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1. Supply Chain Predictions for 2015
About this time last year, I predicted the hottest topics in the supply chain world for 2014 would be Big Data, robots, drones, same-day delivery, and M2M. Not bad, I’d say! Now, if I could only do as ...
Created on 29 December 2014
2. Job Seeker: How Much Abuse Will You Take? a
I'm not a job seeker. I love writing and consulting. Been there and done it with the hiring process. Which means I know a lot about the hiring process too. Was hired to select a location for a New York ...
Created on 17 December 2014
3. Implementing Supply Chain Analytics
Implementing and beginning to utilize data-driven analytics to operate and manage your supply chain has gotten easier than when a few hardy pioneers first “test drove” early installations. Like always, ...
Created on 03 December 2014
4. Survey Reveals Paper Invoicing Overwhelming Company Billing Departments
According to a survey recently released by Canon Business Process Services, a majority of account payable (AP) departments are overwhelmed by the volume of paper and investment of time necessitated by ...
Created on 24 November 2014
5. Constructive Disruptiveness In The Supply Chain
Malcolm Gladwell: One Character Trait That Will Make You Disruptive The best-selling author says it's not tech, money, or brainpower. What are the preconditions that make that kind of change possible?" Successful ...
Created on 10 November 2014
6. Will Omnichannel Transform Pricing?
A few decades ago the concept of making buying items more convenient lead to the growth of the 'convenience store.' 7-Eleven and its ilk popped up across the country. They were small stores with a limited ...
Created on 03 November 2014
7. Is China Outgrowing the World?
China is really big. Of course that's no surprise, but in the context of the supply chain it makes a lot of difference to competitors, customers and suppliers across the globe. What's either interesting ...
Created on 17 October 2014
8. Responding To Mistakes
We thought everything was working fine. Great planning, a great network in place. Excellent computer systems. Visibility into our supply chain. Well-trained staff. We thought the “i”s were dotted and the ...
Created on 13 October 2014
9. Turkey Slicing Its Way Into The E-Invoicing Format
The laws in Turkey regarding electronic invoicing are decidedly different from statutes in other nations. For example, e-invoicing is voluntary for most companies in Turkey, however those operating in ...
Created on 08 October 2014
10. Top 5 Disaster Risks To Your Business
Before going into the list of biggest risks, here is a “preamble to risks”. You need to be familiar with emergency procedures. This means the entire Chain (purchasing, etc.). The Control Tower idea, when ...
Created on 24 September 2014
11. SCM Personnel
Our recent article on Opportunities in Your Supply Chain listed “Developing Supply Chain Talent” as a major opportunity. The “newest kid on the block” is the SCM Control Tower. I have been collecting personnel ...
Created on 19 September 2014
12. SCM Personnel: Hardest Jobs To Fill
Our recent article on Opportunities in Your Supply Chain listed “Developing Supply Chain Talent” as a major opportunity. An article by Laura Cecere included a very interesting research study on “Ease or ...
Created on 10 September 2014
13. Innovation in the Supply Chain
I've been reading "The Innovator's DNA," an interesting book about how companies can set themselves up to be better through what they call 'disruptive innovation.' I don't think this is an entirely new ...
Created on 05 September 2014
14. Big Data, Analytics and Clouds
As volumes of Big Data increase, the ability of a business to take advantage of it will be a strategic advantage. By making decisions faster than competitors will be key to survival. The CIO needs to understand ...
Created on 20 August 2014
15. Interest is Peaking with EDI in the Cloud
Over the last couple of years we have been “ahead of the curve” when we said the Cloud was a great home for your EDI. Now there is an awakening and much more interest; not only in EDI but in putting all ...
Created on 04 August 2014
16. Adopting E-Invoicing Can Bring Huge Cost Savings To European Businesses
According to a recently released report published by Billentis and sponsored by Ricoh Europe, European companies can enjoy a cost savings of between 60 to 80 percent by adopting e-invoicing. In addition, ...
Created on 21 July 2014
17. The Practice of Visibility
We are all becoming more and more aware of what visibility does for supply chain and even more aware of what lack of visibility can do to our supply chain and our costs. In the supply chain world, you ...
Created on 16 July 2014
18. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs
If you have followed my writing at all, you already know I am the great advocate of Supply Chain Control Towers. Why, because they provide such great VISIBILITY into the whole supply chain. That easily ...
Created on 18 June 2014
19. Supply Chain Intelligence: Utilizing The Services Hub
It is a given that to manage our supply chain, we have to have as much visibility as possible. Our SCM Control Tower is hooked up with logistics providers, parts suppliers, customers, manufacturing, procurement...did ...
Created on 11 June 2014
20. The Connected Car Is In View
We have seen publicity from IBM about how they are working with the automotive industry (both OEM's and suppliers) to created the “Connected Car” It is all about using big data, cloud computing, mobile ...
Created on 26 May 2014