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Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2012 Predictions for Global Supply Chains- Part Three

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On the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the U.S., a holiday to look back and reflect on the blessings of family and life, it is also our time to reflect and scorecard our Supply Chain Matters 2012 Predictions for Global Supply Chains which we published nearly a year ago. Our annual process is to first scorecard the current year’s predictions before publishing our upcoming 2013 predictions during December. Our scoring process this year will be on a four point scale.  Four will be the highest score, an indicator that we totally nailed the prediction.  One is the lowest score, an indicator of; what were we thinking? In our Part One posting, we reflected on the initial three predictions issued nearly a year ago. Our Part Two posting scored Prediction Four, focused on specific industry supply chain challenges in 2012. In this commentary we will look back and score […]


Distinguished Transportation and Supply Chain Management Honorees- Don Ralph and Mike Haverty

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One area that Supply Chain Matters has been neglectful has been that of highlighting honors and citations for distinguished supply chain management professionals.  In the coming weeks, our blog will highlight such awards on a periodic basis. Thus, we would like to honor Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples Inc. for receiving the Salzberg Medallion, an honor extended by the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. The Salzberg  Medallion has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management, in part because of the rigorous selection process. Don was honored for his outstanding contribution in supply chain management, including accomplishments in development of new industry-leading infrastructures, spearheading impeccable inventory management, perfect order execution and a highly efficient cost structure. Don has spent more than a decade driving the effort […]