Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

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We’re less than a month into the new year and already some of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 are starting to surface — namely, that we’ll see companies get more serious about eradicating slavery and conflict minerals from their supply chains, and that we’ll see a rise in cyber attacks, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

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I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis. Their mission is to work with our many global buyers, collectively known as Risk Management and Sourcing (RMS), to streamline the buying, planning and logistics.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

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After 12 years as an Air Force logistics officer, Michael got his PhD in a top 5 logistics program, and now teaches supply chain management and marketing. Logistics and delivery can be handled in a very optimized way with the help of automated solutions using data and information. Bobby Neundorfer @TQLogistics Bobby Neundorfer works for Total Quality Logistics , the second largest 3PL in the country. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages (GeekWire). Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Source: Amazon patent filing. Moving on to third-party logistics (3PL) news, UPS announced the purchase of Freightex , a U.K.-based