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  1. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    Using the “Five Whys” to Identify Root Causes
    Using the “Five Whys” to Identify Root CausesTajichi Ohno was born in 1912 in Dalian, China. As a young man, he was hired by Toyota Automatic Loom Works. Toyota was later sold to Platt Brothers, a British Company, prompting the Toyoda family to use the sale’s proceeds to begin an automotive...


    Jim Taggart
    27/03/2017 #2 Jim Taggart
    #1 Much appreciated, Ken.
    Ken Boddie
    27/03/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for sharing and exemplifying this concept of pursuing depth of enquiry, Jim. All too often, a 'root cause analysis' is too shallow to get to the root of the problem, resulting in a 'band aid' solution being applied repetitively.
  2. ProducerJessica Hillyer

    Jessica Hillyer

    The Waitress: Future Supply Chain Manager?
    The Waitress: Future Supply Chain Manager?Photo Credit Here  The waitress must be able to meet B2C needs with a smile on her face and her best foot forward. She is qualified because: She is quick She is adaptable She is organized She is prepared She lives off...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/01/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks for sharing @Jessica Hillyer !
    Jessica Hillyer
    04/01/2017 #5 Jessica Hillyer
    Thanks! I fell in love with it and haven't looked back
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    04/01/2017 #4 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Really creative @Jessica Hillyer... key considerations for any business. And I always tip.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #2 I got into supply chain for an infrastructure company, strictly rail and road, no sea/air. It had more legal and payment hassles than the actual movement if goods. Been primarily into Surveys, Setups,.not exactly a supply chain person.
    Jessica Hillyer
    04/01/2017 #2 Jessica Hillyer
    Thank you! I just joined this site and thought I'd dive right in! I started as a waitress, so it was very natural for me to become involved in supply chain!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I was born in a tourist place, Nainital. I can corelate and like your post.
  3. ProducerJessica Hillyer

    Jessica Hillyer

    LeSaint Logistics: Your Global Supply Chain Solutions Provider
    LeSaint Logistics: Your Global Supply Chain Solutions ProviderLeSaint Check out our Leadership Videos! LeSaint can help your company manage any transportation challenges you face. Through our knowledge-based brokerage services, we are focused on streamlining your supply chain needs saving both time and money...


    Jessica Hillyer
    10/01/2017 #1 Jessica Hillyer
    ¡Hola! Gracias por mi post de ' gusto' y 'encontrar relevante'. Me gustaría saber como puedo ayudar usted y su negocio con las necesidades de cadena de suministro. No hablo a español, pero tengo un miembro del equipo aquí que sería FELIZ a!

    Jessica Hillyer
  4. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Aerospace Expansion Continues in Southeast, by Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy
    Aerospace Expansion Continues in Southeast, by Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain GuyWorkforceSavannah’s workforce talent pipeline includes a wide variety of job seekers and skilled laborers. Savannah has 10 times the national average of aerospace engineers and was ranked 5th by PricewaterhouseCoopers for aviation manufacturing...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    08/01/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #3 @Ramesh.S Ramesh.S, take a look at registering on the Gulfstream Web site, they have 9, 000 employees in Savannah & have another 3-4000 contractors too, they are always hiring. regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    08/01/2017 #3 RAMESH.S RAMESH.S
    I am completed in B.E CSE. Anything related job
    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Keep buzing, Bill. I've shared in three hives. Enjoy the weekend!
  5. ProducerJessica Hillyer

    Jessica Hillyer

    Supply Chain Management and the 4 Year Degree Myth
    Supply Chain Management and the 4 Year Degree MythPhoto Credit Here Kingdoms were built on supply chain management and logistics. Territories were won through the use of superior supply chain development. A war was waged for 100 years using strategic supply chains. Companies don’t need...


