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Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? a Case Study

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? a Case Study | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

An intersting comparison between Apple and Amazon

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Renault moves supply chain to cloud

Renault moves supply chain to cloud | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
GT Nexus announced that it has been selected by Renault SA to provide one of the European Automotive leaders with a cloud supply chain platform that will support the company’s growing expansion into international markets.
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The top 12 stories of 2012 - Article from Logistics Management

The top 12 stories of 2012 - Article from Logistics Management | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
In the News & Analysis section of our December edition of LM, we have listed our annual top stories of the year and thought we would give you a sneak peak of what we have in store.
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The Five Biggest Supply Chain Challenges According to the Supply Chain Council

The Five Biggest Supply Chain Challenges According to the Supply Chain Council | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

1. Customer Service

2. Cost control

3. Planning and Risk Management

4. Supplier/partner relationship management

5. Talent

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Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5: How (not) to manage a supply chain - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5: How (not) to manage a supply chain - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

One hot new smartphone is now "readily available" for Christmas. The other ain't.
Nexus 4 and iPhone 5

The Nexus 4 -- made for Google by LG Electronics as a showcase for Android 4.2 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) -- has become an object lesson in HOW NOT TO STAGE A ROLL-OUT in advance of the holidays.

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Amazon's supply chain 'more admired' than Apple rival

Amazon's supply chain 'more admired' than Apple rival | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
Supply Chain Executives admire Amazon more than than Apple for ‘Supply Chain Excellence, according to a poll conducted by SCM world.
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Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

The spanking-new Skechers shoe warehouse in Moreno Valley, California, is a $250-million warehouse complex, the largest in the US when opened in 2011, which serves as Skechers’ new North American Operations Center.

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November Book Of The Month-Has anybody read it already?

November Book Of The Month-Has anybody read it already? | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
November Book Of The Month...The book introduced readers to a seven guiding principles of S&OP design and performance measuring tools.
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How To Start More Conversations With Your Social Media Profiles - Social-Hire

How To Start More Conversations With Your Social Media Profiles - Social-Hire | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
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The Strategic Sourceror: Apple's supply chain may be struggling

The Strategic Sourceror: Apple's supply chain may be struggling | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

While tech giant Apple is known for its strong supply chain and smooth manufacturing process, the company appears to have been experiencing problems in these areas of late, may be playing a part in the company's continually changing stock value.

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UPS announces 2013 rate increases - Article from Logistics Management

UPS announces 2013 rate increases - Article from Logistics Management | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
According to company officials, non-contractual 2012 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.5 percent for UPS ground packages, down from a 4.9 percent gain for 2012, and a 4.9 percent on all UPS air services and U.S.
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Where to Start to Untap the Great Potential of Supply Chain Management

Where to Start to Untap the Great Potential of Supply Chain Management | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

SCM is a multidisciplinary field, and to successfully implement SCM lots of aspects need to be considered. Things to think about are for instance business strategy, organizational design, control, allignment of KPIs, information systems, on financial flows and investments, about mindset and behavior, about leadership, about teams, about trust and much more.
All these aspects together need a whole brain approach. SCM becomes instantly a very complex field where the lack of a common language slow things down even more.

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China facing supply chain challenge

China facing supply chain challenge | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

A supply chain is not only a network for production, but also a live feedback mechanism, continually adjusting itself to ensure that production is coordinated and aligned efficiently to meet changes in global consumers’ demand, tastes, and preferences.

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How Can We Curb Corruption in Supply Chains? | space for transparency

How Can We Curb Corruption in Supply Chains? | space for transparency | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

In 2012, corruption moved from 13th place to ninth in the Forum’s ranking of risks affecting global supply chain.

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Industry expert claims the new supply chain is 'sexy'

Industry expert claims the new supply chain is 'sexy' | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
There is a skills shortage in Supply Chain Management
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Staples takes steps to reduce packaging size, increase supply chain efficiency - Article from Logistics Management

Staples takes steps to reduce packaging size, increase supply chain efficiency - Article from Logistics Management | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
In a move focused on sustainability and increasing supply chain efficiencies, office products giant Staples announced this week it has rolled out new packaging technology, entitled “Smart-size” packaging, which was developed by Packsize...
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Supply Chain Management - SupplyChainBrain.com: Impact of Late or Inaccurate Deliveries Can Be Disastrous, Study Shows

“For a retailer to be successful, it is absolutely essential to get the right product to the right customer in a timely manner – delays and inaccuracies will have a disastrous impact on customer satisfaction, brand image, and bottom lines,”
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Great accomplishment of Coca Cola - Piggybacking On Coke’s Supply Chain To Deliver Aid

Great accomplishment of Coca Cola - Piggybacking On Coke’s Supply Chain To Deliver Aid | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
Diarrhea kills 800,000 kids under the age of five every year--deaths that we can easily avert by administering oral hydration salts and zinc tablets.
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Variables to Consider in Sustainable Supply Chain Acquisitions

Variables to Consider in Sustainable Supply Chain Acquisitions | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

“Sustainability is a collaborative process: There is only so much that any one business can do about acting responsibly on behalf of the environment or society without involving its supply chain and holding it accountable.”

Suggestions when pursuing growth through acquisition. DEFINE
>SC baseline
>relevant benchmarks
>opportunities and challenges
>and document SC inititatives

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'Plan ahead for smooth Christmas supply chain', firms advised | SHD Logistics News

'Plan ahead for smooth Christmas supply chain', firms advised | SHD Logistics News | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
At Christmas, getting a product through to the store shelf is absolutely critical, and although it is a gruelling struggle perfecting the supply chain, it is essential that organisations properly assess theirs and understand how to get the most out of it through efficiencies and best practise processes.
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UPS enhances supply chain management offering

UPS enhances supply chain management offering | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

UPS is introducing UPS Order WatchSM, a cloud-based technology platform which offers customers more efficient collaboration with international suppliers and better management of their inbound supply chain.

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AXWAY SOFTWARE : Kaiser's Tengelmann Reduces Supply Chain Costs

AXWAY SOFTWARE : Kaiser's Tengelmann Reduces Supply Chain Costs | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
The architecture enables Kaiser's Tengelmann to exchange data securely, automate and monitor business processes, and connect partners quickly and reliably to their existing community.
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Purchasing and supply blog | Supply Management » How to handle supply chain ‘truth’

Retailers must share data across a network of trading partners in order to create a single version of supply chain ‘truth’ and many are now investing in new technology to gain visibility, manage data growth and collaborate across their network.

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3 Lessons For A Greener And More Profitable Supply Chain - Forbes

3 Lessons For A Greener And More Profitable Supply Chain - Forbes | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it

First, business leaders are recognizing that companies’ global value chains are increasingly under scrutiny by consumers, the media, and most importantly investors Second, companies are increasingly aware of their exposure to environmental risks, such as climate change and water scarcity, through impacts on their suppliers.

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Supply Chain Managers Remain Busy in 3rd Quarter - Article from Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Managers Remain Busy in 3rd Quarter - Article from Supply Chain Management Review | Supply Chain Passion - Distribution and Transport | Scoop.it
Pricewaterhouse Coopers reported that even with a difficult global economy, transportation and logistics activity in the third quarter was strong.
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