OnDemand Supply Chain Blog

[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: Gartner Goes Electric

As we recently noted, Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Executive Conferenceconvenes next week in Phoenix with a theme that’s music to our ears.  We’ll see if “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains” makes it past the buzzword bingo to real-world strategies. At Morgan,

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: While You Were Shipping

 Is the Chicago to Atlanta Route The Next Pork Belly Play? (Wall Street Journal; tiered subscription access) Deutsche Borse unit Nodal Exchange recently announced 11 new futures contracts to hedge trucking costs. The idea is an effort to tame recent trucking price volatility. Under the new system, investors could buy

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[ ONDEMAND BLOG ] – WHILE YOU WERE SHIPPING…

Amazon to report its carbon impact. (Bloomberg). Planet Earth’s biggest e-retailer said last month that it will begin to disclose carbon emissions data for its shipping activities. It’s a first step towards a stated goal of making at least half of its shipments carbon neutral

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[ ONDEMAND BLOG ] – IS COST SAVINGS ENOUGH?

In a recent editorial, Supply Chain Digest argues that business needs to redefine what it means when it talk about savings (“Thoughts on the Age Old Question of Measuring Procurement Savings”). We couldn’t agree more.Too often, the concept is exclusively one of “cash releasing” savings.

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: The Missing Think

“I’m trying to think, but nothing happens.” So, observed the noted philosopher and movie Stooge, Curly Howard. That sums up much of the problem with modern business according to Harvard Business School professor emeritus, Gerald Zaltman. In a recent interview, Zaltman described why some companies achieve stunning transformation

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