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  • SCM Forecasting Articles - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 26 2011 References Most introductory textbooks in Operations and Supply Chain Management offer a good discussion of forecasting models Techniques such as time series models regression and measures of forecasting accuracy are Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Summary Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 26 2011 Summary Forecasting is a critical part of CPFR Fortunately there are a number of well developed tools and strategies for developing forecasts Avoid forecasting values when you can calculate them For Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Q2 Forecasting Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 26 2011 Q2 Forecasting What Is Q2 Forecasting Quantitative Qualitative Forecasting Basic ideas behind Q2 forecasting Wherever possible forecasters should first develop a quantitative forecast then use this for the basis for more Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting 3 Step Process Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 26 2011 3 Step Process STEP 1 Divide Items into Three Major Categories STEP 2 Apply the simplest tools needed to do the job STEP 3 Spend effort on the difficult Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Qualitative Methods Measuring Forecast Accuracy A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 25 2011 Qualitative Methods Common Qualitative Forecasting Methods EXAMPLE Life Cycle analogy Analyzing the Life Cycle Data for the Previous Version Questions to Consider When Using the Life Cycle Analogy to Forecast Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Multiple Regression Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 25 2011 Multiple Regression Advanced techniques can be used when there is trend or seasonality or when other factors such as price discounts must be considered What is Multiple Regression Resulting Forecast Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Measuring Forecast Accuracy Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth Ph D Posted 01 25 2011 Measuring Forecast Accuracy How Do We Measure Forecast Accuracy Measures of Forecast Accuracy Mean Forecast Error MFE Mean Absolute Deviation MAD Tracking Signal Other Measures How Do We Measure Forecast Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Single Regression Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 25 2011 Single Regression Advanced techniques can be used when there is trend or seasonality or when other factors such as price discounts must be considered What is Single Regression EXAMPLE 16 Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Double Exponential Smoothing Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 25 2011 Double Exponential Smoothing What Is Double Exponential Smoothing Time Series with Trend Double Exponential Smoothing What Is Double Exponential Smoothing like regular exponential smoothing except includes a component to pick Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Exponential Smoothing Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 25 2011 Exponential Smoothing What is Exponential Smoothing Exponential Smoothing Forecaset with a 3 What is Exponential Smoothing A type of weighted moving averaging model Part of many forecasting packages ideal Categories SCM Tutorials Forecasting Time Series Models Approaches to Forecasting A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD

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  • SCM Inventory Management Models : A Tutorial - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Most introductory textbooks in Operations and Supply Chain Management offer a good discussion of inventory systems Inventory functions and drivers independent demand models and safety stock calculations are routinely Categories SCM Topics Inventory Management Supply Chain SCM Tutorials Inventory Management REORDER POINT FORMULA Inventory Management Models A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth Ph D Posted 01 30 2011 REORDER POINT FORMULA The reorder point formula allows us to determine the safety stock SS needed to achieve a certain cycle service level In general the longer the lead times Categories SCM Topics Inventory Management Supply Chain SCM Tutorials Inventory Management SAFETY STOCK ANALYSIS Inventory Management Models A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 28 2011 SAFETY STOCK ANALYSIS EOQ tells us HOW MUCH to order but WHEN should we order Safety Stock What Happens when either Demand or Lead Time Varies What is the Chance of Categories SCM Topics Inventory Management Supply Chain SCM Tutorials Inventory Management PERPETUAL SYSTEM Inventory Management Models A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 28 2011 PERPETUAL SYSTEM The two classic systems for managing independent demand inventory are periodic review and perpetual review systems This section focuses on the Perpetual System What is a Perpetual System Categories SCM Topics Inventory Management Supply Chain SCM Tutorials Inventory Management ECONOMIC ORDER QUANTITY EOQ MODEL Inventory Management Models A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth Ph D Posted 01 28 2011 ECONOMIC ORDER QUANTITY EOQ MODEL The economic order quantity EOQ is the order quantity that minimizes total holding and ordering costs for the year Even if all the assumptions don t Categories SCM Topics Inventory Management Supply Chain SCM Tutorials Inventory Management FUNCTIONS AND DRIVERS OF INVENTORY Inventory Management Models A Tutorial By Cecil Bozarth PhD Posted 01 28 2011 FUNCTIONS AND DRIVERS OF INVENTORY Inventory serves a useful

