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“Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon” is an industry-focused initiative with research and educational components. The research was conducted by Michigan State University in conjunction with APICS.
Transportation Journal is an ASCM academic journal devoted to presenting new knowledge about the supply chain, logistics and transportation fields.
APICS, through a partnership with The Manufacturing Institute, explores how manufacturing and supply chain can attract, retain and advance women.
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The process of demand alignment—a key step in any sales and operations planning process—requires more than just generating models and gathering data. What's missing is a reconciliation of different perspectives.
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Manufacturing product closer to the time it is needed enables organizations to realize benefits by hitting a sweet spot—a high-speed sensing of demand buffered by small stocks of finished goods inventory.
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