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1. CPG Supply Chain Rankings
...  year, still follow. The folks at Supply Chain Digest discuss the rankings and methodology HERE.  ...
Created on 24 January 2017
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 particul ...
Created on 02 August 2016
3. Applying Lean to MRO
... from GEP, writing on the Spend Matters site, certainly thinks that MRO is ideal for the Lean continuous improvement methodology. Read his thoughts on the subject HERE. ...
Created on 02 August 2016
4. A Critique of the Gartner Top 25
Everyone in the supply chain world anxiously awaits the announcement of Gartner's yearly Top 25 Supply Chains, yet not everyone agrees with their selection methodology.When you're an ex-Gartner analyst kno ...
Created on 31 May 2016
5. Gartner's Top 25 Supply Chains
Gartner's annual rankings of the top 25 global supply chains has been released. Are there any changes at the top?A few, but as usual the methodology and individual rankings are most interesting. Read th ...
Created on 24 May 2015
6. Top Ten Concerns For Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Analyzed
... the report’s authors, a two-part methodology was implemented to create “The top ten global health supply chain issues: Perspectives from the field.” The initial phase consisted of telephone interviews ...
Created on 02 March 2015
7. Using Six Sigma
Six Sigma, a counterpart to Lean in the continuous improvement toolkit, is the subject of the latest installment on the Chief Procurement Officer site. It's a methodology based on the use of statistica ...
Created on 12 February 2015
8. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has published a new report entitled 'Supply Chains to Admire'. Readers have had a lot of questions about methodology, metrics, etc., so Lora has detailed her criteri ...
Created on 17 September 2014
9. Thoughts on the Gartner Top 25
As you know, Gartner recently revealed their top 25 supply chains for this year. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is not impressed. She sees a number of issues and limitations with their methodology, ...
Created on 02 June 2014
10. Strategic Integration Needs a Plan
...  this goal need to have a plan and a methodology to get there. I believe most companies need external help that is skilled in the specifics of integration to provide the leadership and education to ge ...
Created on 24 March 2014
11. Daisychaining - from GXS' Perspective
... in this kind of process, but Scala holds that continued use of the practice will eventually cause the loss of data/transactions with no adequate methodology to trace and resolve the issues. I believe he ...
Created on 27 September 2013
12. Use the 5S Methodology
The 5S methodology is an important component of continuous improvement. Joseph Wilkes, on the Manufacturing Digital site, explains what the 5S's are and what they mean.Following these principles is a prove ...
Created on 09 August 2013
13. Lean Essentials
There's a lot involved in Lean, so much that it's sometimes necessary to review what the essential concepts and tools are that are critical to the approach.In a Process Excellence Network article, Patange ...
Created on 08 August 2013
14. Reasons for Lack of CI Adoption
Continuous improvement techniques have had great success across all types and sizes of businesses. Yet, some haven't adopted CI. Why is that?On the Product Design & Development site, Alan Nicol provides ...
Created on 08 August 2013
15. Innovation vs. Continuous Improvement
Mike Suman, on the M Live site, expresses concerns about the potential for the Lean continuous improvement methodology to inhibit innovation.Although they can certainly co-exist, it is definitely possible ...
Created on 06 August 2013
16. Lean for Sales & Marketing
The value of the Lean continuous improvement methodology for manufacturing processes is well-documented. When you get down to it, though, it's also tailor-made for other parts of the business as well.Davi ...
Created on 06 June 2013
17. Issues with Gartner's Top 25 Supply Chains
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has a problem with Gartner's methodology in selecting their top 25 supply chains. In fact, she has several.While she thinks they had good intentions, she's hoping  ...
Created on 31 May 2013
18. EDI Costs are Rising
... methodology he developed and has been using within his own work. But I wonder if there are more obvious indications of costs that you may be experiencing. All the standard internal costs are in place, ...
Created on 29 May 2013
19. SCRUM Teams and other Ideas in SCM Project Management
There are lots of project management resources available in the enterprise today, but which approach is right for your requirements? Choose the wrong project management methodology, and you can miss deadlines, ...
Created on 24 April 2013
20. Benefits or Nuisance: Vendor Compliance
...  more at - using the Vendor Scorecard methodology verse assess penalties whether you have reasonable requirements/expectations timely notification of issues to your partners Using a scorecard tool ...
Created on 22 October 2012