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Magazine Archives

July-August 2014

July-August 2014

LEGACY Supply Chain Services has made company culture the centerpiece of how it drives innovation, efficiency, and the creation of value for its customers. Is it a model that others should replicate?
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LEGACY Supply Chain Services has made company culture the centerpiece of how it drives innovation, efficiency, and the creation of value for its customers. Is it a model that others should replicate?

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Culture Eats Strategy…and how to deal with it
Too often, best-laid plans are nullified by company culture, a force that supply chain managers do not anticipate nor fully understand. While culture is often cast as a source of inertia and un-thinking rejection of change, it plays an essential role and can—if properly understood and managed—be the manager’s friend.

July-August 2014 Features

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Holiday e-commerce: Innovation Required
With the past Christmas season’s shipment delays, how did UPS and FedEx (ironically) get positioned to become among the “Grinches That...

8
Is Your Supply Chain Strategy Holding Back Innovation?
In early 2011, Lamynix, a leading manufacturer of specialty laminates, was approached by one of its major customers with an enticing contract. VideoFlat...

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How They Did it: The Purpose-Driven Supply Chain
LEGACY Supply Chain Services has made company culture the centerpiece of how it drives innovation, efficiency, and the creation of value for...

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Culture Eats Strategy…and how to deal with it
Too often, best-laid plans are nullified by company culture, a force that supply chain managers do not anticipate nor fully understand. While...

27
New Role for the CPO: Orchestrating the End-to-End Value Chain
Soaring competitive pressures and the rise of functional specialists are two of the main factors leading more companies to outsource not just...

34
Supply Chain Control Towers Help Organizations Respond to New Pressures
Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobility have the potential to transform our concept of the supply chain in general and the Supply...

40
Counterfeiting: An Omnipresent, Critical, and Yet Elusive Supply Chain Issue
From localized small-scale operations to full-blown global enterprises, counterfeiting activities have become a significant threat to contemporary supply chains. Here’s how...

48
Supplier Energy: The Next Wave in Procurement
Just as marketing leaders have tapped into “customer energy” to shape the brand promise, procurement is tapping into “supplier energy” to improve...

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Adopting Lean Processes in Procurement Can Lead to Efficiency and Lower Costs
Organizations extending Lean efforts to their suppliers can reap additional benefits, but they should focus on internal adoption first.

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Supply Chains in Advanced Markets Should Become More Agile, Says Atradius
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