Lots of Implications to Haier Group Proposed Acquisition of General Electric Appliance Group

Supply Chain Matters

Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies Supply Chain Strategy General Electric Appliance supply chain global branding strategies among Chinese companies Haier Group supply chain Haier supply chain independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog supply chain implications of Haier Group acquisition of General Electric appliance Supply chain Matters blog

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Q&A with Bill Remy and Ken Koenemann of TBM Consulting Group, Inc

River Logic

This is a Q&A with Bill Remy, Chairman and CEO, and Ken Koenemann, Vice President of Technology and Supply Chain for TBM Consulting Group, Inc Background.

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River Logic

DALLAS, January 30, 2018 - River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics technology, today announced its new partnership with TBM Consulting Group , an operations and supply chain consulting firm known for its Lean heritage and expertise in operational excellence.

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Happy Holidays From LeanCor Supply Chain Group!


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DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

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Shockproof your global supply chain - Access Group white paper

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

This Access Group whitepaper looks at how organisations can manage and mitigate the impact of global disruptions Whether the shocks come from natural or political earthquakes, companies need to act quickly to protect from tremors being felt across their supply chain.

Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution

Supply Chain Nation

Whether you are contemplating creating a demand planning group within your company, or questioning whether your current demand planning is as functional as possible, Part 2 of this 4-part series is aimed to help you navigate the hurdles of structuring your organization and its supported processes, so as to ensure your demand planning group is established and organized for its greatest chance of success.

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group?

Supply Chain Nation

Having a group that is well organized and well positioned will increase the accuracy of the demand plan, as well as build trust that your company can successfully run with that plan. This 4-part series is both for those contemplating creating a demand planning organization, and for those who are questioning whether their current group is positioned to make its greatest contribution. We will first discuss whether a company should even have a standalone demand planning group.

Supply Chain Agenda of Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence at Carlsberg Group

Supply Chain Movement

Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence, Carlsberg Group. For Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence, this was an opportunity to unleash its untapped value. “We are evolving towards a more customer centric supply chain”.

Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning. About Merchants Market Group.

Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider

Supply Chain Nation

Once you’ve decided your company will create a demand planning group and have determined what processes your organization will support , you can decide how to structure and staff it. As discussed in Part 2, there may be other functions combined with demand planning in your group. Here’s a general breakdown: For groups of 1-3, you simply need to give each person all roles. For groups larger than 10, you have the luxury of differentiating the roles.

Group Purchasing Organizations: More Than a Healthcare Opportunity


Historically, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have been primarily utilized within the healthcare industry. A GPO is a group of businesses or organizations that come together to use their collective purchasing power to receive discounts from vendors.

ARC Advisory Group: Too Many TMS Systems Fail at Implementation


In this brief from ARC Advisory Group, researchers found that implementation rates for TMS systems have not drastically improved in recent years, especially when it comes to being fully functional by the project deadline.

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Smartbox Group implements RELEX's Supply Chain Optimisation solution to maximise sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Smartbox Group, a global leader of the experience gift concept with shares in Europe, has selected RELEX Solutions' supply chain software to implement optimised supply chain processes for its rapidly growing global operation

S&OP: An Interview with Nari Viswanathan, Aberdeen Group


In case you missed it, I recently spoke with Aberdeen Group’s Nari Viswanathan about the change in S&OP strategy. Here is some of what we discussed. Best-in-class companies clearly differentiate themselves through the use of S&OP.

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Implications of the Effects of Omni-Channel Commerce- Walmart Merges IT Groups

Supply Chain Matters

In our Supply Chain Matters commentaries focused on Retail industry and B2C commerce, we have for the past two years consistently urged industry players to view the needs of physical brick and mortar store retail and online customer fulfillment as a singular strategy focus. That included the management of merchandising, inventory and logistics fulfillment. The […].

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Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions to help Smartbox Group transform its supply chain management, with POS demand planning, replenishment, promotions, and inventory optimization. Read PDF.

JDA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – Collaboration with a Twist…

Supply Chain Nation

As a professor and assistant chair in fashion merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, I not only instruct my students on using the JDA ® Advanced Store Replenishment and JDA ® Allocation solutions, but I also participate in a few JDA Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Supply Chain Supply Chain Management allocation collaboration SIG Speicla Interest Groups

JDA to Supply Digital Supply Chain Solution to the LEGO Group

Supply Chain 24/7

The JDA solution leverages the latest digital advanced supply chain solutions aimed at delivering the best consumer experience with a differentiated supply chain globally

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. General business and supply chain media noted incidents of severe congestion, marginal service and other operational issues effecting rail traffic last year.

The Winning Group builds omni-channel retailing platform with Manhattan Associates

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

has announced that Australian kitchen and laundry appliance specialist, The Winning Group, has completed a successful roll out of Manhattan's Supply Chain Commerce Solutions as part of a business transformation project designed to deliver a fulfilling brand experience for customers Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Matt McLelland is Innovation Research Manager at Kenco Group. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Robots automation Bill Gates Jobs of the Future Fund Kenco Group logistics robots warehousing

Moving Forward with Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Trever founded the GigCity Virtual Reality (VR/AR) users group and is an active member of the Atomic Windbags Toastmasters group in Chattanooga.

The Morphing of Black Friday: An Interview with Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-In-Chief, RIS News

Supply Chain Nation

Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-In-Chief for RIS News , recently spoke with Supply Chain Nation as part of our Expert Insights series to share his views on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other holiday shopping issues.

Supply Chain Agenda of Alessandro de Luca, SVP at Merck Group

Supply Chain Movement

Alessandro de Luca, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Supply Network Operations at Merck Group. I am responsible for the end-to-end global supply chain for Merck Serono, the group’s pharmaceutical division. ‘Real-time communication in order to be able to react fast is key’.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Eric Robinson is a Senior Project Engineers at Kenco Group. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Supply Chain Risk Management Kenco Group supply chain designEvery supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.

Supply Chain News on Procurement Success Today Requires Getting Closer to Business Managers, Hackett Group Says

Supply Chain Digest

Many Companies have Taken Traditional Efficiencies about as Far as They Can Go, Need to Better Align Procurement and Business Interests

HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

From IIFL: “HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, announced today that it has signed a global alliance agreement with the JDA Software Group, Inc, leader in supply chain management. This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe.

How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

Talking Logistics

Global Trade Management Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Descartes Chris Jones customs Descartes Systems Group duties global e-commerce global trade management international e-commerce

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Special Interest Groups: So Where’s the Value?

Supply Chain Nation

As the president of the JDA Users Group, I’d like to talk a bit about the value gained by participating in a JDA Special Interest Group (SIG). Under “Community”, click “Join a Group”. Featured Special Interest Groups As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time is money.”

This Week in Logistics News (March 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I stared at the Departures board waiting for my flight to join the others in the cancelled group, but against all odds, it actually took off with minimal delay and I arrived at home before the snow started to fall. “Your JetBlue flight has been CANCELLED.”.

Global Supply Chain News on As Ocean Container Carriers Finalize Alliance Plans, Shipper Group Warns about Impact of Alliances and Megaships

Supply Chain Digest

Alphaliner Details Alliance Share by Major Trade Lanes, While New Report from Global Shippers Forum Says Alliances, Megaships Not Good for Shippers

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Brad Liddie is an experienced Vice President of Operations at Kenco Group with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Warehouse Management continuous improvement Kenco Group KPI supply chain metrics warehouse managementA sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks. Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a pull toward maintaining rather than gaining on your goals.