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1. Airbus Builds a Control Tower
(News)
Although most of us have little in common with aircraft manufacturer Airbus, there may be some takeaways from a recent presentation about their supply chain control center.Bob Ferrarri attended the discussion ...
Created on 06 October 2016
2. Risk Management Becomes Top of Mind
(News)
Everyone believes in risk management, but sometimes it takes a real disaster to get things moving. The latest bankruptcy news about Hanjin Shipping is an example of a non-weather related disaster that ...
Created on 12 September 2016
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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 knowledgeabl ...
Created on 01 March 2016
6. The Power of the Tower
(News)
The supply chain control tower is still a popular concept that addresses a number of needs, such as visibility and collaboration, that organizations crave. The folks at Logistics Viewpoints have taken ...
Created on 26 September 2015
7. Difference Between Outsourcing and Managed Services
(Management)
As Supply Chain Management (SCM) grows, so does the electronic commerce interface that is required. After all, you cannot run Supply Chain Control Tower unless all the pieces of the puzzle are present. ...
Created on 28 August 2015
8. 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
9. P & G's Control Tower
(News)
On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Steve Banker checks out the plans that he thinks Proctor & Gamble has for a supply chain control tower. Although P & G is a supply chain leader, it's striving to improv ...
Created on 22 July 2015
10. Does The View You Are Seeing Tell The Whole Story
(Management)
Hmmm! We have a Supply Chain Control Tower, we see EVERYTHING. Yes, we made a list of every element in our supply chain. Now we find that not all the data feeds are  Integrated!!! It is not a monumental ...
Created on 20 July 2015
11. How Managed EDI Tools Offset Supply Chain Risk And Complexity
(EDI)
Once we talk about a World class EDI system and couple it with risk and complexity, aren't we thinking of a Supply Chain Control Tower? The SCM control tower is the single point of contact to reduce complexit ...
Created on 27 April 2015
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. When Supply Chains Merge: Mistakes To Avoid
(Integration)
Most mergers and acquisitions fail to live up to expectations. All too often companies focus on quick-fix cost-cutting opportunities and ignore the long-term, strategic supply chain implications. Following ...
Created on 20 October 2014
16. 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
17. Control Towers and Risk Management
(News)
Our own Ken Kinlock has written extensively on the concept of the supply chain control tower. Some recent research by Accenture has bolstered our view of this technology by looking at the return on investment ...
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