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  • (SCM) Supply Chain Procurement Tutorials - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Laws of Agency Personal Liability International Laws Affecting Global Purchasing Contracts vs Agreements Betsy and Mimi s Contrac An EXAMPLE Contracts Contract A promise Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement The New Purchasing and Supply Management Workplace Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield Ph D Posted 01 28 2011 The New Purchasing and Supply Management Workplace Social and Workplace Changes Sourcing Organizational Structures Key Sourcing Organizational Features Integrating the Supply Chain Procurement s Changing Role Separating Purchasing Authority Sourcing s New Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement The Procurement Process e Procurement Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 28 2011 The Procurement Process e Procurement e Procurement What is Solicitation What are Online Reverse Auctions Benefits of e Procurement e Procurement e Procurement is the term used to describe the automation through web enabled tools Categories SCM Procurement E Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement The Procurement Process Implementing the Plan Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 27 2011 The Procurement Process Implementing the Plan Bidding or Negotiation Purchase Approval Blanket Purchase Orders Update Supplier Scorecard Continuous Improvement Bidding or Negotiation Purchaser sends a request for quotation RFQ Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement The Procurement Process Creating a Sourcing Plan Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 26 2011 The Procurement Process Creating a Sourcing Plan Introduction Identify Opportunities Analyze the Situation Undertake Strategic Analysis Case Study Create a Strategic Sourcing Plan Introduction The Procurement Process Business requirement Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement Role of Procurement within an Organization Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 26 2011 Role of Procurement within an Organization Overview Key Procurement Objectives OBJECTIVE 1 Support Operational Requirements OBJECTIVE 2 Manage the Procurement Process and the Supply Base Efficiently and Effectively Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement Types of Goods and Services Purchased Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 26 2011 Types of Goods and Services Purchased Raw Materials Semi finished Products and Components Finished Products Maintenance Repair and Operating Items Production Support Items Services Capital Equipment Transportation and Third Party Purchasing Raw Materials Semi finished Products and Components Finished Products Maintenance Repair and Operating Items Production Support Items Services Capital Equipment Transportation and Third Party Purchasing Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement Introduction Procurement A Tutorial By Robert Handfield PhD Posted 01 26 2011 Introduction Overview Learning Objectives Tutorial Outline Overview A world class procurement staff must continuously work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of what we call the procurement process This is the Categories SCM Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement E Procurement and the Purchasing Process By Robert Handfield Ph D Posted 10 22 2003 Many organizations are beginning to re evaluate their purchasing processes and identify new types of e procurement tools that will meet their needs

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  • SCM Features - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    production labor It is Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Findings 8 10 By Rob Handfield Posted 06 22 2006 PART 1 Findings 1 3 PART 2 Findings 4 7 PART 3 Findings 8 10 PART 4 Conclusion PLS is a fast emerging trend in the management of semi skilled production labor It is Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Findings 4 7 By Rob Handfield Posted 06 15 2006 PART 1 Findings 1 3 PART 2 Findings 4 7 PART 3 Findings 8 10 PART 4 Conclusion PLS is a fast emerging trend in the management of semi skilled production labor It is Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Findings 1 3 By Rob Handfield Posted 06 08 2006 PART 1 Findings 1 3 PART 2 Findings 4 7 PART 3 Findings 8 10 PART 4 Conclusion PLS is a fast emerging trend in the management of semi skilled production labor It is Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Current Strategies and Tactics in Staffing By Rob Handfield SCRC Posted 06 03 2006 The following report is introductory to Dr Handfield s research on Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Contingent work force Call it downsizing rightsizing or a layoff Companies throughout the 90 s Categories SCM Features Facts Figures A Brief History of Outsourcing By Robert Handfield Ph D Posted 06 01 2006 The following report is introductory to Dr Handfield s research on Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Since the Industrial Revolution companies have grappled with how they can exploit their competitive Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Outsourcing Production Labor A New Breed of Lean Manufacturing By Rob Handfield Posted 05 26 2006 The following report is introductory to Dr Handfield s research on Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Manufacturing companies are beginning to examine the business case for outsourcing production tasks Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Information Systems Planning SISP An IS Strategy for ERP Implementation By Cecil Bozarth SCRC Posted 03 28 2006 The following is based on Dr Bozarth s research on ERP Implementation Efforts at Three Firms Applying lessons from the SISP and IT enabled change literature which is scheduled to appear in Categories SCM Features Facts Figures IT Enabled Change By Cecil Bozarth SCRC Posted 03 14 2006 The following is based on Dr Bozarth s research on ERP Implementation Efforts at Three Firms Applying lessons from the SISP and IT enabled change literature which is scheduled to appear in Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Reduce Complexity in Catalogs and Buying Channels Part 8 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 03 08 2006 PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 PART 8 PART 9 PART 10 Many of the experts also emphasized the need to reduce Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Conclusions and Observations Part 10 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 03 08 2006 Virtually all of the hypotheses identified at the beginning of the research project were validated by the suppliers and subject matter experts interviewed in the study A confluence of respondents Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Secure Top Management Support Part 9 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 03 08 2006 Having a champion in senior management to send the signal that compliance to the redesigned P2P process is critical Ideally a policy of zero tolerance should be established with consequences Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle On Site Relationship Managers Part 5 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 03 02 2006 PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 PART 8 PART 9 PART 10 An important point that many respondents noted was the need Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Develop a Robust Technology w a Portal to Minimize Touch P6 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 03 02 2006 A number of SME s described the need to eliminate the manual intervention of multiple untrained individuals in entering information into systems such as SAP Many ERP systems have modules for Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Smart and Secure Tradelanes SST By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 02 12 2006 Abstract An industry initiative SST was established in October of 2002 The purpose is to identify the tampering of containers while in transit using automated tracking detection and security technologies Categories SCM Features SC Security Overview of US Government Security Initiatives By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 01 31 2006 Even before the events of 9 11 security was a priority for the United States Customs and Border Patrol CBP The following initiatives are in place to ensure the highest security Categories SCM Features SC Security Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Subject matter expert insights into the P2P process Part 4 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 01 18 2006 PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 PART 8 PART 9 PART 10 A number of senior executives from a variety of different Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Best Practices in Procure to Pay Cycle Perspectives from suppliers Part 2 By Rob Handfield SCRC Kevin McCormack and Wolfgang Steininger Posted 01 04 2006 PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 PART 8 PART 9 PART 10 We first interviewed eight suppliers who were known to have Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing Lessons for Purchasing Managers Part 5 By Rob Handfield SCRC Paul Cousins Benn Lawson and Ken Petersen Posted 11 16 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Strategic Purchasing Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes Part 4 By Rob Handfield SCRC Paul Cousins Benn Lawson and Ken Petersen Posted 11 04 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing The Nature of Strategic Purchasing Part 3 By Rob Handfield SCRC Paul Cousins Benn Lawson and Ken Petersen Posted 10 28 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices Part 2 By Rob Handfield SCRC Paul Cousins Benn Lawson and Ken Petersen Posted 10 20 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing Introducing New Research on Relational Rents Part 1 By Rob Handfield Posted 10 11 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Digital Business Transformation DBT The Journey Must Begin Now Part 3 By Mike Johnston Posted 10 05 2005 True supply chain excellence will only come from making a digital business transformation DBT It s a transformation that exploits all that technology has to offer facilitates supply chain collaboration and leads to new levels of operational excellence More than a one time project the transformation is a journey and the time to start that journey is now Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Digital Business Transformation DBT The Journey Must Begin Now Part 2 By Mike Johnston Posted 09 29 2005 True supply chain excellence will only come from making a digital business transformation DBT It s a transformation that exploits all that technology has to offer facilitates supply chain collaboration and leads to new levels of operational excellence More than a one time project the transformation is a journey and the time to start that journey is now Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Digital Business Transformation DBT the Journey Must Begin Now Part 1 By Mike Johnston Posted 09 22 2005 True supply chain excellence will only come from making a digital business transformation DBT It s a transformation that exploits all that technology has to offer facilitates supply chain collaboration and leads to new levels of operational excellence More than a one time project the transformation is a journey and the time to start that journey is now Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina The Recovery Lag Part 2 By Rob Handfield Posted 09 14 2005 In the previous article we discussed the need to quickly respond to a disruption and the need to move quickly The response by the National Guard and the federal and Categories SCM Features Hot Topics In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned through the Lens of Supply Chain Disruptions Pa By Posted 09 08 2005 As we read daily about the death toll and destruction in New Orleans and Biloxi the same questions echo through everyone s mind How did we let this happen Why wasn t Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Lean Resource Centers By Scott Hudson Posted 08 16 2005 An important step in fostering lean learning in a company is to support continuous lean training Employees must stay up to date with the latest aspects of lean In order Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Important U S Trade Legislation By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 07 28 2005 Abstract Trade agreements have a clear impact on Supply Chain security as they determine the countries with whom we trade NAFTA and GATT are two important trade arrangements the U S Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Logistics in China DELIVER China Series Part 5 By Rob Handfield Posted 07 20 2005 The majority of the growth that has occurred in China is in the Pearl River Delta Transformed from a rural backwater into the world s workshop through Deng Xiaoping s economic reforms Categories Logistics SCM Features Hot Topics Mastering Complexity and Seeking Simplicity in Your Information Supply Chain Part 2 By Mike Johnston Posted 07 14 2005 Like the old adage about not seeing the forest for the trees companies must understand what is and what need not be complex in their data management processes Modern Enterprise Resource Planning ERP Systems offer the opportunity to centralize data provide information to the entire Integrated Supply Chain and manage interactions with Supply Chain Partners The challenge faced by many companies is to simply provide the needed information without unnecessary data to distract the user Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Manufacturing in China MAKE China Series Part 4 By Rob Handfield Posted 07 06 2005 When selecting a supplier partner in China it is critical to be aware of the working and economic conditions None is more important then an understanding of the labor Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Manufacturing Labor Statistics for the Peoples Republic of China By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 07 04 2005 As China provides an increasing amount of manufacturing power for the United States and other countries companies and the government like to understand the associated costs of establishing operations in Categories SCM Features SC Security Mastering Complexity and Seeking Simplicity in Your Information Supply Chain Part 1 By Mike Johnston Posted 06 30 2005 Consolidation of a company s data in a single place is the most helpful action that a firm can take to extract maximum benefit from the data available By creating a Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Identifying and Negotiating with Chinese Suppliers SOURCE China Series Part 3 By Rob Handfield Posted 06 23 2005 An interview with a US expert who worked closely with Chinese business people for many years reveals the unexpected difficulties that may exist when attempting to negotiate and establish a Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Negotiations Contracts and the Chinese Culture By Scott Hudson Posted 06 15 2005 As manufacturing operations are relocated to China it is becoming imperative that executives understand how to negotiate and develop contracts in China Business travelers must realize and accept cultural differences Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Planning and Control Systems in China PLAN China Part 2 By Rob Handfield Posted 06 10 2005 Planning is one of the most important yet one of the most high risk areas of growth in China One of the biggest challenges for Chinese companies is capacity planning Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Partnering for Lean Manufacturing By Mike Johnston SCRC Posted 05 31 2005 Arm s length and partnering are two terms that are commonly used to describe the nature of contractual relationships between customers and suppliers The former is considered to be a more Categories SCM Features Facts Figures RFID Container Pilot Project By Mike Johnston SCRC Posted 05 30 2005 Abstract During the first quarter of 2005 the next step in using RFID as a means of identifying and tracking merchandise at a higher level of aggregation will be tested Categories SCM Features SC Security Global Sourcing from China Insights from a Recent Visit China Part 1 By Rob Handfield Posted 05 03 2005 Not so long ago a strong American market nationalism and anti communist sentiment made it socially sensitive for US companies to purchase goods from China These days purchasing Chinese goods may Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Cultural Affects on the Global Supply Chain By Scott Hudson Posted 04 26 2005 As manufacturing operations are relocated around the world the efficient movement of goods is becoming more and more important Logistics providers are responsible for the movement of goods and face Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Check Border Wait Times to Ensure On Time Delivery By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 04 19 2005 Borders between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico have been strongly secured since the events of September 11 2001 The increased security will cause wait Categories SCM Features SC Security Supply Planning Federal Express and Tires By Rob Handfield Posted 04 12 2005 Tires Let s face it they are everywhere Tires are one of the biggest eyesores at many major projects One energy company buys them new from two suppliers who are Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Sarbanes Oxley How It Is Actually Affecting Businesses By Mike Johnston Posted 03 23 2005 With some time to evaluate the real cost of the Sarbanes Oxley Act businesses are realizing the direct and indirect cost of this legislation to their businesses They must comply with Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Driving Logistics Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry By Rob Handfield Posted 03 16 2005 A number of challenges continue to exist in the pharmaceutical industry These challenges were discussed by a senior pharmaceutical executive recently Little Incentive for Reducing Inventory First pharma must continue Categories Logistics SCM Features Hot Topics Managing the Cold Chain By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 03 09 2005 Cold chain management is vital in many industries but particularly in the transportation