    Rod Loader
    28/02/2017 #3 Rod Loader
    With 20 years experience in the logistics and supply chain area, I have to agree with you Jessica. I have seen highly educated staff come and go (and complaining they haven't climbed the ladder fast enough). Logistics and supply chain is not an area for everyone. I believe it takes people who have a great balance of analytical skills and creativity (how many problems have you solved by thinking outside the box). When looking for people to work in this area I have found more education is not an advantage.
    Jessica Hillyer
    04/01/2017 #2 Jessica Hillyer
    Hahaha good point!
  6. ProducerHiren Dave

    Hiren Dave

    FMCG Suppliers - Improve Order and Inventory Management With Mobile Application
    FMCG Suppliers - Improve Order and Inventory Management With Mobile ApplicationIn this blog I am going to explain how FMCG suppliers can improve their order and inventory Management with Mobile Applications. In the past we have built eCommerce solutions for FMCG suppliers and from our experience and research we found some...
  7. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT NETWORKS by Bill Stankiewicz, "Savannah Supply Chain Guy"
    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT NETWORKS by Bill Stankiewicz, "Savannah Supply Chain Guy"CSCMP & beBee.comCSCMP has been a great organization to continue your growth in supply chain management & logistics.  They do have great training programs similar to WERC, APICS, & others listed a little later below in my post of new...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #16 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    All great points Pamela, dont forget to call Jason and LaraLee. Stay positive & be safe, regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #15 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 Part 2 (that 2000 character thing! )
    Economically I believe what we saw in 2008 is a drop in the bucket to what is coming in the next few years, so why wait? Why crash and then deal with it? Plan and operate everyday as if a crash will happen tomorrow. Maybe that is pessimistic but I believe agriculture, business, manufacturing, supply chain should be addressing all the risks simultaneously because the Geopolitical problem is just the first domino...the rest will follow and Greece is a perfect example of that. From what I know, which I admit is limited, Greece has always had a strong culture that saw them through tough times (WWII) but in recent years even that is breaking down. There is only so much the developed nations will be able to do because let's face it we sure don't stand as an example. Look at our own country and the division that is growing daily with no leader to rally us, and if society breaks down, so will the economy. You cannot have one without the other. This is not the time to divide and conquer. Working collaboratively is the answer to the issues the world faces. We aren't going to resolve terrorism soon so when you can't go over the mountain; go around it. Find new ways of working...together.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 The way I see it Bill is that the uncertainty only lends to the need to be smarter in how we do business. Yes, Geopolitical risks are at the top of the list right now and that is going to mean countries will need to focus on optimization and self-sufficiency. Much like we did in WWII, but even smarter.
    On top of that we are facing (despite what some are saying now) climate change, which many believe will accelerate over that next decade. One of the primary ramifications with an altered climate (think of the Dust Bowl, the New York heat waves) is the growth of social instability in an already unstable world.

    We need alternatives, not only in energy, but transportation, food production, and waste management. If you've kept up with the economic crisis in Greece then you'll know that they are now facing a HUGE waste problem, their landfills are over capacity and the mountains of waste continue to grow. There is no funding to resolve this issue. Other countries will face the same issues, it's a domino effect and why in heaven's name the health of the planet is the first thing to be put on the back-burner is beyond comprehension.

    end part 1
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #13 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #10 Thank you for your feedback here @Joseph Sprute
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #12 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #9 PS, Pamela:

    Some extra points I ran over 2000 word limit, : ~(

    The Only Thing That’s Certain Is Uncertainty with Geopolitical, economic and social instability will shape the global business and sustainability landscape in profound ways in 2017 and beyond.

    The threat of global economic slowdown, the continuing threat of terrorism, the migrant crisis, corruption scandals, deepening inequality within societies and between developing and developed nations, and continuing fluctuation in oil prices and currencies will continue to generate global political and economic turmoil that will powerfully influence business performance and sustainable development progress.

    Over 74%-80% of global business leaders – a record high – currently cite geopolitical instability as a major risk to business.

