Tag: Contigency Plans

Future of Excess Inventory Liquidation and Reverse Logistics Industry

Adrian Gonzales over at Logistics Viewpoint just posted the mid-year update to his 2009 Logistics Predictions this week.  His predictions have so far been on the mark and we still agree with them now, just like we did back when he made the predictions back in December 2008. Still the most interesting trend to us …

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Everything as a Service

Yesterday, I attended GigaOM’s Structure ’09 conference where HP’s CTO of Cloud Services Strategy, Russ Daniels, made a bold prediction. “Everything as a Service.” To clarify, Daniels’ believes that the current trends in technology will lead to a world where “information, opportunities and experiences — from computing power to business processes to personal interactions” will …

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Dealing with Forecast Inaccuracies

In my inbox this morning, I found a press release announcing a massive one-day $5 million inventory reduction auction by boating company North Point Water Sports.  Events such as this are not uncommon in the manufacturing industry as excess inventory is a major problem for many companies operating in a make-to-stock environment. Unfortunately, a fundamental …

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Preparing for Disruptive Events

Great article by Steve Banker over at Logistics Viewpoint titled Integrating Strategic and Supply Chain Planning at Emerson. In the article, Steve gives a case study of Emerson Process Management, a company that has prepared itself for turbulent times by implementing a robust strategic management planning process. A major part of Emerson’s risk analysis accounts …

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