The Governance of Global Value Chains

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Gereffi, Humphrey and Sturgeon (2005) take a transaction-based political economy perspective to explain The Governance of Global Value Chains. To do so, three variables (complexity of transactions, ability to codify transactions, capabilities in the supply base) are identified, and combinations of the values of these variables constitute the structure of global value chains, leading to five types of governance (market, modular, relational, captive, hierarchy).

Government Regulations Lead To Denser Labels


Product labels are getting denser with new information, often due to regulations. We've written before about how the demands of a global economy have increased the need for more precise supply chain and product labeling.

Industry, Governments Battle Computer Part Counterfeiting


While the global supply chain has made accessing affordable hardware easier than ever before, it has also led to higher levels of counterfeiting. Electronics Counterfeiting computers

From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience

Talking Logistics

The post From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. When referring to supply chain resilience, the causes of disruption vary widely in scale and emphasize the unpredictability and severity of the events.

Government IT: A One Billion ERP and Logistics Systems Failure Still in the Light and Has Anything Been Learned?

Supply Chain Matters

Air Force ERP system Federal Government IT supply chain and B2B technology influencer Bob Ferrari''s blog supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters In December of 2012, Supply Chain Matters featured a commentary: A Billion Dollar Failed-Software Implementation-Why?

Data Governance is real success story in analytics.


I recently published a white paper with Balaji Soundararajan and Joe Yacura, focused on the topic of data governance. Given the volume of data and the expectations of quality, value and speed; procurement organizations need a strong “Data Governance” program in place. Data Governance” Institute). Further, there is little clarity on what is meant by the term ““Data Governance””, and no widespread agreement about who is responsible for it.

U.S. Government Explores Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Government has long been a backer of artificial intelligence (AI) projects. Government Explores Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Enterra Solutions. The U.S. “Public monies have been invested in a … Continued. The post U.S.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources. I’m no fan of Big Government, but there are some cases where a system-wide view is much more efficient than a localized, distributed view.

Developing an Analytics Strategy Starts with Data Governance and Business Intelligence


An important differentiation between data governance, business intelligence, business analytics cognitive analytics and predictive analytics is needed as a basis for building a digital supply chain strategy. Data Governance” is the exercise of authority and control (planning, monitoring, and enforcement) over the management of data assets. [1] A data governance program can provide many benefits, including, Increasing the value of your existing data by identifying ways to utilize it.

Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains


Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains.Transportfolio. As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?


However, the new administration’s actions to date have not yet brought the relief that so many have wished for but the transportation industry is looking forward to any new government policies that may impact the industry for the better. Both President Obama and President Trump believed that public-private partnerships between government entities and private companies should be used to pay for projects that need to be addressed.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. The bad news is there was no well-defined governance and cadence of the business process.

Lean and Agile Performance Measurement Governance (Part 1)

Supply Chain Nation

At a recent industry conference, I asked my 80-plus audience to raise their hands if they were “OK” with the current status of their performance measurement governance practices – including Metrics Identification, Measuring, Tracking, and Controlling.

Best Practice: Creating a Governance Mechanism for Analytical Learning in Organizations


An important governance mechanism that drives analytical process is the Supply Chain Director’s Council, whose mandate is to focus on the availability and ability of the supply chain to deliver parts and core finished goods to customers. I recently interviewed a large semiconductor company that developed a cross-enterprise initiative to drive analytical learning across its entire supply chain. The company established a supply chain IT organization that reports up to the CIO.

Governments, Industry Must Stop Electronics Counterfeiting


Counterfeit electronics can pose a threat to the end customer - and not just to their pocketbooks. Electronics Counterfeiting

What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown


What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio. Can we draw any lessons from the 2013 government shutdown? If the federal government shutdown starts on April 29, 2017, then the first missed update would be Monday, May 1, 2017.

Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Innovation and Excellence Across the Globe

The Network Effect

Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect awards best practices defense Frost & Sullivan government military public sector supply chainFrost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards is an annual award that recognizes companies for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The awards are conferred upon companies around the world and across a diverse range of industries.

Government Intervention Lowers Risk in Global Supply Chains

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Green Supply Chain News on The Growing Requirement for Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting

Supply Chain Digest

Investment Analyst Takes a Look at What Leading US Retailers are Reporting

Government Update: The Latest on CSA


The post Government Update: The Latest on CSA appeared first on Transportfolio. Today, FMCSA announced that new screenshots to display motor carrier BASIC data, proposed in November 2013, will go live on August 2, 2014. Last year, I wrote a blog describing these changes.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


But because government contractors are often risk averse, and do not want to be called out for not following regulations, this behavior persists! Product development within the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Federal Government Shutdown Starts to Crimp Trade ( Wall Street Journal ). government shutdown is having an impact on global trade. There’s lots going on today, so let’s go straight to the news. Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Supply Chain Risk Management cyber terrorism Europol port cybersecurity port security TrapX Security United States Government Accountability Office Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT


Global Regulation Global Supply Chain Global Supply Chains Government UpdateUpdates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months.

FDA Expected to Issue Final DSCSA Rule Governing Distributors and 3PLs


The FDA is expected to issue a final rule clearing up regulations of 3PLs under the. DSCSA. DSCSA Pharma Labeling

Handfield’s 2017 SCM Predictions: Impact of the Presidential Election Outcome for the Supply Chain


Forecasting Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market IntelligenceOK, so Trump won, Clinton lost. Get over it, it’s a done deal. Time to move on, and figure out what this means in terms of how the global economy will be impacted, and in particular, how the supply chain will be impacted.

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Insights from Counterfeit Roundtable at NC State Part 2: Interdiction and Block Chain


Some of the challenges inherent in this issue involve demonstrating the value for supply chain participants to join, understanding how gain-sharing and time sharing will occur, defining how these gains will be shared, and developing the governance around the structure of the block chain activities.

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics? How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows?

Executive Panel on “Navigating the Road Ahead in Uncertain Times” Coming Up!


Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Supply Chain EconomicsBased on the deluge of news coming from the press on Trump, Russia, China, trade talks, tax reform, healthcare reform, and a multitude of topics, it’s enough to make your head spin. This is particularly the case if you are working in the supply chain.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL


The Alberta government asked the Van Horne Institute to examine the case for building a railway from the Oil Sands fields of Fort McMurray to the Delta junction in Alaska. Other issues the VHI is examining include congestion management, and the proposal for highway tolls and privatization of highways in Canada to generate government revenue.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News


From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

SCRC Meeting: Mapping the Road Ahead in a Time of Daily Disconcerting Tweets


An industry panel will follow with insights and opinions offered by a group of cross-industry professionals from the electronics, manufacturing, energy, and government sectors. Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Impact of Trump on Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Legal Issues Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Students

What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives


I’ve been traveling the country this week meeting with both American business leaders and government and trade representatives from several Asian countries. I have spoken to many Asian government officials both involved directly in the TPP negotiations, and those involved in trade policy, and many believe that their respective countries agreed to terms and conditions at the request of the U.S.;

How Does the HOS Suspension End?


Carriers Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Government Regulations Hours of Service Hours of Service Rule Regulations How Does the HOS Suspension End?

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