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Supply Chain Management Article Library

Aug 1, 2002

Finding the “Sweet Spot” in the Supply Chain

A critical process in creating a high performing supply chain is developing an in-depth understanding of your organization’s position relative to customers and suppliers in the supply chain. By employing… 

Jul 31, 2002

Sizing Survey Benefits Many Manufacturers

SCRC member Milliken & Company, Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation ([TC]2), and NC State University plan to obtain data to improve the way clothes fit the U.S. population. Results will be used for… 

Jul 16, 2002

Does your company have high quality data?

48% do not have a data quality plan 78% need education to maintain data quality 44% believe data quality is worse than everyone thinks Source: Data Warehousing Institute 2001 Survey… 

Jul 15, 2002

Six Best Practices in Cost Management

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, managing spend is an important step to realizing your profit objectives. And more than ever, companies are relying on procurement and supply management functions… 

Jun 1, 2002

Data Reliability – A Critical Requirement for Integration

During the 1980s and 1990s, almost every major company went through some form of re-engineering and restructuring, as thousands of workers and managers were shed in a variety of efforts… 

May 2, 2002

Emerging Market Channels – Reverse Auctions

One of the few survivors of the dot-com implosion was Freemarkets, a company that executes revers auctions. The goal of reverse auctions is to bring buyers and sellers together to… 

Apr 1, 2002

Designing Fresh Products – A Collaborative Activity

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many Western organizations began re-evaluating and re-engineering their new product development processes. The reality in many markets today is that 40 percent or… 

Mar 1, 2002

Creating Information Visibility in the Chain

In the summer of 2000, with its order book overflowing but its assembly lines sputtering from lack of parts, Cisco Systems decided to crank up its supply line. It committed… 

Feb 1, 2002

Managing Relationships in the Supply Chain

As we begin the new year, many companies are standing back and re-evaluating the health of their supply chains. In this column, we continue with the eight-part series on transforming… 

Jan 1, 2002

The New Supply Chain Model

Supply Chain Resource Consortium (SCRC The events of the last four months have emphasized more than ever how single events can have repercussions that are felt around the world. In…