of vaccines insulin and blood Managing the cold chain requires keeping a product within a particular temperature Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The Challenges of Partnerships By Rob Handfield Posted 03 03 2005 In today s global supply chain environment working to create mutual benefit among partners is a key element for success Cross functional teams must work together to align business strategies Teams are Categories SCM Features Hot Topics RFID A larger audience of believers By Mike Johnston SCRC Posted 02 23 2005 Powerful and influential retailers like Wal Mart Target Tesco and Metro who began the implementation of the revolution now insist that their business partners get on board with radio frequency identification Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The Critical Role of the Cross Functional Team By Rob Handfield Posted 02 15 2005 A cross functional team XFT is generally created by a business unit Executive Vice President who assigns professionals to participate A XFT is formed in response to a very specific Categories SCM Features Hot Topics The Logistics of the Relief Supply Chain Help for Tsunami Victims By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 01 26 2005 The recent tragedy suffered by the coastal nations along the Indian Ocean has realigned priorities and helped many of us to understand how lucky we are even facing our worst Categories Logistics SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Disruptions Minimize the Effects By Michael Johnston Posted 01 19 2005 The Christmas Tsunami in the Indian Ocean gave the world another glimpse of supply chain disruption Natural disasters wars and political upheavals occur regularly around the globe playing havoc with Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Establishing a Foundation for Supply Chain Success in the Field By Rob Handfield Posted 01 06 2005 Management of supply chains is a key element for enterprise success by ensuring that your company achieves a sustainable competitive advantage A framework has been developed which represents the building Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Supply Chain Metrics By Kelly Wright SCRC Posted 01 01 2005 What are supply chain metrics and how are they most useful Beginner Readers Do you know what it means to have a Perfect Order Measure of 94 How about an Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Metrics By Kelly Wright Posted 01 01 2005 What are supply chain metrics and how are they most useful Beginner Readers Do you know what it means to have a Perfect Order Measure of 94 How about an Categories SCM

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  • SCM Hot Topics - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Laurent who has a lot of experience in Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Do Organizations Consider Strategic Cost Management When They Outsource To China By Rob Handfield Posted 04 08 2004 In today s economy the driving force behind global competition can be summarized in a single equation Value Quality Technology Service Cycle Time Price At the Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Leading Change in Supply Chain Management By Rob Handfield Director Posted 04 01 2004 Any company that has undertaken the mission of implementing an integrated supply chain management strategy knows that one of the greatest challenges it faces is the significant change in internal Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column Managing Maverick Spend at Deere and Delphi An Interview with Jon Stegner By Rob Handfield Posted 03 17 2004 Many managers today are struggling on how to turn their procurement organization around and reduce their maverick spend spending outside the procurement process different approaches are being adopted Jon Stegner Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Lean Implementation Is Tough By Rob Handfield Director Posted 03 01 2004 Lean Business Solutions publishes free e newsletter discussing applications of lean thinking in the workplace Recently a reader by the name of Marty Laurent who has a lot of experience in Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column The RFID Power Play By Rob Handfield Posted 02 25 2004 In June 2003 Wal Mart gave the edict that its top 100 suppliers would need to tag pallets and cases with RFID chips by January 2005 The deadline is now 2006 Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Driving Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry Getting Started Part 2 By Rob Handfield Posted 02 11 2004 A number of other interesting elements came up in recent discussions I have had with pharmaceutical executives The challenges discussed in the earlier version of this article must be met Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Managing Maverick Spend at Deere and Delphi An Interview with Jon Stegner By Rob Handfield Director Posted 02 01 2004 Many managers today are struggling with how to turn their procurement organization around and reduce their maverick spend spending outside the procurement process different approaches are being adopted Jon Stegner Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column Driving Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry Logistics Part I By Rob Handfield Posted 01 27 2004 I recently sat on a panel with a number of other pharmaceutical executives discussing some of the challenges facing this industry A number of interesting discussions came up Little Incentive Categories Logistics SCM Features Hot Topics Trust in Supply Chain Managment Can You Trust Big Customers Part III By Rob Handfield Posted 01 14 2004 Continuing with our last piece we will discuss the different elements of trust and how they play out in supply chain relationships Power One of the greatest deterrents to trust Categories SCM Features Hot Topics The RFID Power Play By Rob Handfield Director Posted 01 01 2004 In June 2003 Wal Mart gave the edict that its top 100 suppliers would need to tag pallets and cases with RFID chips by January 2005 The deadline is