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1. Supplier Networks, Part 2
In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.The benefits for supply chains from process and capability ...
Created on 26 January 2017
2. Is Your Supply Chain Strategic or Tactical?
We constantly encounter, and post, articles about the need for supply chains to be 'strategic'. But what exactly does that mean?Melissa Clow takes a shot at differentiating between strategic and tactical ...
Created on 10 January 2017
3. Gaining Visibility
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
4. The Meaning of "World Class"
"World Class" seems to be an over-used phrase, but the supply chain experts at the Hackett Group know it when they see it.Their recent report not only defines the term, but it spells out what it means ...
Created on 29 November 2016
5. Becoming a Procurement MVP
Everybody wants to be a star, but do you have what it takes to be an MVP? Of Procurement? Becoming a 'trusted advisor' may be the key to stepping up into that role, according to Chris Sawchuk of the Hackett ...
Created on 26 October 2016
6. Creating an Agile Supply Chain
In our risky, fast-paced world, there aren't too many supply chain characteristics more important than agility. Making decisions quickly based on actionable data is crucial.Trevor Miles on the 21st Centur ...
Created on 11 October 2016
7. Supply Chain Lessons From a Leader
Daniel Myers, who currently manages over 60,000 employees for Mondelez and has been a supply chain leader for decades, recently sat down for a career profile interview with the DC Velocity staff.He describes ...
Created on 14 August 2016
8. Becoming More Business-Like
It's an exciting time to be in procurement, according to Sarika Garg on the Spend Matters site. Change, innovation, and agility are key ingredients to supply chain success, and technology plays a big part.Th ...
Created on 14 June 2016
9. Supply Chain Risk Infographic
Supply chain risk is a topic that keeps many a manager awake at night. Lots of different types, causes, and impacts, with a variety of ways to mitigate the risks as well.On the EBN site, Hailey Lynne McKeefry ...
Created on 09 February 2016
10. 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 ...
Created on 31 December 2015
11. Supply Chain Agility and Customer Service
... article, Kaitlyn McAvoy explains how agility can be your friend in dealing with service issues. Read it HERE. ...
Created on 10 December 2015
12. How Agile is Your Big Data?
Just because you have a mountain of data, it doesn't follow that you'll be able to use it effectively. One of the keys to leveraging Big Data is agility, or the ability to make the data actionable in respondi ...
Created on 26 November 2015
13. Workflow Automation Benefits
In these dangerous times, agility is of high importance to supply chains worldwide. It's easier said than done, although automating workflow processes can help in a number of ways.On the EBN site, Davi ...
Created on 14 September 2015
14. How Managed EDI Tools Offset Supply Chain Risk And Complexity
... is means the entire Chain (purchasing, etc.). The Control Tower idea, when done correctly and in conjunction with other fixes can be very successful. Visibility is a prerequisite to supply chain agili ...
Created on 27 April 2015
15. Supply Chain COE Research
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, is looking at some recent research on supply chain centers of excellence (COE). She's identified some common themes that are interesting to review.Though COEs are ...
Created on 20 April 2015
16. The Road to Supply Chain Excellence
JDA Software's recent whitepaper on supply chain excellence has been reviewed by Susan Fourtane on the EBN site. Since the business climate for manufacturers is so challenging, it's good to identify a ...
Created on 21 January 2015
17. Facts You Need to Know About the Cloud
... importance are agility, flexibility and scalability. Technology and organizational strategies could mean a hybrid data center  with Cloud, collocation and managed services. Applications next in line ...
Created on 14 January 2015
18. Suppliers in the Chain
... But here’s the thing. We are all in a free but competitive market that operates on Darwinian principles. Surviving in this marketplace requires intelligence and agility. As we close in on 2015 it’s incumbent ...
Created on 15 December 2014
19. Big Data Drives Innovation
There's a connection between innovation, optimization, and disruption. If innovation is your goal, Big Data can help you optimize what needs to be optimized and disrupt what should be disrupted. That's ...
Created on 29 September 2014
20. Top 5 Disaster Risks To Your Business
... done correctly and in conjunction with other fixes can be very successful. Visibility is a prerequisite to supply chain agility, responsiveness and almost everything in the supply chain. Companies need ...
Created on 24 September 2014