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1. Spreadsheets are Tracking Tool
(News)
According to Supply Chain Dive, companies still use Excel spreadsheets as part of the their supply chain management tool.  A survey by Adelante finds that 68 percent of companies still use Excel for supply ...
Created on 27 August 2018
2. NGOs walk a supply chain tightrope to disaster response
(Supply)
...  from a central or regional HQ, meaning longer lead-times. This is an information-intensive process that requires more than paper-based systems or excel. The ability to rapidly assess available supplie ...
Created on 13 July 2018
3. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
(Supply)
... y global centers of excellence. Local vendors and talent will bring a host of knowledge about local conditions that may not be available to folks working at other geographies. Of course, the incentiv ...
Created on 16 October 2017
4. Gaining Visibility
(News)
A sensing, intelligent, social supply chain sounds like nirvana, doesn't it? Not many have reached that level, though, and obstacles abound. However, global visibility and faster decision making are ...
Created on 30 November 2016
5. Planning for a Global Supply Chain
(News)
Supply chains are supply chains, right? Except when you look at global vs. regional types.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has studied the differences and proposes 5 key lessons in planning for global ...
Created on 24 November 2016
6. Procurement Needs 'Wins'
(News)
The procurement function within the supply chain tends to operate in the background. That ought to change, according to an interview with a KPMG consulting executive.In a summary of the interview on the ...
Created on 03 November 2016
7. ERP Market Hits a Few Snags
(News)
ERP vendors are going through a lot of turmoil, with cloud computing, license model changes, and the strong dollar combining to affect year-over-year growth. None of the individual companies really excelled, ...
Created on 11 April 2016
8. Supply Chain Performance Measurements
(News)
The Supply Chain Shaman is taking her yearly look at supply chain performance by industry. Lora Cecere, as usual, does a great job not only collecting and producing the data, but also providing expert ...
Created on 04 April 2016
9. Supply Chain Maturity Models
(News)
Excellence in supply chain performance is related to where a company's supply chain resides on a maturity model, according to research conducted by Dr. Ernest Hughes.Various models exist and mostly cove ...
Created on 04 April 2016
10. Using the Principle of Aesthetics in Supply Chains
(News)
...  is an excellent conversation that explains how the principles of good design can be used to enhance supply chains. Check it out on the 21st Century Supply Chain site HERE.  ...
Created on 22 March 2016
11. Designing a Beautiful Supply Chain
(News)
... ' is a good first step.Excellence is achievable! Read his article on the 21st Century Supply Chain site HERE. ...
Created on 08 March 2016
12. Becoming a Data-Driven Supply Chain
(News)
If there's a 'hottest of the hot' topics right now, supply chain analytics may be it. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, sat down with a few supply chain executives recently to see where they're at ...
Created on 13 February 2016
13. Connecting B2B Partners
(News)
On the Forbes site, Lora Cecere takes an in-depth look at B2B connectivity. This excellent article examines the entire flow of data between businesses, options for connectivity, and benefits and problems ...
Created on 01 February 2016
14. The Changing Consumer Model
(News)
... e pulling at the consumer, and retailers are struggling to keep up. Read her excellent analysis HERE. ...
Created on 01 February 2016
15. Pick Up the Pace
(News)
...  a differentiator for those who excel. Read the article on the DC Velocity site by Clifford Lynch HERE. ...
Created on 26 January 2016
16. Putting Excel Out to Pasture
(News)
We've all used Excel for quick and dirty analysis, but did you know that some pretty large supply chains depend on it a little too much? That's not necessarily all bad, but the tool does have limitatio ...
Created on 05 January 2016
17. Clarifying Supply Chain Goals
(News)
It's a good question: what are the goals of the supply chain when they seem to be responsible for everything? As the function has morphed outside its traditional cost center role, the level of ambiguity ...
Created on 17 November 2015
18. What is an XPL?
(Logistics)
... lidators or 3PLs as to delivery requirement are just some of the challenges dealt with. It is hardly a seamless process. An excellent opportunity for "super logistics providers" (4PLs) to meet.. A 4PL, ...
Created on 17 November 2015
19. How to Excel at S&OP
(News)
...  it but there's no consensus on how best to execute it.Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has researched companies who say they excel at the process and presents some high level best practice recommendatio ...
Created on 03 November 2015
20. Fix That Supply Chain With Logistics Updates
(Logistics)
... too. We will expand on this issue and show there are many alternatives, all depending on how YOUR BUSINESS needs to operate. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has created excellent ...
Created on 02 November 2015