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Volcano's effects prove importance of managing supply chain risk
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Even in daylight, Eyjafjallajökull makes quite an impression. I saw the fiery Icelandic volcano outside my airplane window as I flew back last month from the CSCMP Europe 2010 Conference. The volcano had erupted a few days earlier, threatening to cancel my flight, but it had subsided enough to permit air travel. Recently the volcano erupted again, spewing clouds of volcanic ash that the eastward jet stream carried across the skies of northern Europe. Because the particles in that ash can knock out a jet engine, many airports were shut down. More



How to build a solid business case for supply risk management
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How effective are your supply risk management programs? Do you consider them a strategic advantage, or are they merely a box to be checked for compliance requirements? If you are interested in learning more about how your company's effectiveness and efficiency in managing supply risk compares to your peers, it's time to complete the Supply Risk Management Performance Study Aravo is offering in partnership with The Hackett Group. More

Monitoring distribution is critical for temperature-sensitive shipments
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In this "Voice of the Experts" Q&A, Healthcare Packaging talks with Dan Gagnon, director of the Healthcare Logistics Strategy Group at UPS, about distribution factors, regulatory issues, and trends in temperature-sensitive shipping. Healthcare Packaging: One of the challenges for a manufacturer is to be able to monitor temperatures in distribution. How can a manufacturer know its product remained within the appropriate temperature range from the point of manufacture until its arrival at the hospital/clinic, etc.? More

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NASFM drops all code enforcement efforts related to pallets
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Admitting that it "underestimated the complexity of the issues and the parties involved," the National Association of State Fire Marshals officially has abandoned all efforts to develop code enforcement guidance regarding fire safety and pallet composition. In a recent letter sent to Bob Moore, CEO of plastic pallet supplier Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, NASFM President Alan Shuman confirmed the organization has permanently dropped all efforts to pursue the "controversial project." More
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Top 10 signs your S&OP process is in trouble -- a little supply chain humor
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There seems to be a great deal of content posted recently on the subject of Sales and Operations Planning. Analysts are writing about it, providing great information on where S&OP has been and where it is heading. Conferences have been very well attended. This kind of activity indicates that a real need and market exist for improving the S&OP process. Does your S&OP process need improvement? Here are some signs that all may not be well in your S&OP world. More



Customer centricity vs. the front-office/back-office fallacy
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The old cliche is that CRM is supposed to give you a 360-degree view of your customers. I debate that -- I think it gives, at best, a couple of overlapping 270-degree views, and 30 degrees always will be hidden. However, that's all geometric digression. My real point is this: Having a 360-degree view of your customers isn't worth a hill of beans unless you can couple that with a 360-degree view of your own organization. More

Supply chain collaboration 2010: Buy, sell or hold?
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Is there really any more vexing topic than supply chain collaboration? Every couple of years, I write a column on this subject, and my own views continue to shift -- although this year, I have some new clarity. I will admit to being a bit of a cynic. There is simply too much blah, blah, blah in the discussion of collaboration, from my view. More



Top 3PLs find savings on path to environmental sustainability
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A detailed analysis of so-called sustainability programs launched by many global third-party logistics providers finds most are maintaining and even expanding such efforts largely as a result of the costs savings they've generated. The "Third Party Logistics Sustainability Report" compiled by Robert Lieb, professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University and Kristin Lieb, assistant professor of marketing communication for Emerson College, shows that many large 3PLs increased their commitments to developing greener practices and building environmental sustainability programs despite the global recession of 2008 and 2009. More
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