    The global community is currently facing more intra-, inter-, and extra-state conflict than any point since World War II, according to Eurasia Group, with the rise of ISIS and instability in the Middle East being top risks. Geopolitical uncertainty is further compounded by the weakening of Euro-Atlantic alliance, emerging conflict between closed Europe and open Europe and economic slowdown in Brazil.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #9 Hello my good friend @Pamela 🐝 Williams:

    You bring up some great points here Pamela. You may be a great person to speak at some of the next meetings held by GMA-Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, feel free to contact CEO Jason Moss & mention my name. His # is 770-338-0051, or 678-896-9312, his email is jason@georgiamanufacturing.com, another great top Executive is Laura Lee Bocade-she represents GMA too & is based in Savannah, # 912-996-0731. She is an Executive for DIRTT Corporation and you two need to chat & network, I feel you have a lot in common to share. Let me know if you cannot reach either of them Pamela?

    Falling oil prices are likely to impact investment in renewable energy, while the continuing migrant crisis in Europe and economic slowdown in emerging markets have the potential to divert much-needed attention from other social and environmental issues. Transport issues, ELogs regulations coming on line in USA on Dec.17, 2017 will have big impacts for many transportation companies that may not have invested in the technology & will face DOT fines too.

    Thanks again for you feedback here & if I can help you further in any way let me know. Your a great contact here & I really mean that, plus you live in a great area too. I was in Charlotte last month, you may want to network also with Chris Mayhall, he is in NC.

    I am here to help in any way to " Connect The Dots for Everyone" :)

    Best Regards,

    Bill Stankiewicz

    beBee Ambassador


    Savannah Supply Chain



    Phone: 1.404.750.3200
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Hey Bill, I have to plug my industry here :-)! Have you ever considered holding your Summit with the theme of Environmental responsibility and Sustainability in Manufacturing and Supply Chain? I did metrics for a supply chain group and saw tremendous waste. (1/2 empty tanker trucks going out, railcars not being filled, etc). I created a metric showing how often a truck was going out at less than capacity, the cost savings should that truck be filled and the missed opportunities for proper routing to achieve that optimization. It led to management taking a step back to study their routing and warehousing and their optimization improved tremendously. They saw the improvement in customer service and costs and I saw how much CO2 I took out of the environment! (that was my plan all along, but hey, if it improved efficiency as well..Bonus!)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thanks David for sharing!! Continued success in 2017 & thanks for your help and support my friend!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Your very kind here @Aurorasa Sima, I feel very humble with your feedback! Your another outstanding contact :) Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #3 No question is rude @Aurosa Sima. I am, 6 feet, 4.4"inches tall. Or 1.96 Metres
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    MANY THANKS AGAIN @Luiz Henrique Souza .E.!!!! For you help & feedback, I love all you bees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THANK YOU Aurorasa Sima! for your help & support YOU ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Supply Chain Management & Logistic Operations

    These conveyor belts are a trip
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  9. ProducerMikkie Mills

    Mikkie Mills

    The Evolution of Supply Chain
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  10. ProducerRyan J. Morse

    Ryan J. Morse

    How to use Credit Insurance to make a Profit
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  11. ProducerRyan J. Morse

    Ryan J. Morse

    Using Credit Insurance as a Competitive Advantage in Today's Global Marketplace
    Using Credit Insurance as a Competitive Advantage in Today's Global Marketplace Lenders: Because credit insurance protects receivables against customer default or slow-pay, lenders can increase loan capacities without increasing portfolio risk. In this competitive market, the lender who can advance against the largest pool of...
  12. ProducerRichard Goyette

    Richard Goyette

    Supply Chain Management as a Hub Function
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    William Davis
    07/07/2016 #1 William Davis
    This is a good perspective on what the role of a Supply Chain Manager should actually handle. I agree a 100% @Richard Goyette
  13. ProducerRichard Goyette

    Richard Goyette

    Getting Results Through Supplier Scorecards
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/06/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee
  14. ProducerRichard Goyette

    Richard Goyette

    Combining Lean and Agility to Meet Demand Uncertainty
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  15. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Seven Principles of Supply Chain Management
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  16. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    TORO Company, a Well Respected Company by Bill Stankiewicz, "Savannah Supply Chain Guy"
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  17. ProducerGraham Smith

