Supply Chain On Demand

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Most Supply Chain Management executives are concerned with the risks from extended supply chains, but only a few have real end-to-end visibility into their supply chains. For those without this full visibility, outsourcing and globalization have put a “lot of rocks on their wagon.” They see increased demand/supply variability and increased lead times. They don’t see problems until it is too late and then, they are slow to react. We need to aim for a demand driven Supply Chain Management solution in the Cloud. For discussion purposes, let’s call it “SCM NET WORKS” Let’s start with a real time network. Where ever it is and whoever runs it, the aim is to get as many links in the supply chain on it as possible. It must be a multi-party network that uses the latest technology (Cloud, mobile apps, Big Data, etc). It is like a social network. It is a many-to-many network. It is bigger than a bread basket and it is faster than lightning. It will result in a real time decision-making supply chain operation that allows an unlimited number of trading partners to plan, execute, synchronize and optimize in real time all of the business processes and events that are going on in numerous extended supply chains. It includes everything from raw materials right up to the consumer.

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Utica Comets Have A Great Chance At Playoffs in 3-Game Home Series

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It’s the biggest weekend of the season so far for the Utica Comets.

In heart of a headlong drive to try to qualify for the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs, the first-year team has a golden opportunity to make up some ground with three home games this weekend.

The Abbotsford Heat visit the Utica Memorial Auditorium Friday and Saturday (7 p.m.), and the Iowa Wild visit at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Comets are 29-28-3-4 for 65 points, six points out of the last Western Conference playoff spot held by the Charlotte Checkers. The Rochester Americans (70 points) and Oklahoma City Barons (69) also are ahead of the Comets, who have played two fewer games than the Amerks and Barons, and three fewer than Charlotte. The Comets, however, do not own the tie-breaker against any of those teams and would need to finish ahead of them to qualify for the postseason.

The Comets pushed past the .500 mark for the first time this season in Saturday’s shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, winning for the seventh time in nine games.

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