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Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

Supply Chain Shaman

Members of today’s supply chain teams are busy. Business complexity is rising and teams are trying to get to data and align the organization against supply chain objectives. It is not easy. Disparate systems and gaps in supply chain technologies lead the list.

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

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.

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.

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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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Happy Holidays From LeanCor Supply Chain Group!

LeanCor

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Are sustainable supply chains in India wishful thinking?

ModusLink Corporation

India 101

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.”

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.

Serving the Industry

Supply Chain Insights

I am convinced that we know supply chain management matters, but that we do not have hardcore data to support it. I also believe that the supply chain is a complex system with complex processes with increasing complexity.

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%

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.

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

BluJay Solutions

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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Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply Chain Network

As the world of commerce continues to become more complex, volatile and socially transparent the need for a strong linkage between the CMO and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) grows.

Who is the Weakest Link in your Supply Chain - Supply Chain Blog

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Robotics Saga Continues in the Supply Chain Industry

ModusLink Corporation

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.

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I take supply chain seriously. My friends might tell you TOO seriously. I think that the entire world should. I believe that better supply chain practices can save the world, and I think that it makes a difference in warfare and welfare.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Disney 'Imagineers' a Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

My trial of contributed articles to this blog continues this time a nicely written piece by Pete Kontakos who writes about multiple subjects, including supply chain management online and online education. EDITORS NOTE: If

Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian Gonzalez shares his top supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet The post Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 2013 predictions logistics supply chain

Africa Logistics Initiative

SCM Research

The Kühne Foundation invited me to support its Africa Logistics Initiative. Consequently, I have spent the last weeks teaching in logistics and supply chain management at the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It has been a great experience.

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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.