11 Jun
By admin In Podcast Posted June 11, 2012
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 […]
11 Jun
By admin In Podcast Posted June 11, 2012
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 […]
7 Jun
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 7, 2012
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 […]
4 Jun
By admin In Podcast Posted June 4, 2012
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 […]
30 May
By admin In Podcast Posted May 30, 2012
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 […]
14 May
By admin In Podcast Posted May 14, 2012
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 […]
25 Apr
By admin In Podcast Posted April 25, 2012
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 […]
19 Apr
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 19, 2012
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 […]
17 Apr
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 17, 2012
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 […]
14 Mar
By admin In Podcast Posted March 14, 2012
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.