Monthly Archives: February 2008

Tips to Become a Logistics Professional

From logisticsmgmt.com: ” There are a few things that you should do if you want to go into logistics. First, it’s all about understanding Logistics. I define it as the backbone of a company encompassing the disciplines of Material planning, … Continue reading

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Momentarily Beat the Winter Blahs!

For those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line, please forgive me a moment while I speak to all those working away in the frozen north. It’s been one of the worst winters in recent memory and I managed to … Continue reading

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SAP Set to Release Next Generation SCM Solution

From SAP.com: ” ORLANDO, Fla. – February 26, 2008 – Further delivering on its commitment to provide software solutions enabling companies to increase visibility into essential information and simplify collaboration with their global network of business partners and customers, SAP … Continue reading

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Best Practices in Private Label Sourcing

Fron eqos.com: “A new benchmark study conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR), and sponsored by Eqos, entitled, ‘PLM Squared: Product Lifecycle Management Powers Private Label Merchandise’ reports on key industry trends that have affected private label programs during the past … Continue reading

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Disney Case Highlights China Supply Chain Pitfalls

From Reuters, by John Ruwitch: ” SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – In his dim two-room flat, Huang Renzhong showed a visitor a Mickey Mouse statuette and explained how creating Disney figurines during 15-hour work days in a grim factory led to … Continue reading

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How Safe is Your Supply Chain?

From blog.europeanleaders.net: “Risk is the word on everyone’s lips at the present time, hardly surprising given recent events, but some companies it seems are sweating more heavily than others. Soaring oil prices, political and social unrest and the threat of … Continue reading

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Seven Myths of Labor Management Systems

From SCDigest.com: “What are some of the key myths and misconceptions around Labor Management Systems? 1. LMS is not an Executive Level Issue: Some logistics executives have viewed Labor Management as just a lower level warehouse issue. Wrong. The cost … Continue reading

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Green Supply Chain Network Site Launched!

The Green Supply Chain Network site has now been launched! Visit the site at Green Supply Chain Network and feel free to make suggestions on the site, new content ideas or related sites to link to from Green SCN. Green … Continue reading

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Global Data Synchronisation Network Continues to Grow

From GS1.org: “GS1, the global standardization body, today announced that their Global Registry had grown significantly in 2007 with more than one million items being registered over the year. This brings the total number of registered items to more than … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Green Supply Chain Network

Those of you who’ve been reading Supply Chain Network for awhile will be aware of my personal interest and ongoing coverage of green initiatives and alternatives as they relate to logistics and supply chain management. To me these projects have … Continue reading

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Kevin Ashton on RFID’s Greener Side

From RFID Journal: ” There was a minor and unmarked passing in the world of RFID last year. The blogger known only as “Green RFID Guy” announced that he had “essentially abandoned” his site about the environmental benefits of radio … Continue reading

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Seven Studies in Supply Chain Visibility

From SDCExec.com: “Supply chain management is certain to sizzle on through 2008. Integrated physical and financial supply chains were once a possibility for successful trade; now they’re essential. For supply chain managers and their partners — from the finance department … Continue reading

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