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Supply Chain Management

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has awarded Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples, with the prestigious Salzberg Medallion. Don is being honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of supply chain management. His … Continue reading

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SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined entity will offer a broad … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Distribution Center Efficiency with S.A.L.T. (Video)

What is required to justify automation? How the acronym, S.A.L.T., is a way to think about the issues to consider before automating your warehouse or provide the justification to go forward with an automated materials handling project. Hi, I am … Continue reading

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Returnable Transport Items – Where is the Next Big Win?

On a recent trip to the Oregon coast I took a photo that I’ve been quite anxious to share.  There, along the beautiful, pristine beach, where sea lions gather and people search for seashells, I found this: A beautiful wooden … Continue reading

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Check Out the SCM IT Systems Subway Map

As all of you who’ve been working in the logistics and supply chain management space, systems serving this market have become plentiful and diverse. Recently I have been contemplating developing what I would call the SCM Systems Functional Continuum, but … Continue reading

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SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of … Continue reading

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JDA Software Announces Release of JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud

JDA®Software Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the release of JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud, a revolutionary new solution that offers the unparalleled scale needed to connect manufacturers’ supply chains to the retail shelf. JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud is designed … 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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Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Coca-Cola is a globally recognized brand, and the company consistently delivers its products. Their scale is huge and the territories they cover vary from congested urban settings to remote rural areas. Clearly, this company knows a thing or two about … Continue reading

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IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

In the past two months, IBM has made three strategic moves that bolster its SmarterCommerce portfolio. Acquisitions of Emptoris and Demandtec expanded sourcing and pricing portfolios while the new version of IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE further enhances supply chain … Continue reading

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Two new executives to manage Charming Shoppes supply chain

Charming Shoppes Inc announced the following executive leadership announcements. Bryan Q. Eshelman has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective immediately. Eshelman joined Charming Shoppes in 2010 as Senior Vice President – Operations, with responsibility … Continue reading

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Progress Software Names Henry Hicks Supply Chain Industry Vice President

Progress Software Corporation (PRGS), a leading software provider that enables companies to be operationally responsive, announced it has named Henry Hicks as Industry Vice President, Supply Chain. A long-time advocate for the optimization of the virtual supply chain, Hicks will … Continue reading

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Updated Analytics Software Makes Smarter Supply Chain Network Decisions

As companies seek to achieve smarter commerce and put their customers at the center of their commerce processes, one of the primary challenges they face is dealing with complicated and extended supply chains. With the complexity and volatility of today’s … Continue reading

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Ariba Asks is Santa Lurking on Ariba Discovery?

A $1 million RFP for coal has been posted to Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Is it a coincidence? … 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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CSCMP to Unveil New Three-Stage Certification Program at Annual Conference

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will unveil its new certification program, SCPro™, at its annual conference next week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event will be held October 2-5, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The SCPro™ program … Continue reading

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JDA Software to Present at the 2011 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that Fabrizio Brasca, vice president, global logistics, JDA Software, will participate in a panel discussion at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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