Monthly Archives: August 2007

Redefining Product Movement from Asia to North America

Before reading this proposed project outline, I would ask that you suspend your disbelief for a moment as it describes a long term mega-project that could completely transform the global economy between Asia and North America. I’m sure all of … Continue reading

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Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging

From RFIDJournal: “Portuguese fashion retailer Throttleman has reduced the time items spend in the supply chain by five to seven days with the use of an RFID system. The solution, provided by systems integrator Creativesystems, and including hardware from Tagsys … Continue reading

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More BAM For Your Buck

The below videoclip on BAM or Business Activity Monitoring based on a recent presentation by Chris Brakel, product manager, eBusiness, Microsoft Canada, explains the BAM concept and some of its’ applications in an easy to understand manner. Three other articles … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Software Once Again Hot Sector

From CNNMoney.com: “The supply chain gang is back in business. Makers of supply chain management software fought a rough spending climate as tech budgets froze in the early 2000s. But over the past year, many of these companies have come … Continue reading

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COPA & SCN to Conduct Physical Consolidation Study

The Canadian Office Products Association and Supply Chain Network have agreed to work jointly on an in depth study of the potential for Physical Consolidation of deliveries in the Office Products Industry. Although this study should show benefit to all … Continue reading

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Jewellery Business is Primed for RFID

Over the last several years there have been many investigations of the application of RFID in various industries. Two themes which have emerged as key to the successful and cost effective implementation of this technology are high product value and … Continue reading

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Data Synchronization Drive for Distillers

Data synchronization and the creation on an industry supported electronic catalogue is a critical prerequisite to facilitate electronic trading in the distilling industry. Whether it’s simply EDI or electronic data interchange or more advanced applications such as Radio Frequency Identification … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart’s Great Indian Adventure

From Business Week: “Eight months after U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) announced plans to enter the booming $350 billion Indian retail market, it has finally signed an agreement with its joint venture partner Bharti Enterprises in New Delhi. Together, they … Continue reading

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Greening of Supply Chains Gaining Momentum

Since the inception of SupplyChainNetwork.com in 2006 we have been following, reporting on and writing thought leadership pieces on measuring the carbon footprint of supply chains and on Creating Carbon Neutral Supply Chains. Over the past six months, the momentum … Continue reading

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Green Issues Climbing To Top Of Supply Chain Transportation Priorities

From Industry Week: “A majority of supply chain executives polled in a recent study by eyefortransport said that greening their transporation and logistic functions were top priorities. Currently green issues hold the top spot for 10% of the executives surveyed. … Continue reading

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Unilever Plans Supply Chain Restructuring

From logisticsmanager.com: “Unilever has announced plans for a major supply chain restructuring. Patrick Cescau, group chief executive said the business would be reorganised into a series of multi-country organisations. “We already have the clustering of smaller countries in places like … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Canada Supply Chain Goes Green

Source Canada News Wire: As part of its company-wide sustainability program, Wal-Mart Canada is spearheading collaboration among supply-chain companies to measure and reduce the environmental footprint of its product shipping process and logistics network. The company announced today it will … Continue reading

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