SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I coined this phrase from Pierre Mitchell from The Hackett Group – I think it’s probably one of his favorite terms when discussing the on-going SAP/Oracle/”fill in the blank” ERP system implementation that many companies are going through. Anyone who has survived and is in recovery following an ERP implementation can testify with tremors to […]

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  2. I recently had an article posted in the Journal of Healthcare Transportation. The article goes into one area of healthcare that is often overlooked…..transportation. When you think about it , elements such as lab specimens, patient records, files, X-rays, and other documents are critical to physician decision-making. When these items are lost, time is wasted, […]

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  3. I attended a session led by four procurement leaders at Alcoa, Manpower, Merck and Kraft who spent time discussing some of the current challenges on the environment, including most notably the rise of increasing commodity prices. These companies are focused on how to offset pricing increases through long-term relationships, using substitutes, or using less of […]

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  4. An MBA student team at NC State University (Akhil Bhatia, David Olmsted, Karthik Sudhakaran, Meryem Uluskan) recently conducted a benchmarking study of sustainable best practices for promotional materials. Through research, analysis, scorecards, and interviews, they identified companies both inside and outside of the banking and insurance industry that were the best in terms of sustainability […]

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  5. In a recent post, Luciano Cunha on the Warehouse Management Systems Guide poses some interesting questions about how companies may begin thinking about application of social media in the supply chain context. Specifically, he notes that “The absolute real-time nature that is inherent in social media can act as a blessing and a curse for […]

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  6. Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics had some great insights into some of the challenges that lie ahead for the US economy, which are listed below. 1. Growth is going up. Markets responded with decreases as US growth rates are lower but rates for 2012 are raised for US and Japan. The things to keep in […]

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