Oceanstar Express selects Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform

Feb 03, 2012 No Comments

Oceanstar Express selects Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform Huntington Beach, CA, United States February 02, 2012 – Freightgate announced today that Oceanstar Express has selected Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform to enhance its transportation services, with advanced n-dimensional routing for secure fast execution, event management and to improve collaboration with its customers. Freightgate was […]

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Is Public Procurement Ready for the Cloud?

Jan 31, 2012 No Comments

Over on Software Advice, I recently discussed the prevalence of Cloud-based solutions within the public sector. I spoke with Alan Webber, eGovernment and public-sector IT expert from Altimeter Group on the subject. Alan has some really great thoughts. Namely, he expressed the opinion that while the public sector is still generally hesitant to move the […]

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Back to School? YouTube SCM Lectures

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

Professor Hau Lee presents overview of supply chain management. Each year, MBA students invite members of the faculty to deliver a Last Lecture, touching on a topic that is important to the speaker, that sums up an area of research or academic work, or that may be a parting word of advice or inspiration to […]

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Justifying a Warehouse Management System in 3 Steps

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

In a recent post on WMSG (site), Luciano Cunha, Global Industry Director at To-Increase, outlined important steps to justification, deployment and implementation of a modern warehouse management system (WMS). These investments are often heavily scrutinized, so the correct planning, figures and resources are important when attempting to acquire a budget and having a solution approved. […]

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Just-In-Time for the Holidays

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

It’s that time of year where the pressure is on for everybody (not just big businesses) to use just in time within their supply chain. The concept of just in time believes that excess inventory is a waste. For a parent, this may mean ordering Christmas gifts online and seeking a delivery time less than […]

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Four Strategies for Effective Supplier Performance Management

Dec 08, 2011 No Comments

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Sherry Gordon of Value Chain Group about her best practices for supplier performance management programs. She had some great insight, of course – Sherry’s one of the premier experts when it comes for performance management within the supply chain. Here are Sherry’s thoughts on effective performance management through […]

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The Importance of Visibility in Today’s Supply Chains

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

Visibility is a top initiative for supply chain leaders – and for good reason. Improved visibility can benefit all groups within the supply chain, from demand planning experts and purchasers, all the way down to warehouse managers. True visibility means that inventory information is accurate, up to date and accessible to the entire supply chain […]

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Why I chose the supply chain?

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

I haven’t written a lot of posts that have a personal twist to them but I thought maybe it’s about time to come clean on why I chose to work in the supply chain field. I’m always interested to see how people were drawn into working with supply chain/logistics because it doesn’t have the same […]

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Social Media in the Supply Chain? Integrate it in your software.

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

This post is in response to Forbes’ recent article entitled “Are you ready for the social supply chain?”. Richard Howells of SAP is the author of this article so there is an SAP spin to the whole article and their acquisition of Crossgate, which allows SAP customers to interact with other parties in their supply […]

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The answer to the talent shortage? Real-time.

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

This article is in response to some of the recent discussion on a supply chain talent shortage. One of these articles we did feature on our main page and was published by MIT in a white paper.  It’s no secret that technology is evolving towards the mobile generation. There’s always jokes made about the size […]

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