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"Control Towers" are everywhere today, millions of dollars are spent by software vendors promoting "Control Towers" as the solution to supply chain problems. What is the truth? This white paper dissects the concept of "Control Towers" and examines the advantages and often ignored flaws in "Control Towers."

Social media can - and should - play a central role in supply chain management. After all, social networking is not really about socializing, but about facilitating people-to-people communication and collaboration.

By developing methods for analyzing textual data that optimize social science goals directly, we are able to considerably outperform standard computer science methods developed for a different purpose.

Macrolynk Joins Austin Technology Incubator; Company Powers Tier 1 and Tier 2s in the Automotive Industry with SCM Tools to Save Time, Money.

This paper examines the use of social media to capture the impact on supply chain events and develop a context for those events. This paper also analyzes the use of social media in the supply chain to build relationships among supply chain participants.

Since there is too much information floating around, many people rely on "influencers" who exhibit expertise, enthusiasm or credibility - the following article shows how the influencers in supply chain management can be identified.

The micro-blogging service Twitter presents a promising natural laboratory for the study of diffusion processes - unlike other user-declared networks (e.g. Facebook), Twitter is expressly devoted to disseminating information.

On the following pages of this report you will find excerpts and links to resources and content that I have contributed over time on many relevant sub-themes supporting this vision of integrated supply chain planning and response management.

As of this morning, @LogisticsMgmtMag has 14,814 followers and has posted 3,996 Tweets. Not too shabby considering that when we started doing this we were very unclear on how we would use Twitter and how we would grow it.

When you do venture online, share or create content that inspires and connects your audience to you and your brand. This is true for corporate social media and extends to your employees and customers.

Social Media has been widely used in general business and marketing but the application in supply chain management context seems to be lagging behind. As a matter of fact, social media can be utilized to improve various aspects of supply chain and business results can be achieved rapidly.

Freightfriend.com is a FREE load and truck posting web site where freight companies and shippers select who can see their postings by inviting their transportation partners as "friends". Now you can post your shipments or equipment in one web site, providing real-time visibility only to your "friends". Now you can access real-time information on all of your "friends" loads and trucks from one web site, where you can easily search and match them to your needs.

Cloud-enabled transportation “control towers” are transforming logistics and supply chain performance. Our consulting team explains how shippers can realize benefits from true end-to-end supply chain integration that can be operated through an optimized transportation service network.

Companies that embrace social tools will have another dramatic advantage. As the supply chain talent gap worsens, the more socially-minded companies will be able to attract the best and most innovative minds of the next generation—a generation that has always approached learning and communication in the context of social networks.


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