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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Applications of Total Cost Sourcing - Part 2

By Bill McBeath                                                Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Total Cost Sourcing, making sourcing decisions based on the total impact across the whole company, takes many different forms. We explore various applications, starting with simpler things like total landed cost, and moving to more sophisticated applications like the cost of manufacturability, acquisition costs, etc. [Read More]

Market-Driven Optimization
By Lucy West - Contributing Author                                                                                  Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Running a supply chain network optimization may save you money on inventory or transportation costs, but does it help you make money and reduce risk? Companies need to think in terms of Market-Driven Optimization if they want to grow. [Read More]

Top Down Risk Management
By Michael Corby - Contributing Author                                                                      Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A meaningful evaluation doesn’t have to be laborious--or all-inclusive. Read why traditional risk assessment methods fail, and answer some simple questions that can help you develop a risk factor model. [Read More]

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Terra on a Tear
The holy grail of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies (or any manufacturer, for that matter) is to become more responsive to customer demand while reducing inventory. Learn how new solutions such as Demand Sensing, or what we call near-term planning, now make that possible.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

Supply Chain News
The Effect of Supply Chain Disruptions on Long-term Shareholder Value, Profitability, and Share Price Volatility.
We continue to provide perspective on supply chain risks and their impact on shareholder value in this third report by Professors Singhal and Hendricks, who are the leaders in this aspect of supply chain. Read why this area is most critical for executives whose supply chains drive the value of their firms.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010     Commentary by Hendricks and Singhal

Government & Global Trade
Foodborne Illness Costs $152B/year. Who Will Pay for Prevention?
A recent study estimates the cost from sicknesses due to contaminated food in the U.S. to be $152B/year. Meanwhile, food safety legislation is making its way through congress. But even if that passes, it is not likely to contain a strong prescriptive mandate for any specific traceability technology. So what will make the traceability market succeed?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

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