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  • The Advantage of Speed: The Cooper Health Supply Chain Relies Upon Real-time Risk Alerts
    by Steve Banker on February 26, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    Cooper University Health Care, like most companies, struggled with their supply chain during COVID. Cooper successfully coped with the crisis, but the high costs they had to pay for critical supplies and the late nights searching for those supplies convinced the organization that there had to be a better way. The company bought a risk The post The Advantage of Speed: The Cooper Health Supply Chain Relies Upon Real-time Risk Alerts appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

  • This Week in Supply Chain News (February 19 – 23)
    by Steve Banker on February 23, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    This Monday was President’s Day. President Biden’s Oval Office has both a portrait and a bust of Abraham Lincoln. But his family’s connection to the 16th president extends back to the Civil War. On March 21, 1864, an ancestor of Biden got in a knife fight with another man in a Union military encampment. Biden’s The post This Week in Supply Chain News (February 19 – 23) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

  • Open Sky Kaleidoscope: Connecting the Dots
    by Chris Cunnane on February 21, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I sat down to speak with Mike Noble, SVP of Technology and Jonathan Mitchell, Director of Software Services at Open Sky Group. In this conversation, we discussed seeing your supply chain through a new lens, and how this can help to achieve improved visibility. Specifically, I asked Mile and Jonathan to The post Open Sky Kaleidoscope: Connecting the Dots appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

  • Resilience by Design: The Power of Simulation in Supply Chain Strategy
    by Marianna Vydrevich on February 20, 2024 at 11:16 am

    Supply chain network design (SCND) is a powerful tool for improving business operations. Optimization and simulation are the two main branches of SCND. Optimization accounts for over 90% of all work that is being done by SCND teams. It can be used to solve a wide variety of supply chain problems. But it has gaps. The post Resilience by Design: The Power of Simulation in Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

  • 20 Years of Outsourcing Come Back to Haunt Boeing
    by Steve Banker on February 19, 2024 at 9:49 am

    For 20 years, Boeing has engaged in collaborative product development with a significant number of suppliers. The outsourced R&D, in turn, supported outsourced manufacturing with over 50 key suppliers. These suppliers, in turn, outsourced various parts of the modules they produced to their suppliers. Historically, Boeing was vertically integrated – the great majority of product The post 20 Years of Outsourcing Come Back to Haunt Boeing appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.