Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013




Snippets of recent supply chain news...

Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization.

Ariba LIVE 2013 is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP, treasury, IT, sales, and marketing” professionals.  The full agenda is now available—we count some 56 breakout sessions around sourcing, selling, managing cash, collaborative commerce, and customer.

Coming up April 8–10 is the 2013 Terra Technology Customer Conference in Orlando, FL. You can browse the agenda and register here.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Retail Supply Chain Conference: Logistics 2013 reportedly attracted a crowd of some 1,500 attendees.

France-based supply chain vendor ORTEMS has reported a revenue increase of 22% for 2012. This planning and production scheduling vendor attributes its success this past year to, among other things, the launch of its PlannerOne© Web components fully integrated to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution, new alliances, partnerships with Microsoft Dynamics distributors, and the launching of new value “extended services.”

A fascinating new way to look at Apple’s supply chain: ChinaFile put together an interactive map of Apple’s suppliers. David Barreda and David Wertime advise that of the 748 listed suppliers, 600 are in Asia, and 331 of these are in China. But the map tells so much more.
 
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