, you’ll find the knowledge you need in the pages of these supply chain resources

Demand-Driven Logistics: Remote Control

Inbound Logistics

Adopting demand-driven logistics can increase visibility, drive supply chain efficiency, and offset any market advantage your competitors might have

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

The Great Equalizer

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain management makes a difference by empowering companies to do more with less, and project a stronger competitive force, writes Editor Felecia Stratton

The Great Equalizer

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain management makes a difference by empowering companies to do more with less, and project a stronger competitive force, writes Editor Felecia Stratton

Trends—January 2013

Inbound Logistics

Supply Chain Force Multipliers

Inbound Logistics

By providing end-to-end visibility, demand driven logistics practices deliver competitive advantage and solve supply chain challenges for businesses of all sizes, writes Publisher Keith Biondo

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.