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RedPrairie's enhanced products to improve supply chain visibility

RedPrairie's enhanced products to improve supply chain visibility | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

RedPrairie Corp. has released a new product suite designed to help retailers, manufacturers and distributors manage inventory with greater speed and accuracy, John Kopcke, RedPrairie chief technology officer and executive vice president of product development, said in a company press release.

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Considerations When Evaluating Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Considerations When Evaluating Supply Chain Visibility Solutions | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, I put together a short list of “Big Box” retailers to evaluate for an upgrade to my entertainment system. As I visited each retailer and discussed my criteria and timeframe with them, it became very clear that two of the three retailers did not have a true end-to-end supply chain visibility solution within their company’s technology framework. Gaining access to accurate information was a painful experience for both me and the retailers’ employees. To say the least, this made the process not only cumbersome, but also made my decision of which retailer to buy from easy.

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Supply Chain Risks Continue to Trouble US Tech Industry, According to BDO Study

Supply Chain Risks Continue to Trouble US Tech Industry, According to BDO Study | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Interruptions and impediments to supply chain operations continue to rank among the greatest concerns for U.S. technology companies according to an annual report issued by BDO USA, a leading accounting and consulting organization. Eighty-eight percent of tech companies cite concerns over reliable suppliers, vendors, distribution of products and services, as well as the global distribution chain. This marks the third consecutive year that supply chain concerns have increased (75 percent in 2010 and 86 percent in 2011).

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3 Ways To Manage Global Supply Chain Management

3 Ways To Manage Global Supply Chain Management | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Across multiple regions, across multiple countries, in mature or emerging markets or on the other side of the world, you can manage inventory from far-flung places. It is clear that this will also directly impact your warehouse activities. To do it without mass chaos, longer production times and added costs, you don’t just dive in; you leverage the best options as part of an overall strategy.

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Influencing and Sourcing Nontraditional Spend Categories

Influencing and Sourcing Nontraditional Spend Categories | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

In their highly strategic session on the final day of the Conference, “Influencing and Sourcing Nontraditional Spend Categories,” Boston-Scientific Corporation Vice President, Global Sourcing Karen Weinstein and Tim Dolan, director of indirect procurement, global sourcing, began by sharing a tried-and-true axiom: You can’t improve what you don’t measure.

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Maintaining Digital Security in the Supply Chain

Maintaining Digital Security in the Supply Chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
As supply chains become more globally distributed and products more technology-based, the effort to ensure products do not pickup malware along the way to the consumer is going to be an increasing challenge.
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Multitier Supply Chain Visibility and Orchestration: Agilent Case Study

Multitier Supply Chain Visibility and Orchestration: Agilent Case Study | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

A tactical exchange of data node-by-node through the global supply chain is no longer sufficient to achieve effective collaboration between brand owners and suppliers in today's volatile business environment.

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Asia unit helps Deutsche Post beat first quarter expectations

Deutsche Post DHL reported better than expected quarterly results and confirmed its outlook on Tuesday, citing its strong express delivery

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Ford Monitors Supply Chain Amid Expansion

Chief Joe Hinrichs said the complexity and fragility of the auto maker's Asian supply chain is his chief worry as the company prepares to add 15 new vehicles and seven plants over...

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Global restructuring of the supply chain

Japan earthquake, mortal has passed. At this point, to repair the collapse of the supply chain due to the earthquake, many multinational.

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UPS to Buy Back, Revises TNT Terms

United Parcel Service has announced buyback plans for $5 billion worth shares. The company did not provide any timeline for the completion of the new share repurchase program. However, it will invest approximately $1.5 billion this year and next on its buyback plans.

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Apple's global supply chain flow choices and tax impact

Apple's global supply chain flow choices and tax impact | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Given these global supply chain flows follow legal means, is Apple's tax avoidance strategy an effective supply chain practice or something that should be disallowed ?

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Hon Hai's plunge exposes poor end of Apple value chain

Hon Hai's plunge exposes poor end of Apple value chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Shares in Hon Hai Precision Industry took a beating  after lackluster quarterly profits, in sharp contrast with the booming fortunes of its main client, Apple.

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Leadership lessons from the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit

Leadership lessons from the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

For two days, retail supply chain professionals met at the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the industry and to connect with peers, experts and partners in the community.

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The Impact of Complex Supply Chains

The Impact of Complex Supply Chains | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

This is but one example of what I consider the miracle of global supply-chain management. Trade between nations continues to grow, in raw materials, finished goods, and the components used to create the finished goods.

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North Korea: Witness to Transformation

North Korea: Witness to Transformation | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

We are always interested in stories that reveal what investors—rather than pundits–are thinking about the business climate in North Korea. So we were curious to hear that the Global Supply Chain Council is mounting a North Korea roadshow. Moreover, it appears to be filling up fast.

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Caterpillar to Sell Majority Interest in Third Party Logistics Business to Platinum

Caterpillar to Sell Majority Interest in Third Party Logistics Business to Platinum | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Caterpillar Inc. CAT -0.57% today announced it has signed an agreement that would result in Platinum Equity acquiring a 65 percent equity stake in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC, the third party logistics division of its wholly owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Logistics Inc. (Cat Logistics).

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NPA Prosecutes Along Rhino Poaching Supply Chain

NPA Prosecutes Along Rhino Poaching Supply Chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

More than 160 people involved in the complex supply chain stretching from South African parks to Southeast Asian consumers are currently before the courts, said Joanie Spies, a prosecutor with the Rhino Project.

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Turkey makes a perfect home for global logistics companies

Acting as a natural bridge between European and Asian continents and having a steadily growing trade with its surroundings, Turkey makes a perfect home for global logistics companies looking to expand into the world’s emerging economies.

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RedPrairie's enhanced products to improve supply chain visibility, execution

RedPrairie Corp., a global supply chain and retail technology provider, has released a new product suite designed to help retailers, manufacturers...

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How DHL Supply Chain works successfully with ex-offenders

How DHL Supply Chain works successfully with ex-offenders | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Trish Hopkinson, senior HR business partner at DHL Supply Chain, tells Personnel Today about the challenges involved in devising a prisoner-employment scheme.

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The raw material truth of corporate social responsibility

The raw material truth of corporate social responsibility | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

But those that include tracing origin of goods can sometimes be a difficult challenge for supply chain professionals.

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Procurement Innovation Can Drive Productivity Gains

Procurement Innovation Can Drive Productivity Gains | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

This is one of the conclusions of the McKinsey Global Institute Report on Productivity, prepared by McKinsey & Company in February 2011.

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Forced labour claims dent image of London 2012

Forced labour claims dent image of London 2012 | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Research by the Playfair 2012 campaign also cited allegations of mistreatment of staff working for the sportswear manufacturer Adidas in the Philippines and China.

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Investors Increasingly Pay Attention to Supply Chain Responsibility in Determining Risk

Investors Increasingly Pay Attention to Supply Chain Responsibility in Determining Risk | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

The European Sustainable Investment Forum recently came out with a new report that suggests that investors are increasingly looking at companies' supply chains...

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