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

Talking Logistics

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

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Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score.

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Mr. Chandler reported that one of the retailers they had contacted was a natural food chain in Portland, and they responded very positively to the idea. That chain of events in 2003 led to millions of dollars in sales and growth of the Company’s brand. StalkMarket Products – supplied BPI-certified, compostable, Ingeo-based drink cups and food service packaging to Ovations’ concessions centers [1].

You are Here!

synchrono

There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. Like visitors to the Mall of America, manufacturers looking to apply Lean principles start in the same place. Their “directory” is the 8 types of waste identified in Lean: Overproduction – Manufacturing more than is needed to fill customer orders. Transportation – Unnecessary movement of material through the facility/supply chain.

Applause!

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I wrote about the evolution of supply chain planning. In my blog post, I commented on HOW little supply chain planning has changed in its twenty-year evolution. The Kinaxis solution is probably one of the most misunderstood supply chain planning platforms. It is a flexible, in-memory model and platform that enables visibility, demand and supply balancing, what-if analysis, allocation and available-to-promise (ATP) functionality.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement). It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain? GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis.

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