2012

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Control Towers.

Supply Chains Rock

A fun and educational video from the folks at e2open. There's a lot of hype out there about supply chain control towers. What they are, what they aren't. What they do, what they don't. If you're embarking on a supply chain

Conversation with Tim Stratman, Executive Coach

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Timothy Stratman, Founder and President of Stratman Partners Executive Coaching. Tim has worked with executives across a diverse set of industries of both private and public companies.

Bringing Together Risk, Finance, and Supply Chain Operations

SCM Research

This time, I want to share with you an interesting interview with ManMohan Sodhi , Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cass Business School, City University, London. Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Video

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain, most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The complexity of this practice is how to divide the responsibilities of each trading partner effectively. In 1919

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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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Who is the stooge in your S&OP process? - Supply Chain Blog

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Happy Holidays From LeanCor Supply Chain Group!

LeanCor

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Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean along with the assembly line, even though they didn’t necessarily use the term lean.

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Do Wholesale Distributors Think in Terms of Supply Chain Optimization?

Logility

Not all wholesale distributors think in terms of supply chain optimization—but they should.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Mega containers force moves towards hub-and-spoke logistics network

Kewill

Great fanfare has accompanied the CMA CGM Marco Polo – the world’s largest container ship – on its maiden commercial voyage around North Europe, North Africa, Malta, the Middle East Gulf and Asia. It has been welcomed at each port by crowds of locals and logistics enthusiasts, who are keen to see the first of a new breed of mega-container ship. And their curiosity is understandable.

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Logistics as a Generator of Jobs

Supply Chains Rock

A few years ago I met Prof. Sheffi at an event with my colleague Theo Fletcher. He was nice enough to recently reach out to me for a contributed blog post as part of a publicity campaign for his new book. By Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director. MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply chain practitioners are well aware of the vital role they play in delivering the goods that people

Conversation with John J. Brown, The Coca-Cola Company

Talking Logistics

This episode features John J. Brown, Director of Supply Chain Risk Management at The Coca-Cola Company.

The Truth about Electronic Supply Chains (part 2/2)

SCM Research

This video shows where the e-waste goes. part 1/2 ). Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

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.

Supply Chain Cowboy - Before China Shuts Down, Prepare Your.

Supply Chain Cowboy

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Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

When new groups come together, the forming process is often awkward. Teams want to know each other, but introductions are strained. So, how can they do it quickly and move on to solving business problems? Ice breakers help. One of my favorite is the game, “ Three Truths and a Lie.”

The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

Before I start this blog, you need to know that I am a self-confessed research snob. I take it seriously and have high standards. I have been doing supply chain research for the past nine years. It sounds easier than it is. I have learned a lot on this journey. There are a lot of nuances.

FMCG Food Stocks Purchasing: Student House Supply Chain:

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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.

2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

Image via Wikpedia It’s that time, once again, when everyone predicts what will happen in the coming year. But 2012 is an extra-special year; it carries heavy historical baggage chock full of dire predictions.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

<strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction. The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. Ground freight was then followed by 8.7% for air, 8.3%

Ask the Expert: Three Questions on Inventory Optimization for Sean Willems Ph.D.

Logility

Interest in inventory optimization continues to increase as companies seek a more efficient way to reduce excess inventory while maintaining or improving customer service levels.

Why Visibility is Top Priority for Supply Chain Managers?

Kewill

I was at SCOPE ( Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition ) in Dallas, TX 2 weeks back. SCOPE is one of the most respected forums where 500 of the Supply Chain industry’s most influential executives meet for 2 days of educational sessions, software solution research and peer networking.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Another Zany Video: 10PL.

Supply Chains Rock

Gotta love supply chain folks with a sense of humor. This "10PL ahead of its time" video compares its snub at CSCMP 2012 to the mistakes that made Decca Records made by not signing the Beatles. Keep them coming

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Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing”

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Kate Vitasek, who is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education.

How Repairable is the iPhone 5?

SCM Research

In an age of resource scarcity , electronic supply chains should not produce goods that are fast-moving, hardly recyclable, and barely repairable. To evaluate the iPhone 5′s repairability, iFixit has now provided a look inside the device.

Trends—May 2012

Inbound Logistics

Cloud-based business networks are the future of supply chain intelligence; Chemical supply scarcity threatens global auto production; Fuel costs eat into transportation revenues; Organizations should consider insurance options to mitigate supply chain risk and improve resiliency

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.