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1. Responding to Control Tower Information
(News)
We've read a lot about supply chain control towers, but is improved visibility the goal? Or do you want to actually be in a position to do something about what you're monitoring?On the 21st Century Supp ...
Created on 04 August 2016
2. Is Your Supply Chain OS Ready?
(Management)
We’ve talked about supply chain control towers over the years but it’s time to migrate from something that’s simply observing and controlling to the notion of a full environment that provides a set of ...
Created on 17 May 2016
3. Ecommerce Driving Retailer Visibility Efforts
(News)
For many supply chains, visibility stops at their corporate walls. Technology is improving, though, and providing opportunities to eliminate 'black holes'.Ben Ames on the DC Velocity site explains how ...
Created on 05 May 2016
4. Attacking the Visibility Challenge
(News)
...  on the Logistics Viewpoints site discusses control towers and other methods of attacking the problem. Check his article out HERE. ...
Created on 25 April 2016
5. Unleashing Digital Supply Chains
(News)
Digital supply chain technologies have been with us for awhile, but they've generally been used as point solutions.Advances in the applications and the rise of other technologies like big data and the ...
Created on 22 March 2016
6. Achieving Visibility for Supply Chains
(News)
Everyone has a different definition of what supply chain visibility means. When you consider the business problems visibility is expected to address, the broader the definition, the better.On the 21st ...
Created on 17 March 2016
7. The State of Supply Chain Control Towers
(News)
Everyone agrees that a supply chain control tower would be a great capability. At a recent conference, Logistics Viewpoint's Steve Banker discussed the state of control powers with a group of knowledgeable ...
Created on 01 March 2016
8. Control Towers and Visibility
(News)
Control towers have been an ongoing area of interest for EC-BP.com for quite awhile. From a visibility standpoint, their benefits are outstanding.As data volumes continue to grow, the technology for effective ...
Created on 01 September 2015
9. Start the Revolution
(News)
Supply chain control towers have been a running discussion topic for awhile now. Steve Banker thinks they're the vanguard of a significant revolution in supply chains.In a recent article on the Forbes site ...
Created on 13 August 2015
10. Supplier Risk Management For Beginners
(Logistics)
... roduced a videocast which talks about how to quantify the cost of "unknown unknown" supply chain risks. By the way, Dr. Simchi-Levi is an advocate of Supply Chain Control Towers.   ...
Created on 18 February 2015
11. Life After EDI; Your Skills Recycled
(Management)
...  to find out how to work electronically with third-party logistics providers (3PL), fourth-party logistics providers (4PL) and supply chain control towers ...
Created on 06 February 2015
12. EDI As A Railroad
(EDI)
... . The file is sent to either a VAN mailbox, FTP site, or directly to AS2 recipients to be picked up. Railroads are in the 21st Century too: ever hear of a UNIT TRAIN? Remember those wooden control towe ...
Created on 23 January 2015
13. ec-bp.com's Best of 2014
(Blogs)
... but they do provide leadership in efforts like this one. Check it out HERE. Lastly, the prolific Ken Kinlock contributed a number of articles related to supply chain control towers, a couple of which ...
Created on 19 December 2014
14. SCM Personnel
(Blogs)
... towers too. Railroads are moving to centralized control towers, for example, Metro North. But we are heading for GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL TOWERS. I searched around for some folks to back me up. ...
Created on 19 September 2014
15. What's Visibility Mean to You?
(Blogs)
... marketers tout ‘end-to-end visibility solutions’, many of which are offered via ‘the cloud’ or as control towers. But are they really 'end to end'? The supply chain world has become increasingly complicated ...
Created on 15 September 2014
16. SCM Personnel: Hardest Jobs To Fill
(Management)
... “traditional SCM” (EDI and Control Towers are not in the study). A very meaningful quote from Laura tells how critical staffing is to the supply chain: “differences between a leader and laggard boil down ...
Created on 10 September 2014
17. Control Towers and Risk Management
(News)
... for control towers.The visibility they provide is often key to enhancing risk management. Check out the article by James A. Cooke on the Supply Chain Quarterly site HERE. ...
Created on 01 September 2014
18. The Practice of Visibility
(Blogs)
...  the answer! For this reason, numerous companies are structuring Supply Chain Control Towers. There are lots of great and accurate definitions of visibility. IBM has chimed in with “What is Supply Chai ...
Created on 16 July 2014
19. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs (Part 2)
(Management)
If you have followed my writing at all, you already know I am the great advocate of Supply Chain Control Towers. Why, because they provide such great VISIBILITY into the whole supply chain. That easily ...
Created on 25 June 2014
20. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs
(Blogs)
If you have followed my writing at all, you already know I am the great advocate of Supply Chain Control Towers. Why, because they provide such great VISIBILITY into the whole supply chain. That easily ...
Created on 18 June 2014