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1. 3 Ways a CPO Can Transform a Business
... What was once a purely execution-based role has evolved into a vital C-suite function. A high-performing procurement officer will have a positive and profound impact on any organization. 2. Bottom line ...
Created on 24 October 2017
2. Change Management and Digital Transformation
'Digital transformation' isn't just a hot catch-phrase, it's a real 'thing'. When you look at all that goes into it, well described in a recent article by Dion Hinchcliffe, change management may be one ...
Created on 22 November 2016
3. What's Your Higher Purpose?
When your kid asks you why you do what you do for a living, how do you answer? If you're in the supply chain field, identifying the true value added by your profession is a good start.Dr. Madhav Durbha ...
Created on 30 August 2016
4. 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 Industrial ...
Created on 09 August 2016
5. S&OP Challenges for Manufacturers
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a huge challenge for most manufacturers. Research shows that plans usually aren't successfully tied to operational execution.Jonathan Cohan on the Beet Fusion sit ...
Created on 26 May 2016
6. Timing is Everything in SCM
Timing is everything, according to Simon Eagle on the Beet Fusion site. Especially in supply chain management, and specifically in the planning function.According to his article, Simon says that when execution ...
Created on 23 May 2016
7. Omnichannel at the NRF
Omnichannel may be last year's news, but there's still a lot of buzz surrounding the topic. At the big NRF retail show, it was indeed discussed, especially regarding execution.On the Logistics Viewpoin ...
Created on 13 February 2016
8. The Rise of the Supply Chain Grid
The development of the 'supply chain grid' seems to be the natural response to the pressures of omnichannel customer growth. The days of the linear supply chain for retailers is coming to a close due to ...
Created on 31 December 2015
9. The Supply Chain and Black Friday
Well, Black Friday is already behind us for this year, and the supply chain is ready and able to take credit for its successes and failures. The planning and execution that have preceded it should result ...
Created on 01 December 2015
10. Emerging Technologies for the Supply Chain
Supply chain executives are always looking for an edge, a more efficient process, a better way to get the job done. Emerging technology may have an answer or two.We've all read about the potential of drones ...
Created on 05 November 2015
11. Driving Efficiency in the Supply Chain
... feeds their execution excellence. They've selected an interesting mix of businesses to examine but the results seemed to be driven by a common thread. Read it HERE.  ...
Created on 26 September 2015
12. Looking at Supply Chain Execution Convergence
Ready for a new acronym? How about SCEC- supply chain execution convergence. It's used to describe the next generation of supply chains that succeeds by bringing together organizational silos. On th ...
Created on 26 September 2015
13. S&OP Pitfalls
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is one of the most critical tasks for supply chain managers. It can get pretty complicated, and mistakes can result.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has studied ...
Created on 10 August 2015
14. Who Has a Supply Chain Strategy?
Having a supply chain strategy that's linked to overall company strategy sounds like something all companies should have, right? Well, Dan Gilmore of the Supply Chain Digest took a quick survey on the ...
Created on 10 August 2015
15. EDI And Global Commerce Make A Perfect Pair
... EDI is integral to the execution of global commerce because it matches newer technologies with international markets governed by their own EDI requirements, says Davis. While EDI itself is not a new offering, ...
Created on 04 August 2015
16. Drivers Behind Supply Chain Execution Convergence
Convergence seems to be a hot buzzword in the supply chain. What's driving it? Two things: visibility and collaboration.Evan Puzey writes about the topic of supply chain execution convergence in a recen ...
Created on 06 July 2015
17. Suppliers Gain from Understanding POS Data
... but the secret is to have software that accommodates customization. Downstream data sharing between retailers and their suppliers continues to grow, and along with it unique approaches and executions. ...
Created on 11 May 2015
18. Considerations for Effective Change
Almost everyone in the business world recognizes that change is tough. Whether it's a new ERP, supply chain software, processes, organization, or all of the above, changes have to be rolled out properly ...
Created on 05 May 2015
19. Global Sourcing Integration
Integrating global sourcing with your supply chain execution is a best practice that is often out of reach. There are approaches that can be taken to get you closer to the goal line, though.In a guest ...
Created on 28 March 2015
20. Supplier Risk Management For Beginners
... sk and finally by addressing these risks through supplier segmentation. Risks range from the controllable execution problems or "known-unknown" to the uncontrollable natural disasters called "unknown-unk ...
Created on 18 February 2015