Monday, August 31, 2015
In a dynamic economy, multi-national conglomerates and mom and pop shops alike are compelled to keep in close touch with the economic, cultural, and political trends that can change the business playing field virtually overnight.
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May
Posted on 08/31 at 10:51 AM
Supply Chain Expert John Caltagirone is working with an increasing number of large companies that need help addressing key issues that “keep them up at night.” Here’s what Caltagirone recommends supply chain managers do right now to prepare for the future.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Bringing millennials into the supply management profession is challenging because the usual recruitment tools don’t work. As we educate millennials about the profession, we also need to educate ourselves about millennials.
Posted on 08/25 at 11:00 AM
Economist Brian Beaulieu sees an improving economy over the next 24 months, with forward thinking companies expanding their capabilities. Is your supply chain ready for 2017?
Friday, August 21, 2015
Regardless of the industry, the best companies are in the midst of transforming their supply chains to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
Risk is a fact of life for the supply chain professional due to innumerable forces subject to change or beyond control within the supply chain such as legal, security, regulatory and environmental compliance; weather and natural disasters; and terrorism.
Posted on 08/21 at 02:45 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Supply management. Supply chain management. Procurement. Logistics. They're all bandied about these days, but just what is the right name for the profession?
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Raytheon’s supply chain leader says new technologies such as data analytics and Big Data will make supply chains better, faster, and smoother.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Optimization models are commonly used to identify cost efficient network flows. This tool is especially useful for modelling complex flows, for example when various products move through a distribution network via multiple paths and transportation modes.