• What is the Goal of the Supply Chain? Part 3 – Testing For Sufficiency

    by David Schneider | Apr 23, 2014
    After fortifying our goal, we now have: “The Goal of Supply Chain Management is to Improve Organizational Knowledge and Effectiveness to increase the operating cash generated, now and in the future.” Is that a sufficient goal? Perhaps? What do we mean by sufficient? sufficient |s?'fi sh ?nt| adjective Enough; adequate. There is enough savings to justify the effort. The explanation is adequate to make the decision. We have sufficient proof. Is our goal sufficient? Not quite. I...
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  • What is the Goal of the Supply Chain? Part 3 – Testing For Sufficiency

    by David Schneider | Apr 23, 2014
    After fortifying our goal, we now have: “The Goal of Supply Chain Management is to Improve Organizational Knowledge and Effectiveness to increase the operating cash generated, now and in the future.” Is that a sufficient goal? Perhaps? What do we mean by sufficient? sufficient |s?'fi sh ?nt| adjective Enough; adequate. There is enough savings to justify the effort. The explanation is adequate to make the decision. We have sufficient proof. Is our goal sufficient? Not quite. I...
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  • What is the Goal of the Supply Chain? Part 2 – Fortifying the Goal

    by David Schneider | Apr 22, 2014
    What is the Goal of the Supply Chain? Based on our conversation from yesterday, we should agree that the classical goal and definition are insufficient to serving the prime directive of an enterprise, to make more money now and in the future. Today we fortify the goal and definition to make it sufficient. First, what does it mean to fortify? fortify |'fôrt??fi| verb ( -fies, -fied) [ trans. ] 1) strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack : the whole town...
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  • What is the Goal of the Supply Chain? Part 1 – Establishing the Goal

    by David Schneider | Apr 21, 2014
    “Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” – Gen. George S. Patton The military focus on logistics and supply chain management dates back to ancient times. Sun Tzu wrote that the longer the distance, and the larger the forces, the higher the cost. Von Clausewitz argued that denial of supply cripples campaigns. Eisenhower said wars are won or lost primarily because of the supply chain. What about...
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  • What’s In It For Me (Meaning YOU!)?, Part 30

    by Pasquale Scopelliti | Apr 18, 2014
    Why is work so hard? Actually, we must recognize the fact that work really isn’t that hard for everyone. But, for some strange reason, people who find work easy never seem to be too interested in the services of a guy like me. So, I ask again, for those of us for whom it is, why is work so hard? Yes, the “us” there is real. Work is hard for me too. I’m part of this group. I say again, why do we have to… 1. FIGHT for Knowledge? 2. BUILD Know-How? 3. DEVELOP...
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  • GUNSLINGER MENTALITY: SHOOT THE TRUCKER and GET ME ANOTHER ONE

    by Mike Starling | Apr 17, 2014
    Does your organization suffer from a Gunslinger Mentality where for-hire truckers are concerned? Here’s the scenario: The company has just gone through a TL or LTL competitive bid. They are under pressure to reduce carrier costs and improve service to their customers. The staff has biases for and against certain carriers, but the CEO and CFO need to find ways to improve operating cash flow. Reduction of freight expense is one means to that end. While not wishing to put all their eggs in...
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  • The Atlas of Economic Complexity

    by Nico Scopelliti | Apr 16, 2014
    Our world is an increasingly complex one. Our development as a species accelerates continuously and history has proven that advancements in our ability to shape the world around us is limited only by our imaginations. In time, we will find a way to make even the loftiest goal possible. This is made possible by the organization and division of our efforts, skills, resources and knowledge. Two men may have stepped foot on the moon in July 1969, but it took the shared productive knowledge of many...
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  • What is High Pile?

    by David Schneider | Apr 15, 2014
    What is High Piled storage? The answer is — it depends. It depends on the fire code used. It depends on the commodity being stored. It depends on the form of storage. Generally speaking, it is the stacking of material above 12 feet in height. For some products, however, even six feet is getting a bit high. High-Piled storage fire and safety requirements started to appear in the 1990s, as some spectacular warehouse fires captured the attention of fire chiefs and life safety experts, who...
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