Monthly Archives: August 2010

Logistics Sourcing: Collaboration Key to Solving Complexity

In my last post, I likened sourcing complex categories to solving a Rubik’s Cube, making the case that not all sourcing events are alike and that only by first understanding the unique starting point, i.e., the problem to be solved, … Continue reading

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Zebra Technologies Video Highlights Food Traceability

A 2009 report from Health and Human Services found that 59 percent of the North American food facilities surveyed did not meet the FDA’s requirements to maintain records about their sources, recipients and transporters. On the heels of the largest … Continue reading

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Outsourcing & Economics: Lessons for better outsourcing from Nobel Prize-winners

Much of the evolution of modern outsourcing can be tied to the study of economics. In fact, economic research stretching for more than 80 years is woven into the fabric of modern outsourcing. Economic thinkers have focused on growth theory, … Continue reading

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Seven Words to Know in 2010

This week, I will raise my glass to toast Barbie. Barbie, you might say? Yes, this year, my early childhood friend is 50. I am DEFINITELY telling my age when I share that she consumed the first 10 years of … Continue reading

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Four Soft signs new deal with Alba Wheels

Four Soft (4S), a global leader offering software solutions for Logistics and Transportation industry is pleased to announce that it has won a new deal from Alba Wheels Up® International, Inc., one of the premier Customshouse broker and industry leading … Continue reading

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Is Your Supply Chain Organization Ready for the Decade Ahead?

From Sourcing Innovation: “A recent article in the Harvard Business Review outlined seven questions to ask to find out if you are ready for a rebound. What I found enticing about the article is that these seven questions have supply … Continue reading

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IDGA Announces Military Logistics Summit 2010

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces its eighth annual Military Logistics Summit scheduled for September 13-16, 2010 in Vienna, VA. IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit 2010 will present updated DoD mission priorities and cutting edge information to support … Continue reading

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The Trailing Edge Technology Business Model

A paradigm shift is required for the acquisition and product support of COTS configured weapon systems. Over the last several years there has been a marked increase in the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components in configuring new weapon systems. This … Continue reading

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Will 2010 Be the Year of the Logistics Service Provider?

There’s a lot of buzz right now about growth opportunities in the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) sector. While clearly not at historic levels, consensus is that the sector will return to growth. Taking that into consideration, the question in my … Continue reading

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SupplyChainNetwork introduces the SCN Bloggers!

Since January of 2007 I have been writing this blog for the most part on my own with the exception of some excellent feature guest articles from time to time. As you may have noticed, I’ve been otherwise occupied recently … Continue reading

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China On Strike: The Rising Cost of Offshore Labor

Last week’s strike at the Omron auto parts plant in Guangzhou was the latest in a series of labor disputes to rock China’s industrial sector over the past two months. It’s an amazing change we’re seeing, as the western world’s … Continue reading

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Turn your Supply Chain on its Ear. Go HORIZONTAL!

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”, Benjamin Franklin It was a cold winter day in Minneapolis. The security guard at the gate warned me of frost bite walking from the parking lot to the corporate … Continue reading

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Using Email Signatures to Bring Value to Your Supply Chain

I want to share a little secret that has brought a tremendous amount of value to my business. But before I tell you what it is, I want to see if you can find it. It’s hidden in my email … Continue reading

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