Monthly Archives: December 2008

Supply Chain Risks Threaten Shareholder Value

From sdcexec.com: “Supply chain integrity is a risk management issue that affects not only business operations but also long-term shareholder value, according to a new report from consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the study, “From Vulnerable to Valuable: How Integrity Can Transform … Continue reading

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2008 RSM McGladrey Distribution Industry Report

From RSM McGladrey: ” According to a report released today (Dec. 19th) by RSM McGladrey, executives of U.S. wholesale-distributors have altered their growth and operational strategies to offset related sector weaknesses and the rising costs of doing business, mainly associated … Continue reading

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AMR Survey Identifies Top Supply Chain Risks

From purchasing.com: “In a recent survey conducted by AMR Research, executives from manufacturers and retailers ranked volatility in energy costs, transportation costs and commodity prices as the top three supply-chain related risks they currently face. According to the survey, executives … Continue reading

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Year End Supply Chain Predictions for 2009

From mmh.com: ” I’m willing to bet The J. Geils Band didn’t have the current economy in mind when they penned that lyric. But anyone still in business today is probably humming some variation of love stinks to describe the … Continue reading

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The Spend Management Stimulus Package!

From Ariba.com : “In a recent interview with WallSt TV, our company’s President quoted a stat that really puts the impact of the recession on corporate profits and the opportunity that situation provides for procurement organizations in perspective. Kevin Costello … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Network Top Ten Search Terms – Q4 2008

In July 2008, a customized Google Search function was established for the Supply Chain Network site and now after six months, we’re pleased to highlight the Top Ten Supply Chain Network Search Terms! Click on each of the terms listed … Continue reading

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Service Provider Uses Virtualization to Boost DR

From Byte & Switch: ” While most companies have dabbled in virtualizing their physical servers, third-party logistics software and services provider Transplace went the distance by virtualizing 95 percent of the company’s servers, storage, and disaster-recovery systems. You hear it … Continue reading

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P&G Blueprints Future Supply Chain

From Cincinnati Business Courier: “Procter & Gamble Co. is undergoing the most aggressive expansion in its history, with plans to build 19 production plants over the next four years, almost all in emerging foreign markets. The plan represents a 13 … Continue reading

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Transplace’s Sanderson Talks About Market Conditions

From Logistics Management: “Given the current economic conditions, it is not a stretch to say shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics (3PL) service providers are working in both interesting and historic times, facing declining volumes, a lack of consumer demand—the engine … Continue reading

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Axway Solidifies Position in Serialization Market

Making it even easier for organizations to pinpoint the location of products at any given time, Axway today (Dec. 9th) issued the latest release of Axway Track and Trace, powered by Synchronyâ„¢. Axway Track and Trace enables the secure retrieval, … Continue reading

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Taliban Torches Over 160 NATO Vehicles In Pakistan

From RTTnews: “As many as 171 vehicles of the U.S.-led NATO forces, including 62 armored personnel carriers (APCs) were allegedly torched by armed attackers suspected to be Taliban militants in the vicinity of Pishtakara in Peshawar, Pakistan, early Sunday morning.

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Analysis Shows Downturn Decimating Global Suppliers

Panjiva, an objective information source on global suppliers, today released a startling analysis that highlights the dramatic impact of the economic downturn on global suppliers. Panjiva’s analysis of the apparel industry in the second half of the 2008 reveals staggering … Continue reading

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Detroit 3 Bankruptcy Would ‘implode’ Supply Chain

From autonews.com: “A bankruptcy of even one of the Detroit 3 would cause an already distressed supply base “to implode,” Johnson Controls Inc. President Keith Wandell told Congress today. Testifying in a Senate Banking Committee hearing on a $34 billion … Continue reading

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Air Canada Chooses Servigistics for Service Parts

Servigistics, the leading strategic service management solution provider, announced today (Dec 1st) that Air Canada, Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. trans-border market and the international market to … Continue reading

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IPICO Extends Partnership with CHEP Australia

From Ipico.com: “IPICO Inc. (TSX-V:RFD) today (Dec 1st) announced that it has received an order from CHEP Australia for 480,000 tags and reader infrastructure for IPICO’s passive Dual Frequency RFID technology to be integrated in CHEP’s new, managed, foldable, returnable … Continue reading

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Can Modern Transport Airships Change the World?

Over the last couple of years my interest and excitment around the concept of reviving and renewing airship transport technology of the blimp or zeppelin variety has been growing steadily. Today I’m now utterly convinced these massive dinosaurs of the … Continue reading

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