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1. Understanding Different Strategies
The Supply Chain Shaman tackles a tough question in a recent blog: are customer-centric, demand-driven, and outside-in supply chains the same? I didn't expect the answer to be a clear 'yes', yet the differenc ...
Created on 07 September 2016
2. Results of Recent Gartner Supply Chain Study
The results of this year's Gartner & The Supply Chain Digest study are in, and as usual they're a fascinating read. Not only is the methodology interesting to see, the results in some categories, in particular ...
Created on 02 August 2016
3. The Need for Demand-Driven B2B
Since their inception, B2B trading networks have continued to evolve. Not enough for the Supply Chain Shaman, though.In addition to providing a concise history of the technology, Lora Cecere gives us her ...
Created on 28 June 2016
4. 2016's Top 25 Supply Chains
Last week, Gartner announced its eagerly awaited 2016 list of the top 25 supply chains. The usual suspects are represented, albeit in slightly different order, and the explanation of Gartner's criteria ...
Created on 23 May 2016
5. Timing is Everything in SCM
... is demand-driven, the problem is solved. Read it HERE. ...
Created on 23 May 2016
6. How Visible Is Your Supply Chain?
Supply chain visibility is a tough nut to crack. How you define it may provide some insight on how well you're doing, and a short-sighted view may stunt your progress.On the 21st Century Supply Chain site, ...
Created on 04 April 2016
7. Avoid the Death Star
Is your supply chain at risk with a lack of visibility? Alexa Cheater compares that situation to a Star Wars death star, which means that yes, you are indeed at risk.If you can't see the potential disrupters, ...
Created on 31 March 2016
8. Supply Chain Star Wars
We just can't pass up a good Star Wars analogy. Will The Force be with you as you strive to become a demand-driven supply chain?Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century Supply Chain site explains how the ligh ...
Created on 22 March 2016
9. Becoming Demand-Driven
Supply chain visibility is a worthy goal that a lot of managers are seeking. Visibility creates a huge number of benefits, but more importantly is the key to your supply chain becoming demand-driven.According ...
Created on 08 March 2016
10. Smart Supply Chains
IoT and Big Data are combining to enable demand-driven 'smart' supply chains. Other technologies such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing are putting distributed manufacturing on the map.On the CI ...
Created on 17 September 2015
11. Gartner Supply Chain Conference Summary
...  tracking and they're pushing their demand-driven supply chain concepts. This 2 part summary is definitely worth your while. Check it out HERE (part 1) and HERE (part 2).  ...
Created on 02 June 2014
12. Supply Chain On Demand
... s, logistics providers, and retailers; it tracks, monitors, and plans continuously and in real time. Smart demand-driven decision making in SCM NET WORKS produces improved supply chain performance. Sm ...
Created on 26 March 2014
13. The Supply Chain is Just a Cost of Doing Business
"Just part of the cost of doing business." That's how the supply chain is perceived in the least progressive of businesses. Gartner's observations on the importance of the supply chain among different ...
Created on 15 August 2013
14. Supply Chain Planning vs. Execution
On the Supply Chain Digest site, Dan Gilmore continues to flesh out the trends he's identified for supply chains. His most recent take is on the relative importance of execution vs. planning in a demand-drive ...
Created on 11 April 2013
15. Demand-Driven Supply Chains
The demand driven supply chain (DDSC) is not a new concept, but it's not for everyone. The economic realities businesses deal with often determines whether their supply chains 'push' or 'pull'.In an article ...
Created on 27 March 2013
16. The Demand-Driven Supply Chain
Implementing a demand-driven supply chain is a good approach to managing volatility. It's easier said than done, though. In an article in Supply and Demand Chain Executive, Tony Mauro and George Daviso ...
Created on 09 January 2013
17. Cecil as a Service
... ering my own services in a more demand-driven way. But then I realized two significant drawbacks. The first is that I couldn't be any more "demand-driven" than I already am, responding to my clients' r ...
Created on 13 March 2006