All Things Supply Chain

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  • 11 Qualities of a Transparent Supply Chain

    11 Qualities of a Transparent Supply Chain

    Supply Chain Transparency is a phrase that is continuously being thrown around; from an increasing amount of companies pledging to run more transparent supply chain operations to some companies...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/13/18 – 04/19/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/13/18 – 04/19/18

    Update on Shipping Industry’s environmental action In last week’s wrap-up, it was revealed that the shipping industry needed to take action in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions as it...

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  • Balanced Perspectives on Small Suppliers’ Smallness

    Balanced Perspectives on Small Suppliers’ Smallness

    Some procurement and supply chain trends are so pervasive that it is easy to stop questioning the logic behind them. The benefits associated with small suppliers is a perfect example.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/06/18 – 04/12/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/06/18 – 04/12/18

    Shipping Industry cleaning up its environmental act Sustainability efforts in supply chain operations have considerably increased in recent years. Particularly in the automotive industry we’ve...

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  • 4 Supply Chain Lessons from My 1-Year-Old Daughter

    4 Supply Chain Lessons from My 1-Year-Old Daughter

    For starters, no, my daughter did not directly impart eye-opening knowledge of supply chain management upon me. That’s impossible. She can “only” say mama, dada, ball, and a few other…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/30/18 – 4/5/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/30/18 – 4/5/18

    The world’s fastest commercial delivery drone is here A recent report came out covering a new drone that has been classified as the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone by the…

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  • Why Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency Need to be Top Priorities in Your Business in 2018

    Why Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency Need to be Top Priorities in Your Business in 2018

    A common problem with supply chains is they become unwieldy beasts. Each individual element and component within the network knows what they are doing, but the big picture often becomes…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/23/18 – 03/29/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/23/18 – 03/29/18

    FedEx is the latest to get on the Tesla Semi trend Even four months after the unveiling of Tesla’s latest range of electric heavy-duty semi-trucks, they are still being featured…

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  • The Complexities and Challenges of a Fresh Food Supply Chain

    The Complexities and Challenges of a Fresh Food Supply Chain

    On March 6th, McDonald’s announced the decision to start using fresh beef in the Quarter Pounder at all locations in the contiguous United States. Whether this move by the world’s…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/16/18 – 03/22/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/16/18 – 03/22/18

    McDonald’s intends to Go Green With more and more companies making their supply chain operations more sustainable, McDonald’s is the latest organisation to jump on the bandwagon and announce its…

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

    The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

    At the end of this month, the festival of Easter will begin. Aside from the religious connotations, many people automatically associate Easter with the legend of the Easter bunny delivering…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/09/18 – 03/15/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/09/18 – 03/15/18

    Even more BiTA members Blockchain is a trend that is continuously growing within the supply chain industry. However, it is still a bit of an unfamiliar zone for the supply…

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  • Why SKUs Are Essential for Returns

    Why SKUs Are Essential for Returns

    You may have a pile of inventory the size of a small horse waiting to be sold in your basement, or you might have hundreds of packages flying through a…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/02/18 – 03/08/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 03/02/18 – 03/08/18

    Uber’s self-driving trucks making deliveries Automation is currently having a huge impact on the trucking industry and Uber is another company racing to dominate in this area. On Tuesday, the…

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  • Data Sharing in Procurement – Think Bigger!

    Data Sharing in Procurement – Think Bigger!

    Collecting data is part of what makes the big players like Google and Facebook so successful. The amount of time that users spend on Facebook declined by 50 million hours…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 02/23/18 – 03/01/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 02/23/18 – 03/01/18

    Another Amazon acquisition This week, the e-commerce giant Amazon revealed that it has purchased Ring – a global home security startup company that manufactures smart video doorbells along with other…

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  • Automation Needs a Paradigm Shift in Logistics IT

    Automation Needs a Paradigm Shift in Logistics IT

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its underlying principle of automation was a big-ticket topic in 2017 and will probably continue to be in 2018. With both logistics operators and vendors…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/16/18 – 2/22/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/16/18 – 2/22/18

    Another week, another pharmacy market entrant With competition rapidly increasingly in the retail sector from e-commerce and discount food stores, more and more companies are rethinking their...

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  • Are Close Competitors ‘Playing Chicken’ With the Food Supply Chain?

    Are Close Competitors ‘Playing Chicken’ With the Food Supply Chain?

    The expression ‘supply chain’ usually implies a string of single business ‘nodes’, one after the other, that extends from the end consumer all the way back to the raw or…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/9/18 – 2/15/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/9/18 – 2/15/18

    Big Cargo Week This week was a hectic time for supply chain operations and most shipping carriers with Valentine’s Day on Wednesday and the build up to the Chinese Lunar…

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