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1. Building Your Value Chain
3rd party connections are important to businesses, no more so than to their supply chains. Extended supply chains are totally dependent on them, but few companies seem to value them appropriately.The Supply ...
Created on 06 April 2016
2. Managing Your Supply Chain
Everyone is suggesting what the trends in Supply Chain Management (SCM) are for 2016. Most of the writers agree on a “core” of important trends (sort of like the  “motherhood and apple pie” thing. Then ...
Created on 30 November 2015
3. Drivers Behind Supply Chain Execution Convergence
Convergence seems to be a hot buzzword in the supply chain. What's driving it? Two things: visibility and collaboration.Evan Puzey writes about the topic of supply chain execution convergence in a recent ...
Created on 06 July 2015
4. Extended Supply Chain Effects
In a thought-provoking guest blog on the Supply Chain Matters site, Prashant Mendki discusses the new extended supply chain world in which we live. He examines the 5 basic functions involved in conventional ...
Created on 04 February 2015
5. Product Safety in Your Supply Chain
... them moved along. The obvious answer to the dilemma is to make use of extended supply chain processes that include product safety test results in digital format - similar to standardized documents use ...
Created on 30 July 2014
6. Reducing Risk in the Extended Supply Chain
Managing risk in the supply chain is an important topic that sometimes is impeded due to the nature of the extended chain. Asking the right questions of the right players can help pinpoint potential problems.An ...
Created on 10 June 2014
7. Supply Chain On Demand
Most Supply Chain Management executives are concerned with the risks from extended supply chains, but only a few have real end-to-end visibility into their supply chains. For those without this full visibility, ...
Created on 26 March 2014
8. Alternative to SCM Control Tower
... e customer. The extended supply chain is a complex animal. We do multiple channels for sourcing (branded, private label, etc). Then we need multiple channels for sales (stores, internet, mail/phone, resellers ...
Created on 24 February 2014
9. Lego My Supply Chain Connections!
Everybody, or at least every kid, loves Legos. If only our extended supply chains were that easy to connect. Lora Cecere, in an article on the Forbes site, takes a shot at comparing supply chain linkages ...
Created on 30 January 2014
10. Proactive Notification
...  clear visibility into all data flows such as Managed File Transfer (MFT) and B2B transactions throughout the extended supply chain. What if you don't have Proactive Notification? Worst case productio ...
Created on 08 July 2013
11. Who Sits Where In The SCM Control Tower?
We recently wrote an article on Supply Chain Control Towers. Now, who is going to staff the control tower? Logistics was conceived by the military to get the right amount of supplies to the troops at the ...
Created on 10 May 2013
12. Social Media In The Acquisition Process
By now, we all know that organizations are taking full advantage of social media to closely connect with customers and to promote their products and services. But several articles and studies show that ...
Created on 24 April 2013
13. Supply Chain Management And Logistics Risk
... suppliers too (your extended supply chain). Know how each plant interacts with the "grand plan" of your supply chain, as well as with other components of the supply chain. Not knowing this could surpris ...
Created on 20 March 2013
14. Is AGILE the Buzz Word for 2013?
... thin the virtual supply chain; (3) It must operate in an environment of  an extended supply chain where processes between all partners are integrated; (4) All the partners must realize they are competing ag ...
Created on 14 January 2013
15. Supply Chain Management Trends
Everyone is suggesting what the trends in Supply Chain Management (SCM) are for 2013. Most of the writers agree on a “core” of important trends (sort of like the  “motherhood and apple pie” thing. Then ...
Created on 12 January 2013
16. What Can Supply Chain Management Learn From On-Line Video Games
...  than playing bridge or golf). There is a huge amount of  collaboration and social networking going on too. The Extended Supply Chain has much to learn from them. With the Extended Supply Chain (ESC), w ...
Created on 27 November 2012