2011

New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group

LeanCor

New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group. The Business Development team recently completed a 4-minute capabilities video to tell the LeanCor Supply Chain Group story: Check it out and let us know what you think! Posted by Kelley Dodd, Marketing Specialist at LeanCor Supply Chain Group.

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The Efficient Frontier Awaits

Logility

Whenever you set a goal, your natural inclination is to achieve it; swipe a line through it, and be done. Supply chain management is full of goals such as mounting pressure from the top to get costs down quickly. We tend to grab this bull by the horns with the intent of showing demonstrable results.

Who said supply chains are boring?: A Peek at Leica Camera Lens.

Supply Chains Rock

Next to Apple, I'm also a big fanboy of Leica Camera If you aren't familiar, Leica is a German camera and lens manufacturer that's been around since 1913. Amazingly, they still manufacturer their high-end cameras in

Transaction Cost Economics vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

When Oliver E. Williamson published his article Outsourcing: Transaction cost economics and supply chain management (2008), he confronted SCM research with uncomfortable questions. Surprisingly, it took four years until the first SCM researcher, Paul Zipkin, published A Reply to Williamson’s “Outsourcing …” (Production and Operations Management, Vol. 21, No. Some of them may be provoking, but we should not brush aside the questions raised by Williamson.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Network

As I look forward to the holiday season (yes it is hurtling towards us again), I now do all of my planning, negotiating and actual shopping from the comfort of my armchair. And as a result, my buying habits have changed over the past few years. I no longer buy CD’s, I buy Apple iTunes cards.

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Building Efficiency Into Your Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ellen Fontaine, VASCOR Ltd, offers advice for boosting supply chain efficiency

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

KeyTone and arviem unveil strategic partnership to deliver trade monitoring and management services for global supply chain visibility. Cupertino, CA, February 09, 2011: KeyTone Technologies, a recognized leader in RFID

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In the Spotlight: Apple, Foxconn and the IT Industry

EcoVadis

For better or for worse, Apple has become the poster child for how not to manage an IT supply chain.

Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Guest Post By Bob Ferrari, Executive Editor, Supply Chain Matters blog. Just about a year ago,I penned a guest posting on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog that commented on the pending 2010 holiday buying

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Profile: Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Service to Dubai.

Logistics Middle East

MEIO By the Numbers

Logility

The Good. 100 million – Amount Proctor & Gamble saved in just the beauty division from multi-echelon inventory optimization ( Link ) ( Video ). $50 50 million – Total savings HP realized from MEIO as well as a 30% inventory reduction ( Link ).

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Social Media and Supply Chains

Supply Chains Rock

I recently came across an interesting post at Warehouse Management Systems Guide on the topic of supply chains and social media. The author, Luciano Cunha, paints a nice picture of using social media to link the customer

Collaboration – Are we there yet?

Logility

For more than a decade, the idea of a close working relationship between trading partners has been one of the Holy Grails of the supply chain. Information moving seamlessly…everyone knows what the other is doing…bottlenecks removed…a Utopia of sorts. But, are we there yet?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Going Lean? Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Logility

The prophets of lean manufacturing methods usually scorn planning systems. ERP and Advanced Planning Systems (APS) systems stochastically propagate a combination of hard demand and forecasts through the supply chain.

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Reflective Thinking: Complexity

Logility

com-plex-i-ty [k uh m- plek -si-tee]. noun, the state or quality of being complex; intricacy. Source: Dictionary.com.

Expert Interview: Inventory Optimization

Logility

Inventory Optimization (IO) is a loosely used term in the industry. You’ll see it used to describe tactical inventory management, warehouse operations and strategic network assessments as well as used to describe single stage as well as multi-echelon environments.

Innovation’s Impact on the High-Tech Industry

Logility

Just the other week I met with one of our consumer high-tech customers who spoke about the impact of the pace of innovation on their industry.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Seeing Around the Corner

Logility

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see around the corner, to posses that magical ability to anticipate what’s at the next intersection? On the road, we now have cars that can see around a corner, let you know what is ahead and prepare for any changes in conditions.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Mini Supply Chain Problems at.

Supply Chains Rock

If you haven't heard automaker Mini, owned by BMW, has developed a larger, four-door version of its popular Mini Cooper called the Mini Countryman. Being an avid fan of Mini and the previous owner of one of the first Mini

Who said supply chains are boring?: What are you saying HSBC?

Supply Chains Rock

I just opened up The Economist after lunch to find a strange ad with the headline "In the future, the food chain and the supply chain will merge" by HSBC a.k.a the Hong Kong Savings Bank Corp. The ad goes on to say "HSBC

Video Podcast: Five Core Competencies of Inventory Optimization

Logility

A key characteristic of best-in-class companies is their success in using inventory optimization (IO) and cash management techniques to free up working capital. The amount of a company’s working capital trapped in inventory can be expressed as days inventory outstanding (DIO).

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Video Podcast: Five Core Competencies of Inventory Optimization

Logility

A key characteristic of best-in-class companies is their success in using inventory optimization (IO) and cash management techniques to free up working capital. The amount of a company’s working capital trapped in inventory can be expressed as days inventory outstanding (DIO).

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ERP versus Best-of-Breed?

Logility

I recently spoke with a reporter who asked me to discuss the benefits of supply chain software from a best-of-breed provider such as Logility versus from an ERP vendor.

ERP versus Best-of-Breed?

Logility

I recently spoke with a reporter who asked me to discuss the benefits of supply chain software from a best-of-breed provider such as Logility versus from an ERP vendor.

Escaping the Cold

Logility

The weather, even here in Atlanta, has been crazy and the thought of Spring and its warmer temperatures makes me long for my childhood home in South Florida. Just the other week we saw upwards of 7 inches of snow here, which closed the city for four days! Many of you have dealt with several feet.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.