Archive for supply chain

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. This is the first time in many years that I’ve had to assume all of her responsibilities in managing the complex operations of a house with three kids (our oldest child is in college, […]

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Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how […]

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Lessons from Disrupted Companies

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.” That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology. Similarly, […]

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Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

What is Inventory Management? Is it about optimization? Is it about having enough stock? Or is it about having no stock? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Sales it’s about product availability at all times For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory For Logistics the focus is […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically. Getting back mentally has been a very slow process. My family and I spent more than a week in Costa Rica, where everyone greets you with “Pura Vida,” which means “Pure Life” in Spanish. I took the saying seriously, leaving my laptop at home and completely unplugging from […]

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Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

We often talk about the importance of people, process, and technology in Supply Chain Management, but many times the people dimension gets the short end of the stick, especially when most of the headlines today are about cool technology trends like blockchain, artificial intelligence and driverless trucks. Talent management is more important than ever, however. […]

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