The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News October 20-24, 2014

October 24, 2014

We’re launching a new weekly feature on the blog called The Friday Round Up. In these posts, we’ll 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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Mastery of Supply Chain Bears Fruit for Apple

Supply chain mastery is a crucial factor in a company’s success, which is why Apple continues to dominate business in consumer tech. Here’s why their hard work has paid off, along with a few takeaway principles you can apply to your own organization as well.



scm in the news 02Three Industries Going Through Dramatic Supply Chain Transformation

Three industries undergoing dramatic supply chain transformations: retail with omni-channel initiatives; healthcare under new ACA regulations; and shale oil because of booming production. What can we learn from them?


Portrait of business people discussing a new strategySupply Ecosystems: Leveraging Skills and Knowledge

In a recent study, the emerging concept of “supply ecosystems” explores how to best leverage each organization’s expertise, encouraging members to pool knowledge, skills, and resources that allow for innovative supply chain processes and platforms.


People on phones with social media icon chalkboardForget Leaning In, Try Looking Up

Observations on the constantly “plugged in” nature of the tech and business landscape today from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference. Solutions on how to find what’s missing by creating space to connect and collaborate with other professionals face-to-face.



mailchimp picWhy Your Supply Chain is Costing You Money

John Westerveld has just completed six part series for Kinaxis exploring how faulty supply chain strategies can cost your business money, while also offering great ideas about how to remedy those problems and come out ahead.


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