Monthly Archives: July 2009

Seven Challenges for Electronic Component Shortage Buyers

Electronic component buyers have it rough. Do your job well and no one notices. Slip up even a little, and the world comes down on you like a ton of bricks. One of the toughest parts of the job is … Continue reading

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Do you live, breathe & eat supply chain? So do we!

If you do and are on Twitter or considering joining Twitter then please do so and then by joining the Supply_Chain Twibe you can make it so you only see the tweets of likeminded supply chain and logistics professionals! The … Continue reading

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How Supply Chain Service Drives Customer Loyalty – Zappos!

From GSCmotion: “Being a supply chain professional, the “sad” thing is that I always translate my real life experience into supply chain practices and theories. This time, I would like to tell a story of my Zappos ordering experience and … Continue reading

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The New Supply Chain Normal: Supply Chain Gurus Weigh In

From scdigest.com: “If you watch any of the financial shows, you have probably heard some discussions about a “new normal” coming out of this Great Recession. The basic sense: that the rules really will have changed, that many long-held belief … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Supply Chain Success in India

From Industry Week: “As India’s economy continues to expand (it grew at a rate of 6.8% in 2008, and is expected to dip only slightly to 5.5% in 2009), global manufacturers are adjusting their supply chain operations by focusing on … Continue reading

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CEVA Logistics Launches Inbound Contract for FORD

CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has launched the operation of an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Company’s Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville. Ford, a global leader in the automotive industry, manufactures and distributes several … Continue reading

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Supply chain brawl leads to 156 dead in Uighur riots

From CSR Asia: “The big story from China is, of course, the at least 156 deaths in Uighur riots in Xinjiang (see Google News items here). Buried in most reports is the fact that this particular outbreak of rioting has … Continue reading

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New Pharmaceutical Distribution Report Analyses Changes to the US Supply Chain

According to the report “Pharmaceutical Distribution in the US: Current and Future Perspectives” available at http://www.reportbuyer.com/go/URC00030 the US government and interested parties have made increasing efforts to protect the national supply chain for medicines distribution. Since it represents the means … Continue reading

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Annual WERC Distribution Center Metric Report Shows Leaders Continue to Expand Lead over Laggards

From SCDigest: “The Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) recently released its sixth annual study on distribution center performance (DC Measures 2009), and SCDigest caught up with report co-author Dr. Karl Manrodt of Georgia Southern University to discuss key findings … Continue reading

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CSCMP Logistics Report Shows First Drop in Six Years

CSCMP’s 20th Annual “State of Logistics Report® provides insight into US supply chain and logistics trends, declining freight volumes, and a “big-picture” view of supply chain performance. This premier benchmarking tool for the supply chain profession is a CSCMP Member … Continue reading

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