Supply Chains Not Ready to Dive into Micro-fulfillment Just Yet

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Here at APQC we often get requests for new research on emerging, developing, or trending topics. As we get these requests in supply chain management, we work them into our planned research. Sometimes, the problem is, that it takes months (or more) before we can take a request, conduct the research, analyze it, and get it out the door. To help speed up this process APQC has partnered with Supply Chain Management Review to come up with monthly topics in supply chain management that we can establish and take to market what we find in a short cycle time.

Toy Story Telling From CSCMP

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Recently I attended my first CSCMP conference, which was in Atlanta Georgia this year. It was a great event, I had virtually no expectations walking in and I was pleasantly surprised. First, it was much larger than I anticipated. I walked in to the large convention center Sunday night for what I thought was a small pre-conference social and a chance to meet a few people, but in reality the conference was 100% up and running. There were around 75 vendors booths, food, drinks, a live band, and probably a thousand or more people throughout the night.

Can We Learn from Emergency Supply Chains?

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Can we learn from emergency supply chains?

A few weeks ago there was a large condo fire at the building next to mine. I had the opportunity to watch firsthand the “supply chain” of fire rescue. Few people are involved in such an important supply chain where seconds can mean people’s lives, but when you break it down it really is a supply chain. A network is setup to facilitate customer orders, an order is received, a system decides which warehouse is best to fulfill the order, the warehouse receives the order and the product is sent to the customer.

2 Common Supply Chain Management Mistakes to Avoid

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There are lots of do’s and don’ts in the supply chain world and as a brand new member of the supply chain management team here at APQC, I thought that I would give a few examples of what NOT to do.