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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. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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. With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states. Late-stage assembly in the warehouses enables five-day delivery.

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

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Source: Amazon patent filing. “They have a lofty purpose and ambition about bringing transparency to the supply chain and sourcing world,” said Casey Carl, Target’s chief strategy and innovation officer.