Supply Chain Management
Best practices, tips, hints, how tos, and more about supply chain management, including how to plan, implement and control all operations in the supply chain and how supply chain software can help you manage your supply chai.
Wed, September 12, 2012 - Java hacks, VPN hacks, firewall hacks and even hotel room key hacks. Nothing is safe anymore, judging from an analysis of presentations at Black Hat and Defcon this summer. The lesson for enterprise CIOs? Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Mon, September 03, 2012 - Despite a labor group's claims, Samsung found no underage workers at a company supplier in China
Fri, June 01, 2012 - Reports of the death of IT departments in the Bring Your Own Device era have been exaggerated. However, if IT doesn't accept its new role -- one that's focused less on individual user support and more on setting policies -- then it might be time to write the obituary.
Mon, February 20, 2012 - Big companies like WellPoint have caught on to the importance of evaluating the disaster-recovery plans of even their smallest suppliers. Does your business-continuity plan cover supply-chain risk? It should.
Tue, September 13, 2011 - This year's crop of DEMO startups targeting the enterprise space face big challenges.
Thu, July 21, 2011 - By finding efficiencies and integrating disparate supply chain systems, Tate & Lyle and Maple Leaf Foods are gaining competitive advantages. Could this help your enterprise, too?
Mon, February 14, 2011 - When will the iPad finally go high def? The manufacturing challenges have led to rumors of an iPad 3 or iPad 2 HD arriving later this year. But where does this leave the iPad 2 expected this spring?
Fri, November 19, 2010 - Retailers have put time and money into going green, but consumers don't seem to be rewarding them for it. Some retailers have decided enough is enough.
Mon, November 15, 2010 - Companies are bemoaning a supply chain talent shortage--but is it real? One guru says these companies are lazy, even unwilling to train up current staff.
Fri, October 22, 2010 - When it comes to the supply chain, best practices gleaned from the likes of Apple and Cisco simply don't apply to all companies' problems. Here's some advice on how to think more critically about improving supply chain.
Wed, July 28, 2010 - After years of struggle with this complex technology, retailers are profiting from targeted areas where RFID is paying off. But as Wal-Mart's now doing, retailers must stop thinking cases and palettes and start thinking about tracking individual items.
Fri, June 04, 2010 - AMR Research's annual list of the top 25 supply chains names Apple as No. 1 (again). P&G, Cisco and other global manufacturers (Dell) and retailers (Wal-Mart) made the list for supply chain and financial excellence.
Mon, March 08, 2010 - An AMR Research report questions SAP's commitment to its supply chain management product portfolio. Will the new co-CEOs offer better product, clearer vision and sweeter incentives? Customers are dubious.