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1. Supply chain logistics are increasingly integrated with ERP systems
... inform logistics management as the landscape becomes more complex and time frames shorten. This mix of concerns needs wide ranging data sets and even with advanced analytics will cause logistics managers ...
Created on 03 December 2018
2. 5 Effective Strategies To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient
... should be taken seriously. Analyze the feedback to improve your supply chain processes and ultimately its efficiency. Supply chain managers are always stressed to improve efficiency. Why stress, when ...
Created on 18 June 2018
3. We were the machines
Supply chain managers rise through the ranks for a few reasons. Generally they are valued for their management skills, business acumen, and experience. But experience may turn out to be less important ...
Created on 12 June 2018
4. Supply Chain Managers Need Technology
According to Material Handling & Logistics, supply chain teams are under pressure to be more sustainable and cost effective, yet, the data is still spread across a variety of sources & process. Which is ...
Created on 11 June 2018
5. It's a New Chain
... of the new tech may have been obvious to general IT managers who live in the world of change. But some of the changes are surprises to almost everyone. Here are a few of the tech that’s trending according ...
Created on 28 May 2018
6. Supply Chain Management Jobs are Now Premium Positions
... Institute for Supply Management found that overdue recognition is finally coming to managers who can take control of costs and processes. According to the ISM report average salaries rose just over ...
Created on 22 May 2018
7. Be a Supply Chain Hero by Jumping Ahead of the Pack
Supply chain managers are not generally considered to be heroic in their daily efforts. Sure, there are plenty of difficult issues they tackle all the time, but the individual things they take care of ...
Created on 16 April 2018
8. What does crypto currency have to do with the supply chain?
... crypto currency, BitCoin, are enough to drive money managers running from the concept. But let’s not get confused between crypto currencies, blockchain, and speculation. Blockchain is interesting as ...
Created on 12 March 2018
9. Supply Chain Success in 5 Easy Steps
Everyone craves success and supply chain managers are definitely in the hunt for it. Thankfully, there's a 5 step playbook to follow that Alexa Cheater from the 21st Century Supply Chain has put togethe ...
Created on 29 March 2017
10. Supply Chains Prepare for Political Impacts
The frenetic and sometimes chaotic-seeming political atmosphere we've been experiencing tends to keep supply chain managers and planners up at night.Thankfully, thoughtful analysts like Bob Ferrarri ar ...
Created on 28 March 2017
11. The Robotic Revolution
Robots have been all over the news recently as the technology has improved, costs have dropped, and rising labor costs have managers exploring their potential. Amazon was an early adopter in their ...
Created on 21 March 2017
12. Millennials in Supply Chain Roles
The talent shortage in supply chain roles is an ongoing concern to managers. As more millennials join the workforce as older workers retire, there's a lot of conversation about the plusses and minuses the ...
Created on 24 February 2017
13. Outlook for Supply Chain Talent
As supply chains evolve, so do the skill sets required for their people. How confident are supply chain managers that their folks will be able to handle the changes brought about by technology, digitization, ...
Created on 28 January 2017
14. P2P Network Options
... managers must make on how to address requirements. It's a great start to an important topic on the Spend Matters site. Read about it HERE.  ...
Created on 24 January 2017
15. Supply Chain Jobs of the Future
Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges for supply chain managers. In a recent article in Forbes, Kevin O'Marah takes a longer view, projecting future roles that manager ...
Created on 19 January 2017
16. New Technologies Improve Visibility
Smart supply chain managers are leveraging new technologies to improve operations, according to a recent article on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive site.IoT, machine learning, and Big Data are enabling ...
Created on 04 October 2016
17. Thinking About Supply Chain 2030
As supply chain managers think about what the world will look like for them in the year 2030, who better to ask for thoughts on the subject than the Supply Chain Shaman?In a recent article on her site, ...
Created on 29 September 2016
18. What Hiring Managers Are Looking For
The talent shortage in supply chain management is a real thing. What are executives looking for when scouting for management hires?In a Spend Matters article, Nick Lazzara identifies 3 key skills that ...
Created on 12 September 2016
19. The Inventory Balancing Act
...  made demands that are putting even more pressure on managers, according to the staff at Supply Chain Digest. In a recent article, they look at how major retailers are responding and the impact it's havi ...
Created on 14 August 2016
20. Raining on Your Supply Chain Parade
Supply chain managers spend a lot of time and energy on risk. One aspect that's becoming more important due to climate change is extreme rainfall.Its impact on the transportation network is significan ...
Created on 12 August 2016