Archive for Supply Chain Management Review

A Pulse on Social Networking for Supply Chain Management

In this month’s issue of Supply Chain Management Review, I share my perspective on the role and future of “social” technologies in supply chain management (see “The Social Side of Supply Chain Management,” available to subscribers). The article is over 4,000 words (the longest work I’ve written in years) and it covers a variety of topics, including the misconceptions supply chain executives have about social technologies; the current state of “social networking for business” and […]

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Is it possible to accurately calculate Total Landed Costs?

There was a terrific article in this month’s Supply Chain Management Review by John Ferreira and Len Prokopets from Archstone Consulting (“Does offshoring still make sense?”).  The article highlights some key findings from a survey Archstone and SCMR conducted with thirty-nine senior executives from U.S. and European manufacturing companies.  Among the interesting points highlighted in the article: North American manufacturers sourcing from China perceived that their savings would be in the 25 to 40 percent […]

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