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.

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.

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Talent and the 50 Shades of Gray of Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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

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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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).

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?

Back to the Future: The Executive Supply Chain Conference Reborn

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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%.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.

Are you the next WrapStar?

Quintiq

It’s that time of the year. People are decorating their Christmas trees, putting up the lights, brewing eggnog and baking cookies. They’re looking forward to Christmas Eve when they’ll hear the sounds of sleigh bells and heavy footsteps on their roof.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Same Day Delivery: Eating the Elephant in the Room – One Bite at a Time. By: Derek Browning. Whether we like it or not, logisticians are staring two trends in the face: the increase of e-commerce and the desire to receive online orders in our hands right now.

In-Memory Computing and Supply Chain Planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain