Executive Briefings

Nike, NCR and Extended Supply Chains                          

ProLogis, the global owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities features detailed insights and commentary from supply-chain executives at two Fortune 500 companies in the latest edition of the ProLogis Supply Chain Review--John Mascaritolo, director of global logistics at NCR Corp., a global technology company; and Maithili Shenoy, director of supply chain strategy and development at Nike Corporation. The report is derived from a panel discussion at the 2006 Supply Chain World Conference.

"Both Nike and NCR are among the world's best companies at managing supply chains efficiently and effectively in a global environment," said Leonard Sahling, ProLogis first vice president of global research. "John Mascaritolo and Maithili Shenoy each have a unique vantage on the world of logistics today, and on the trade-offs and challenges corporations face as they source products and deliver them to customers."

Specific issues discussed in the report include:
1. Unforeseen logistics costs that result from shipping delays, missed delivery dates and slow inventory turns

2. The challenges of moving product in developing countries with inadequate transportation infrastructure;

3. Complex foreign trade processes, including volatile duty rates and taxes, frequent regulatory changes and product reclassifications;

4. A compression in cost advantages associated with offshore manufacturing

5. Building speed, responsiveness and adaptability into supply chains in the face of growing product proliferation.
http://www.prologisresearch.com/challenges

ProLogis, the global owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities features detailed insights and commentary from supply-chain executives at two Fortune 500 companies in the latest edition of the ProLogis Supply Chain Review--John Mascaritolo, director of global logistics at NCR Corp., a global technology company; and Maithili Shenoy, director of supply chain strategy and development at Nike Corporation. The report is derived from a panel discussion at the 2006 Supply Chain World Conference.

"Both Nike and NCR are among the world's best companies at managing supply chains efficiently and effectively in a global environment," said Leonard Sahling, ProLogis first vice president of global research. "John Mascaritolo and Maithili Shenoy each have a unique vantage on the world of logistics today, and on the trade-offs and challenges corporations face as they source products and deliver them to customers."

Specific issues discussed in the report include:
1. Unforeseen logistics costs that result from shipping delays, missed delivery dates and slow inventory turns

2. The challenges of moving product in developing countries with inadequate transportation infrastructure;

3. Complex foreign trade processes, including volatile duty rates and taxes, frequent regulatory changes and product reclassifications;

4. A compression in cost advantages associated with offshore manufacturing

5. Building speed, responsiveness and adaptability into supply chains in the face of growing product proliferation.
http://www.prologisresearch.com/challenges