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

Talking Logistics

Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues (Reuters) and Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (StarTribune). As reported by Reuters, “Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret…has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining the ranks of fashion companies addressing human rights and deforestation, its parent company said.”

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Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Starbucks redesigned their cups for the Grande product, and the flimsy cups were a source of constant spills and burns. I called the customer service line for the manufacturer and was told that the only thing I could do was call a maintenance specialist.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Thirdly I have set up global raw material supply (GMS), a supply entity that consolidates CAN’s global purchase orders and global vendors to plan and deliver raw materials for our manufacturing sites. 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.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades.