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 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.

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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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.”

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I am grounded due to weather. So, I am spending my time writing. Music is blaring, my toe is tapping, and I am hard at work on what I love. I enjoy writing research. I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence.

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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.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe.

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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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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.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

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

New Definition of Logistics?

BluJay Solutions

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?

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.

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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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

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

ModusLink Corporation

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

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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

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.