Category Archives: Process Management

Dec 17

B to B staring at B to C

If you are in a B to B, that is a business whose primary customers are other businesses, you are probably staring at the B to C, business selling directly to consumers, supply chain world.  Vast changes are happening there, … Read More

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Oct 26

Dealing with the non-digital or partially digital world

I do volunteer work for the Chicago area food bank which goes under the name of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This organization through its 2004 built warehouse serves Cook County annually shipping 70 million pounds of food per year. … Read More

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Aug 23

AI-Maybe the Sky Will Not Fall

I was reading an article on artificial intelligence (AI) in a supply chain journal. The protagonist for AI says it will put all the brokers out of business because machines will make all the dispatch decisions. Really? Don’t you just … Read More

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Jul 12

Retirement Supply Chain Positions – Part 2

I am fortunate enough to have a retirement position in Supply Chain with Signode. In my previous email I talked about the skills that are needed to be attractive to a potential hiring firm. This blog post I will write … Read More

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Mar 21

Logistics Customer Service is More Than Things

Customer Service is more than just about things; things such as omni-channel, data, warehouse choices and which transportation carrier to use.  Supply Chain and Logistics is very people and organization centric. One can know all about the bells and whistles … Read More

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Oct 24

The S&S-Sales Force and Supply Chain

Sales forces want to sell. Supply Chain wants to deliver, but with understanding of the cost to the enterprise and the physical realities of warehousing and transport.  The part in the last sentence after the word “but” is where the … Read More

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Feb 09

Its In the Details

The attached article is a good essay on why details are so important to transportation shipments. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unsung-heroes-supply-chain-management-transportation-becker-pmp-mba?published=t In the world of import-exports there are ways to get big fines for your organization, which not only money for the fine itself, … Read More

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Jan 15

Business Interruption Insurance and the Supply Chain

There has been a lot written about planning for supply chain risk and resilient supply chains. Insurers looking to cut claim costs on business interruption insurance now realize planning for supply chain risk and resilience cut significantly cut claim costs … Read More

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