The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News March 2-6, 2015

March 6, 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!

the Gulhilde Maersk container ship arriving at Yantian Port in China

The Invisible Network That Keeps the World Running

The global supply chain that brings us those tablets and phones, and pretty much everything else from our clothes and food to our toys and souvenirs, is a vast, unprecedented engineering solution to a truly astronomical logistics problem. The fact that it’s hidden from most people’s sight, and that it has become so utterly reliable and efficient to the point of transparency, doesn’t make it any less of an achievement of human technical endeavor.                                                                                              

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Supply and Demand: More MBA Programs Now Offering Supply Chain Management

The need for more educational opportunities in supply chain at the postsecondary level is something near and dear to us here at Argentus. Informing young people about their options in this high demand business plants the seeds for success.                      

 

 

scm in the news 01How Social Data Can Transform Supply Chain Management

What can your business learn from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles about using social listening data to improve supply chain management performance? See for yourself with this unconventional and entertaining infographic.

 

 

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Amazon Ponders Ninth Generation Fulfillment Centre

Amazon’s Mike Roth, Vice President for North American Operations, says that Amazon is now working on its ninth generation FC design, which will somehow use even more robotics and more sophisticated optimization software.

 

 

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Where to be as a Supply Chain Manager on Social Media

Great post by David Weaver on making the most of social media as a supply chain professional. He offers some key recommendations on which Twitter accounts to follow, top LinkedIn groups to join a discussion, and industry blogs to follow. Check it out.

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