Archive for October, 2015

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

If there was to be a new shooting war in the near future of one scale or another, would your supply chain be able to cope? When many people conjure up visions of a Pacific island they often think about islands such as Tahiti or Fiji or perhaps Gilligan’s Island. But when it comes down to global supply chains it’s […]

Supply Chain negotiation using spreadsheets

Supply Chain negotiation using spreadsheets

In all of the hype about supply chain management and cloud based operating platforms, simple solutions such as using spreadsheets to improve communications with other departmental heads seems to get overlooked. But according to Alexandra Moschell in a recent article she wrote in “Inside Supply Management,” a magazine published by The Institute of Supply Management, spreadsheets can play an important […]

by · October 21, 2015 · Procurement, Supply Chain
Industrial Supplier Superstore Keeps Next-Day Promise with Distribution Center Redesign

Industrial Supplier Superstore Keeps Next-Day Promise with Distribution Center Redesign

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by · October 19, 2015 · Case Studies, Uncategorized
Global tax changes expected as a result of recent OECD recommendations

Global tax changes expected as a result of recent OECD recommendations

Ernst and Young recently completed their 34th annual international tax conference and according to a survey released during the event, 88% of senior tax executives believe that the Basic Erosion and Profit-Sharing (BEPS) project initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation (OECD), is going to have a significant effect on international tax in the near future. Significant review of company […]

The 2015 MHI Conference – reviewed by Supply Chain Station

The 2015 MHI Conference – reviewed by Supply Chain Station

The annual MHI conference has just taken place at the Sawgrass Marriot, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Supply Chain Station is pleased to bring your our review of the event. From a broad supply chain point of view the annual MHI conferee has taken on more significance since the decision last year to open the event up to non-MHI members. […]

by · October 13, 2015 · Conferences/Exhibitions
47,500 US driver shortage forecast will harm supply chain efficiency

47,500 US driver shortage forecast will harm supply chain efficiency

According to a recent statement made by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) US supply chains that rely on road transport will be suffer even further from the driver shortage in the trucking industry which is set to reach 47,500 by the end of 2015. This represents an increase of nearly 27% since the same time last year.  But that’s not […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Supply Chain, Transportation
Structured Healthcare Supply Chains facilitate improved patient care say GHX

Structured Healthcare Supply Chains facilitate improved patient care say GHX

The health care industry has evolved its supply chain philosophy from being merely functional into becoming something that can also provide better clinical results. Global healthcare supply chain specialists GHX, in a recent study of healthcare supply chains, has identified five important ways that their customers are able to make best use of their supply chains in order to achieve […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Supply Chain
Supply Chain Station reviews Day 3 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 3 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Day 3 at the CSCSMP 2015 conference (which concluded at 12 noon) began with a couple of so-called “Mega Sessions” which last approximately 90 minutes and are dedicated to specialist topics. One session was geared towards motivation techniques while the other focused on supply chain initiatives at the Port of Los Angeles, aimed at improving container flow. The Port of […]

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Here at Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference part of the opening session expounded what CSCMP advocate; namely supporting young supply chain professionals and helping them to further their careers through the Circle of Excellence they talked about in Day 1 – getting young people still in the education system involved in supply chain as early as possible and […]

ES3s Collaborative Solutions Puts Your Product There When it Matters

ES3s Collaborative Solutions Puts Your Product There When it Matters

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by · October 2, 2015 · Case Studies, Manufacturing