now 2006 Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column Overview of the December 2003 SCRC Meeting By Rob Handfield Posted 12 11 2003 The SCRC meeting held last week on Thursday and Friday was a great success A number of executives from different companies attended and provided great feedback to the faculty and Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Trust in Supply Chain Relationships Faith in the Moral Integrity of Others Part II By Rob Handfield Posted 11 20 2003 Continuing from our last piece we will discuss the different elements of trust and how they play out in supply chain relationships Competence Competence is one s perception of the ability Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Trust in Supply Chain Relationships What Does It Mean to Trust Part I By Rob Handfield Posted 11 05 2003 One of the most misunderstood and ripe areas for research in the area of supply chain relationships is in the area of trust Trust and its cousin Collaboration seems to Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Can You Trust the Trust in Supply Chain Relationships By Rob Handfield Director Posted 11 01 2003 One of the most misunderstood and ripe areas for development in the area of supply chain relationships is in the area of trust Trust and its cousin Collaboration seems to Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column E Procurement and the Purchasing Process By Robert Handfield Ph D Posted 10 22 2003 Many organizations are beginning to re evaluate their purchasing processes and identify new types of e procurement tools that will meet their needs This summer Karl Mundt and Mark Benson have been Categories SCM Features Hot Topics SCM Procurement E Procurement SCM Topics Procurement Process SCM Tutorials Procurement Have You Spoken to Your CFO about SCM Recently By Rob Handfield Posted 10 07 2003 Many managers I speak with often complain about the problems associated with convincing CFO s of the importance of SCM initiatives Recent research however suggests that this is about to change Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Managing Supply Chain Relationships By Rob Handfield Director Posted 10 02 2003 As we begin the new year many companies are standing back and re evaluating the health of their supply chains In this column we continue with the eight part series on transforming Categories SCM Features Hot Topics APICS Column China The Next Frontier for Supply Chain Management By Rob Handfield Posted 09 23 2003 An academic colleague of mine who teaches at the China Europe International University in Shanghai Professor Linda Sprague has been living in China and teaching university in Beijing for the last Categories SCM Features Hot Topics Is Your Procurement Organization Ready for Outsourcing By Rob Handfield Posted 09 11 2003 It is notable that the success of an outsourced project is not only dependent on technological capability but is more dependent on the service organization

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  • SCM Lessons Learned - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices Part 2 By Rob Handfield SCRC Paul Cousins Benn Lawson and Ken Petersen Posted 10 20 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Strategic Purchasing Introducing New Research on Relational Rents Part 1 By Rob Handfield Posted 10 11 2005 PART 1 Introducing New Research on Relational Rents PART 2 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management Practices PART 3 The Nature of Strategic Purchasing PART 4 Supplier Relationship Performance Outcomes PART Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Digital Business Transformation DBT The Journey Must Begin Now Part 2 By Mike Johnston Posted 09 29 2005 True supply chain excellence will only come from making a digital business transformation DBT It s a transformation that exploits all that technology has to offer facilitates supply chain collaboration and leads to new levels of operational excellence More than a one time project the transformation is a journey and the time to start that journey is now Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Digital Business Transformation DBT the Journey Must Begin Now Part 1 By Mike Johnston Posted 09 22 2005 True supply chain excellence will only come from making a digital business transformation DBT It s a transformation that exploits all that technology has to offer facilitates supply chain collaboration and leads to new levels of operational excellence More than a one time project the transformation is a journey and the time to start that journey is now Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Lean Resource Centers By Scott Hudson Posted 08 16 2005 An important step in fostering lean learning in a company is to support continuous lean training Employees must stay up to date with the latest aspects of lean In order Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Mastering Complexity and Seeking Simplicity in Your Information Supply Chain Part 2 By Mike Johnston Posted 07 14 2005 Like the old adage about not seeing the forest for the trees companies must understand what is and what need not be complex in their data management processes Modern Enterprise Resource Planning ERP Systems offer the opportunity to centralize data provide information to the entire Integrated Supply Chain and manage interactions with Supply Chain Partners The challenge faced by many companies is to simply provide the needed information without unnecessary data to distract the user Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Mastering Complexity and Seeking Simplicity in Your Information Supply Chain Part 1 By Mike Johnston Posted 06 30 2005 Consolidation of a company s data in a single place is the most helpful action that a firm can take to extract maximum benefit from the data available By creating a Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Negotiations Contracts and the Chinese Culture By Scott Hudson Posted 06 15 2005 As manufacturing operations are relocated to China it is becoming imperative that