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Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management
Logical Link  
7/23/2014   (4) comments
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
Walmart's Supply Chain Sustainability Lessons
Susan Fourtané  
7/22/2014   (2) comments
When a company's success is achieved in great part due to its long and consistent history of supply chain management success and sustainability initiatives, it becomes a role model for supply chain managers.
Air Cargo Has a Place in Your Supply Strategy
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/8/2014   (21) comments
Despite a slowdown in the use of air cargo because of economic conditions, it still needs to be a regular option for your company -- particularly if you are on the bleeding edge of design or emerging markets.
Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (4) comments
To catch on, supply chain sustainability projects need to demonstrate that they are inherently better business. The "green" benefits, then, are an added bonus.
IoT & the Age of SCM 2.0 Enhances Supply Chain
Udaya Shankar  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
As the Internet of Things evolves, supply chain management is coming into a new era. The technology brings deeper intelligence that will be nothing but beneficial.
Leveraging Logistics to Cut Supply Chain Clutter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (2) comments
By focusing on lostics, organizations can improve sustainability.
Same-Day Delivery: Hope for the Non-Amazons
Frank Cavallaro  
6/10/2014   (6) comments
On the surface, it may seem impossible for brick-and-mortar stores to compete with online giants like Amazon, but some analysts maintain there is hope for a brighter future if they can only capitalize on certain advantages.
Metal Pricing Impacts Theft Risk
Logical Link  
6/10/2014   (1) comment
Thieves are targeting metal as a potentially lucrative score.
Transparency at the Cross Dock
Michael B. Lee  
6/4/2014   (2) comments
The cross dock has long been a critical tool for companies in the last mile of the supply chain. But today's increasingly fast-paced, high-complexity environment brings a new set of challenges.
Big Shipping Offers Big Opportunties, Big Challenges
Best-Practices  
5/23/2014   (13) comments
We asked Ronald Kleijwegt, Hewlett-Packard's director of logistics for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for his take on major shipping trends of the past decade.
Social Media Transforms Transparency in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2014   (16) comments
The new era of social data has the potential to help companies across the electronics supply chain make better decisions and get better results.
Drone or Not, Speed Counts
Frank Cavallaro  
5/20/2014   (43) comments
Amazon has raised the bar for speedy deliveries, making the decision to outsource fulfillment to the right provider all the more crucial.
Why Burger King Is a Better Role Model for the Electronics Supply Chain Than Amazon.com
David Paulson  
5/16/2014   (20) comments
Delivery performance is increasingly recognized as a key driver of customer satisfaction. Rather than trying to emulate Amazon's success, it might be better to use Burger King as a model for omnichannel service.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
The Talent Pinch
Logical Link  
5/9/2014   (5) comments
We've got a missing link in the supply chain -- the availability of skilled and trained workers. If we don't close the gap, the cost will be sobering.
Infographic: Where's the E-Waste Going?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2014   (25) comments
The e-waste problem is huge... and growing. It's time for the electronics industry to take stock and decide upon a path forward.
Onshoring Because IP Matters
Frank Cavallaro  
5/6/2014   (3) comments
Here's why intellectual property has helped fuel onshoring.
The Growing Case for Corporate Sustainability Management
Art Figueroa  
5/5/2014   (6) comments
Good sustainability is good business. Most business people would agree that successful CSM occurs when the goals of reduced costs and reduced carbon footprints are achieved simultaneously.
Onshoring: The Role of Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
4/29/2014   (8) comments
The complexity of having the supply chain stretch across multiple borders has fueled calls for improved transparency and, in effect, onshoring. Consumers are no longer letting companies play ignorant about abuses in foreign factories.
Old Supply Chain Dogs Find New Tactics From Marketing
Laurie Sullivan  
4/25/2014   (8) comments
Workhorses like Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, and others with roots in software to support procurement and supply chain manufacturing continue to acquire technology for online marketing.
Exploring the Procurement Tech Adoption Curve
Richard Waugh  
4/24/2014   Post a comment
Leading procurement organizations are capturing their edge through smart technology adoption.
The Dollars & Sense of Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/15/2014   (14) comments
For some organizations, onshoring can make real financial sense. Here's why.
5 Business Benefits of a Fluid Distribution Network
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/9/2014   (3) comments
By leveraging today's technologies, organizations can move toward capturing the benefits of a fluid distribution network.
Exploring the Synergy of Automation & Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/8/2014   (4) comments
Automation has played a significant role in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. Here's why.
Getting to Fluid Distribution Networks
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/7/2014   (5) comments
With the impact of the omnichannel approach and the rapid changes in customer and product demands, old-style distribution network planning doesn't work anymore. Let's talk about how to reevaluate distribution networks to stay with the flow.
Semis & Supply Chain: Chip CEO Points to Disconnects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2014   (8) comments
Supply chain practices may be linked to slowing growth in the semiconductor industry. Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip, weighs in.
