Is Just-in-Time Out of Time?

JohnWesterveld

As if earthquakes, tsunamis and floods aren’t enough, now car companies need to deal with a worldwide shortage of PA-12, a special nylon used by almost all auto companies. According to Businessweek, PA-12 (polyamide resin) is a form of nylon that is used for plastic pipes, tubes and hoses to carry vapors, fuels and other […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why My Spouse Is Better Than My Supply Chain

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
  • Published

My wife and I were discussing some of the recent blog posts on the 21st Century Supply Chain, and although she agreed with Andy’s blog, “Supply Chain Isn’t Sexy,” she completely disagreed with the Top Ten Reasons Why Supply Chains Are Better than Sex. As a result, I came up with the… Top 10 Reasons […]

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SCM30: If I could change SCM, I would call it…

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
  • Published

Welcome to the third blog post in the SCM30 series. Though supply chain management concepts have been in practice since the turn of the last century, it is widely agreed that the term was created by Keith Oliver in 1982 – 30 years ago.  This post in our series focuses precisely on that – the […]

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Global capacity management – a make or break competency for automotive manufacturers

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Today, Kinaxis is hosting an event in Dearborn for automotive supply chain and operations executives.  This forum will provide a practitioner’s point of view of the process and technology aspects of managing global supply capacity across the multi-tiered supply chain. Yep, it’s a hot topic right now. Global capacity planning and constraint management have become […]

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Innovation in the Cloud: Beyond ERP

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

An interesting set of articles came out over the past few weeks that look at the future direction of ERP and supply chain management. While these two solutions spaces are not the same, there is an overlap—in terms of functionality and also because the big ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle have both developed supply […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Supply Chains Are Better Than Sex

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
  • Published

We’re pushing the boundaries a little today in the interest of some Friday fun (we hope that you read it with the same approach to levity with which it was written). Our resident funnyman Bill DuBois is back with another one of his buzz-worthy top-10 lists: I read Andy Zeitz’s Supply Chain Isn’t Sexy blog, and […]

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Rising Labor Costs in China and Their Impact on the Supply Chain

JennyTyrrell

In October 2011, Simon Rabinovitch of the Financial Times published an article entitled “China labor cost soars as wages surge by 22%.” This figure is an average across the breadth of the country, with Shenzen and Beijing named as the costliest locations to do business. This trend has been covered extensively by the media in […]

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What’s that strange glow? Is it my supply chain?

JohnWesterveld

I was scanning my reader feed when this headline leapt out at me: Radioactive Scrap Metal is New Threat to Global Supply Chains. This article references an incident at Bed, Bath and Beyond where a shipment of metal tissue box holders set off a radiation detector in California. While in this particular instance the product was not […]

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