executives understand how to negotiate and develop contracts in China Business travelers must realize and accept cultural differences Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Cultural Affects on the Global Supply Chain By Scott Hudson Posted 04 26 2005 As manufacturing operations are relocated around the world the efficient movement of goods is becoming more and more important Logistics providers are responsible for the movement of goods and face Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Sarbanes Oxley How It Is Actually Affecting Businesses By Mike Johnston Posted 03 23 2005 With some time to evaluate the real cost of the Sarbanes Oxley Act businesses are realizing the direct and indirect cost of this legislation to their businesses They must comply with Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Supply Chain Disruptions Minimize the Effects By Michael Johnston Posted 01 19 2005 The Christmas Tsunami in the Indian Ocean gave the world another glimpse of supply chain disruption Natural disasters wars and political upheavals occur regularly around the globe playing havoc with Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Benefits and Risks of Single Sourcing By Shana Martin Posted 11 11 2004 For many companies sourcing decisions can be some of the most strategic in the organization Single sourcing has become increasingly practiced today The decision to sole source an item particularly Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Supply Chain Disruptions By Scott Hudson Posted 09 28 2004 Weather causes many disruptions and disasters around the world Hurricanes floods heat waves and earthquakes cause large scale disasters where people need assistance An efficient planned supply chain is critical Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned Success in Diversity Supplier Programs By Shana Martin Posted 07 29 2004 Many organizations are striving either to establish or to improve diversity supplier initiatives These plans aim to increase corporate purchasing from companies that are at least 51 owned operated and Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned The Benefits of Going Vertical By Shana Martin Posted 06 02 2004 Managers in many industries are discovering the advantages of going vertical in warehouse and production floor storage Vertical Lift Modules VLMs can be used on production floors to store locate Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned The Role of Purchasing in the New Product Development Process Part II By Erik Kruse Posted 04 22 2004 As was discussed in Part I it is important for organizations to integrate suppliers into the new product development NPD process 1 Because purchasing specialists are a key liaison between Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned The Role of Purchasing in the New Product Development Process Part I By Erik Kruse Posted 04 14 2004 Market globalization and the rapid advancement of technologies require that companies differentiate themselves with innovative products and services to create competitive advantage Increasingly manufacturers face shortened product life cycles and Categories SCM Features Lessons Learned South Korea Growing and Learning By Erik Kruse Posted 03 09 2004 With no lack of issues to deal with regarding the South Korean external business

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  • SCM Facts & Figures - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Mart Target Tesco and Metro who began the implementation of the revolution now insist that their business partners get on board with radio frequency identification Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The Logistics of the Relief Supply Chain Help for Tsunami Victims By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 01 26 2005 The recent tragedy suffered by the coastal nations along the Indian Ocean has realigned priorities and helped many of us to understand how lucky we are even facing our worst Categories Logistics SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Metrics By Kelly Wright SCRC Posted 01 01 2005 What are supply chain metrics and how are they most useful Beginner Readers Do you know what it means to have a Perfect Order Measure of 94 How about an Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Metrics By Kelly Wright Posted 01 01 2005 What are supply chain metrics and how are they most useful Beginner Readers Do you know what it means to have a Perfect Order Measure of 94 How about an Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Management During the Holidays By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 12 16 2004 Gift giving and receiving is a big part of the holiday season Supply chain and logistics processes must be efficient to handle the increased gift giving Gifts must be available Categories SCM Features Facts Figures C TPAT Membership Facts By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 11 22 2004 Improving the security at the nation s borders became a priority following the events of September 11 2001 Greater scrutiny was placed on the shipments into the U S resulting in longer Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The SCOR Model for Supply Chain Strategic Decisions By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 10 27 2004 The supply chain operations reference model SCOR is a management tool used to address improve and communicate supply chain management decisions within a company and with suppliers and customers of Categories SCM Features Facts Figures What is Evaluated Receipt Settlement By Mike Johnston SCRC Posted 10 14 2004 Evaluated Receipt Settlement ERS is a procedure for the automatic settlement of goods receipts It was pioneered by General Motors GM to save the company time and money 1 Major Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Trends and Services Offered in the 3PL Industry By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 09 01 2004 The third party logistics 3PL provider industry is expanding as global companies are realizing the cost savings of outsourcing