Enabling a Resilient Supply Chain for our Nation: An IBM Business of Government Report
The last time I wrote a report on pandemic planning for the IBM Business of Government was in 2010 – shortly after the H1N1 pandemic. In this report, I wrote about the critical need for our country to prepare – […]
Supply chains remain wonky… and will continue that way for awhile (Jason Miller blog part 4)
I have been sitting in on interesting calls the past couple of days, and have also been exchanging emails with my colleague Jason Miller at Michigan State University, and also sat in on a presentation by Bill Villalon, recently retired […]
Mean Tweets and Wall Street
To take a closer look at these issues, the research team set out to answer two questions – whether supply chain glitches lead to a reaction on Twitter and whether the response on Twitter associated with supply chain glitches influence the relationship between a supply chain glitch and stock market returns.
Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation
Today’s guest blog is written by John Hinchey, VP of Sales for Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. John has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and warehouse automation, and shares his […]
The emergence of supply chain localization strategies
As more and more organizations struggle to deal with the deployment of digital technologies, many are overlooking some of the fundamentals associated with managing supply chains. Digital technologies are just that – technologies. As I’ve said in previous blogs, there […]
The Lowly Wooden Pallet is a Critical Conveyance in the Supply Chain
In a recent interview, discussions with Patrick Atagi, VP for Advocacy & External Affairs at the National Wooden Pallet and Contain Association (NWPCA) helped to educate me on just how prolific wooden pallets are in the global supply chain. Patrick […]
Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!
I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few […]
Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory
I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management. The supply chain officer described the […]
SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges
In our second SCRC presentation, a team from DHL Supply Chain spoke about how digital issues are changing their business. DHL is a global business that manages 3.6M tons of airfreight, but also operates as Deutsche Post in Germany. It […]
Excess and Obsolete Inventory: You’re All Responsible for It!
The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its first ever “Executive Roundtable on Excess and Obsolete Inventory” on the NC State campus on October 25, 2017. The event was attended by 25 executives from a variety of different industries and backgrounds. […]