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Lean on me
Supply Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Current supply chains are not responding to the fast pace of technological change. Some businesses have found it difficult to modernize their approach to address these challenges — many continue to work around the supply chain rather than make it work for them. Businesses must adapt to overcome these challenges. Combining sourcing principles and applying lean principles provides the key to successful supply chain management. More


Storage Solutions, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of new and used material handling equipment. Headquartered in Indiana, Storage Solutions specializes in pallet rack, industrial shelving, mezzanines, pick modules, and more. Our in-house installation team travels throughout the United States and has experience installing all types of products.

Dynamic supply chain alignment: A theory ready for practical application
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Trevor Miles writes, "A few weeks ago I attended the Global Supply Chain Business Summit hosted by John Gattorna who has written two important books and several articles on supply chain management, more specifically on segmentation which then drives supply chain structure, both physical and organizational. There were 10 panels on a range of themes." More

Kuehne & Nagel teams with Rutgers University for logistics program
SupplyChainBrain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dubbed the Rutgers University Student Corporation Academic Partnership, the program was designed to foster students' careers in logistics. Following the third year of studies, students will enter a comprehensive summer co-op program with Kuehne & Nagel to match the focus of their final year curriculum. More

Re-configuring supply chain management
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Supply chain management, as we know it, grew into its own in the 1980s, evolving from the logistics-oriented model that most manufacturing companies then had in place. Today, with globalization emerging as a dominant business trend, manufacturers have to contend with greater intricacy and complexity in decisions concerning products, prices and profits. It also means that companies have to re-examine their manufacturing, distribution and sourcing processes spanning multiple suppliers and business partners. In short, companies have to reconfigure their Supply Chain Management systems in order to retain a competitive edge. More

7 steps to a greener Chinese supply chain
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As nongovernmental organizations heighten their monitoring and the Chinese government enforces new laws to increase transparency and accountability, multinational corporations can expect growing pressure to run a clean supply chain. But rather than simply monitoring Chinese suppliers' compliance with local environmental health and safety standards, leading companies are giving suppliers tools and incentives to independently improve environmental performance. More

All staffing companies the same?
Think again, for three years straight Allegiance Staffing has received the prestigious "Best in Staffing" award by its customers. That places them in the top 1/2 of 1% of all staffing companies nationally. Meet Allegiance at this years WERC/WIRE conference. Three opportunities: Booth 1316, presentation "Human Capital the full monty" and round table "How to deal with temp companies". Follow the link to find a better way to get real staffing solutions.

Taking the consumer goods to retail supply chain to the next level
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Are we finally real close to getting supply chain just right in consumer goods to retail sector? This is an important question for not only CG manufacturers and retailers, but really for most of our supply chains, as virtually every company is connected to that value chain in some way, and so many of our broader supply chain themes and technologies have their roots in the consumer goods to retail sector. There obviously has been significant improvement in almost every area of this important supply chain area over many years. And yet, the same basic set of issues has seemed to persist. More

Supply chain requires business skills
The Strategic Sourceror    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Those who work in the supply chain industry are required to have a diverse skill set, but according to industry experts, business skills are key. Aston Business School, located in Birmingham, England, recently joined Electronic Components Supply Network to launch a Certificate in Management program that will aim to introduce students to new and improved business thinking, tools and techniques, according to Electronics Weekly. More

Masters in supply chain management at the University of Bolton, Ras Al Khaimah
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The logistics industry is one of the key service sectors critical to the development of United Arab Emirates into the global gateway of international trade. The manufacturing and logistics sector, together, is an important infrastructure supporting UAE's business activities. With globalization as the driving force, manufacturing companies are faced with increasingly complex and cross border supply chains that in turn needs complex managerial and people skills. More

Supply chain reporting on climate risks reaches new heights
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It's summer, and thousands of companies are busy completing the now-familiar annual report submittals about their carbon emissions and sustainability plans to the Carbon Disclosure Project. More suppliers this year are participating in the survey than ever before, which suggests an increased importance of sustainability along corporate supply chains. More

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The new warehouse: How new technologies are reinventing the field
Supply Chain Digital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Integrating RFID into the garment at-source provides end-to-end visibility that improves accuracy throughout the global supply chain. RFID-enabled packing stations at the garment factory can ensure that all orders match the retailers packing instructions, enabling more extensive use of sophisticated store-level packing plans that bypassing Distribution Center put-away and picking operations and accelerating time-to-market. As cartons arrive at the DC, RFID enables 100 percent inspection of incoming shipments versus the 10 percent inspection most DCs practice today, enabling more thorough identification of discrepancies between what was ordered and what actually arrived. More

The Apple supply chain: The best in the world?
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Apple has a fascinating supply chain that is very different from traditional supply chains. This supply chain comes with prebuilt advantages and disadvantages. On the advantage side, demand management is easier. As long as it underestimates demand for a hot new product, Apple will have loyal customers clamoring for the new devices and willing to wait. In fact, the projected backlog leads customers to line up for hours before stores open to buy a new product. This helps to create marketing buzz. Because Apple has become so large, it has procurement advantages smaller rivals can't match. Financial analysts are beginning to focus on Apple's supply chain. More

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Logistics news: Warehouse management — whose system is it anyway?
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When it comes to Warehouse Management Systems, Mark Fralick, president of GetUsROI, feels that there is an unspoken struggle between Operations and IT. Fralick says that IT too often stands in the way of operational improvement. He believes that Operations need to drive the system, and IT needs to support and identify the risks rather than get in the way. More

Outsourcing supply chain management
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The term "manufacturer" means the legal entity with the responsibility for the design, manufacture, packaging and labeling of a product or device, before or after it is placed on the market under its own name, one that owns the rights to sell the product under its own brand name. This is regardless of whether these operations are carried out by that entity, or partially or fully on its behalf by an outsourced third party. Contract manufacturers or contract manufacturing organizations are organizations that make products under contract for other companies. More

Wringing value from the supply chain — the case for business integration
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Looking at the current manufacturing business landscape, we continue to see a tug of war within companies on how best to position their supply chains. As they become more global, and search for the best operating model to streamline and consolidate business units, concerns for consistency around functional direction can lead to structures that provide clarity on cost drivers while at the same time negatively impact performance. More


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