The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News March 23-27, 2015

March 27, 2015

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

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From the Outside In: Supply Chain as Strategic Advantage

Leading companies know that supply chain management is vital to success in the global market, and even non-supply chain executives appreciate the value of flexible and agile operations. Organizations are now putting logistics operations on the agenda for management discussion—including the C-suite.

 

 

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How to Protect the IT Supply Chain From Cyber Attacks

As more components are sourced globally, a lack of control over the tech supply chain is putting many organizations at risk. The challenges associated with assuring product integrity and securing supply chains of IT products are enormous, and the importance of meeting these challenges is critical.

 

 

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The End of Cheap China—But What’s Next?

We have run out of low-cost countries that can replicate the scale of production taking place in China today, and it’s put a huge amount of stress on the global supply chain. On rethinking manufacturing success in consumer goods, and what the best options are for a profitable and sustainable future.

 

 

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Dunkin’ Donuts Saves $114 Million Thanks to SCM Cooperative

America runs on Dunkin’ Donuts (and smooth supply chain management) to the tune of hefty seven figure savings over the last three years. They’re passionate about delivering the best service and products at the lowest sustainable price to members. Business is sweet. Here’s how they did it:

 

 

nike designInnovation and Supply Chain Remain Key for Nike

Nike plans to continue investing in its supply chain to increase speed to market and stay on top of innovation in the sporting goods field. The company has been investing heavily in its operational capabilities to deliver multi-channel products to consumers as quickly as possible.

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