Newsletter | June 13, 2012

06.13.12 -- A Wholesale Nursery Finds ROI With Rugged Mobile Handhelds

Supply Chain Market Newsletter

Featured Integrated Solutions For Retailers Article

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
By Dwight D. Hill, The Retail Advisory LLC
Just how do grocery supply chain executives get started when given the mandate to squeeze out costs and develop a sustainable supply chain? I offer a framework and examples of grocery retailers today that are achieving success — both on the bottom line and in the eyes of their customers.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Featured Articles

A Wholesale Nursery Finds ROI With Rugged Mobile Handhelds
By Psion
For years, Herman Losely & Son employed a manual, paper system for tracking inventory and shipments. Under this system, a handwritten pallet tag would be attached to each pallet of plants while it was still in the nursery.


Minnesota Glove Boosts Customer Service With Infor10 Distribution Express
By Infor
Minnesota Glove sells to manufacturers who are consolidating their vendors in an effort to streamline operations and manage costs. With this increased industry pressure, it is critical for Minnesota Glove to bring added value to its business-to-business relationships.

Industry News

Ryder Chosen for 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100
QAD Acquires DynaSys S.A. Supply Chain Planning Solution Provider
Develop Your Scalable Canadian Supply Chain White Paper Now Available
Sysco Selects iTradeNetwork For GDSN Data Pool Services
Lockheed Martin Reaches Strategic Supply Chain Agreement
Celestica Recognizes MercuryGate International With Total Cost Of Ownership Supplier Award
Sonata Software's IP-led Strategy Featured In Report By Independent Research Firm
Industrial Hardware Added As Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support's Fifth Supply Chain
FedEx SupplyChain Enhances Technology For Critical, High-Value Shipments
TAKE Solutions Implements Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications
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Effective Vendor Compliance Management
To publish a document outlining the best practices in vendor compliance management, you must first start with the company that invented it or if not invented it, certainly perfected it. This company is, of course, Wal-Mart. Their science of supply chain management has forced vendors to increase the predictability of their supply or face chargebacks that border on being punitive and excessive. Their philosophy on vendor relations and vendor accuracy has allowed the company to achieve impressive growth and profits.

Rapid Response To Earthquake Damage Keeps Critical Shipments Moving
Following the major earthquake (8.9 on Richter scale) that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered severe damage to multiple reactors. Due to the damage at the nuclear plant and other serious damage caused by the tsunami, service to the main cities and prefectures in central Japan was dramatically curtailed.
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Upcoming Industry Event

PBLCS Conference
July 16 to 18, 2012 • Washington, D.C.

This year's PBLCS conference is aimed at revitalizing the "PBL" concept. The military is facing budget cuts anywhere from $450B to almost $1T, meaning the time has come to choose between a contracting method that forces private industry to perform within a set of predetermined metrics with rewards built in, or a method based on transactions at set pricing regardless of performance. Read More

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