Monday, June 13, 2011
Supply chain leaders from more than 40 companies converged in Knoxville this past April for the Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to discuss “hot button” issues facing the supply chain industry.
This is the first of a three-part installment on Supply Chain Valuations, written by guest contributor Michael S. Galardi, SVP Capital Alliance.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2011 is co-authored by Dr. Hau Lee, Chairman of SCM World and Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, alongside Kevin O’Marah, Faculty member at SCM World. Hau and Kevin have designed this report to draw out the critical insights that executive supply chain professionals are prioritizing across four key areas: value-driving supply chain management, globalization, sustainability and talent management.
Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its seventh annual Supply Chain Top 25.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
“Responding at the Speed of Business,” is key to supply chain operational excellence, maintain two software industry leaders.
Monday, June 06, 2011
There are a lot of ways to save money in your department budget. Some ideas are short-term fixes, others have longer-term merit.
As the 2014 deadline for the completion of the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project gets closer, the ramifications it will have on supply chains and industrial real estate are abundant, according to the findings of a report issued by global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle
In our final installment for the series, “Supply Chain Management Beyond the Basics,” Dr. J. Paul Dittmann, Director of Corporate Partnerships, University of Tennessee explains that one of the greatest impediments to sustaining a successful supply chain is the lack of any process to identify, prioritize, manage, and mitigate risks.
Despite a backdrop of negative jobs reports, sluggish home sales, and cautious consumer spending, the non-manufacturing sector remains in decent shape based on the results of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, which showed growth for the 18th consecutive month in May.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
In its May Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 53.5 percent in May, down 6.9 percent from April, marking the first time in 2011 that the PMI did not crack 60.