Supply Chain & Logistics News

How a supply chain strategy can help your business break into new markets by Mary Teresa Bitti, posted on Financial Post

Bob Bell, founder of Guelph, Ont.-based Wike, makers of versatile bicycle trailers, is excited about growth opportunities outside Canada. [Read More…]  

Practitioners name top supply chain schools, certifications, posted on DC Velocity

Which university and certification programs reliably turn out strong supply chain talent? A list released by SCM World, a U.K.-based organization for supply chain practitioners, includes some familiar names as well as a few surprises. [Read More…]  

Certifying a Sustainable Supply Chain to Prevent Child Labour Abuse by Sangeeta Haindl, posted on JustMeans

Cotton production in the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan is responsible for grave human rights abuses, including the enforcement of child labour. During the cotton season, this country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down, and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under fatal working conditions. Uzbekistan is the world’s third largest exporter of cotton, earning around US$1 billion annually from the sale of its cotton to clothing companies that are primarily based in Asia, who in turn export garments to the west. [Read More…]  

Supply Chain News: Walmart vs Amazon 2014 by Dan Gilmore, posted on Supply Chain Digest

No two companies currently dominate the North American and global retail landscape – though of course in different ways – than Walmart and  [Read More…]  

Can RFID Tracking Save Your Business Money? by Cormac Reynolds, posted on Business2Community

Radio frequency identification device technology (RFID) can help businesses save money where there is a large, complex logistics network; it provides businesses the world over with comprehensive solutions to supply chains that need sophisticated management. [Read More…]  

Big data could help DoD’s supply chain by Michael Hardy, posted on the Federal Times

The Defense Department is hoping to achieve real-time analysis of big data involved in manufacturing through a $70 million cooperative agreement with a consortium of laboratories led by SCRA Applied R&D.  [Read More…]  

Should We Forget About the Forecast? Supply Chain Interview Series by Melissa Chow, posted on the 21st Century Supply Chain Blog

SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. And, we’d like to share them! [Read More…]    

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