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1. NGOs walk a supply chain tightrope to disaster response
...  from a central or regional HQ, meaning longer lead-times. This is an information-intensive process that requires more than paper-based systems or excel. The ability to rapidly assess available supplie ...
Created on 13 July 2018
2. Responding To Mistakes
... st labor, labor unrest, strikes, slowdowns; Production problems – overly lean inventory, process issues (used horsemeat Instead of cow meat), reliability, lead-time variability, inflexible production capaci ...
Created on 13 October 2014
3. Is VMI Still Relevant?
Lots of companies provide, and use, vendor managed inventory (VMI) services. Are they still relevant in these days of cloud technology and sophisticated forecasting?Jannifer Baljko raises the question ...
Created on 26 August 2014
4. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs
...  global operations / complexity (e.g. longer lead times and lead-time variability, or need to gain visibility) Need to improve supply chain operational speed and / or accuracy Increased stakeholde ...
Created on 18 June 2014
5. Controlling Transportation Costs
Transportation costs are always a concern. Supply Chain managers are under even greater pressure now to reduce them.In a Supply Chain Digest article, Dr. Michael Watson has some ideas on what levers can ...
Created on 30 October 2013
6. To Outsource or not Outsource... That is The Question
... y". Retailers are looking at Order Acknowledgements as a way for managing their item master cleanup. Knowing the status of orders so that lower lead-times and Inventory levels can be maintained. Adding  ...
Created on 18 July 2011