Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Concentration of Power in Container Lines

Maersk, MSC, and CMA--the three largest container lines in the world--will work together on their P3 Network.  Can this be good for the shipping industry with such concentration of economic power?  How is this not an antitrust matter and violation?

Firms have supply chain they deserve

Many companies have the supply chain they deserve.   Think about it.


If you could change one thing in your supply chain operation, what would it be?


If you could change one thing in your supply chain organization, what would it be?

Monday, October 28, 2013

What do you think is the biggest challenge to effective supply chain management?  Does the challenge change if you are talking "domestic" vs international SCM?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Technology cannot fix a flawed supply chain process.

Two Big SCM Issues

The two biggest issues for supply chain effectiveness are time and the internal / company organization.  Agree?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cost versus Service

Supply chain management is about balancing between service and costs.  Too often, C-levels talk service during the month and then talk cost when the books are closed at the end of the month.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Supply Chain Complexity

Supply chains are not linear.  Supply chains within supply chains.  The complexity increases significantly as the number of plants, suppliers, and customers increase.   Global supply chains.  What are the best ways to direct and manage complex supply chains?


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