Facts & Figures

Mar 28, 2006  |  Articles

Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) – An IS Strategy for ERP Implementation

The following is based on Dr. Bozarth’s research on “ERP Implementation Efforts at Three Firms: Applying lessons from the SISP and IT-enabled change literature” which is scheduled to appear in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Strategic information […]

Mar 14, 2006  |  Articles

IT-Enabled Change

The following is based on Dr. Bozarth’s research on “ERP Implementation Efforts at Three Firms: Applying lessons from the SISP and IT-enabled change literature” which is scheduled to appear in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. IT-enabled change […]

Jul 28, 2005  |  Articles

Important U.S. Trade Legislation

Abstract: Trade agreements have a clear impact on Supply Chain security as they determine the countries with whom we trade. NAFTA and GATT are two important trade arrangements the U.S. has entered into. Trade legislation plays an important role in […]

May 31, 2005  |  Articles

Partnering for Lean Manufacturing

“Arm’s length” and “partnering” are two terms that are commonly used to describe the nature of contractual relationships between customers and suppliers. The former is considered to be a more traditional practice, while the latter is considered to be a […]

Mar 9, 2005  |  Articles

Managing the Cold Chain

Cold chain management is vital in many industries, but particularly in the transportation of vaccines, insulin and blood. Managing the cold chain requires keeping a product within a particular temperature range throughout the supply chain. This presents many challenges for […]

Feb 23, 2005  |  Articles

RFID … A larger audience of believers

Powerful and influential retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Tesco, and Metro who began the implementation of the revolution, now insist that their business partners get on board with radio frequency identification (RFID). This suggests that a large number of suppliers will […]

Jan 26, 2005  |  Articles

The Logistics of the Relief Supply Chain: Help for Tsunami Victims

The recent tragedy suffered by the coastal nations along the Indian Ocean has realigned priorities and helped many of us to understand how lucky we are, even facing our worst daily problems. Looking specifically at the field of supply chain […]

Jan 1, 2005  |  Articles

Supply Chain Metrics

What are supply chain metrics and how are they most useful? Beginner Readers: Do you know what it means to have a Perfect Order Measure of 94%? How about an On Time Line Count of 70%? Do you know how […]

Dec 16, 2004  |  Articles

Supply Chain Management During the Holidays

Gift giving and receiving is a big part of the holiday season. Supply chain and logistics processes must be efficient to handle the increased gift giving. Gifts must be available for purchase to be put under a Christmas tree for […]

Nov 22, 2004  |  Articles

C-TPAT Membership Facts

Improving the security at the nation’s borders became a priority following the events of September 11, 2001. Greater scrutiny was placed on the shipments into the U.S., resulting in longer wait-times in the Customs clearance process. Still, only two percent […]