The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management. If the procurement function is focused on low-price instead of agility, then there’s no chance for success.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to

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Women in supply chain: Where did this topic go?


Tune into this webcast recording with top female supply chain leaders: Lora Cecere , Supply Chain Insights, Verda Blythe , Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, Wisconsin School of Business , Laura Dionne , TriQuint , Elisabeth Kaszas , Amgen Inc. by Melissa Clow Today, Wednesday March 8th is international women’s day. To recognize this global celebration I decided to write on women in supply chain. Over the years we have discussed this topic at length on our blog.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Almost three years ago, Wisconsin beer company Lakemaid used a drone to deliver beer to ice fishermen , an operation the FAA quickly shut down. Here are some more details from the article: Don Hnatyshin, Jabil’s chief supply chain and procurement officer, said software could eventually generate $100 million annually for Jabil, which reported $17.9 I should have gotten the email by now.

The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

This enables companies to respond swiftly to customer requirements, procure parts earlier, plan parts inventory more effectively and unlock service parts profit potential. He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A real time supply chain is able to react to market needs faster and more effectively than traditional supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs.

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Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. As a B2B company, procurement management is essential. The company is now focusing on cognitive sourcing, demand-driven procurement, and enhancing visibility.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

We were surprised to find that many states with the highest Location Quotients were not states that are typically associated with the biofuels economy, including Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and others. Plant construction must be carefully managed to control costs, especially with engineering procurement construction supplier contracts.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

Supply Chain Game Changer

Unlike a lot of the old school Procurement managers who tried to rule with an iron fist Ron approached his job, and people, in a much different way. Like I said, I have had an interesting career but one of my biggest success came when I was asked to do a turnaround project for Cummins in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #consulting. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Mentoring?