Archive for September, 2011

Thursday’s Supply Chain Links

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments by

Here’s a look back on a few supply chain news stories that you should be made aware of: Supply Chain Digital: Supply chain execution goes mobile.   EBN – Does ‘Rent to Own’ Work in Supply Chain?  Montreal Gazette – Supply chain careers have staying power.   ZD Net – Why supply chains are about to be […]

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New press release section

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments by

I’ve added a new page under the News menu along our toolbar for press releases. Feel free to send us your press releases and we will add them to the page. Like I said on the page, I will not always post a front page story on the press release unless it’s really earth shattering […]

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Track the supply chain of your store bought fish

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments by

I saw this news article last week about the Canadian grocery store Sobeys introducing bar codes on their fish. One simple scan allows customers to find out where the fish was caught and who the crew was, customers can even communicate with the crew. The article notes that there is a growing interest in food trace-ability […]

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Building our map collection…..

Sep 21, 2011 No Comments by

I have now launched a new maps section under the Features menu. You’ll find there are only four maps that have been added today, you can check them out here. All my maps are created with Caliper’s GIS software Mapitude. I will continue to add to the section over time as I stumble across more […]

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Top supply chain videos on YouTube?

Sep 19, 2011 No Comments by

YouTube is one of the best destinations for people to learn about any subject. There are millions of interviews, lectures, and other informative videos on almost any topic. Unfortunately for those looking to learn about supply chain management there is only a limited number of videos. The majority of videos are used as promotional tools […]

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ERP systems can hamper productivity and business agility, global IFS study says

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments by

A global study carried out by IDC on behalf of IFS reveals that less than a third of companies find their enterprise applications intuitive and easy to use. The study examined the importance of usability and flexibility in enterprise applications among companies in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia and India. Today’s global […]

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Newsworthy: Monday’s Supply Chain Links

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

Here are some supply chain news stories to start your week: Spend Matters: Rebuilding and Fortifying Toyota’s Global Supply Chain Logistics Week: New DHL White Paper Examines Increased Supply Chain Outsourcing Arabian Supply Chain: Top 7 Ways to Build a Healthy Supply Chain                    

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MIT White Paper: Supply Chain Talent Crisis

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

Last December, came out with a great article about supply chain management as being one of the “hottest jobs that you never thought of” – it was great to see the mainstream media pinpointing the supply chain industry as an emerging job market when the unemployment rate in the US is so high. You […]

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Emerging Supply Chain: Brazil

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

One of my goals here is to produce features on the supply chain industry in various countries. I saw this feature on 60 Minutes almost a year ago on Brazil. The main highlight for myself is the segment on the construction of a brand new port north of Rio de Janerio with Chinese investment.

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Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to Supply Chain Observer! This is the first article entry to the website which I hope will become the online destination for everything supply chain related. I’ll start by introducing myself, my name is Eric Spearin and this site has been in development for a while, I’ve been apart of similar supply chain projects […]

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