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Supply Chain, Explained Further

A supply chain is the network of all individuals, organizations, resources, technology and activities involved in the creation and sale of product, from the…
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SCM

SCM is an acronym for supply chain management and can be defined as the oversight of materials, information and finances as they are moved…
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GM’s recall crisis shaping auto industry’s future

DETROIT, MI- The number of General Motors Co. recalls this year is forcing extraordinary change in the company and across the entire U.S. auto industry. But…
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Truck orders up, signaling U.S. economy rebound

  Trucking companies are increasing their bets on the U.S. economy picking up speed. Old Dominion Freight Line and Knight Transportation are ordering…
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Supply Chain Management Definition

The cross-functional approach which involves the movement of raw materials into a company, managing the movements of aspects of the internal processing of raw…
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Partnership for Supply Chain Management

When we talk of partnership, we mean a tailored business relationship built on mutual trust, openness, shared rewards and shared risks which result…
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Young people see auto industry as a limited, unlikely option

MACKINAC ISLAND — Michigan’s signature automotive industry has an image problem with the young talent it needs to grow and prosper. That’s the main…
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What are Logistics?

The term logistics originated in Greece and French as far back as the 19th century. Some dictionaries like the Oxford English Dictionary define logistics…
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Supply Chain, Defined

Supply chain is a system that consists of information, resources, organization, technology, people and activities that move products or services from supplier to the…
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Value Chain Analysis

The term value chain was first developed by Michael Porter in the 80s in his book, The Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance.…
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