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Are Multiple Supply Chain Networks Important?

By Jon Hansen: “I recently posed a question on the importance of Multiple Supply Chain Networks which, within a matter of several hours, elicited 14 responses from around the world. And while the majority of respondents felt that the findings … Continue reading

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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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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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Supply Chain Risk management in Turbulent Times

From scmr.com: “One of the most important jobs facing global companies today is how to manage risk in their supply chains. And the persons that are tasked to address this challenge are the company’s supply chain professionals.This timely webcast will … Continue reading

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The Swine Flu : Your Supply Chain Moment of Truth?

From Industryweek.com: ” The supply chain has faced significant obstacles in 2009 with the prolonged recession and economic fears and then the Somali pirates terrorizing merchant ships along the high seas. Now, another potential problem has emerged with the swine … Continue reading

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Danger in the Chain

From supplychainstandard.com: “Recent trends in outsourcing the manufacture of goods to distant low-cost economies have significantly increased risk within the supply chain. Distance and longer lead-times have heightened the chances of interruptions in supply, with disruptions and congestion at ports … Continue reading

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Thousands of Guns U.S. Sent to Afghanistan are Missing

From cnn.com: “More than one-third of all weapons the United States has procured for Afghanistan’s government are missing, according to a government report released Thursday. The U.S. military failed to “maintain complete inventory records for an estimated 87,000 weapons — … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in this Economy

From RoshanThomas: ” Nortel Networks Corp, once a telecommunications equipment giant, after years of being under tremendous pressures and trying numerous reorganization and cost-cutting actions to improve its competitive position, filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors on Jan 14th 2009. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain

From msnbc.com: “Bristlecone, one of the industry’s most trusted supply chain business advisors and solution providers, today announced the publication of a study, “The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain,” carried out in conjunction with Supply & Demand Chain Executive … Continue reading

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Investing in Supply Chain Security – Reaping Collateral Benefits

From husdal.com: “With the memory of attacks by Somali pirates still fresh in mind, supply chain security has come to the attention of supply chain managers. Already in 2005, the IBM Center for the Business of Government published “Investing in … Continue reading

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Innovation in Global Industries: Logistics

How does innovation happen in given industries? Specifically how has it been ocurring in the global logistics industry? This chapter of the the book Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies) (2008) ,Board on … Continue reading

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Cadec and BlueSky Partner to Provide Actionable Business Intelligence to Trucking Fleets

Cadec Global, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, and Blue Sky Technologies, Inc., a real-time supply chain visibility software provider, announced today a technology partnership intended to help trucking fleets collect objective data that will help them make … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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