their logistics services 1 The 3PL market grew by 6 9 percent Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Growing Emphasis on Product Lifecycle Management By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 08 18 2004 To improve the communication between suppliers customers vendors and distributors companies are beginning to invest in product lifecycle management PLM software Product lifecycle management is an integrated information driven approach to Categories Logistics Global Logistics SCM Features Facts Figures Effects of Weather on the Supply Chain By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 07 13 2004 Weather plays a big role in what consumers buy at the store or what customers buy from their suppliers Producers must pay attention to this information because having the wrong Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The Antonov Fast Shipping for Large Items By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 06 30 2004 While not a household name Russian built Antonov aircrafts have played an important role in transportation and logistics The Antonov 124 was initially built to move Russian military cargo but its Categories SCM Features Facts Figures The Increasing Necessity for Reverse Logistics By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 06 02 2004 Due to environmental regulations and consumer pressures to increase customer service companies are focusing on reverse logistics Reverse logistics can lead to improved relationships with supply chain partners improved profits Categories Logistics SCM Features Facts Figures Cost Reduction Measures By Erik Kruse SCRC Posted 05 05 2004 According to a study by the Center for Applied Purchasing Studies CAPS Research the primary goal of most purchasing executives is to reduce total costs 1 Supply managers in general Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Unification of Bar Code Standards By Erik Kruse SCRC Posted 03 24 2004 Within bar coding there have historically been two distinct standards North America s Uniform Product Codes UPCs and the rest of the world s European Article Numbering EAN codes The Sunrise 2005 initiative Categories SCM Features Facts Figures U S and China Trade Relations By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 02 18 2004 China s entrance into the World Trade Organization WTO in 2001 was met with protests and resistance from some groups particularly human rights organizations Many businesses saw expansion into China as Categories SCM Features Facts Figures China and the World Trade Organization By Scott Frahm SCRC Posted 02 03 2004 Having joined the World Trade Organization WTO in late 2001 China has begun to open its doors to foreign investment There are still restrictions that impede competition but most of Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Visibility at GKN By Erik Kruse SCRC Posted 01 07 2004 GKN Driveline North America GKN DNA sees the upside of a world in which it could view and share identical business information with both its customers and its suppliers regardless Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Supply Chain Improvements Defined by Progress By Erik Kruse SCRC Posted 12 31 2003 Supply Management at Progress Energy realizes that as the energy industry becomes more competitive the effective management of the entire supply chain becomes an increasingly important contributor to the top Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Initiatives to Increase Maritime Supply Chain Security By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 11 13 2003 Several government and industry initiatives have been introduced in the past two years to improve the security of the supply chain segment that deals with shipping containers that travel across Categories SCM Features Facts Figures Negotiating for Success By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 10 28 2003 Excellent negotiation skills not only influence the outcome of individual transactions but also relationships with suppliers and

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  • SCM Security - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Security Articles References An Analysis of Supplier Evaluation By Arcan Arsan MBA 03 Aimee Shank MBA 03 Posted 01 24 2011 References 1 Barlas D August 2001 When EDI is mandatory www line56 com 2 Browing J September 2000 Developing fast track policies and procedures CAPS Research 4 1 7 13 3 Carr A Categories SCM Features SC Security SCM Topics Supplier Evaluation Smart and Secure Tradelanes SST By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 02 12 2006 Abstract An industry initiative SST was established in October of 2002 The purpose is to identify the tampering of containers while in transit using automated tracking detection and security technologies Categories SCM Features SC Security Overview of US Government Security Initiatives By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 01 31 2006 Even before the events of 9 11 security was a priority for the United States Customs and Border Patrol CBP The following initiatives are in place to ensure the highest security Categories SCM Features SC Security Manufacturing Labor Statistics for the Peoples Republic of China By Shana Martin SCRC Posted 07 04 2005 As China provides an increasing amount of manufacturing power for the United States and other countries companies and the government like to understand the associated costs of establishing operations in Categories SCM Features SC Security RFID Container Pilot Project By Mike Johnston SCRC Posted 05 30 2005 Abstract During the first quarter of 2005 the next step in using RFID as a means of identifying and tracking merchandise at a higher level of aggregation will be tested Categories SCM Features SC Security Check Border Wait Times to Ensure On Time Delivery By Scott Hudson SCRC Posted 04 19 2005 Borders between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico have been strongly secured since the events of September 11

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