SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I recently spoke with a CFO in charge of building a global value chain into India and Russia, who shared with me some of his insights on the differentiated supply chain approach needed to move into these regions.  While I hear many executives complain of the challenges of entering these markets, this executive was truly […]

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  2. Today had an opportunity to speak with Enno Osinga, Senior Vice President of Cargo Operations at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.  For the uninitiated, the Netherlands has the largest number of European DC’s, with over 50% DC market share of company-owned distribution centers.  We had an interesting discussion on some of the key trends going on in the European […]

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  3. This summer we kicked off a new research project being sponsored by for BVL International entitled “Trends and Strategies in SCM/Logistics”.  BVL International is a non-profit neutral platform to promote an awareness logistics and supply chain management in industry, science and the public sphere, to systematically document logistical problem definitions, and to develop methods and […]

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  4. The article in today’s WSJ refers to the new approach being used by Airbus and Boeing to “integrate” suppliers.  Supplier integration and collaboration are terms that are thrown around a bit too much for my liking, primarily because they don’t reflect the true hard work that underlies this term. Boeing discovered this in 2007 according […]

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  5. Prior discussions I’ve had with supply chain executives have alluded to the many challenges that exist in the BRIC economies.  Brazil is the first letter in BRIC, and perhaps also stands for “bloody impossible” when it comes to importing into the country.  At the root of this problem are the many regulatory requirements for importing […]

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  6. Every other year, a team of MBA students from the Poole College of Management take a one credit class I teach on supply chain sustainability.  As part of this class, students are assigned to teams to study a group of companies within a particular industry, and by applying the Supply Chain Sustainability index developed through […]

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