Monthly Archives: October 2007

Heinz Selects JDA’s Dynamic Demand Response Solution

Heinz Selects JDA Software’s Dynamic Demand Response Solution as a Key Ingredient in its Global Supply Chain System Leading Food Manufacturer Signs for Additional JDA Solution to Further Enhance Visibility into the Extended Supply Chain; Lowering Cost and Improving Short … Continue reading

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Recalls Hard Lessons for CIOs and Supply Chain Managers

From CIO: ” Best practice calls for companies to be able to track and trace the pedigree and whereabouts of the raw materials used to make their products all the way through the manufacturing process and out to end-point customers, … Continue reading

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SCN Reports LIVE From CSCMP 2007

The CSCMP’s 2007 Annual Conference wrapped up today here in Philadelphia after running from from Oct 21st to 24th at the Philadelphia Convention Center. There were somewhere north of 3,380 people attending and it was again one of the largest … Continue reading

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Autoparts Supplier Improves Supply Chain With Infor

From Computer Weekly: “LSUK, a leading UK autoparts supplier, is improving its supply chain with a new distribution system from Infor. LSUK expects the new 250-user system across 53 branches to pay for itself within 18 months. LSUK has deployed … Continue reading

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Survey of Top 3PL CEOs Released at CSCMP

NEWS RELEASE – Penske Truck Leasing New CEO Study Reveals Key Trends and Opportunities in Global Supply Chains PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 22, 2007 – Dr. Robert C. Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, and Vincent Hartnett, President … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Smartway Awards at CSCMP

Contact: Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC, Manager of Communications +1 630.645.3487 For Immediate Release United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Annual SmartWay Environmental Excellence Awards Announced at CSCMP’s 2007 Annual Conference Lombard, Illinois USA (October 22, 2007)—The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals … Continue reading

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LIVE @ the CSCMP in Philadelphia!

The CSCMP’s 2007 Annual Conference is in full gear here in Philadelphia from Oct 21st to 24th at the Philadelphia Convention Center. There are somewhere north of 3,380 people attending and it is again one of the largest gatherings of … Continue reading

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How to Manage Supply Chain Collaboration

From Thomasnet.com: “Supply chain collaboration remains ad hoc and fragmented, according to CAPS Research, a global research center for strategic supply management. In a recent survey of 794 purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and senior corporate managers in 63 companies, CAPS Research … Continue reading

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Sustainability and the Supply Chain

From InfoWorld: “Whether you love or loathe Wal-Mart, there’s no denying the company has embraced business practices to make it one of the most powerful and influential corporations of our time. Among those practices, the company is vigorously embracing sustainability, … Continue reading

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SCN Makes Many Conference Presentations

Over the last several years, Jeff Ashcroft and other partners in Supply Chain Network Projects have made many conference presentations to share the results and encourage others to adopt the SCN Methodology. Please find below links to information on these … Continue reading

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Near Field Communications in the Supply Chain

Near Field Communications or NFC for short is a technological application of RFID readers and tags embedded both in cellphones or handheld devices as well as other objects in the environment. The range on these devices is quite short, however … Continue reading

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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Adds Facility in Canada

Press Release: Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Adds Facility in Canada: Global 3PL Increases North American Network BRENTWOOD, Tennessee–Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) announced the expansion of its network with the recent lease of a facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, in the Heartland Industrial … Continue reading

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Top 10 Projects with Supply Chain Impact

Many people continue to plod on daily simply dealing with the day to day customer service and supplier issues that come along with the operation of most supply chains. In some cases individuals at mid-size companies feel that they don’t … Continue reading

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Supply Chain — Ready for Prime Time

From SDCExec.com: “Supply chain integration is quite a popular topic these days. Why now? Clearly, this is not a recently discovered area of economic activity; nor has it been neglected over the years. I would suggest that the definition of … Continue reading

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Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress

From SCM Review: “A look at the top-line results from the 2007 survey yields some important insights. First and foremost, companies in the follower and laggard categories need to learn from the traits of the leaders. Those leaders, for example, … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Risks Can Compromise Your Brand

From socialfunds.com: “Recent recalls of pet food, toothpaste, toys and tires have demonstrated the need for consumer products companies to fortify their supply chains and are a wake-up call to these companies about how they will compete in a transparent … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of Benchmarking

From SupplyChainConsortium: “Some of the world’s best and brightest supply chain executives came together at the 2007 Executive Seminar – Supply Chain Leadership Forum, hosted by the Supply Chain Consortium, recently in Orlando, Florida. The burning question in their minds: … Continue reading

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