Newest supply chain risk: Zombies????

JohnWesterveld

Image via Wikipedia Those darn zombies, they keep turning up where we least expect them!  Not satisfied with haunting dark caves and grave yards, they’re now showing up in shopping malls, classic literature and our cities.  This time, however, they’ve gone too far!  They’ve infested our supply chains! Over at the @Risk blog, there is […]

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Supply chain in the summer time…why the demand, where is the supply?

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
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Like many Supply Chain Professionals I am now back from summer vacation. Just because you may be physically out of the office does not mean you stop thinking supply chain. I happened to experience all the challenges and successes supply chain has to offer during my time away. One thing I did on vacation was […]

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Supply chain is a team sport

JohnSicard
  • by John Sicard
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There’s a good article at Supply Excellence entitled “Has the Economic Recovery begun? Are you ready?” that I provided feedback on and wanted to include here as well. ### My comment ### Having had the privilege of meeting with executives of many manufacturers in the US over the past 12 months, one common dialog seems […]

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To simulate or not to simulate…

KerryZuber
  • by Kerry Zuber
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It was approximately 12 years ago when the company I was working for made the difficult decision to outsource the board manufacturing shop.  After a very trying six month transition, the management team was questioning the wisdom of the move.   Deliveries from the subcontractor were consistently late and quality problems were worse than at any […]

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Who owns the implementation project?

DavidOppenheim

I was reading Monique Rupert’s blog discussing her six critical success factors for implementing supply chain software solutions.  Having spent most of my career procuring, implementing and maintaining supply chain systems, I have to concur with her points.  I would like to expand on item 3, “Ownership” as I feel is the essential element that […]

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Six factors of success for supply chain software implementation

MoniqueRupert

I recently came across a Tompkins Associate’s article entitled Seven Best Practices for Supply Chain Execution Implementations and it got me thinking about my experiences in implementing supply chain software and what has made one customer more successful than another. I believe it boils down to 6 factors: Priorities Decision criteria Ownership Resources Flexibility Testing […]

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Lessons learned from a world class supply chain risk management practitioner

JohnWesterveld

Supply Chain Management Review has an excellent article that describes a world class approach to risk management.  The article describes Cisco’s  Supply Chain Risk Management program and how using this approach Cisco was able to respond to the Chendu earthquake last year (location to several of Cisco’s suppliers) without significant degradation of customer service. According […]

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Is your supply chain creating value or stealing margin?

DavidOppenheim

This on-demand radio broadcast hosted by John Hanson interviewing ADR CEO Bill Michels on the subject:  “Why GM’s supply-chain is in a state of ruin”  and in it he discusses several potential root causes behind this failure. One of his key points is that GM’s hard line approach with suppliers sacrificed long term sustainability for […]

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