What is Amazon’s role in the modern supply chain industry? This month we spoke with Dr. James A. Tompkins, CEO of consulting firm Tompkins International. He has been published extensively, contributing to or writing 30 books not to mention hundreds of magazine articles, and spoken at practically every major supply chain event and conference during his 35
  • Supply Chain Risk
A new survey from SCMR and ASCM looks at how our readers and members are experiencing risk. When the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium was formed 10 years ago, Greg Schlegel, one of the founders of the organization, remembers that just four or five attendees out of 20 to 25 raised their hands when asked
  • Rich Sherman digitization
We spoke with Rich Sherman, senior fellow at the Supply Chain Council of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services. He also held senior management positions at several supply chain startups. His article “The Common Pitfalls of Demand Planning” appeared in the December 2018 issue of Supply Chain Management Review. NextGen Supply Chain: What is the value
  • John White
We spoke with John A. White III, president and CEO of Fortna, about the Internet of Things and the promise of supply chain visibility. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain systems and solutions, distribution strategy, design, implementation and operations management at a range of companies. These include Cap Gemini, Manugistics and Accenture. NextGen Supply Chain:
  • Planning in the supply chain
Hierarchical planning may not be a headliner everywhere, but it sure gets the job done when the right balance is struck between strategy, tactics and operations. A couple of months ago, a reporter asked some people what are the biggest challenges in the supply chain today and into the future. As you would expect, trade
  • Space Supply Chain
NASA is looking to the logistics industry for proposals to deliver supplies to the moon Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before! …… Captain James
  • Drones Supply Chain
Drones are finding their niche in the supply chain, says Matt Yearling. It just might not be where you expected to find them. Five years is a lifetime in the world of technology, but maybe you remember how Jeff Bezos turned the supply chain world upside down in December 2013. That’s when he dropped a bombshell
  • Digital Technology
In this time of digital transformation, Supply Management professionals must continue to improve and innovate Editor’s Note: Jim Baehr is Group Leader of Sourcing Strategies Group LLC Technology will be key to maintaining a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s supply chains states the SCMR promotion for its upcoming 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Conference.  While this is undoubtedly true, Supply Chain
  • China-US trade war
Global supply chains are under pressure. In the long run, that could be a good thing. Supply chains are on the move. Literally. Consider four quite different companies that bet big on China years ago. Hasbro is moving some production to India and Vietnam. Harley Davidson is at least partially on its way to Thailand.