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Our 5 best posts from 2014

woodlywonderworks/Flickr
woodlywonderworks/Flickr

Ok, by “best” we mean the most read. Anyway, here are the 5 posts from 2014 that our readers were especially interested in:

1. 6 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site vox.com has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains.

2.  WHY UPS TRUCKS DON’T TURN LEFT

It may be something you’ve already noticed, but did you know that UPS trucks almost never turn left?

3.  LOGISTICS VS. PROCUREMENT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

How is a “procurement” job role different from a “logistics” job role? I’ve noticed that the two terms are sometimes used loosely, and while both obviously fall under the larger umbrella of supply chain management, it is sometimes difficult to figure out where logistics ends and procurement begins and vice versa.

4.  THE FIVE STEPS TO ACHIEVING “BIG VISIBILITY” IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

let’s assume that you too agree that big visibility is something worth striving for,  the question now is, how do you get there? What follows is a 5 stage maturity model that may be useful to organizations as a roadmap.

 

5.  WHY OVERCOMING STALE DATA IS KEY TO ACHIEVING A GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN

If we feel that today we have achieved a level of goodness across our supply network planning and operations, how do we target and mobilize toward greatness? The challenge for us in today’s competitive environment is how to evolve from ‘good’ to ‘great.’ This post discusses how overcoming stale data may be the key.

 

Aaron Pittman

Aaron is former Corporate Counsel/Director of Marketing at One Network Enterprises,A lawyer by training, heprovides practical advice regarding regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters, and also leads global marketing and communications activities including content, messaging, and analyst and press relations. He holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan Law School.