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The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our … Continue reading

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Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. Since that time progress has been made on the elimination of redundancy and … Continue reading

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Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance. The introduction … Continue reading

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Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

As the world of commerce continues to become more complex, volatile and socially transparent the need for a strong linkage between the CMO and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) grows. In our ongoing exploration to better understand this need … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?

As I look forward to the holiday season (yes it is hurtling towards us again), I now do all of my planning, negotiating and actual shopping from the comfort of my armchair. And as a result, my buying habits have … Continue reading

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! As with every year, there are opportunities to learn new things and … Continue reading

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Why Should Manufacturers Get Social With Their Supply Chains?

In recent years manufacturers have globalised their operations due to the need to reduce costs and to explore business opportunities in new markets. Establishing a new manufacturing plant in a remote location has its problems, the most important of which … Continue reading

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Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Activant Solutions Inc., a leading technology provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for distributors and specialty retailers, shared its vision for using ERP systems of record in combination with social media to help wholesale distributors improve efficiencies, customer engagement … Continue reading

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