When DineEquity combined the supply and distribution networks for two of its restaurant chains, it used process mapping to identify where to make changes. A top executive tells how this technique helped the company create a single, streamlined supply chain.
High-tech companies must deal with a high level of demand uncertainty, product obsolescence, and pricing pressures. By taking advantage of five "levers" they can overcome those challenges and cut total supply chain costs by as much as 40 percent.
Third-party logistics and technology companies are hiring supply chain professionals right now. If you want to get their attention, then you'll need to be familiar with a wide range of functions, says recruiter Don Jacobson.