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1. Building Supply Chain Sustainability Goals
...  and identified the best practices procurement should follow to incorporate sustainability goals into their objectives. His article on the Supply Chain Management Review site is available HERE. ...
Created on 07 June 2016
2. Supply Chain Priorities
In a recent study of 250 manufacturing executives, GT Nexus finds surprising results on alignment between supply chain objectives and resources.Barbara Jorgensen on the EPS site takes a look at other findings ...
Created on 14 March 2016
3. Building the ROI for WMS
The WMS is a key supply chain technology component. To deploy such a system, you need to build a case for the return on your investment (ROI).Defining your objectives is an obvious first step, but how ...
Created on 14 January 2016
4. Is SaaS Based EDI a Cloud Service?
... lar in companies that must comply with data privacy regulations. "It is important for companies to base their decision for SaaS and/or hosting on their strategic business objectives," says Beck. "Fai ...
Created on 04 January 2016
5. Using Behavior to Your Advantage
... objectives.   Several years ago, when I first read the Brafum’s book, I created this summary mind map to better harness my own irrational behavior.   Here is how I will use the information ...
Created on 04 December 2015
6. Coordination Key to SRM
Chris McClory from KPMG explains why supplier relationship management (SRM) is much more than just directly interacting with suppliers. Alignment across all stakeholders must be attained in order to present ...
Created on 27 August 2015
7. Large Scale IT Projects Can Work!
Those of us who have participated in big IT projects know they can be not only risky but also extremely beneficial, that is if they're done right. The Boston Consulting Group has looked at how to improve ...
Created on 02 June 2015
8. Tie Your Products to Corporate Initiatives
We've all been through the drill: you have a project that absolutely must be done, but you struggle with proving business value by tying it to your company's objectives. Is there a playbook on how to ma ...
Created on 27 February 2015
9. Improve Your Chances of Project Success
Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, provides some interesting statistics on the success rate of IT projects in a recent post on her site. Looks like your chances of meeting objectives are roughly a coin ...
Created on 27 October 2014
10. Courier Performance
... the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). They studied the use of specific objectives and performance measures to manage operational performance. They found common practice among self-sustaining ...
Created on 15 August 2014
11. Do We Need A Supply Chain VP/Director Or Just A Supply Chain Manager?
... pecific company, it's objectives and it's organization structure. There is no single description that encompasses all industries or companies. Titles aside the higher-up the ladder the less time that i ...
Created on 04 June 2014
12. Is Big Data Better Data?
... Data for visibility, auto-replenishment, and preventive maintenance, but those are high level objectives that could require lots of planning and investment. What you should be asking at this point is whether ...
Created on 05 May 2014
13. The Pros and Cons of being a Disruptor
... inar held at the CIO100 Conference this past August, being disruptive in today’s environment means moving away from the norms of expected actions and finding new ways to accomplish redefined objectives ...
Created on 27 September 2013
14. SCM Financial Analysis
... y Center is easy; but measuring its efficiency in a reasonable manner is not easy. We need to understand the relationship between a Responsibility Center's output and its objectives (what it was intende ...
Created on 23 September 2013
15. Supply Chain Control Towers
... tion entity, the Supply Chain Control Tower must resolve issues in the best interests of all the members (all of whom have different objectives). Having information is great, but the success of the Supply  ...
Created on 12 February 2013
16. How Sustainable are My Suppliers?
... for the environment and great for business, and that’s a powerful combination.   Although the adoption rate for sustainability objectives seems to have abated, it’s still well over 50% for our largest ...
Created on 26 January 2013
17. Is AGILE the Buzz Word for 2013?
... vice. Yes, LEAN and AGILE fit perfectly with the common definitions of Supply Chain Management objectives : (1)  Deliver satisfactory customer service to the targeted markets ; and (2) Optimise cost ...
Created on 14 January 2013
18. Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey Results
A summary of the Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey 2012 in Industrial Distribution reveals an important fact about supply chains. They're not just a target for cost control, but are actually a key to revenue ...
Created on 20 October 2012
19. Explosive innovation
... il itself just issued guidelines for developers of m-payment applications, enumerated as 18 objectives.   Not-entirely-coincidentally, this month Bank of America received a patent for a "contactles ...
Created on 25 September 2012
20. Explosive innovation
... st issued guidelines for developers of m-payment applications, enumerated as 18 objectives.  Not-entirely-coincidentally, this month Bank of America received a patent for a "contactless automated teller mac ...
Created on 25 September 2012