Monthly Archives: September 2007

Perfect Order App Launched By Blue Sky Logistics

Press Release from Blue Sky Logistics: “Blue Sky Logistics, Inc., a real-time supply chain visibility software provider, has released a perfect order beta application for its set of dashboard visibility software tools. Perfect Ordersâ„¢ will enable users of Blue Sky … Continue reading

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Supplier Performance – Key to Supply Chain Success

The Problem: Ask yourself these questions, regardless of whether you are a wholesaler, retailer, manufacturer, distributor or even a 3PL trying to manage a supply chain for a client. – How well does your supply chain work? – How do … Continue reading

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Forecast Less and Get Better Results

Press Release from Supply Chain Consultants: ” Supply Chain Consultants, designer and supplier of the Zemeter suite of supply chain management (SCM) software products, today announced the release of “Forecast Less and Get Better Results,” co-authored by industry experts, Tom … Continue reading

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PMAC Introduces Strategic SCM Leadership Program

From PMAC.ca: ” The new program leading to C.P.P. accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field of supply chain management. It is balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business skills. The program is competency-based and … Continue reading

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Teambuilding With the SCOR Model

From Supply-Chain.org: “Companies typically realize six major benefits from successfully using the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR). SCOR helps them manage the business by providing detailed visibility into how work actually gets done. The model also helps companies compete more effectively … Continue reading

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Globalization Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

From SDCExec.com: ” Globalization. For many executives, the word conjures up many emotions, not the least of which is fear and anxiety. Why? Globalization has created a market dynamic that fosters new competition, demands higher levels of efficiency and requires … Continue reading

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Operational Efficiency Focus Driving Systems Spending

From Information Week: ” The three-year freeze on IT budgets in the logistics and transportation industry may be thawing as customer self-service, global positioning, and automated fleet-tracking and maintenance systems offer new economies of operation. Three-quarters of logistics and transportation … Continue reading

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The Goal of the Lean Supply Chain

From IndustryWeek: ” A lean supply chain defines how a well-designed supply chain should operate, delivering products quickly to the end customer, with minimum waste. A lean supply chain is a great enabler for any organization that strives to become … Continue reading

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Six Years Later Supply Chains Still Not Secure

This week marked the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon and although a number of things have changed, I still feel the supply chains of the world are not secure enough … Continue reading

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C-TPAT Cost/Benefit Survey Report Released

From cbp.gov: ” U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security asked the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia to conduct a cost-benefit survey of C-TPAT partners. ViaTech Systems, Inc. issued a purchase order on April … Continue reading

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Aberdeen Annual Chief Procurement Officer’s Summit

From CNN Money: “Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS), partners with three prominent global supply management publications to host this year’s Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO) Summit. Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Supply Chain Management Review and the CPO Agenda, … Continue reading

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Achieving World-Class Supply Chain Collaboration

From SupplyChainMarket.com: “Are companies turning the promise of supply chain management into real competitive advantages? The findings of a new Focus Study authored by Stanley Fawcett, Ph.D., Gregory Magnan, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Ogden, Ph.D., suggest that managers are spending more … Continue reading

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