Tag: #business

SOLAS

Maritime safety for workers and marine life is important. Businesses have a large footprint on the environment and ocean transportation still lies at the heart of global organizations. New regulations on weight declaration is meant to create more transparency in the transportation and logistics industry. How will this change the current structure of the logistics…

Intelligent Supply Chain Management

This week I will be joining two supply chain veterans at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit to discuss the influences of technology, software and analytics on supply chain management. Supply chains are in continual flux. Just when companies think they have developed the best strategies, everything changes. In line with the constant remodeling nature…

ERP Benefits for SMB Supply Chains

Excel spreadsheets, emails, FTP sites, Quickbooks, Salesforce, SharePoint, PDFs back to Excel. Does that sound like the operations process in your business or department? The use of incongruent systems to store and manage information is the norm for more that 60% of small and medium size businesses (SMBs) in the United States. For these types…

Supply Chain or Value Chain?

Michael Porter first addressed the notion of value chains in his famous business writing Competitive Strategy. He explains the concept as a set of business processes operating within a firm that together provide increased value to customers. This value building set of process operations incorporates information and activities connecting a company’s supply side with its…