The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News April 6-10, 2015

April 10, 2015

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

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Yemen Food Imports Disrupted, Conflict Pressures Supply Chain

A week into Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen, food imports grind to a halt as the conflict puts already fragile supply chains under growing strain. Dire news for a country that imports 90% of its food. Learn more:

 

 

 

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Organic Food Companies Change Business Model, Expanding Supply Chain

Organic food, now a $32.2 billion dollar industry, is now seeing companies expand their conventional agricultural business model of supplier and buyer by investing directly in their supply chain to keep up with sales growth.

 

 

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Preventing a Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain has become a far more complex and skill-demanding ordeal for businesses across the globe. This ongoing demand means a greater need for continuous education, even among the most tenured supply chain managers.

 

 

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Inside Mondelēz’s Supply Chain Renovation

To restructure their supply chain, Mondelēz focused on 5 priorities: reshuffling the leadership team, transforming global manufacturing, redesigning the supply chain network, driving productivity programs, and improving cash flow.

 

 

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B2B Integration and the Supply Chain

To manage more complex information processes, manufacturers will need to adopt technologies that collaboratively support rather than inhibit the flow of information across the supply chain. A recent study from OpenText shows a direct link between B2B integration tech and supply chain performance.

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