Leading companies like General Mills, Walmart, Pepsico, FedEx and Anheuser-Busch have made reducing fuel use and emissions from freight a priority in setting their internal supply chain performance goals.
Jonathan O’Brien talks about if it’s OK to lie in a negotiation. Should we lie when negotiating? Lying is frequently regarded as a necessary component of negotiation, as part of the way the game is played. For negotiation we tend to use slightly different language to make it more palatable and we call it ‘bluffing’ or ‘laying out a position’.
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. How can an organization have a full range of supply chain execution (SCE) software at its disposal and still have massive execution problems?
It’s not often that supply chain issues capture the wider public’s imagination. However, there is one innovation in recent years, 3D printing, which appears to make Star Trek science a stunning reality and has broken into the public’s consciousness.
Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization. Video about moving from inside-out production to outside-in demand and market focused is starting to turn.
Introduction to purchasing, part homage to the 1970s Time for Timer You are What You Eat public service announcement, this module explains the critical role supply management plays in producing high quality products and services. Procurement managers require a specific set of varied skills to ensure your supply chain has a continuous flow of healthy materials from dependable suppliers.
Make It: Manufacturing and Operations: Manufacturing is a key supply chain function, but one that many students find a bit intimidating. This episode tries to demystify manufacturing by looking at manufacturing plants that are probably just down the street.
Move it: Transportation and Logistics. Transportation. Same or different? By looking at our personal travels, we can discover some of the responsibilities of modern logistics and transportation managers. Global logistics is packed with stories of global travel. Youll never again look at your clothes, cars, and food the same way again.
Individually, purchasing, operations, and logistics management do not comprise supply chain management. Supply chain management requires network integration. Integration is only possible when organizational philosophies are compatible across the supply chain and when supply chain partners work as cooperative and coordinated teams.
Modern day supply chains are tasked with responding at lightning speed. Like our central nervous system helps us make good decisions, perform physical feats, and communicate effectively and efficiently with those around us, information technology is required to help our supply chains efficiently perform at peak levels. This module illustrates how our uses of technology mirror those of the supply chains use of modern information technology systems.