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1. Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Rush
... quantities on hot items. You can also use it for customer service and to drum up hype before sales even start. Keep Going Into The New Year While the main rush leads up to the Christmas holiday, ...
Created on 04 December 2017
2. Key Predictions for the New Year
It's getting a bit late for 2017 predictions, but Dan Gilmore's collection at Supply Chain Digest are usually so prescient that we need to get them out there.He's contacted some of the great supply chain ...
Created on 28 January 2017
3. A Broader Set of 2017 Predictions
Many publications stick to technology in making predictions for the future. One thing I really like about the Supply Chain Matters site is its broader perspective.In his annual article on the new year' ...
Created on 10 January 2017
4. Procurement's Direction in 2017
Procurement is a process that's always changing, but the beginning of a new year is a good time to put a few bets on where it's heading. Technology is driving a lot of change, but the Presidential electio ...
Created on 04 January 2017
5. Get Some Sleep!
It's a question that's a little cliched and you've probably answered it many times, but 'what's keeping you up at night' can help you kick off the new year in the right way.Frank McGuigan provides a thought-prov ...
Created on 20 December 2016
6. Supply Chain Resolutions for 2017
If you've not yet developed your 2017 New Year's resolutions, fear not: Michael Gravier has produced a great list in a recent Industry Week article.It's a great compilation and, if you succeed with ev ...
Created on 13 December 2016
7. A Mid-Year Check Up
I don't know about you, but my New Year's resolutions were blown by about January 10th or so. For those in the supply chain who are more disciplined, though, it's time for a mid-year check up.On the Industr ...
Created on 09 August 2016
8. Manufacturing Trends
...  site, Stewart Florsheim makes several predictions that will affect supply chains in the new year. His comments about the 'digital mesh' are interesting to read. Check them out HERE. ...
Created on 01 February 2016
9. Supplier Networks in 2016
...  the new year.He sees lots of incremental changes in existing functionality, but also sees them making inroads into replacing EDI for direct materials. Interesting.... Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 28 January 2016
10. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends for the New Year
January is almost past, but it's not too late to read about supply chain & logistics trends, particularly when they're from one of our favorite sources.Steve Banker, Chris Cunnane, and Clint Reiser from ...
Created on 26 January 2016
11. Getting Started on Metrics
It's important for supply chain managers to identify trends and appropriate metrics to use for budgeting and evaluation purposes as we begin the new year. We're lucky that Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shama ...
Created on 11 January 2016
12. More Supply Chain Predictions for 2016
Is it too late for another article with supply chain predictions for 2016? I think not.... The key players at the Strategic Sourcer site have compiled their best guesses for the new year and they seem ...
Created on 07 January 2016
13. How Data Can Help Meet Supply Chain Challenges
With the new year right around the corner (as in, tomorrow...), we can look at ways the tsunami of data we've been reading about can help overcome some of our supply chain challenges. Having the right dat ...
Created on 31 December 2015
14. Using Behavior to Your Advantage
It’s the start of a new year and once again, I set goals for the year. These are different than “resolutions” as I fully intend on meeting them. Some of these goals are the same from year to year: get ...
Created on 04 December 2015
15. West Coast Port Strike Could Damage U.S. Economy
... such as fresh fruit ready for shipment to Asia and festive décor to celebrate the Chinese New Year, languished in warehouses, docks and cargo ships at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast, including Los Angeles, ...
Created on 23 February 2015
16. Innovation and the Supply Chain
As the new year begins, are we in a position where the supply chain needs innovation to remain relevant? Jennifer Baljko on the EBN site seems to think that's the case.You need to keep your eyes open t ...
Created on 08 January 2015
17. Supply Chain Predictions for 2015
... which could have significant impact on supply chains, bears watching in the new year. So, what I see in my crystal ball for 2015 looks like this: lots of articles on cloud technology, omnichannel retail, ...
Created on 29 December 2014
18.'s Best of 2014
... so we can find themes and topics to update in the new year. In reviewing the stats, we have yet another mixed bag. By a wide margin, our single most viewed article was Ken Kinlock’s “Where Will EDI Go- ...
Created on 19 December 2014
19. Challenges in the ERP Arena for 2014
It's not too late for 2014 predictions! In an article on the Enterprise Irregulars site, Brian Sommer rolls out his thoughts on where ERPs are headed in the new year.There's a lot that'll change, much ...
Created on 06 January 2014
20. Fearless Predictions for 2014
...  predictions, but trust me: they’ll be part of your future! Happy New Year! ...
Created on 03 January 2014