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Manufacturers: Tell us where you get your electronic components

The economic downturn disrupted the supply of electronic components, leaving a supply chain with fewer players, each of whom has diminished capacity. This is putting serious strain on the manufacturers trying to build and launch new products quickly. My post this summer about the limited availability of tantalum...

Nov. 29, 2010

Supply chain efficiency = Revenue growth

The above statement may seem like a no-brainer for those who speak supply chain; however, it was one of the top takeaways in the 8th annual “Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress” conducted by Supply Chain Management Review, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State...

Nov. 17, 2010

A supply chain perspective on PLM and BOM management

Our friend Shaun Snapp over at SCMFocus has a great blog post explaining some of the differences between dedicated bill of materials (BOM) management solutions and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality that’s built into and distributed across ERP and other planning systems. He has an interesting take...

Nov. 4, 2010