Monthly Archives: May 2007

Dansk Supermarked Shops SAP

From boston.com: “SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today (May 15, 07) announced that Dansk Supermarked A/S, the largest retailer in Denmark, has selected SAP(R) ERP Financials as the foundation to run the company’s financial operations and enable further business growth. The … Continue reading

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SCM: The Secret Key to Post-merger Integration

Accenture has delivered two studies with concurrent results supporting the assertion that supply chain executives need to be directly involved in the merger planning process early on. From Accenture: “The obvious conclusion is that early involvement of senior supply chain … Continue reading

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The Socially Sustainable Supply Chain

Over the past several weeks I’ve been investigating many of the social and environmental aspects of supply chain operations and just what opportunities exist for supply chain professionals to take positive action resulting in the operation of a socially sustainable … Continue reading

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Explore India Through the India Supply Chain Council

From ISCC: Through its function as a significant link and resource in India, ISCC provides opportunities for companies, organizations, and supply chain professionals to access up-to-date information and resources regarding supply chain management, best-in-class business practices, benchmarking, market intelligence, current … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous Supply Chain Management

There’s been much discussion about ubiquitous or pervasive computing and little doubt remains that computers are now touching just about every aspect of our lives. This is true both in our personal lives and our professional endeavours and for those … Continue reading

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Paving the Way for Continuous Performance Improvement

Guest article from Kari Dwyer – Blue Sky Logistics As competitive pressures become more intense across the global supply chain industry, companies must seek new ways in which to increase efficiencies within the supply chain. In order to do this, … Continue reading

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Hydrogen to Replace Gasoline as Main Fuel for Transport

From ifEnergy.com: “Carnegie Mellon University is making hydrogen the most probable replacement to gasoline by increasing hydrogen’s stability and reducing its costs. According to Professor David Sholl of Carnegie Mellon’s Chemical Engineering department: “…We are currently studying the use of … Continue reading

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“Lean is Green” for Lean Insider

From Lean Insider: “To those who understand lean, it’s probably assumed that lean saves energy. If you streamline your process, eliminating steps, then logically, you no longer use the energy involved in those wasteful steps. But lean disciples also believe … Continue reading

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Defining Place in Your Supply Chain

Articles galore have been written about RFID and EPC and how they can be used to define , identify and track products through your supply chain. Now we’re changing gears a bit to discuss something equally important and that’s how … Continue reading

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The Need for Supply Chain Visibility – Video

From Forbes.com: “Greater supply chain visibility helps companies cut costs, says Arena Solutions CEO Mike Topolovac. Review this video interview by Bob Malone, Logistics Editor at Forbes.com.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Chooses Stay-Linked

From Stay-Linked.com: “TUSTIN, Calif., May 10, 2007 – Stay-Linked Corporation, the leader in host-based, thin-client wireless terminal emulation and session management, today announced that Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest retail drug store group, has selected Stay-Linked software to enable wireless … Continue reading

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The “L” in Logistics Stands for Location

In my always humble opinion, the “L” in logistics stands for location. Many of the uninitiated think that to do logistics all you need is a warehouse, some inventory as well as the right people, equipment and systems to handle … Continue reading

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The Ethical Supply Chain is it Viable?

From Dr. Alan Knight OBE: “This article discusses why the ethical supply chain is not an all-or-nothing proposition, and why creating supply chains where everyone benefits is not only viable, but is a smart business idea. Business today is a … Continue reading

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PACex International’s 2007 Conference Series

Introducing PACex International’s 2007 Conference Series New for 2007, the PACex International conference series now runs concurrently with the trade show offering two sessions each day at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Get a jump on the competition and gain … Continue reading

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Scorecarding and Your Supply Chain

Just about every aspect of your supply chain and the companies that perform within it can be scorecarded. Whether it’s your carriers, vendor suppliers or Third Party Logistics Providers, this process can give you the criteria you need to effectively … Continue reading

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Benefit from Supply Chain Visibility

You know the old adage, you can’t improve what you can’t measure and when it comes to supply chain operations, the best way to measure the performance is through Supply Chain Visibility. Insight puts supply chain information into the hands … Continue reading

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Spend Analysis

The success of any supply management initiative is largely dependent upon the ability to access, organize, and analyze spend data. TotalSpend is the first solution to combine proven data classification, analysis, and spend category management capabilities – all in a … Continue reading

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Clarifying Supply Chain Visibility Terms

Guest Article from Randy Marble – Blue Sky Logistics Software vendors often market their applications using a wide array of buzzwords and acronyms. Even in a relatively focused area such as Supply Chain Management (SCM), there are literally dozens of … Continue reading

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