Reactive Supply Chain Risk Management is No Longer Viable

Material Handling & Logistics

New survey finds that only 27% of companies have structured, quantitative assessment of financial impact related to supply chains.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high. According to this report: “The world opened up for procurement managers in Q4 2014 with an abundance of cheap oil and gas making suppliers in far flung corners of the world instantly more competitive.

February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

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The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit , Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst. According to business media reporting, over half of the Swindon plant output of Civics is exported to North America.

Industry Supply Chain Impacts from Catastrophic Natural Events- Further Update

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with succinct update to readers on business and industry headline developments concerning the unprecedented series of catastrophic natural events that have impacted the Caribbean, Mexico and North America.

The Importance of Securing B2B Networks with Augmented Identity and Information Security Management

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the critical importance of cyber-attack and information securing defenses, and for developing outside-in strategies for augmented identity and information security management.

Lumber Liquidators Suspends All China Sourced Laminate Flooring Products

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, announced this week that it is suspending all of its China sourced laminate flooring products. Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management blog dedicated to supply chain management Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk

The Beginning of NAFTA Renegotiation Talks- Monitor and Be Prepared

Supply Chain Matters

With the formal start of re-negotiations concerning the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many industry supply chain teams should be monitoring developments and conducting ongoing analytical analysis and management education.

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

Talking Logistics

Every 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. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Lumber Liquidators’s China Based Supply Chain Linked to Reported Health Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators is reported to be one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America. This weekend, a broadcast report from CBS News’s 60 Minutes program turned a public light on this retailer’s supply chain and the consequences are becoming quite troublesome from a brand and financial perspective.

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Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

In recent weeks, I’ve come across several articles underscoring how much more difficult, risky, and complex supplier relationship management is becoming. Here are some of the headlines, along with a few excerpts: Bar Association warns corporations: Clean up supply chains (Star Tribune, Nov. 29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market. We do have supply lines in the U.S. What supply chain risks do you see?

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater On the heels of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference , now seemed like an appropriate time to revisit an often talked about supply chain topic. The impact of climate change on your supply chain operations.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape.

Surprise! Cyber Threats increase in Priority in Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

” I’m not sure sarcasm will help supply chain professionals smile, but it may help them face the harshness of the reality they face as they transform traditional supply chains into digital supply chains. ”[1] As Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, states, “Cyber-attacks are worthy to note. It was not a major factor in our prior risk management reports. Cyber security risks.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. The panel touched on the following issues: Supply chain disruptions. Safety and risk go hand in hand.

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain

TMC

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect. Pinpointing and fixing the real causes of delays by analyzing cross-border supply chains is more important than ever. Every supply chain is unique and vulnerable to a particular set of risks.

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy

EcoVadis

If we are to believe the supply chain predictions for 2018 , there will be plenty to keep purchasing and supply chain managers awake at night. In terms of geographic coverage, most modern supply chains span over 100 countries.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape.