Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I just returned from a very inspiring 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum in London. While I attend several supply chain conferences in any given year, SCM World is a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. Supply Chain Events Big data Cybersecurity SCM World thick data

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Three Types of SCM Definitions

SCM Research

Today, I present Mentzer et al.’s ’s (2001) must-read article, Defining Supply Chain Management.

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SCM Case Study with Adidas

SCM Research

Today, John McNamara, SVP Sourcing, Adidas Group, visited me and my SCM students at Copenhagen Business School. He presented a case study about the supply chain processes for t-shirts. It was very insightful and also a lot of fun for my students (and me).

The Fascinating Future of SCM

SCM Research

Who would have said ten years ago that SCM is an exciting discipline? If we want to get a taste of what we will experience in SCM in the near future, we can look at how high-tech companies define it already now (see for example Microsoft’s definition of SCM ): It will be about true visibility across end-to-end processes – and these processes involve raw material suppliers, component suppliers, …, and ultimately consumers.

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Business Success through Sustainable SCM

SCM Research

Are business success and sustainability contradictory? A new whitepaper by Schmidpeter & Bungard, sponsored by DHL, is rather optimistic and argues that both goals can instead be mutually beneficial. The paper is titled Unlock the True Value of Your Supply Chain: Business Success through Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

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Showing Creativity in SCM Research

SCM Research

She challenges “recent perspectives that define quality as an alternative to global, industrial forms of production” and “finds that quality is also important for industrial food production and for the global geography of the surimi [a fish paste] seafood industry” In general, the author takes an interpretive approach – an approach that is almost absent in SCM research, and that might be inspirational for our otherwise empiricist discipline.

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide. I am very pleased that Copenhagen Business School’s SCM program was selected as one of the top 10 programs in the EMEA region. See the full list here: SCM World University 100.

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[Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The question is, what SCM software tool do they have to make that supply chain as accurate and as lean as possible? The post [Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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On-demand SCM World webcast – Concurrency: The new era of supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow I’m happy to share that the following recorded webcast is now available: Concurrency: The new era of supply chain planning with Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World and Trevor Miles, Vice President of Thought Leadership, Kinaxis.

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Matt McLelland discusses drones at SCM World Live Americas

PINC YMS

Matt is an expert in the subject and presented a session titled " Drones in the Supply Chain – Everything you Need to Know " to over 350 C-level executives during the SCM World Live Americas Conference last week.

Ranking SCM Journals: VHB-JOURQUAL 3

SCM Research

A-graded SCM journals are: Production and Operations Management and Journal of Operations Management. No SCM journal received the best (A+) or the worst grade (D). The German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) is about to publish JOURQUAL 3 , a journal ranking based on the ratings of more than 1,100 VHB members.

SCM – It’s All About Data

SCM Research

Maybe business schools should increase the proportion of IT knowledge in their SCM curricula? The volume, variety and velocity of business and supply chain data are increasing dramatically. At the same time, improved technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning , are already on the horizon. Ernst & Young has recently published an interesting report, titled Digital Supply Chain: It’s All About That Data.

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Breaking SCM Tech News: Oracle Augments SCM Cloud Suite with Agreement to Acquire LogFire

Supply Chain Matters

Upon closing, the addition of LogFire will complement the logistics, warehouse management and Omni-channel fulfillment capabilities of the Oracle SCM Cloud product suite by adding augmented warehouse management capabilities. Oracle has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LogFire, a provider of Cloud-based warehouse management applications.

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. Active Versus Passive RFID Tags in SCM. Both passive and active tags have been a subject of debate in SCM. Instantaneous inventory cycling reduces delays and speeds SCM.

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10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 10 amazing SCM books that provide the information you can really use. The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain? Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ".

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Gartner acquires SCM World

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner acquires SCM World, a cross-industry peer network and learning community providing subscription-based research and conferences.”The Trends Aberdeen Research Accenture community gartner Gene Hall partnership peer network SCM World supply chain Supply Chain Media

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Creating Better Concept Definitions in SCM

SCM Research

I believe we all have already experienced this: The same concept can sometimes be defined in very different ways by different authors. Conceptual clarity would certainly be great, but how can we achieve it? Think, for example, about concepts such as trust, integration or dependence. So, what do we really mean when we are talking about them?

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SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs

Supply Chain Opz

Then, this article will show you some good resources that will help you handle the complexities in global scm. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm. If you find some other useful blogs that you would like to share, please let us know by dropping a line to bloggeradmin [at] supplychainopz [dot] com with the subject " Global SCM ".

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SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Then, this article will show you some good resources that will help you handle the complexities in global scm. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm.

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Sustainable Business Models Require a Revolution of SCM

SCM Research

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) has begun near Paris today. Let us hope it does not fail again – like too many other conferences before. Indeed, time is slipping away and the world will face a bleak future if we do not act now. (A A prediction of this future can be found in Stager’s (2015) recent comment.)

Video Archive of Leading Logistics and SCM Scholars

SCM Research

In the last couple of years, James Stock – who himself made a huge contribution to our discipline – conducted a series of interviews with leading logistics and SCM scholars. Sadly, some of these scholars have since passed away, but I am sure that their thoughts, as recorded in these interviews, will serve as a legacy for future generations of logistics and SCM scholars. It is certainly very insightful to read papers or books written by the leading scholars of our field.

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New SCM Cloud eBook

Oracle SCM

Download the latest SCM Cloud eBook to learn why supply chain leaders are moving their SCM applications to the cloud. To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm.

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The p-value Debate Has Reached SCM Research

SCM Research

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. 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. A highly visible discussion is currently going on regarding the prevalent misuses of p -values.

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

SCM Map Europe 2013. Visuals 2013 Buck Consultants International distribution Manufacturing SCM Map Europe Supply Chain Movement Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent.

When you think QAD, do you think SCM?

Logistics Viewpoints

QAD is far better known for their manufacturing than supply chain solutions.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Educators’ Conference, which provides academics and students a forum to hear the latest in our research field, has become an integral part of it. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards.

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Report from SCM World Provides Roadmap for Digitization

Supply Chain Nation

SCM World recently published The Digital Transformation Directive: Practical Approaches to Tackling Disruptive Technologies at the C-Suite. The report is based on conversations held when SCM World hosted a group of fifteen cross-industry CSCOs, COOs, and CPOs to discuss digitization, and to determine whether ‘digital’ was just another buzzword with hyped promises that would soon fade. Retail SCM World

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The Future of SCM: Managing Closed-Loop Supply Cycles

SCM Research

Practice Theory Closed-Loop System Image Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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The Best of Both Worlds: How SAP Customers Can See Enhanced Value with Oracle SCM

Oracle SCM

Director Product Marketing, Oracle SCM Cloud. We’ve made the case elsewhere why a cloud-based solution such as Oracle SCM Cloud offers a compelling solution to this conundrum. 3 Keys to Value on Your Firm’s Cloud SCM Journey. A Faster, Safer Path to SCM Success.

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Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

Cerasis

Concerning Oracle’s new improvements in the SCM cloud, user accessibility and ease-of-access will further drive adoption rates of cloud-based solutions, particularly TMS solutions. The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

The 3 Big Supply Chain Management Trends Surely to Change SCM as we know it Forever. ” SCM Core Trend #2: The Manufacturing Factory of the Future. “ SCM Core Trend #3: The Internet of Things to Greatly Impact the Supply Chain.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (2/2)

SCM Research

Three more SCM-related journals have announced the winners of best paper awards. First, the Journal of Operations Management has awarded the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award to Speier and her co-authors for their article Global supply chain design considerations: Mitigating product safety and security risks. Second, the Journal of Supply Chain Management has chosen the winner of the 2011 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award.

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The Downside of SCM Journal Rankings

SCM Research

When analyzing the statistics of this blog, I found that SCM researchers appear to be very interested in posts concerning journal rankings, namely about the ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide and VHB-JOURQUAL. I would not have published them if I wasn’t sure journal rankings can be beneficial for our research community.