10 Compelling Factors Driving Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/2/2014   (11) comments
There are at least ten reasons for manufacturers to bring manufacturing closer to home.
It’s Time for Better Systems in the Yard
Mary E. Shacklett  
3/31/2014   (5) comments
We've automated many aspects of the supply chain, but the trucks that come into the warehouse are still managed in the warehouse. It's time for a forklift upgrade of yard management.
Digital Signage Lets Supply Chain Eye the Horizon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2014   (2) comments
Digital signage helps manufacturers inspire workers and increase productivity.
PLC: How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Change in the Chain  
3/13/2014   (2) comments
Product lifecycle management, from design to end of life, is especially critical to success in the high-tech industry. It's time to close the gaps in your PLM activities.
Riding the AGV Trend
Frank Cavallaro  
3/11/2014   (16) comments
A new generation of AGVs is here. These new machines are going to make a big difference in distribution.
Customer-Centricity Takes Top Spot for High-Tech Supply Chain Principles
Change in the Chain  
3/5/2014   (20) comments
Customer service is becoming a huge differentiator in the quick-moving electronics world. That's certainly going to impact the supply chain.
Working the Kinks Out of Decentralized Product Development
Lynn Torrel  
3/3/2014   (7) comments
When meeting domestic demand in emerging economies, OEMs must maintain integrity between the engineering and new product introduction disciplines among their regional operations.
Nearshoring Still Searching for Adoption
Change in the Chain  
2/26/2014   (3) comments
As much as we talk about nearshoring as an idea whose time has come, most organizations are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Shale Gas Creates Domino Effect
Logical Link  
2/19/2014   (11) comments
The shale gas boom is getting plenty of coverage, and it's critical that supply chain managers start tuning in.
Live Chat 2/20: Managing the Supply Chain on the Go
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2014   (6) comments
Logistics and supply chain professionals expect and need anytime access to supply chain data—and mobile apps are the gateway to that capability.
Open Sesame: Alibaba Enters US Market
Wade McDaniel  
2/17/2014   (7) comments
11Main.com is lingering in the shadows of the e-commerce marketplace, but this consumer site will likely make a splash in the supply chain world.
Plotting Next Steps for Optimizing Intermodal Shipping
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/12/2014   (19) comments
In order to really transform the supply chain, intermodal logistics levels need to reach the next level.
Segmentation Enables Supply Chain Trifecta: Lower Cost, Higher Revenue & Greater Flexibility
Lynn Torrel  
2/3/2014   (2) comments
Inbound supply chain segmentation may be the next logical step on the journey toward supply chain excellence.
What Does Alibaba's Huge Supply Play Mean?
Marc Herman  
1/30/2014   (6) comments
Alibabi's logistics plans have gotten a lot of attention as a business deal, but it's time to consider what it means for the supply chain.
Supply Chain & Risk Management Go Together Like Peas & Carrots
Robert Cowan  
1/27/2014   (16) comments
Supply chain managers are juggling a lot, so risk is all in a day's work.
Supply Chain: Both Nimble & Lean
Jim O'Reilly  
1/20/2014   (5) comments
With onshoring, customer centricity, and shorter pipelines, Lean is no longer enough. "Nimble" is the next buzzword.
Shift Happens: Thoughts on Industry Change
Suzanne Deffree  
1/15/2014   (14) comments
Margins, ship and debit, counterfeiting, and executive changeover should be considered as we all plan for a successful 2014.
Saving the USPS
Jim O'Reilly  
12/24/2013   (21) comments
The solution lies in embracing the technological challenges and reinventing the mission.
Delivery by Drone: Logistics Helper or Hype?
Jim O'Reilly  
12/18/2013   (54) comments
Technology can do wonderful things, but will drones solve the last-10-miles problem of product delivery?
Shutdown Grazes Tech Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
11/21/2013   (4) comments
The federal government shutdown didn't bring business to a halt, but business did get grazed, and, as always, there will be an impact in the electronics supply chain.
Component Supply May Be Moto PhoneBlok's Achilles Heel
Marc Herman  
11/14/2013   (12) comments
Motorola's "PhoneBlok" modular concept could be the next evolution of mobile. But where will they get the "bloks"?
Expanding What It Means to Be a Supply Chain Leader
Suzanne Deffree  
11/13/2013   (14) comments
What do companies like Amazon.com, Costco, and Kraft have in common with Avnet? According to Gartner, these companies are among the world's supply chain leaders.
Decentralize to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
Apek Mulay  
10/11/2013   (11) comments
In today's world, the model of the decentralized supply chain has much to offer in terms of efficiency and outcome.
India Enters Wafer Production Game
Marc Herman  
9/25/2013   (36) comments
The rocky road to fabs in India may be smoothing out -- and that promises to create an interesting new dynamic in the marketplace.
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