Archive for March, 2015

Promat 2015 Review (Part 1) – The supply chain equipment and distribution exhibition

Promat 2015 Review (Part 1) – The supply chain equipment and distribution exhibition

PROMAT, the exhibition that showcases the latest innovations in manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems, has just finished playing out at Chicago’s McCormick. Place. The exhibition didn’t disappoint, and the people who attended (over 30,000 in all) were rewarded by being able to view innovative ideas and solutions from more than 800 solution providers over the 4 days […]

Supply chain risk management – protecting intellectual data

Supply chain risk management – protecting intellectual data

The backbone of today’s global economy is the global supply chain. As consumers we have all become rather blaze about eating strawberries in winter that were grown in Spain, or competitively priced, quality cars that are on sale throughout Europe and the USA but that those were manufactured in Korea. But what would happen if we were to suddenly experience […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Supply Chain Risk Management
7 basic principles for achieving complete supply chain integration

7 basic principles for achieving complete supply chain integration

Once upon a time gaining a sustainable competitive business advantage was simply about attaining the lowest possible purchase price. We’ve come a million miles since then; in fact, we are in an entirely different universe altogether; a universe where gaining sustainable advantage through supply chain integration is all about acquiring a total, lean operation throughout the entire supply chain. Important […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Supply Chain
Championing the moral global supply chain

Championing the moral global supply chain

Most of us in the civilized world abhor the thought of slavery and would be appalled to think that we are involved in its continuance today in any shape or form. But the truth of the matter is that slave labor is still rife in many places around the world, and it could be a hidden part of many global […]

by · March 10, 2015 · Supply Chain
The next step in green supply chain – introducing the closed loop environmental supply chain

The next step in green supply chain – introducing the closed loop environmental supply chain

Green issues have never been more topical that they are today. With the promised reduction in greenhouse gasses failing to get anywhere near its appointed targets, and the rate at which we are stripping the Earth of its limited resources, not to mention rising sea levels, scientists and environmentalists are pulling their hair out. Global supply chain is once again […]

by · March 9, 2015 · Supply Chain
Dream to Visit Amazon Fulfillment Center?

Dream to Visit Amazon Fulfillment Center?

Every Supply Chain professional has a dream to tour Amazon’s fulfillment center to see how it all works at that huge scale. Well if you are one Supply Chain professional interested, you will be happy to know that Amazon has launched a global program “Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center” for their eighth generation fulfillment centers. In US, there are six […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Uncategorized
The role of sourcing and procurement within strategic supply chain management

The role of sourcing and procurement within strategic supply chain management

Technically, sourcing and procuring are different sides of the same coin. Sourcing refers to the practice and skill of being able to track down sources of supply. Procurement refers to taking those sources of supply that have been identified as being purposefully advantageous in theory, and molding them into realizable sources of supply that are deliverable advantageous in real terms. […]

by · March 3, 2015 · Procurement