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

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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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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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Happy Holidays From LeanCor Supply Chain Group!


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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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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.

Do Wholesale Distributors Think in Terms of Supply Chain Optimization?


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

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.

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


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

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

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

Supply Chain Cowboy

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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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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.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

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%

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.

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


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?


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.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

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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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.

Supply Chain Cowboy - 10 Tips to Make Physical Inventory Counts.

Supply Chain Cowboy

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.” ” At least, that’s what was promised. I was at three clients’ sites over the course of the last two weeks.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.