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Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. These partners are executives, managers, co-workers, suppliers, customers, … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and … Continue reading

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RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown

RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown: Work stoppage could disrupt retail supply chains well into 2012. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is calling on Congress to step in to avert a work stoppage that would disrupt … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for … Continue reading

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IBM Helps Danone to Accelerate and Secure Order Processing and B2B Interactions Through a Smarter Commerce Partner Network

IBM today (NYSE: IBM), announced that Danone, a leading global dairy producer, is working with IBM to provide a secure trading network for that helps expedite and automate business transactions with its customers, business partners and suppliers. IBM is replacing … Continue reading

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Toyota expects to halt production at some North American factories

Toyota said it expects to halt production at some of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan following the devastating earthquake. The automaker said it was unclear which facilities would be affected or how long the … Continue reading

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SCM top 10 of 2010 – Bangkok Post

From Bangkok Post: “Year-end roundups are all the rage this week, so we thought it apt to do the same for supply chain management. SCM has received more mainstream attention this year than ever before. Not that it has been … Continue reading

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ePedigree & Serialization: A new Standard in Accountability

Between new global serialization mandates, patent cliffs and major company consolidation the pharmaceutical manufacturing space is in the midst of a major transition. Some would say this was bound to happen, as our ‘global (supply chain) village’ continues to become … 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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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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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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FFIFA ~ Alliance for global standards & best practices

Four Soft Limited, India (NSE: “FOURSOFT”, BSE 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for transportation and logistics, today announced that it is bringing top players of the logistics industry on a single platform to form a strategic initiative – … Continue reading

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Combating Counterfeiters in the Global Supply Chain

From Industry Week: “Product counterfeiting is a multi-billion-dollar underground economy that poses a serious threat to the legitimate global economy, including commerce and the public’s safety. Many North American manufacturers have exported the production and assembly of their products to … Continue reading

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New Book Takes Aim at Supply Chain Risk

From scmr.com: “As their operations grow more global and complex, companies are becoming increasingly worried about disruptions to their supply chains. The big challenge they encounter, says Gary S. Lynch of Marsh Inc., is identifying the potential risks and then … Continue reading

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North American Manufacturers Cite High Level of Supply Chain Risk

From Industry Week: “More than one-third of North American manufacturers, responding to a MFGWatch survey, say they’ve experienced a significant supply chain disruption in the past three months. When asked if they or their customers had experienced a significant supply … Continue reading

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Risk and Uncertainty in Supply Chain Management

From husdal.com: ” I’ve searched and scoured numerous academic journals in order to find literature I can use for this blog. Sometimes my readers help me and suggest articles I am not yet aware of, and sometimes I stumble upon … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Defense Places First Orders for DASH7 Wireless Sensor Products

The DASH7 Alliance, a coalition of organizations promoting a standard for wireless sensor networks, today announced that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has placed its first order for DASH7 active RFID tracking technologies. The order comes under the … Continue reading

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