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1. Survey: Meetings with Your Trading Partners: How can they be improved?
(Management)
In our increasingly automated and digitized world it’s common for business relationships to thrive for years without having face to face meetings between the retailer and their suppliers. But there are ...
Created on 13 March 2015
2. Do We Need A Supply Chain VP/Director Or Just A Supply Chain Manager?
(Management)
...  and shipments and monthly numbers. The VP spends about 10-15% of his/her time on the tactical issues which is really done through meetings about the issues with their staff and may sit in on some majo ...
Created on 04 June 2014
3. Automotive Edi – Tying The Strings Together
(EDI)
... The automotive industry associations are located in the main manufacturing hubs around the world, like North America, Europe and Japan. The automotive companies in their regions attend meetings of these ...
Created on 25 April 2014
4. SCM Control Tower Team Troubles
(Logistics)
... ership team, headed by their director or CEO. If leaders believe the team they lead takes precedence over the team they serve, this can cause difficulties and turn executive leadership team meetings into ...
Created on 21 June 2013
5. Better Teamwork Yields Better Decisions
(News)
How can you make meetings more effective? That's a topic Tim McMahon takes on in a recent blog on his A Lean Journey site.There are several practical tips shared that can make a difference when you're tryi ...
Created on 10 April 2013
6. Time for a Meeting?
(News)
... , so that needs to be balanced against the goals of your meetings. Check out his ideas HERE. ...
Created on 25 February 2013
7. Embrace Your Problems
(Integration)
... y ‘meeting’ with your partners, whether via survey, individual meetings with managers, or in some other manner. You can’t depend upon individual problems situations to tell the whole story. Of thes ...
Created on 22 February 2013
8. Customers Are Not Always Right - Until They Stop Being Customers
(Management)
... know who they could trust. Should they trust their customer or should they trust the members of their own internal staff? In preparation for important customer management meetings, the senior management ...
Created on 19 February 2013
9. Outsmarting EDI's Built In Processes - Priceless
(Management)
... g a huge array of products, and was placed almost seven months in advance. Meetings were held, plans were made. The company had to make extensive plans and invest extra funds to get things all lined up f ...
Created on 19 February 2013
10. An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
(News)
How brutal are late afternoon meetings, especially those that actually require some thinking? The short answer is "pretty brutal".Check out these tips by FastCompany on how to brainstorm in the PM- not ...
Created on 08 February 2013
11. Want to Hold Better Meetings?
(News)
One would expect concise content with real world application on a Lean blog site. That's exactly what Tim McMahon gives us in his article on 'lean meetings'.He gives us 9 simple rules to improve your meeti ...
Created on 09 January 2013
12. Go For Remote
(Supply)
... s not going away. In fact, most organizations still feel that physical presence has a real value: some meetings are still more effective when everyone is in the same room. Facts are virtual (more properly  ...
Created on 14 August 2012
13. Go For Remote
(Logistics)
... s not going away. In fact, most organizations still feel that physical presence has a real value: some meetings are still more effective when everyone is in the same room. Facts are virtual (more properly  ...
Created on 14 August 2012
14. Have a Productive Meeting
(News)
Ever wish you could improve your approach to meetings? In this short article in CIO, Lauren Brousell gives us 3 concise tips. Check them out- they can really help. Read it here.    ...
Created on 16 June 2012
15. Is Multi-Tasking a Good Idea?
(News)
In an HBR blog article, Tony Schwartz talks about the value of structuring your work to avoid becoming overwhelmed. He makes a number of great points for both managers and individual contributors. ...
Created on 10 April 2012
16. A Mobile Point of Sale
(Technology)
... iPad or smartphone. Sales reps can clearly see the health of their business at retail. And use that information in meetings with their buyers. Merchandisers can not only know how much of an item was sold ...
Created on 07 October 2011
17. EDI, IT and the Business
(EDI)
... uld have taken a couple of days took several weeks of analysis and meetings. Another very common source of break in the “harmony” is  the right people not being invited to the right meetings. When these  ...
Created on 12 September 2011
18. Optimum Structures for EDI Departments
(Management)
...  on vendor management, as you'll have to have regular meetings, reviews, etc., in order for this to be successful. Hybrid Structure These structures aren't set in stone. You could potentially have some m ...
Created on 22 April 2011
19. Brainstorm Your Way to Innovation
(Management)
... The outcomes were generally excellent- we would exit the ad hoc meetings with either an approach we agreed would work, or at least a direction that required further analysis. For the planning sessions, ...
Created on 16 February 2011
20. Data Syncronization initiatives
(Integration)
... are generally done through phone calls, meetings, or email between the buyer and the supplier. These changes are then manually made to the item on the item master file · Discontinued items – Sim ...
Created on 24 September 2010