    Graham Smith

    Integration of Sustainability in Supply Processes
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    Justin Thomas
    27/05/2016 #2 Justin Thomas
    Really great article @Graham Smith. Considering sustainability within any means of industry is a really important topic and can often get brushed to one side as being a bit 'earthy' but the reality is it deserves the spotlight now more than ever. It's great to see dialogues like this being discussed on beBee.
  18. ProducerMichael Eisman

    Michael Eisman

    Two critical aspects in any supplier meeting.
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    Michael Eisman
    19/05/2016 #4 Michael Eisman
    He got a blasting from the big boss, the brand was not handed over for a year, but he never forgot his pen and notebook again.
    Richard Miller
    19/05/2016 #1 Richard Miller
    Notes, handwritten or maybe using technology created for this purpose, are vital for any meeting. It is certainly the best and basic recommendation. Some professional think that they look dumb or maybe not appropriate if they take notes during a meeting but this has to abolished. An app that I can recommend to take notes and share it between the coworkes with the option of creating groups (useful when someone has to deal with and not mix different areas) is Slack.
  19. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Eight Ways to Find and Retain Qualified Supply Chain Talent - Inbound Logistics
    www.inboundlogistics.com The burgeoning need for talent to operate today’s complex supply chains has begun to garner significant attention. Develop new ways to find, recruit, develop, and retain talent with these...
  20. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Supply Chain Guy
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/05/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I believe your experiences have taught you well because you own them. Your article reflects you're in control - "I believe I can master it as I have mastered many skills in my life." You will be noticed because you are noticed now, as a good writer. Good luck in your journey. and as @Kevin Pashuk stated "Work will come to the diligent".
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/05/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    I feel like I'm eavesdropping on your self reflections @Phillip Hubbell. I fully agree that one gets pigeonholed into a category... "Hey the projector doesn't work! Call Kevin!" even though you have many other facets. I see you as a writer who does other things rather than someone who does things and writes on the side. I'm an avid photographer and musician, but I would starve if that's all I do. You sound very self aware. Keep pressing on my friend. Work will come to the diligent.
    Diane Schultz
    18/05/2016 #2 Diane Schultz
    Phillip, inspirational story about growing and learning. You showed how much we can learn from every experience. Great to meet you and wish you good luck in all of your career aspirations.
    Anees Zaidi
    18/05/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    Very interesting @Phillip Hubbell. Your writing kept me engaged till I finished it. Most of the time we are not identified with our real self. We are know with the cap we wear. Our cap becomes our identity. This is a tragic story in interpersonal relationship.
  21. Jahanara Hoque

    Jahanara Hoque

    I have been interested in logistics and supply chain management since I was 18. It stems from my passion for sustaining an environment for the long term economy of life.
    Jahanara Hoque
    Johnson Controls, XPO, Caterpillar, CEVA and More Share Thoughts on Biggest Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges for 2016 | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence
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    Maribel Quezada
    02/06/2016 #2 Anonymous
    This is an insightful piece, particularly the Q&A. Thank you for sharing.
    Jahanara Hoque
    10/05/2016 #1 Jahanara Hoque
    I am ready to begin my role in rapidly innovating the logistics industry.
  22. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Top 10 supply chain CEOs
    www.supplychaindigital.com Top 10 supply chain...


  23. ProducerMichael Eisman

    Michael Eisman

    The commercial decision!
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    Michael Eisman
    07/05/2016 #2 Michael Eisman
    30% is too high? What are you basing this on?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/05/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Quite a straight forward way of thinking and commercially acceptable, though 30% is a bit high, based on complaint. I do agree, that one should negotiate on sub-par goods, but there should be a measure of fairness in equity for all. Accepting less than a correct order on any occasion opens the door for complacency in quality delivery.
  24. Jahanara Hoque

    Jahanara Hoque

    Jahanara Hoque
    Episode 25: Google's green Big Data, virtual reality and supply chains
    www.greenbiz.com This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A tech giant talks bridging clean energy and Big Data, virtual reality meets sustainability and coal's latest...
  25. Erasmo Cruz

    Erasmo Cruz

    Cadeia de Suprimentos e Logística da Mega Fábrica da Lego
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