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9 Benefits of B2Bi in the Supply Chain

One topic that has created buzz over the last few years has been ‘The Cloud,’ an infrastructure of servers that allows multiple users to access shared files virtually everywhere. With cloud-computing, collaboration has been easier than ever.

The Global Supply Chain I… Read More

Supply Chain Professionals Are Missing This Key Component

Believe it or not, most supply chain professionals think that insurance is not their responsibility to take. It’s very hard to predict when transportation risk will occur with extreme weather, theft, hijacked trailers, global crises, or cargo lost at sea. In fact, the an… Read More

Are Scorecards Overrated?

by Gray Rinehart

How much do you rely on a “scorecard” to know how your supply chain is doing? Too much, maybe?

(“Scorecard,” by Jonathan McPherskesen, on Flickr under Creative Commons.)

I’ve seen various types of management scorecards th… Read More

Supply Chains and Fighting Slavery

by Gray Rinehart

Companies need visibility into their supply chains to optimize them, but should visibility into supply chain relationships be used as a tool to combat worldwide slavery and human trafficking?* Legislation introduced in the U.S. and the U.K. would require … Read More

Optimism Is Not a Plan

Glass Half Full

by Gray Rinehart

A friend and colleague pointed me to a good Manufacturing Leadership blog post entitled “Whatever Happened to the ‘China Price’?” with some of the latest news about the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.

The blog post discussed &

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