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Featured Content

How to Involve Supply Chain in New-Product Planning
The supply-chain professional should be intimately involved at every step of new-product development, says Jillian Alexander, founder and managing director of Conduit… »

Managing Supply Chain Risk – That’s for Somebody Else to Worry About, Right?
The recent occurrence of faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars should serve as a wakeup call to companies that lack good visibility into their global supply chains…. »

Sanitary Food Transportation Act in Focus
The Food and Drug Administration has the responsibility for implementing FSMA and has issued seven proposed rules on each of the critical elements. These include Hazard… »

Videos

How to Get an Efficient Warehouse Without a Big Budget and High-Level Automation
Less automated “standard” materials handling solutions are perfect for new or smaller companies that do not require highly automated DCs. Klaus Wurm, vice president… »

Insights from MHI’s New “Material Handling and Logistics Roadmap”
Bill Ferrell, professor of industrial engineering at Clemson and one of the authors of the newly published Material Handling and Logistics Roadmap, discusses the findings of… »

How to Involve Supply Chain in New-Product Planning
The supply-chain professional should be intimately involved at every step of new-product development, says Jillian Alexander, founder and managing director of Conduit… »

Editors’ Blog

Notes From the Oracle Value Chain Summit
Some random themes and thoughts to emerge from Oracle Corp.’s Value Chain Summit in San Jose, Calif. last week:

Too Many SKUs? How Clorox Avoids Supply-Chain Chaos
Life in the laundry room used to be so simple.

SKU Proliferation: Is There a Cure for the Disease?
Retail marketers love complexity. The more variations of a product they can sell, the happier they are. How else can they command all that shelf real estate in big-box… »
 News

UK Manufacturers Lost Significant Amounts in Preventable Supply Chain Problems
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58m in 2013 following a raft of preventable supply chain issues, including firms’ failures to deliver goods on time.

Your Next Perfect Employee or Job Is Waiting Your Next Perfect Employee or Job Is Waiting
SupplyChainBrain and JobsInLogistics have joined forces in 2014 for the specialized purpose of:

Manufacturers Focus on Cost Reduction, But Ignore Energy Inefficiency, Report Says Manufacturers Focus on Cost Reduction, But Ignore Energy Inefficiency, Report Says
Insufficient communication and too much emphasis on controlling factory capital expenditures means that manufacturers pay massive energy-inefficiency costs over the lifetime… »

White Papers

E-Commerce and Distribution’s Perfect Storm – Neglecting Warehouse Operations Can Undermine Growth
Ordinarily, adding sales channels and growing sales make executives very happy. But sales growth does not always translate into additional profits. “Too much of a good… »

Big Picture. Big Value.
Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers can reduce supply chain costs an average of 10% to 20% with Product Lifecycle Logistics. By attacking structural blind spots and looking… »

Warehouse Execution Software Breathes New Life into DC Operations – FREE White Paper
In warehouses around the world, the lines between WMS and WCS are increasingly blurring. As they encroach further upon each other’s previously well-defined roles, the… »

Podcasts

How to Protect Your Supply Chain From Cyber Crime How to Protect Your Supply Chain From Cyber Crime
The risk of cyber crime hitting your supply chain is greater than ever before.

A Life in Supply Chain: Joe Andraski A Life in Supply Chain: Joe Andraski
Every business has its rock stars. In the world of supply chain, you might call Joseph C. Andraski the lead singer.

Rewiring the Organizational Brain: How to Be a Smarter Leader Rewiring the Organizational Brain: How to Be a Smarter Leader
Imagine your organization as one giant brain. One that’s not thinking properly.

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