Data Synchronization – More Than Just Shipping And Inventory Control
By admin In Uncategorized Posted July 6, 2012 0 Comments
I have spent a good bit of my time, both in private industry as well as in the military, talking about the importance of “data accuracy” and “Data synchronization.” Typically we discuss the importance of sharing the the proper handling characteristics, dimensions, and quantities involved. If we are going to plan truckloads for delivery we […]
Interview With Harley Feldman, Seeonic
By admin In Podcast Posted July 2, 2012 0 Comments
Dr Brady caught up with Harley Feldman, the CEO and Founder of Seeonic.  RFID is growing in many areas now, and has overcome the initial resistance to this new technology.  Harley talks about the challenges retailers face, and the powerful benefit that RFID can provide in solving these challenges. He points out that inventory accuracy […]
Dr Dewett Talks About Motivation, Collaboration And Feedback
By admin In Podcast Posted June 26, 2012 0 Comments
In this episode of Supply Chain Innovations Today, Dr Brady had a chance To catch up with a former colleague, Dr. Todd Dewett. They talk about the power of motivation (and the downside-demotivation) and how leaders should lead in collaborative environments. The conversation is fast paced, and chock full of nuggets! If you don’t get […]
JC Penney’s EDLP Strategy Is Sound-But Show Consumers It’s True
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 20, 2012 0 Comments
This week’s announcement of the firing of Penney president Michael Francis is seen by many as an admission that the “every day low pricing” (EDLP) strategy won’t work in the apparel industry, and that the decision not to turn from that strategy is the decision that should have been made. They cite the reluctance of […]
Support Our Effort To Change Supply Chain Education
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 18, 2012 0 Comments
I want to forever change the way Supply Chain Management is taught, while simultaneously drastically dropping the costs of textbooks.  But to do that, I need your help–and it costs you nothing! I just need your vote! Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into […]
Innovation Through Super Heros
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 17, 2012 0 Comments
Have you ever faced that tough moment where you just couldn’t get the brain moving? Did you ever need inspiration to find that “next big idea?” We all struggle with this, whether we call it writer’s block, or the blahs, or even claim to have lost our muse. But there are ways we can get […]
CPFR And The KC-135
By admin In Podcast Posted June 11, 2012 0 Comments
The roots of Supply Chain Innovations Today go back to our founder’s time in the US Air Force. In the Air Force, Dr Brady started as a logistician, working with the KC-135 and the FB-111A (and later the B1-B). During that time, and later at the Air Mobility Command as the Command’s Reliability and Maintainability […]
The KC-135 And S&OP
By admin In Podcast Posted June 11, 2012 0 Comments
Following the interview with Paul Woodlief on CPFR, Dr. Brady wanted to continue the conversation–so they did! In addition to the application of CPFR, the DLA and the USAF started exploring internal collaboration using the common and commercially accepted S&OP processes.  Paul talks about the additional benefits they found with S&OP and talks about the synergies he […]
Reshoring And The Cost Of Off-Shoring
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 7, 2012 0 Comments
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, in conjunction with SCDigest.com, has announced a new research initiative to study “re-shoring.” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and SCDigest.com announced today that they are partnering to launch a major survey focusing on manufacturing and the reshoring decision. MIT Prof. David Simch-Levi stated […]
Larry Smith, West Marine, And The Ultimate Retail Supply Chain Machine
By admin In Podcast Posted June 4, 2012 0 Comments
In this interview we talk with Larry Smith, the Senior Vice President – Planning and Replenishment for West Marine.  He has a long history with CPFR (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment) and with VICS.  In addition he has been one of the key players working to bring out the latest CPFR Guideline “The Ultimate Retail Supply […]
Sustainability In Packaging–Sheila Barry, CEO E3Pak
By admin In Podcast Posted May 30, 2012 0 Comments
Once again I talk with Sheila Barry, and this time we talk about the importance of sustainability in the supply chain. In this episode we do focus on packaging since that is her niche, but also discuss the broader benefits of a focus on sustainability in the supply chain. If you listen, take the time […]
An Interview With Richard Sharpe, CEO Of Competitive Insights
By admin In Podcast Posted May 14, 2012 0 Comments
Insights into Big Data Big Data is Big News, and we wanted to talk with one provider of a solution  that transforms big data into valuable information. “Competitive Insights is a software-as-a-service company focused on helping companies make fact-based decisions using their transactional data.  CI  provides them meaningful information that’s difficult for them to get as […]