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What Supply Chain Managers Can Learn from Nike and Apollo Global Partnership

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Nike takes the lead in supply chain management by partnering with Apollo Global.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

3 Ways to Use Social Media in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

According to We Are Social's Digital 2016 report, of the 3.419 billion internet users, 2.307 billion are active on social media, and the number of people using these services only continues to grow. While making social media profiles is great for creating a brand image, doing so can also benefit supply chain management. It can improve the efficiency of processes, aid in understanding customers and promote collaboration among other advantages.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Do You Have What It Takes? Making Smart Choices in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

It only makes sense that smart choices lead to success, and making these types of decisions in supply chain management is crucial. Entering the field in general puts supply chain leaders on the right track for making positive choices. In 2013, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Center for Transportation & Logistics executive director, Dr. Chris Caplice, said that all of his students landed jobs just three months after graduation. 
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Who Made It Into the Supply Chain Hall of Fame?

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Honoring those who have made significant contributions in their field is a positive way not only to reward great work but to also set an example for others. In supply chain management, logistics, procurement, manufacturing and distribution professionals have look toward the Supply Chain Hall of Fame.
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Topics: ERP Software

Women Make their Way into the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Women have fought for gender equality for decades, yet there is still room for improvement in the U.S. Consider the gender pay gap. According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, in 2015, women made an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned by men despite the fact that females make up half the workforce and receive more college education. However, women have come a long way in establishing their ability to perform just as well on the job as men, and as of late, they are proving their worth in supply chain management.
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Topics: ERP Software

End-to-End Traceability Key to Compliance with Drug Supply Chain Security Act

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2013, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act is three years into its decade-long fight against counterfeit prescription drugs. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the law provides guidance on building a transparent system for distributing drugs in the U.S. While the final phases won't launch until 2023, those in supply chain management must abide by the regulations implemented along the way, including the upcoming requirements in 2017.
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Topics: Government Compliance

The Impact of Climate Change on the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Scientists are now warning businesses to keep climate change in mind when developing supply chain management strategies. In fact, FM Global recently released a white paper that addressed this issue, forecasting the future of climate change and highlighting how companies can adjust their practices to safeguard their business.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Voice Recognition Software

Travel to Compliance and Efficiency with Supply Chain Mapping

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Sep 9, 2016

Visibility into all facets of the supply chain is key for successful supply chain management. However, supply chain leaders are often inundated with so much information that it can be difficult to keep track of it all. Supply chain mapping is often applied to projects in order to blend transparency with organization, but those in management must understand how to effectively leverage this tactic.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Michelin Drives the Green Road with New Natural Rubber Policies

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Sep 7, 2016

Sustainability is a hot topic in supply chain management, with more companies making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint every day. The tire manufacturing company Michelin is the latest brand looking to go green. The business has made public its disdain for current rubber acquisition practices' impact on the environment and has vowed that its supply chain will lead the change.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Amazon's Expansion in Chicago Puts Them in a Prime Position for Logistics Optimization

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Sep 6, 2016

E-commerce giant Amazon is heading to the Windy City. According to the Chicago Tribune, Amazon announced plans to set up shop in a warehouse located in Romeoville, Illinois, a southwest suburb. This will be the company's third Chicagoland area warehouse, as it has two other Willy County properties in nearby Joliet.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection

Winning Healthcare Supply Chain Strategies Used at Tufts Medical Center Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Tufts Medical Center has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health, AARP and  University HealthSystem Consortium. As such a renowned locale, it is important that the hospital integrate efficiency into every facet of its business strategy, from delivery high-quality patient care to optimizing supply chain management. That's exactly what Tufts Medical Center's head of supply chain, Chris Johnson, plans to do.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Oracle E-Business Suite, Government Compliance

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