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Wade McDaniel
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Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (3) 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.
Production Volumes Will Test B2B Omnichannel
Wade McDaniel  
6/3/2014   (1) comment
Real-time, multi-channel availability is happening, but hasn't come into full-blown reality yet. It's going to take time to get to the full potential of omnichannel.
When Politics Make the Supply Chain Risky
Wade McDaniel  
5/7/2014   Post a comment
Recent headlines about political and international instability provide opportunity for supply chain insight.
Curing Supply Chain Tunnel Vision
Wade McDaniel  
4/14/2014   (1) comment
Supply chain professionals need to look beyond their own industry to spot important issues that will affect the electronics supply chain.
What’s Tax Got to Do With It?
Wade McDaniel  
3/10/2014   (4) comments
Staying aware of and up-to-date on country-specific regulatory mandates has become a critical part of being a supply chain professional.
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.
If It’s on NPR, It Must Be True
Wade McDaniel  
1/29/2014   (5) comments
As organizations talk about re-shoring, labor costs should only be part of the discussion. Taken as a whole, this is a movement whose time has come.
So You’ve Got Metrics… Now What?
Wade McDaniel  
1/16/2014   Post a comment
The biggest secret to the best metrics is to keep it simple. Everything gets better from there.
Supply Chain Remains a Risky Business
Wade McDaniel  
11/18/2013   (13) comments
Current evidence leads possible conclusion that although there is a lot of interest in managing supply chain risk,but not much action being taken,
Is It Time to Invest in Your Supply Chain?
Wade McDaniel  
10/1/2013   (5) comments
Even with all of the turmoil in the world, the macro numbers are encouraging. Now could be the time to invest and to make some big innovative changes in supply chain capabilities that will directly help customers.
Making the Right Transportation Modal Decision
Wade McDaniel  
3/29/2013   (11) comments
Truck or rail? Air or sea? The mode of transport can offer competitive advantage for organizations to increase profit margins through carefully optimizing their mode selection.
Supply Chain Talent Challenges in the 140-Character Era
Wade McDaniel  
3/1/2013   (1) comment
How do we bridge the human gap between supply chain analytics and practices?
Supply Chain Strategy Alignment
Wade McDaniel  
10/31/2012   Post a comment
Sourcing decisions have long-term impacts if not carefully thought out and matched to organizational supply chain strategy.
It's Not Easy Being Green
Wade McDaniel  
8/15/2012   (7) comments
The design and operation of a "green" supply chain is complicated by companies' need to factor in costs and shifting customer preferences.
The Evolving Cost of Labor
Wade McDaniel  
7/24/2012   (16) comments
Labor rates are critical in selecting production facilities, but other metrics can help paint a more comprehensive picture.




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