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1. APICS Changes on the Way
(News)
As supply chains become more strategic, certifications and other professional designations have gained importance. In recognition, the APICS CPIM certification is undergoing some changes, according to ...
Created on 12 October 2016
2. Service Levels vs. Inventory
(News)
If you're in the supply chain or customer service arena, you're aware of the pendulum that swings between inventory and service level. Too much inventory and service is great, but financial performance ...
Created on 12 September 2016
3. WalMart's New Mandate
(News)
Ah, yes.... everyone's favorite retailer (?) is making new demands of its suppliers, and they're not happy. WalMart's new carton marking standard seems to be the result of a need to improve inventory contr ...
Created on 25 April 2016
4. Fix That Supply Chain With Logistics Updates
(Logistics)
...  have historically carried out. We see that to manage the supply chain there are five distinct disciplines: Production & Inventory Control Strategic Procurement Transportation &  Warehousing Informatio ...
Created on 02 November 2015
5. Managed Services Offset Complexity in the Supply Chain
(Supply)
... many data sources and data users (suppliers, customers, warehouses, transportation, planners, inventory controllers). There are many ways a managed services vendor can help. The list includes: EDI, B2B ...
Created on 18 June 2015
6. Logistics Sets Your Supply Chain Apart
(Logistics)
...  We see that to manage the supply chain there are five distinct disciplines: Production & Inventory Control Strategic Procurement Transportation &  Warehousing  Information Systems (ERP an ...
Created on 20 March 2015
7. Supply Chain Predictions for 2015
(Supply)
... of Things. There isn’t a day that goes by without a story published about how Big Data will save healthcare, weather forecasting, inventory control, food production, or (plug in your own favorite here). ...
Created on 29 December 2014
8. Will Omnichannel Transform Pricing?
(Retail)
... se there was such a large price differential.  Those were simpler days - long before the homogenization of the shopping experience and much earlier than online shopping. Inventory control was managed exclusiv ...
Created on 03 November 2014
9. Establishing Visibility - The Long View
(Supply)
I've been harping on what it takes to be visible... that is to have visibility into your supply chain. The truth is that gaining visibility is an ongoing process that is never really 'done.' But that's ...
Created on 03 March 2014
10. Procurement Risks
(News)
The term 'supply chain risk' covers a lot of ground because supply chains are so complex. Each component of the chain, whether it's logistics, warehouse management, inventory control, or whatever, has i ...
Created on 23 June 2013
11. Supply Chain Control Towers
(Supply)
A new term is appearing in the supply chain arena: "Supply Chain Control Tower". Just as an airport control tower coordinates airplanes landing and taking off, a Supply Chain Control Tower coordinates ...
Created on 12 February 2013
12. The Toughest Job
(News)
Leah McGuire gives us a cute comparison of a supply chain job to that of one form of people management most of us are probably familiar with.... Read her article in the 21st Century Supply Chain blog HERE.  ...
Created on 31 December 2012
13. Supply Chain Innovation Award
(News)
When I think of supply chain innovation, I tend to think of technical topics. Supply Chain Brain's annual innovation award for supply chains went in a different direction. It's amazing to me how a different ...
Created on 30 December 2012
14. How to Optimize Your Inventory
(News)
Ann Grace Pereira, in an article in Industrial Distribution, gives some pointers on how to optimize your inventory and what pitfalls to avoid in doing so.  Avoiding a few common mistakes is crucial. Read ...
Created on 14 October 2012
15. State of the RFID art: what electronic tracking can do for e-commerce
(Supply)
... ars. Abundant academic analyses and strong results from such early adopters as American Apparel demonstrate that, at its best, item-level RFID tagging can significantly improve inventory control, out-of-s ...
Created on 06 April 2012
16. State of the RFID art: what electronic tracking can do for e-commerce
(Logistics)
... ars. Abundant academic analyses and strong results from such early adopters as American Apparel demonstrate that, at its best, item-level RFID tagging can significantly improve inventory control, out-of-s ...
Created on 06 April 2012
17. B2B Challenges
(News)
Mark Morley provides an excellent view on challenges facing us from within the manufacturing sector. As you read through the article on gxsblogs.com, think about the implications for your shop.  Read ...
Created on 02 March 2012