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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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Accountants and operations management professionals are actually all in the same canoe. We must paddle together—and in the same direction—so we may cross safely to the other side.
Historically, gender bias has excluded women from core managerial roles such as production supervisors and operations managers. And it is these positions that are key to preparing employees for top leadership roles within the industry.
The prizes for developing new ideas, collaborating with partners, and applying the results in new products soon will be greater than ever before. This is described by many as the new industrial revolution.
Barbara Smith went through a career change in 2006 and thus was completely new to manufacturing. This was challenging, but she says her APICS courses were full of valuable information that will remain applicable throughout her entire career.
Brian Meadows and Herb Schul of Americas Advisory Supply Chain and Operations at Ernst & Young discuss how supply chain operations managers can drive business growth and optimize the supply chain.
Actively engaging all employees in a manufacturing organization is critical for success in today's economic climate. However, achieving this ideal becomes impossible when employees are unhappy with their jobs.......Read More
The top 10 college majors include political science, psychology, nursing, biology, and education, but there is no mention of anything related to supply chain and operations management. This lack of awareness of the field contributes to the dearth of student engagement.
There are many obstacles to starting and maintaining a successful business.......Read More
Take a look at review of books on forecasting, effective training, and the oxymorons in the workplace.......Read More
The participation society, social learning, corporate social responsibility, and millennials in the workplace are just some of the forces shaping workplaces. These trends already are changing the workforce and seem to be accelerating at a dizzying pace.
When team communications break down, there are inevitable negative impacts on progress. A subsequent root cause analysis typically reveals failures in one or more of the roles and responsibilities inherent in this communication process.
As a student, I had aspired to attain an entry-level job in a large organization where I could work my way up the corporate ladder. I fell into what would become a very rewarding career.
Reed DuBow, CPIM, uses her financial and inventory management expertise to make a meaningful difference for countless people. She is the chief financial officer for a social services agency that combats homelessness and poverty.
At many organizations, the IT and supply chain partnership has become a competition. Acknowledging the limitations and constraints of outsourcing and redefining operating strategy between supply chain and IT are two ways to move forward.
I recently was the professional development speaker for an APICS chapter and found myself sharing a table with several students. Many of them asked what counsel I had for people just starting to enter the workforce.......Read More
George F. Brown Jr. and Atlee Valentine Pope of Blue Canyon Partners work with companies to create and maintain effective strategic relationships with channel partners. Here they explore the makings of strong collaborations and how to maintain them.......Read More
Knowledge management—“a systematic effort to enable information and knowledge to grow, flow, and create value”—is as critical in manufacturing as it is in other fields. Every organization competes based on how much knowledge its people possess.......Read More
Denise Hansen says studying for her APICS CSCP exam was an enlightening look into the brave new world of the supply chain. I began to understand the puzzle and how all the pieces fit together.......Read More
Just like Pareto analysis says, 20 percent of the customers make up 80 percent of the complaints and 80 percent of the late payments. Some people are never satisfied.......Read More
Organizations can easily become bloated with too many processes, sign-offs, and layers of interference. It seems that if a single mistake is made, a process is put into place to prevent it from ever occurring again.......Read More
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