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Walmart adopts 'zero tolerance policy' for global sourcing

Global retail giant Walmart Stores Inc has adopted a ‘zero tolerance policy’ towards suppliers and it would soon end contracts with the suppliers who are subcontracting work to factories without any intimation to the retailer.


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Yum! Finds Supply Chains Can Foulup Food Safety Worldwide

Yum! Finds Supply Chains Can Foulup Food Safety Worldwide | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it

Supply chain failures, first in China and now in Canada, might have Yum! Brands CEO David Novak singing that old Frank Sinatra song about “riding high in April, shot down in May.’”


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Security Risks in Supply Chains?

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Mitigating Supply Chain Risk - Inbound Logistics

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk - Inbound Logistics | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
Well-defined business practices, thorough contracts, physical security, and active planning, help mitigate supply chain risk.

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Prepare for unexpected in Supply chains

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Module 4: Move It: Transportation and Logistics

Module 4 Move It: Transportation and Logistics Part 4 of 12 Logistics. Transportation. Same or different? By looking at our personal travels, we can discover...
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transportation and logistics

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Module 2: Buy It: Managing Supply (ASU-WPC-SCM)

Part 2 of 12 Part introduction to purchasing, part homage to the 1970s Time for Timer You are What You Eat public service announcement, this module explains ...
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Globalism; The West formed the cult of globalisation and the West can destroy it. « Globalism?

Globalism; The West formed the cult of globalisation and the West can destroy it. « Globalism? | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
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Globalisation is a compulsory ingredient to SCM development?

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Redefining the True Meaning of "Logistics" and "Supply Chain"

Redefining the True Meaning of "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
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very important article to read
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The Price Of Globalisation

The Price Of Globalisation | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
The world is helplessly watching US politicians as they play out the fiscal drama, dragging all to the cliff
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Technology Is changing face of domestic transport | Logistics & Handling

Technology Is changing face of domestic transport | Logistics & Handling | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
According to Ralf Moller, General Manager Marketing, Australia & New Zealand Sales at logistics software company WiseTechGlobal, the growing trend of online retailing is just another example of how expanding technology has empowered businesses.
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Mind The Gap: Managing Globalisation

Mind The Gap: Managing Globalisation | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
Globalisation has brought the world closer together, but which countries, if any, are directing this change in global politics?
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Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 25, 2013 3:14 AM
Really neat!
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Module 1: What is Supply Chain Management? (ASU-WPC-SCM)

Part 1 of 12 - This module introduces viewers to the field of supply chain management. It describes the complex supply chain of a simple product, a bottle of...
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2013 will see an adapting supply chain

2013 will see an adapting supply chain | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it

Managing increasing complexities whilst reducing costs and improving service will dominate supply chain thinking in 2013.


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Global economy could have huge impact on supply chains

Global economy could have huge impact on supply chains | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it

With the global economy struggling to take off, many are concerned about what changes 2013 could bring to large corporations and their supply chains. While some experts view the future as bright for both producers and consumers, others fear a global financial crisis could hinder growth for quite some time.

 


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Walmart adopts 'zero tolerance policy' for global sourcing

Global retail giant Walmart Stores Inc has adopted a ‘zero tolerance policy’ towards suppliers and it would soon end contracts with the suppliers who are subcontracting work to factories without any intimation to the retailer.


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Value Chains versus Supply Chains

http://www.vidoons.com Lecture given by Professor Andrew Fearne of Kent Business School illustrated with VIDOONS. The concept of the value chain was introduc...
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Value chain and a Supply chain. What are they?

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Module 3: Make It: Manufacturing and Operations

Module 3 Make It: Manufacturing and Operations Part 3 of 12 Manufacturing is a key supply chain function, but one that many students find a bit intimidating....
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Outsource or manage internally? Pharma logistics 2013 - SupplyChainBrain

Outsource or manage internally? Pharma logistics 2013 - SupplyChainBrain | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
Outsource or manage internally? Pharma logistics 2013
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“The current trend in pharma logistics is the shift from blockbuster drugs.
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Outsourcing or Internally?

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AF grapples with rising logistics support costs

AF grapples with rising logistics support costs | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
U.S. Air Force officials are placing a keener eye on their spending for maintenance of the fleet, and specifically trying to figure out why the cost of using contractor logistics support (CLS) contracts is rising faster than its own organic depot...
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Even USA feels it?

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The 12 Transportation and Logistics ''Game Changers'' for 2013

The 12 Transportation and Logistics ''Game Changers'' for 2013 | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
From the Impact of the Natural Gas Wave to the Panama Canal Expansion, Stifel Nicolaus Offers Thought Provoking Observations
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future of logistics

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BigChange launches 4G mobile app for transport, fleet and service operators | Logistics & Handling

BigChange launches 4G mobile app for transport, fleet and service operators | Logistics & Handling | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
BigChange has introduced an all-in-one 4G telematics and mobile app for transport, fleet and field service operators.
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Transport and distribution companies could save an average £486,000 by switching 10% of their fleet to electric | Logistics & Handling

Transport and distribution companies could save an average £486,000 by switching 10% of their fleet to electric | Logistics & Handling | Supply Chain Management (SCM) - The 21st Century Logistics | Scoop.it
UK transport and distribution companies could cut the running costs of their fleets* by an average of £486,000 and reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 1650 tonnes each year - more than any other industry in terms of absolute savings - by...
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Future of logistics, supply chain management, freight, manufacturing keynote speaker

http://www.globalchange.com Future of logistics and supply chain management. Future of national post offices and postal service monopolies. DHL, Fedex and UP...
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WFP Logistics - Delivering the food

Through the mountains of Kashmir, across the Sahara dessert and the jungles of Central America, WFP Logistics goes wherever it's needed.
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Sumangala Bandara's comment, January 23, 2013 5:16 AM
SCM to save the world
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Handfield's Supply Chain Predictions for 2013

Well we made it through 2012, and it actually turned out to be a reasonably good year, in terms of supply chain news and events.  There were a few disasters of course, but this now seems to be a commonplace theme for global supply chain planners  (the world’s logisics network are impacted at least once or twice a year by major disasters).

 


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