Posts tagged as 'A&D supply chain'

2011 – The year for supply chain transformation?

CarolMcIntosh

Is it something in the water? Or are competitors eating your lunch? Fickle customers, no brand loyalty? What to do?? There appears to be a high level of interest in supply chain transformation this year. The economy is showing signs of improvement and companies are recognizing that there needs to be a renewed focus on […]

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Risk mitigation and rapid response: two sides of the same coin

JohnWesterveld

The heavy snowfall and freezing fog that closed airports and generally disrupted air travel in Europe the week before and during Christmas have me thinking about Donald Rumsfield and supply chain risk management. Why Donald Rumsfield? While speaking about the government of Iraq and weapons of mass destruction in a 2002 press conference, Rumsfeld, who […]

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Head in the ‘cloud’ or feet on the ground?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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Image via Wikipedia There is an interesting debate taking place amongst the commentators of IT trends and enterprise applications, particularly ERP and supply chain management applications, about the suitability and adoption of cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to this space.  This is exemplified by the article from Todd Morrison at SearchSap.com that appeared on Dec […]

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Coco Crum: The 7 differentiators between S&OP and IBP

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series.  This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up ‘question and answer’ sessions are hosted in the S&OP section of the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Registered community members may submit their questions for the expert of the […]

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You get what you pay for: Is cost containment your main SCM goal?

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
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Is cost containment your main supply chain management goal? If so, do you think you’ve paid a price for taking that approach? Given today’s business climate, I believe those are two valid questions. What’s more, if you think your company–or supply chain–has suffered as a result of focusing primarily on cost containment, you aren’t alone. […]

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Steve Puricelli: S&OP Evolving into a powerful mechanism to manage and shape business performance

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series.  This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up ‘question and answer’ sessions are hosted in the S&OP section of the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Registered community members may submit their questions for the expert of the […]

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When bad news falls on deaf ears

CarolMcIntosh

Nobody likes to receive parts, sub-assemblies or assemblies that aren’t up to spec from their suppliers or partners. It becomes a critical issue, however, for companies that have outsourced much of their production, such as those in the in the aerospace & defense industry. Consider, for example, the case of Boeing. At the end of […]

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Counterfeit merchandise: Keeping it real

JohnWesterveld

Here are two Microprocessors.  They look the same.  They have the same part number.  One will work fine.  The other? The other, while it appears to be the exact same part is a cheaply made counterfeit.   If you’re lucky, it will fail as soon as you put it in.  If you are unlucky, it will […]

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