2013

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

Would you like to understand supply chain management concept but don't have time to study from a supply chain textbook? The good news is, this article will explain to you the key principles of supply chain management that you can finish

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.

One Year!

Supply Chain Insights

It has been one year. We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup. The team of Mikey, Jill, Constance, Heather, Abby, Naomi, Regina and I have all worked together to deliver a year of firsts.

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link in Your Future?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I finished up a report on supply chain talent. After doing the analysis of the results, I even more firmly believe that supply chain talent is the missing link in the supply chain. In figure 1, I outline the company’s biggest gaps.

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.

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Corporate Citizenship: Value Stream Mapping Session with ALAN

LeanCor

This week, LeanCor’s Mike Hester, Lean Logistics Specialist, and Susie Sterling, Lean Supply Chain Engineer, hosted a 2-day value stream mapping / process improvement session for ALAN – the American Logistics Aid Network.

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FMCG/Pharma: Top Ten Supply Chain New Year Resolutions for 2014

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Angora Wool

SCM Research

Last week, a shocking video, created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), was published. The images cast a dark shadow over global garment supply chains. In response, brands like H&M and C&A halted manufacturing of items containing Angora wool.

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Santa Claus: Master of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chains Rock

You may be facing stiff competition in your industry, but on your most stressful days take a moment to feel grateful that you aren’t competing against the ultimate all-time master of supply chain management. No question, the Santa Claus operation would easily crush the efforts of any small or large company — with nary more than twinkling wink and a cheerful swipe with a white-gloved fist

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.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients. Innovation and new technology are obviously important, but when evaluating a 3PL, go with the one that excels at blocking and tackling. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs. Habit 1 – Excellent Communication. The best 3PLs do a great job of communicating with their clients and logistics partners.

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Steve Jobs - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc is regarded as the best company in the world for its cutting-edge supply chain management practices. What's the secret behind its success? This article will explain to you what we can learn from the co-founder of the company

What’s Not in My Bio

Talking Logistics

I speak at many conferences throughout the year, and I’m often asked for two things by conference organizers (besides a copy of my presentation): a photograph of me and my bio. The photo I send them was taken almost 15 years ago.

Our Journey

Supply Chain Insights

Over 110 supply chain leaders gathered in the desert to discuss the future of supply chain management.

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.

What Do We Do Now?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is a growing gap for leaders. The impact is great. The biggest issues are in mid-management roles. Let’s examine some of the facts from recent research. Today, 60% of companies have open positions.

Who wants to become a demand-forecasting expert? (Part 1)

Quintiq

By: Luke Hayfield. Let’s face it. Not all of us possess a DeLorean time machine stashed away in our garage that would enable us to travel to any time period in the future (or past).

Back to the Future: The Executive Supply Chain Conference Reborn

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Why does fulfillment stream management require guiding principles?

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.

The Twelve Days of Supply Chain - Supply Chain Blog - Enchange

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Delivery by Drone

SCM Research

Amazon is testing delivery packages using drones. Is this the future of logistics? Practice Distribution Logistics Supply Chain Management Trend Video

The Role of Technology Within Supply Chains

Supply Chains Rock

The vegetables on a typical grocery store shelf in 2013 most likely did not come straight from a family-owned farm. In the olden days this was much more common, but with growing population and product demand, business around the world has changed.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012). FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a relatively new discipline. It's the crossroads of diverse subjects, covering various branches of business, management and engineering. Understanding of our own roots helps

5 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore (Takeaways from Accellos Conference)

Talking Logistics

Are you working in a Company of Yesterday or a Company of Tomorrow ?

Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

Supply Chain Insights

“It used to be easy to hire a supply chain planner. Today, the positions are open 9-10 months, and. they are tough to fill. I need to be able to build my own talent, but I just do not have the time. Would you consider helping me?” ” Supply Chain Vice President.

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What Should Be the Role of the Store?

Supply Chain Shaman

I love retail research. While some gals would call it retail therapy, I actively converge my days of shopping with supply chain research. Let me give you an example. Recently, I needed new bowls for French onion soup. So I placed the same order on Amazon, Macy’s and JC Penney’s websites.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.