SCM According to Gretzky: A Great Supply Chain is Where Demand is Going to be

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky In this case quoted by Rick Desmarais of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. and also my similarity with LogiMed. Not that I’m an Ice-hockey player but I am a professional athlete and also playing […]

Medical Device Supply Chain and Logistics: Supply Chain Integration, Collaboration, Optimization are Key

Provider Collaboration, Supply Chain Integration, Global Regulations & Emerging Markets, Value Add, and Inventory Optimization. If you’re in Supply Chain or Logistics and in the Medical Devices Industry, than there is an event I recommend you visit this April: LogiMed USA. LogisticsMatter has been a 2013 and 2014 Media Partner to LogiMed in Europe, where the conference was held for […]

Medical Device Supply Chain & Logistics? Operational Excellence and Employee Empowerment are Key

November has been a very busy month in which we visited a total of three conferences, of which LogiMed was the first. The LogiMed 2013 Conference was held in the Kempinski 4 Seasons Hotel in the center of Munich, where more than 125 Medical Device Logistics and Supply Chain executives exchanged ideas, knowledge, experience, business cards and drinks.

Dr. Jason Acimovic to Receive CSCMP’s 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Lombard, Illinois USA, September 4, 2013 – Dr. Jason A. Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain and information systems, Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his research titled Lowering Outbound Shipping Costs in an Online Retail Environment by Making Better Fulfillment and Replenishment […]

Gartner Identifies Top Supply Chain Organizations in Asia Pacific for 2013

Sydney, Australia, August 27, 2013 – Global research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. has published its annual ranking of the top performing supply chain organizations headquartered in Asia Pacific. The goal of Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business. Gartner research director Debashis Tarafdar said […]

Gartner 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software Reveals a Wealth of Emerging Innovations

The Future for Social Collaboration to Be Explored at Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit 2013, September 16-17 in London Gartner, Inc. said collaborative customer interfaces, social co-browsing, mobile virtual worlds and social TV are just a few of the innovations on the rise in its 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software. The adoption and use of social technologies, techniques […]

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management

By David B. Grant, Alexander Trautrims & Chee Yew Wong  Published by Kogan Page on September 3rd 2013. “This is one of the first books globally integrating sustainability into all logistical and supply chain related processes.  It will serve students as well as practitioners in getting good insights onto the topic.” – Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring, Professor of Supply Chain […]

CSCMP to Honor Three Up-and-Coming Supply Chain Professionals with Its Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Lombard, Illinois USA (August 19, 2013) – The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced the selection of Keiko Arai, leadership development program participant at Textron, Florian Schick, consultant at McKinsey & Company, and Amanda Tolhurst, senior manager, internal materials operations at Whirlpool Corporation as the recipients of its new Emerging Leader Award.

Tesla Motors’ Supply Chain VP to Speak at CSCMP Annual Global Conference; Closing Session to Focus on Personal Development

Lombard, Illinois USA (August 12, 2013) -The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced that Peter Carlsson, vice president of supply chain for Tesla Motors, will be the featured speaker at the Major Session of its annual global conference on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Building a Complex Supply Chain from the Ground Up will be the theme of Carlsson’s […]

Gartner Says a Strong Supply Chain Strategy Is Essential to Capitalize on Explosive Emerging Market Opportunity

Emerging Markets Expected to Be Primary Business Growth Area for the Next Century Gartner Special Report Examines Supply Chain Strategies for Emerging Markets Supply chain leaders will play a crucial role as companies capitalize on the explosive growth in emerging markets, according to Gartner, Inc. Emerging markets have been identified as the primary business growth area for the next century, […]