Supply Chain Management 101

The Next Shift: Returns and Non-Economic Considerations Take Center Stage

May 22, 2023
This is the final post in a three-part blog series about research conducted into last-mile and reverse logistics by GSCI Fellow Alan Amling and GSCI co-faculty director Tom Goldsby. In the first two blog posts of this last-mile series, we unveiled the future of e-commerce delivery. In this post, we focus on the return leg.

Innovation in Last-Mile Fulfillment and Delivery

May 15, 2023
This post is the second in a three-part blog series about research conducted into last-mile and reverse logistics by GSCI Fellow Alan Amling and co-faculty director Tom Goldsby. Read the first post, "The Big Shift in E-Commerce Logistics."
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Closing the Loop on Rare Earths

May 9, 2023
This post is the third in the series, Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied, and often misunderstood, processes for sourcing natural resources that are used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day. Read the first post about the dilemma farmers face in how to use their land. The second post explored the challenge of reshoring raw materials supply.
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The Big Shift in E-Commerce Logistics

May 9, 2023
This post is the first in a three-part blog series about research conducted into last-mile and reverse logistics by GSCI Fellow Alan Amling and co-faculty director Tom Goldsby. Download the full white paper now.
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The Miner’s Dilemma: Can We Simply Reshore Our Raw Materials Supply?

April 5, 2023
This post is the second in the series Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied, and often misunderstood, processes for sourcing natural resources used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day. The first post discussed the dilemma farmers face in how to use their land.

The Farmer’s Dilemma: What Do We Do with Our Land?

March 1, 2023
This post is the first in a new series, Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied and often misunderstood processes for sourcing natural resources that are used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day. 
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A Blueprint for Agile Resilient Supply Chain Enablement

December 14, 2022
During their research for “Advancing E2E Agile Resiliency in Supply Chains,” GSCI Fellows Dave Demers and Brian Kolek leveraged 22 supply chain leaders from diverse industries. These leaders served as their think tank, providing a roadmap for how organizations can build a more agile resilient supply chain.
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The Top 10 Capabilities of Agile Resilient Supply Chains

December 7, 2022
The impact of COVID-19’s extreme and lengthy disruption of supply chain designs has been evident in the marketplace performance of many organizations. Supply chain designs that are end-to-end (E2E) and agile are now critical to enterprise performance. But with an agile global network comes complexity, cycle time constraints, and increased disruption risk. Disruptions are a logical expectation: natural disasters, political unrest, trade wars, and epidemics may be rare locally but common globally.
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How much are supply chain disruptions costing your organization?

December 1, 2022
Disruptions are coming harder, faster, and more frequently than before. And supply chain management professionals can no longer shoulder them with creativity and brute force. SCM design must be revamped to balance agility with resiliency. To convince executives and market analysts to act outside of a crisis situation, we need to connect supply chain performance and boardroom metrics.
End-to-End Supply Chain Planning

End-to-End Supply Chain Planning

November 4, 2022
End-to-end involves the entire process of the supply chain, from product design and procurement of raw materials to delivery of the final product and after-sale customer service. Effective management of an end-to-end supply chain creates a strong competitive advantage for businesses in crowded markets.