The view from APICS 2017

Just what is supply chain management? It’s a question I ask myself about this time each year when I wrap up the fall conference season. After all, the major certification and trade associations representing the industry all position themselves as supply chain organizations, even though the roots of each were siloed in operations, logistics and […]

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An industry at a cross-roads

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in LM’s sister publication, Modern Materials Handling.  I’m in Florida this week at the annual meeting of MHI, the organization that represents the materials handling industry in North America and produces the ProMat and Modex trade shows.  At a prior meeting, I described MHI as an organizations at a cross-roads, and I think it’s […]

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