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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, has announced a new research initiative to study “re-shoring.” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and 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 […]
Voice Of VICS: Interview With Jim Tompkins, CEO Of Tompkins International
By admin In Podcast Posted April 25, 2012 0 Comments
In this episode of the Voice of VICS Dr Steve Brady talks with Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, about “Demand Driven Supply Chains.”  Jim discusses not only how to know what the actual demand is, but why it is useful to tie your supply chain to that demand, and how that approach can truly […]
Social Networks And Listening To Customers
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 19, 2012 0 Comments
While driving last night my wife started reading to me the “virtual town hall” she was reading in Twitter.  Every Wednesday night the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy group holds an online discussion through twitter using the hasthtag #DSMA.  Last night they asked a series of questions among them were three questions asking what diabetics would […]
Small Businesses Need Supply Chain Management Too!
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 17, 2012 0 Comments
I spent a lot of time lately consulting with small businesses. I love the passion, energy and commitment of small business owners. Unfortunately, the commitment required to make the business succeed often places limits on the time available to do some of the basics required for success. Over the next few months I will be […]
Voice Of VICS: Interview With Ryan Donovan, States Logistics
By admin In Podcast Posted March 14, 2012 0 Comments
In this interview Dr Brady talks with Ryan Donovan of States Logistics.  They talk about the future of the 3PL industry and the benefits of 3PL consolidation.  3PLs are not just for the large manufacturers any more. Download or listen to the file now.
Voice Of VICS: Notes From The Birth Of CPFR With Marianne Timmons
By admin In Podcast Posted February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Lessons learned from those who were involved with Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR®) from the very beginning.   This episode is with Marianne Timmons – Founder of Supply Chain 2020 As part of this series of articles about the beginnings of the CPFR movement, we’re talking with Marianne Timmons, former VP Supply Chain Strategy […]
SC Today Podcast: Interview With Sheila Barry, CEO Of E3Pak
By admin In Podcast Posted February 20, 2012 0 Comments
We talk with Sheila Barry about her product, the E3Pak, which is set to revolutionize the packaging of “hard goods.” In this podcast, she explains how her product can reduce waste, improve efficiencies, contribute to the bottom line while satisfying customers with your product.  Listen, and visit her website at Follow Steve on Twitter, […]