Category Archives: Definitions

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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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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Herman E. Daly: A Steady-State Economy

From SDC(UK): The Earth as a whole is approximately a steady state. Neither the surface nor the mass of the earth is growing or shrinking; the inflow of radiant energy to the Earth is equal to the outflow; and material … Continue reading

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Impact of Socialnomics?

Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the World of Socialnomics! Think of the possibilities for generating, forecasting, monitoring and responding to real time direct from consumer and B2B customer … Continue reading

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Alignment in Supply Chain – is it really possible?

From Infosys: “Recently I read a great news article in Supply Chain Digest titled “Triple-A Supply Chain” that actually talks about the article published in Harvard Business Review in the year 2004 by Hau Lee. I am sure most of … Continue reading

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Join our SCN Supply Chain Network Topic Groups

SCN Supply Chain Network has now established a number of specific topic groups on Linked In. All of these are subjects our members and visitors have indicated are important and of significant interest to them, so to add yourself to … 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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Moving Value Through the Supply Chain

From Industry Week: “Do the terms — value added, superior customer value, or value chain — make you want to throw something since you have heard the terms so much? Let’s face it, you have been trying to improve revenue … Continue reading

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Definition of Supply Chain

DEFINITION: SUPPLY CHAIN I hesitate greatly to offer any definition of the supply chain, as there are likely so many better ones to be found. However, knowing that there are likely a wide variety of definitions available, I do feel … Continue reading

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Definition of Fraud

DEFINITION: FRAUD There may be fewer definitions of fraud available than those for the supply chain, but much like defining the supply chain, I feel that there are enough in existence such that adding one more for this purpose will … Continue reading

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