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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

mit supply chain program  Sheffi (Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics) and titled The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage ( see executive overview ). Among the key recommendations made by Professor Sheffi is to build redundancy and flexibility into your supply chain in order to minimize disruption: Redundancy Redundancy is the first line of defense to minimize supply chain disruption. This means adhering to safety stocks of finished goods to minimize the impact of

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Michael Treacy Focuses on Double Digit Growth


This new book, Double-Digit Growth was one of the most useful and optimistic books to come along in some time. Growth is the whole point of business. Yet many so-called leaders don't seem to have plans to fulfill their purpose. This should be read by all business execs-no matter what your sector.

mit supply chain program  spent ten years at MIT doing research. So, when it comes to conducting this kind of research, I am very well equipped. Just as an aside, I read a lot of business books—and some of the methodologies are just atrocious. I think applying the right methodology to draw the right conclusions to guide people is critical. Well, this might be aside. ChainLink : No, I don't think so. How people derive their conclusions and then what actions to take is critical for people to become successful. So, what is the key Read More

RFID ... For Customers?


Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

mit supply chain program  think that Gillette and MIT/Auto ID only got half the story, looking at shrinkage. But there is more positive information to collect at the shelf. Fortunately, other innovative firms are looking at the whole retail experience . Sensing intelligently and linking or synchronizing items to the whole network is actually a very sellable construct to consumers too, if you think it through. The issue is, what happens from the moment the consumer enters the store. Do we understand their needs, educate them on Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the flavors

mit supply chain program  Larry Lapide of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics , says that an S&OP Workbench generally supports two types of information needed to be shared during cross-functional S&OP meetings. First, the workbench can generate  dashboards  to display a multitude of metrics that portray the planned  supply versus “unconstrained” demand  situation. These include supply-side metrics like expected plant utilizations, production capacity shortages, and critical component shortages or surpluses. Read More

Managing Your Suppliers as a Resource


Suppliers are one of your most valuable resources. Unfortunately, Many companies have supplier relationships that are tacitly adversarial. This article discusses how to manage suppliers as a resource-- defining your needs and then engaging your best suppliers to have them suggest innovative ways to develop new customer-supplier business efficiencies.

mit supply chain program  a senior lecturer at MIT and President of Jonathan Byrnes & Co., a focused consulting company. He earned a doctorate from Harvard Business School in 1980 and can be reached at jlbyrnes@mit.edu . ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness. Read More

TAKE Supply Chain


TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal supply chain functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain operations. 

mit supply chain program  Supply Chain TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal Read More

The Effective Supply Chain


In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

mit supply chain program  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That's why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

mit supply chain program  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

mit supply chain program  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


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mit supply chain program  requirement that is automatically transmitted to external suppliers of parts that are not currently present in sufficient quantities in inventory. Once again, these suppliers receive notification of the change via the Internet or other means. The browser interface promotes collaboration by allowing business partners to participate without investing in additional software. Manufacturers can provide partners with login capabilities and administer all the collaboration technology they need. Messaging is Read More

Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers.

mit supply chain program  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Security


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The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities


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mit supply chain program  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More

Case Study: Wausau Supply


The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more.

mit supply chain program  Study: Wausau Supply The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. Read More

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As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

mit supply chain program  finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This article will define those strategies and examine methods of cost reduction within the supply chain. Read More