Driving Research Excellence

Supply Chain Insights

I was unclear if there was a market for a company focused on supply chain research. While many companies tag themselves as a research firm, we mean it. Research—qualitative, quantitative, and mining financial patterns—is in our DNA. I am a researcher.” Pumpkin lattes.

Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? That was my opening question to Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” I asked Steve why they chose to partner with those universities, and why didn’t they just conduct the research themselves.

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Research in Focus: Cloud Computing in Logistics

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is the first in a new series we’re launching where we highlight research conducted by select partners and provide our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results.

Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

What are the future dominant research themes in supply chain management? In my new article, Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management , co-authored with Robert Handfield and Christian Durach and published in the Journal of Business Logistics, we make an attempt to answer this important question. Our research is based on survey data collected from 141 SCM scholars. Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management.

Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

What are the future dominant research themes in supply chain management? In my new article, Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management , co-authored with Robert Handfield and Christian Durach and published in the Journal of Business Logistics, we make an attempt to answer this important question. Our research is based on survey data collected from 141 SCM scholars. Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management.

Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays

The Network Effect

The post Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays appeared first on The Network Effect. The “Science of Theoretical Minimums” (STM) might sound dry and academic, but lurking within is a proven path to dramatic. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management information latency inventory management science of theoretical minimums STM supply chain optimization

New Research Report from APICS: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Leaders up at Night

Supply Chain Matters

APICS and Michigan State University have recently partnered to research top concerns among leaders of supply chain management. This week, both organizations released their latest joint research report: Supply Chain Issues: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night? Report also available for complimentary downloading) This research represents Michigan State’s research efforts profiling challenges among […].

When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

What kind of insights and benefits can shippers, 3PLs, and universities obtain if they worked together on supply chain research projects? What is the best way to communicate the research results to the supply chain community? In this episode, Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. The post When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Research: A ‘Plan for Every Well’ Delivers Field Savings

Ryder Exchange

Research proves you can. Imagine you’re four weeks into drilling a well and you need the next delivery of casing. At most well sites, that means calling the carrier to have casing delivered that same day. Problem is, same-day delivery can increase shipping costs up to 30 percent.

S&OP in Consumer Goods: A Cumulative Research Study

Logility

This week we have kicked off the 2015 research project and invite you to participate and share your thoughts and experience on the adoption and evolution of S&OP within your organization. While technology is an important part of the S&OP process, this research looks at the underlying drivers, benefits and processes that are impacted throughout the organization.

The p-value Debate Has Reached SCM Research

SCM Research

We should not ignore that researchers – in general but also in supply chain management – are not always as properly trained to perform data analysis as they should be. For example, too often research has been considered as “good” research, just because the p -value passed a specific threshold – also in the SCM discipline.

Executive's Guide to Supply Chain Research

Supply Chain Opz

Many people think a supply chain research is boring and it is the ivory tower that they don''t need to climb. This article will show you why a research is relevant to you and how to study without damaging your brain! Background What is a research?

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

Qualitative research can be conducted to build theory from field data. First, Suddaby (2006) , offers “a reasonable assessment of common errors researchers make in conducting and presenting grounded theory research”. Third, Manuj and Pohlen (2012) “provide a framework to assist reviewers in evaluating grounded theory research” Methodology Article Grounded Theory Research Supply Chain Management

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

Research Expo displays 70 to 80 supply chain research projects from multiple countries. On January 22, 2014, some 120 master’s students representing about 30 countries will gather at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA to present 70 to 80 supply chain thesis research projects.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners and provides our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered.

Top 100 Logistics IT Providers & Market Research Survey

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics’ annual Logistics Technology Perspectives offers market research to help IT buyers and users make better sense of what’s going on in the industry. And, the Top 100 Logistics Technology Providers list celebrates best-in-class innovators that are helping shippers revolutionize their supply chains

The Most Cited Paper in SCM Research

SCM Research

Have you ever tried to find the most cited paper in supply chain management research? Research Article Award Ranking Supply Chain Management I have done so. For this purpose, I used the term “supply chain” in Web of Knowledge for a topic search. The winning paper is titled Information distortion in a supply chain: The bullwhip effect and the authors are Hau L. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, and Seungjin Whang.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

Transportfolio

The post Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. What will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016? Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson to be prepared for the shifts ahead.

Why Should You Help Us With Research?

Supply Chain Insights

This is how our research process works. Unlike other analyst firms, we do not believe that research should be locked behind a firewall. When you see us field a research study you will know three things: Confidence. Our philosophy is, “You give to us. We give to You.”

River Logic Noted as Major Innovator in the European Supply Chain Software

River Logic

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JDA Invests in Montreal’s Academic Ecosystem to Help Further Operation Research and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Supply Chain Nation

We also know how important research around it, which is why we’re investing in Montreal’s academic ecosystem to further its operation research and AI for real-time decision making. IVADO , the Institute for Data Valorization, works at bringing together industrial partners and world-class academic researchers from different verticals and disciplines to foster breakthrough research combining operation research and AI.

Researchers Develop a Prototype Smart Cap Utilizing 3D Printing

Supply Chain Matters

In this posting, Supply Chain Matters continues to provide reader awareness to up and coming item-level sensing and tracking technology that has the potential to benefit specific industry supply chains. We previously highlighted the initial development of a premium wine as well as premium liquor bottle smart-labels that utilize NFC or smartphone technology. Engineers […].

The Research Is In : The 32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools

Cerasis

To ensure you have the very best options for lean manufacturing tools, our team did extensive research which includes websites such as LeanProduction.com. When you hear " lean manufacturing ", you have your own world view of what it means.

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Supply Chain Insights – The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

We are small, and growing, and remain committed to serving the supply chain leader with research. So much so, that many times customers will ask us how we make money and how we can give the research away. The term research is used by many companies.

MGI Research Recognizes RELEX Solutions’ Momentum and Commitment to 100% Customer Referenceability

RELEX Solutions

MGI Research’s outlook on RELEX is POSITIVE. Visit MGI Research to read a summary of RELEX Solutions’ rating. The full report is available to MGI Research subscribers. The MGI 360™ Ratings report for the Core SCM market draws on primary customer research to evaluate demand and supply management software. “We’re very pleased to debut in MGI Research’s Core SCM market research with such a positive outlook,” said Michael Falck, president, RELEX Solutions.

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Trying to Throw A Light On Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

” The essence of the article was that the leading expert on smoking, Johanna Cohen from John Hopkins in USA Today, bravely admitted that after four years of research that she did not know. We invest in research and give it away freely. We take research seriously.

Research Into Supply Chain Resilience

The Network Effect

I am sharing this research survey on behalf of Dr. David Nowicki of The Center for Logistics Education and Research. The post Research Into Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on The Network Effect. Risk Supply Chain Management research resilience risk supply chain

New Research Partner Announced for Compiling Annual State of Logistics Report

Supply Chain Matters

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced this week that the organization will now collaborate with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney as the new author for that organization’s Annual State of Logistics Report® Further announced is that Penske Logistics will continue its longstanding role as a top sponsor of this report since 2009. […].

A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

Uncategorized diversity open research supply chain insights supply chain management supply chain talentThis week, I have been working with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report.

Market Research: 3PL Perspectives 2014

Inbound Logistics

Logistics market report reveals trends in 3PL offerings and shippers'' logistics outsourcing strategies

Redefining Some Methodological Criteria for Empirical Research

SCM Research

In their new editorial, the editors of the Journal of Operations Management highlight five important issues, “many of which continue to be reasons for rejections in the manuscript review process” First, “it is time to take causality seriously” Particularly, authors have to take steps toward correcting for endogeneity or demonstrating exogeneity.

RELEX Retail and Supply Chain Award 2016 Granted to Store Operations Research in the Fast Fashion Industry

RELEX Solutions

This year, the award was given to Aleksandra Korościk and Santiago Gomez from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden for their research ‘Improvement of Store Operations in the fast fashion industry’.

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

According to an analysis by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners published in January 2016, “Amazon Prime now has 54 million US members, spending on average about $1,100 per year, compared to about $600 per year for non-members.”

Key Skills for Graduating MBA’s in Supply Chain: Market Research, Data Cleaning, Analytics, ….and more Data!

NC State SCRC

But the important of research-based skills, especially in market intelligence, is also a core component of all of our practicum classes in the MBA, and will be invaluable are a lifelong career skills. Our business librarian, Jennifer Garnett, did a great job again this past week in explaining the many resources we have to offer at NC State for data collection and research.

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Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

“There’s a pervasive paradox in academia”, as Nobel (2016) writes in her recent article ( Why Isn’t Business Research More Relevant to Business Practitioners? ): “Research conducted at business schools often offers no obvious value to people who work in the world of business.” But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research?

Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

“There’s a pervasive paradox in academia”, as Nobel (2016) writes in her recent article ( Why Isn’t Business Research More Relevant to Business Practitioners? ): “Research conducted at business schools often offers no obvious value to people who work in the world of business.” But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research?

JDA/SCM World Research Shows Integrated Business Planning Stimulates the Right and Left Brains of the C-Suite

Supply Chain Nation

The latest research by SCM World on behalf of JDA Software found that integrated business planning (IBP) unites and supports both of these strategic objectives through more advanced and automated business processes.

New Research Report: The Future of Supply Chain is Networked Platforms

The Network Effect

See below for a visual explanation… Source: ChainLink Research. The post New Research Report: The Future of Supply Chain is Networked Platforms appeared first on The Network Effect. Image by Michael Heiss/Flickr.

Fisher’s Supply Chain–Product Match/Mismatch Framework

SCM Research

Extensions of the framework exist, for example by Lee (2002) , who adds a “supply” dimension, and more recently Gligor (2017) , who argues that “benefits generated by perfect supply chain fit might be offset by the resources deployed to achieve that fit” Research presented by Perez-Franco et al. Research Teaching Article Supply Chain Management Theory

A Trail Guide to Publishing Success

SCM Research

Are you currently conducting conceptual, qualitative, or survey research? These tips can be found in a recent JBL editorial: A Trail Guide to Publishing Success: Tips on Writing Influential Conceptual, Qualitative, and Survey Research. I especially like a table with warning signs “that authors are wandering down a perilous path”, which can be used as a check list for your own research. Are you also aiming to publish the results in a top journal?