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3 Supply Chain Trends Driving the Nation into 2014

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments by

Change is the only constant, a truism that feels especially right when applied to the ever-evolving nature of supply chains. Unlike industries that grow stagnant once they’re proven effective enough, supply chain stakeholders are always chasing the next greatest efficiency. Here’s what those changes for supply chain management (SCM) will look like in 2014 and [...]

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Looking to Discuss Sustainability with Supply Chain Leadership? Start Here

Apr 11, 2012 No Comments by

Both consumers and Wall Street shareholders are demanding supply chains to become more sustainable. How can supply chain’s move beyond simply “greenwashing” and developing integrated networks that drive results through sustainability efforts? Organizations have to ensure they are discussing sustainability — from cradle to grave. Here are the questions that supply chain leaders need to [...]

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History of Logistics and Supply Chain Management [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments by

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is one of the most popular best practices used to reduce costs and improve service to customers. Anyway, logistics and scm is full of buzzwords and evolution of this discipline is not pretty clear. For example, who coins the term “Supply Chain Management” or “Lean Manufacturing”. Recently I have reviewed and gathered [...]

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Send Your Supply Chain to Boot Camp – Gain Efficiency with a Military Strategy

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments by

While the military may not always run like a well-oiled machine during regular days, service personnel know how to rise to the challenge when called to do so. The tactics they use can provide excellent supply chain training for businesses of all kinds. In fact, the veterans of our era are in-demand when it comes [...]

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Where to Study the Supply Chain?

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments by

In the below post you will be able to find links to some websites that are ranking the top SCM schools in the US. They do differ to an extent but Penn State, MIT, Michigan State are always in the conversation. Where did you study? Do you disagree with these rankings? Let us know @SupplyChainObsv. [...]

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