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Closing the gender gap by Will Green, posted on Supply Management

Two pieces of research highlight a conflict at the heart of the procurement and supply chain profession. On the one hand, researchers at AT Kearney are predicting the “rise of the female buyer”, while on the other, a study by SCM World revealed that just 7 per cent of supply chain senior leadership roles are held by women. [Read More…]  

ATI buys alloy component manufacturer by Rey Mashayekhi, posted on

Allegheny Technologies Inc. has acquired alloy component manufacturer Dynamic Flowform Corp. for an undisclosed sum, the specialty steel producer said Feb. 10. Billerica, Mass.-based Dynamic Flowform produces “thin-walled components in net or near-net shapes across multiple alloy systems, including nickel-based alloys and superalloys, titanium and titanium alloys, zirconium alloys, and specialty and stainless alloys,” ATI said in a statement. [Read More…]  

The Home Depot Opens Locust Grove, Georgia, Fulfillment Center, posted on Area Development

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, opened its new direct fulfillment center in Locust Grove, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The company said it “is the first of three new DFCs the company will open across the U.S. over the next two years, adding more than three million square feet and approximately 1,000 jobs to its supply chain. [Read More…]  

Report says DOD fuel supply chain vulnerable to cyberattack, posted on Defense Systems

The Defense Department needs to shore up cyber defenses in its energy supply chain in order to protect against a Stuxnet- or Shamoon-style attack, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute. [Read More…]  

Former Gilead executive appointed at Alexion in Ireland, posted on Business & Leadership

Julie O’Neill has been appointed as general manager and senior vice president, global manufacturing operations, at Alexion Pharma Ireland Trading, to help the company to establish global supply chain operations in Ireland.  [Read More…]  

Gaia principles offer a sustainable way to manage supply and legacy by Rowan Phillimore, posted on the Guardian

A study of laptops by the Öko Institute showed that 56% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of a laptop are produced in the production phase. This means that if you buy a new laptop which is 10% more energy efficient, it would still take up to 89 years of use to cancel out the GHGs generated in the production, distribution and disposal of the product. [Read More…]  

Supply Chain Predictions 2014, posted on the Supply Chain Digest

Two weeks ago, SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore highlighted supply chain predictions for 2014 from a number of supply chain gurus. [Read More…]  

McLeod Health and ROi Form Strategic Supply Chain Partnership, posted on Healthcare Finance News

McLeod Health, based in Florence, S.C., has signed a strategic supply chain agreement with ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation), a provider-owned health care supply chain management organization. The agreement starts with McLeod accessing ROi’s strategic sourcing and utilization services. [Read More…]  

Supply Chain Comment: More Trouble Brewing in South China Sea by Dan Gilmore, posted on Supply Chain Digest

Just this past Thursday, I offered a few supply chain predictions for 2014. On that list was this one: “Conflict between China and various Asian countries over territorial disputes in the Pacific ocean will expand, perhaps to the point of brinkmanship, and force Western companies and countries to rethink current dependence on China sourcing and hopes for revenue growth there.” Well, just a few days later, the Financial Times reports that “The Obama administration has significantly sharpened its rhetoric about China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea over the last week amid growing pressure from allies in the region for Washington to take a firmer line.” [Read More…]  

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