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1. It’s time for 2019 predictions
... intrusion Disruption of expectations is always an issue and as industry continues to become increasingly digital the risks of hacking, data theft, and ransom add strain to budgets and contingency planning. ...
Created on 17 December 2018
2. Data drives the supply chain but data storage can cripple yours
... storage can be restricted by simply not purchasing more drives and you can establish spending caps for cloud accounts. But assess your data growth and make appropriate budget decisions. Make sure your ...
Created on 09 April 2018
3. Supply Chain and the TCJA Effect on Jobs
... their employees. However 48 percent don’t expect to see any increases in salary and merit increase budgets. Unfortunately nearly the same number of respondents (47 percent) see either no change or a ...
Created on 12 February 2018
4. Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Rush
Consumers are continually increasing their holiday spending budgets year-over-year. With more sales opportunities than ever before, can your business handle the influx of orders, customers, and shipments? ...
Created on 04 December 2017
5. It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Walmart Blimp!
...  in more than 450 locations across the US. And it’s already lowered prices on many of what’s often been termed “Whole Paycheck” items to make shopping there more in line with its budget targeting competitor ...
Created on 13 September 2017
6. 3D Printing will Replace Your Supply Chain
3D printers are available to everyone with even a small budget. That means that even though what they produce may not be up to the quality level you would manufacture or sell yourself, the ability to directly ...
Created on 25 May 2016
7. 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
8. What’s In YOUR Bill?
... accounting department for payment and may only show up when you run over-budget… or review your bill. The point is that your invoice is not necessarily what you think it should be. And you may never know ...
Created on 11 January 2016
9. You Are Only As Strong As Your Supply Chain
... limitations of custom integration and one-to-one mapping. This is no surprise when you realize that most organizations are investing the majority of their IT budget and resources in maintaining their ...
Created on 05 January 2016
10. How to Excel at S&OP
Balancing go-to-market strategies against operational plans is a challenge across businesses of all sizes. Whether it's called Sales & Operations Planning or some other name, almost everyone tries to do ...
Created on 03 November 2015
11. Should EDI be outsourced?
...  of internal personnel issues, hardware and software support, and even connectivity issues from internal budgets to predictable contractual agreements. In fact, in a 2013 report, Gartner estimated tha ...
Created on 15 April 2015
12. Cloud and the Budget
There is a dizzying array of potential ways that cloud technology can be deployed. They're not only a challenge to keep straight technically, but your IT group may also find that budgeting for it may b ...
Created on 27 February 2015
13. Cloud and EDI – The IT “Bonne Chance”
... of IT budgets, IT staffing, EDI expertise and EDI systems. It is a pay-as-you-need-it concept. It takes the system from the in-house business and makes it just a hook-up, not another IT project. The ...
Created on 11 February 2015
14. Shadow IT Hurts Automation Efforts Say CIO's
... in-house system. Shadow IT is growing in many organizations driven by an IT budget calling for continuous rationalization. We're now seeing the next stage of shadow IT with business openly bypassing IT ...
Created on 10 December 2014
15. Successful SCM On-Going Disruption Recovery
...  before. Remember the 80-20 rule? 80 percent of the parts budget was spent on the top 20 suppliers. Outsourcing and globalization messed up this approach. Supply chains that rely on a single source ar ...
Created on 26 November 2014
16. Big Data Applications & Cloud a Heavenly Match?
CIOs know, you know, I know that organizations need to utilize Cloud-based applications and infrastructure so that they are digitally competitive. Why are perceived budget and security concerns stymying ...
Created on 19 November 2014
17. Is China Outgrowing the World?
... ng forward to in 2014. Of course it's still to early in the year to check whether the predictions are holding but here are a couple of points to consider: The average growth rate of IT budgets around ...
Created on 17 October 2014
18. Guide to Becoming a Procurement Leader
Everyone wants the secret sauce for procurement success, right? Well, the folks at Supply Chain Digest are providing it on a silver platter in a recent article based on research by the Hackett Group.Procurement ...
Created on 08 September 2014
19. Money for Nothin'
Chances are that if you work in supply chain related area like EDI, you're one or two steps away from the IT budget. That usually means that getting funding for supply chain projects is a competitive battle ...
Created on 22 August 2014
20. Do We Need A Supply Chain VP/Director Or Just A Supply Chain Manager?
...  on the numbers? Budgeting for the next year and three years out, capital expenditures, market forecasts, staffing overall, new product development, cultural issues within the organization, and potentia ...
Created on 04 June 2014