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September-October 2014

September-October 2014

2014 marks the 10 year anni­ver­sary of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. This year we have a diverse set of large, global companies with mature, demand-driven supply chains. There are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders, many of whom have led their industries over the past decade.
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September-October 2014

2014 marks the 10 year anni­ver­sary of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. This year we have a diverse set of large, global companies with mature, demand-driven supply chains. There are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders, many of whom have led their industries over the past decade.

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The 2014 Supply Chain Top 25: Leading the Decade
2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. This year we have a diverse set of large, global companies with mature, demand-driven supply chains. There are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders, many of whom have led their industries over the past decade.

September-October 2014 Features

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Looking Over the Visible Planning Horizon
For successful S&OP, Telescoping Planning Horizons are best. I met a young woman at a semi-conductor manufacturer who wanted advice concerning...

6
Closing the Loop on a Circular Supply Chain
While conventional supply chains seek to efficiently move products in a linear fashion from raw materials to end consumers, a "circular" or ...

8
The 2014 Supply Chain Top 25: Leading the Decade
2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. This year we have a diverse set of large, global companies...

18
How They Did it: Multi-Enterprise Collaboration at Intel
Intel has always had superlative internal supply chain processes within its vertically integrated operations. But until recently, the same could not be...

26
Warehouse Control in the Age of the Internet of Things
If warehouses are to utilize new sensors and intelligence to optimize performance and connect to the enterprise, warehouse management systems and warehouse...

30
Packaging: Think Inside and Outside the Box
Packaging has traditionally operated in its own silo, disconnected from the rest of the supply chain. However, the growth of e-commerce, smaller...

40
Change the Incentives, Engage the Whole Organization
Reprinted by permission of Harvard Business Review Press. Adapted from The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More...

46
China is Testing Ground for Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Companies must demonstrate their commitment to long-term engagement on climate sustainability with suppliers.

58
Mastering Disruptive Change in Manufacturing: Labor Relations
Despite increasing automation, human labor remains one of the most important resources in any manufacturing operation

62
Make Data One Part of a Strategy
Access to real-time demand and inventory data gives a more accurate picture of customer needs. But for real operational improvements, data is...

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