Archive for Excel

Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

We talk a lot about the importance of agility and flexibility in supply chain management and that is certainly true when it comes to project logistics. Almost by definition, every project is different — different suppliers, different materials and components, different locations and product flows, and different requirements and constraints. “It’s really vital for us […]

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IT Capabilities of 3PLs: 5 Important Factors to Consider

One of the most popular Talking Logistics episodes from last year was 4 Important Factors to Consider When Evaluating 3PL Partners. Earlier this month, I took a closer look at one of those factors: having a modern IT platform with a focus on innovation. In the Third-Party Logistics Study conducted every year by Dr. John […]

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5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps

Earlier this month, I participated in the CONECT 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium where I gave a talk on Hours of Service and shared some words of advice with CONECT’s Young Professionals group, which had their own session at the conference. During that session, a young professional from a medical device company gave a great […]

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Why Excel Remains the Champ of Supply Chain Apps

Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics. As was confirmed for Adrian yet again last week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. The question is, Why? In this episode, Adrian provides his perspective, and […]

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