The director of supply chain planning at Barilla discusses the importance of effective supply chain planning to corporate performance and outlines critical success factors for an effective planning organization.
As head of IT for Global Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder, a major third-party logistics provider, Gregory Knott well understands the issues surrounding technology integration between third parties and customers. Here he offers useful advice to outsourcing partners on both sides of a contract.
An ongoing supply chain and procurement transformation project at Seagate was driven by market changes and supply disruptions following natural disasters in Asia. Vice President Marcos Meirelles provides highlights of the project.
Data integration is the key to getting the right information to the right person at the right time, enabling supply chains to seamlessly meet customer expectations. Kristi Montgomery of Kenco Group details the key components of successful data integration.
True supplier collaboration can drive innovation and value, but success depends upon a foundation of trust that enables partners to effectively deal with such issues as intellectual property rights. Jon Washington, director of product sourcing and global procurement at Diebold, shares his company's approach.