Category Archives: Management

It is about getting things done in a timely matter.

Aug 15

Benchmarking Legal in Transportation

File this essay on there has to be a better way department.  How often as a transportation contract between a carrier and a shipper taken months to resolve, usually over one word, liability? After months of negotiation, red-lining contracts, sending … Read More

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Jul 10

Bring the value discipline to the supply chain

This essay is about being your best self and applying it your work environment. Supply chain practitioners bring to work environment, process skills, organizational skills, supply chain skills, and financial skills. These are all important disciplines brought to the work … Read More

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May 25

Lessons for the Supply Chain from TSA

The long Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines at airports is in many ways similar to supply chain/logistics issues. Many we will say that TSA is government therefore incompetent, as though the for-profit sector never had a major bankruptcy or a … Read More

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Apr 26

Imagine starting a supply chain from scratch

Last week, the Chicago Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) visited Magid Glove in Romeoville, IL.  Magid had a number of stories to tell about moving from an old outdated facilities in Chicago, IL to a … Read More

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Jan 04

Cybersecurity and Sustainability

Ted Kopel, formerly of Nightline, recently released book entitled: Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath describes enemies of the country taking out the US electric power system by hacking their computers. He envisions months of no … Read More

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Nov 09

Staying current

Small and medium businesses  try to exist in world where many of their customers and suppliers are big time buyers and suppliers with their sophisticated requirements. The supply chain / logistics  managers in these firms can best benefit their firm … Read More

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