E2open will be sponsoring a workshop with Barkawi Management Consultants on Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Berlin, Germany.
In the workshop titled State of the Art Information Exchange to Empower Successful Collaboration with Suppliers, Alexander Nedelchev, President Corporate Development of the leading supply chain consultancy Barkawi Management Consultants, will discuss how strategic partnerships with companies like E2open can yield significant business value by enabling cloud-based supplier collaboration.
Attendees will learn the key requirements for advanced supply chain collaboration, as well as how organisations can enhance supply chain performance from a business perspective.… READ MORE
The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University has issued its “2013 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card” which grades the nation’s states as to their standing on a number of aspects of the economy. For New York, the reading was not great. It received a failing grade in both its manufacturing sector and its overall tax climate. It scored a little higher, with a C grade, in Logistics, and slightly worse in Human Capital, with a C minus.… READ MORE
Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, has been named in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late M… READ MORE
By Jesse Galt
When you think of supply chain management, social media may not be the first thing that comes to mind.
But given the fact that Facebook has over a billion active users and Twitter has over two hundred million active users, it shouldn't come as a surprise that these networks are massive enough to have a direct impact on supply chains.
As you'll see below, while most supply chain executives recognise that social media is important, they're not sure how to actually utilise it.… READ MORE
Over at The Bearded Taint's blog, the citizens have lit torches, grabbed pitchforks and come after me (again). I don't think I have seen more concentrated hate in one place. It's actually quite fascinating from a mental health perspective.
I left my own comments on the Bearded Taint's blog if you want to follow along.
The interesting thing is that I'm reasonably sure my haters and I have exactly the same opinions on the topics they are getting worked up about.… READ MORE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a “local emphasis program” in Idaho aimed at reducing the number of forklift trucks injuries. OSHA is conducting random inspections at sawmills, food-processing and distribution facilities, warehouses, and garden centers. Idaho was selected as between 2006 and 2010, the OSHA office in Boise, ID conducted five fatality investigations where employees were crushed by or struck by forklifts. The office cited 142 violations of the Powered Industrial Truck standard during that same time frame; 93 of those violations were considered serious.… READ MORE
Read the June Edition of Supply Chain Digital Magazine here
Encouraging Innovations in the Supply Chain
Following a visit to the DHL Innovation Centre, in Troisdorf, Germany, this month’s issue details the most up to date technology and product solutions in development by the world’s largest logistics provider following an exclusive interview with DHL’s Chief Commercial Officer, Bill Meahl.
We were also lucky enough to speak with Martin Wegner, Vice President of DHL Solutions and Innovations, about the potential of RFID and 3D Print solutions, and how they can best be utilised going forward.… READ MORE
By Ella Copeland
10. Purdue University, MBA in Global Supply Chain Management (U.S.A)
Based at Purdue University, a major research university located in Lafayette, Indiana, this full time, year long program builds upon courses which develop contextual knowledge and problem solving skills to provide a unique global internship experience as a member of an international team. Conducted in collaboration with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), Indian Institute of Management Udaipur in India, and Tianjin University in China, the program offer students’ education in a truly global setting.… READ MORE
By Ella Copeland
Martin Wegner is the man with a plan. The Vice President of Solutions and Innovation at DHL, he is responsible for the development of a range of futuristic projects at DHL’s state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, he spends his time focusing on the potential of logistics technologies, working on sci-fi gadgets,, revolutionary concepts and challenging new business models.
As the person in the know when it comes to future logistics, Wegner has provided a unique insight into two of the most influential devices on the market; RFID, the technology of now, which will impact the industry in the immediate future, and 3D printing, which is expected to revolutionise the supply chain over the next decade.… READ MORE
Karsten Horn, director of international sales for the inventory and supply chain division at INFORM
Inventory management – the great balancing act
In the current economy, businesses are constantly looking for ways to protect their profit margins. This leads to an inventory management high-wire act; on one hand, consumers demand maximum availability but on the other hand, storing high levels of stock increases costs.
Many businesses opt to store stock across central, regional and local distribution centres to help ensure item availability and offer quick delivery times to consumers.… READ MORE
By Ella Copeland
As continual technology development provides a seemingly inexhaustible range of business-enhancing initiatives, the logistics sector is under threat of falling behind, as it not only has to forecast consumer demand but also the potential effects of technology on the supply chain, whether enhancing or detrimental.
In the face of potentially damaging developments in the supply chain as 3D printing and online retail force traditional manufacturing and distribution methods to adapt, it makes sense that DHL, the world’s largest logistics firm, is standing strong at the very centre of developments.… READ MORE
Robert Byrne, CEO of Terra Technology
Despite calls for supply chain rationalisation in recent years, networks have become increasingly complex with more locations and continued SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) proliferation.
For planners, market uncertainty has compounded the problem, making forecasting the most challenging in decades. Fortunately, the amount of supply chain data available to manufacturers, both from their operations and from trading partners, has also grown exponentially. Within these masses of data, each individual data point contains small but valuable information about the current state of demand that can be unlocked to provide the most likely prediction of future demand for any planning horizon.… READ MORE