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1. Planning for Disruption
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According to Forbes, companies with flexible supply chains can survive and even thrive in a disaster such as Hurricane Harvey. Having a set of contingency plans and advance warning has helped companies ...
Created on 30 August 2017
2. PMG360 Acquires EC-BP.com; to Relaunch as Supply Chain Technology News
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... acquisition expands the PMG360 business decision maker reach for the small to midsized business (SMB), enterprise resource planning (ERP), professional services, nonprofit, construction manufacturing, ...
Created on 10 August 2017
3. Supply Chains Prepare for Political Impacts
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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 are ...
Created on 28 March 2017
4. Concurrency is the Word
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It's always important to stay up-to-date with buzzwords. For example, were you aware that the future of supply chain planning is 'concurrency'?Melissa Clow, on the 21st Century Supply Chain site, revie ...
Created on 23 March 2017
5. Building the Digital Supply Chain
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Digitizing the supply chain is a goal most companies are working toward, but where do you start? Is it possible to look at successful transformations for clues?In an article on the Forbes site, Stephan ...
Created on 23 March 2017
6. Supply Chain Planning at a Crossroads
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Dan Gilmore, editor of the Supply Chain Digest, has witnessed a lot of changes in supply chain planning through the years. It could be moving in an important new direction as processes are changing and ...
Created on 21 March 2017
7. Learning From Supply Chain Disruptions
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If you're a glass half-full kind of guy or gal, you may want to avoid the recent article by Bill DuBois on supply chain risks. He goes through a litany of supply chain disruptions and explains how we can ...
Created on 15 March 2017
8. Issues With Digital Transformation
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If you want the real deal on a topic like digital transformation for the supply chain, the Supply Chain Shaman will deliver! Lora Cecere attended the recent SAP Insider conference where digital transformation ...
Created on 15 March 2017
9. Where's That Dense Data?
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Network design is a tough nut to crack. Models abound and scenario planning is common, yet a key element is often missing.Dr. Michael Watson on the Supply Chain Digest site explains why the dense data ...
Created on 14 March 2017
10. Help Wanted in the Supply Chain
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Continuing on with the timely topic of women in the supply chain, Melissa Clow weighs in with her thoughts. She also provides a handy summary of articles the 21st Century Supply Chain has published on ...
Created on 14 March 2017
11. Developing Risk Management Practices
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Risk awareness in the procurement function has improved considerably. However, risk management is still not consistent across the business landscape.On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus provides a ...
Created on 06 March 2017
12. Demand Planning Innovation
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It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
13. Merck Removes Its Silos
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The word "silo" generally carries negative connotations in the business world. There are good reasons for that.In a summary of a case study of the giant Merck corporation, Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century ...
Created on 24 February 2017
14. Getting the Most from a Tech Demo
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... opportunity to glean information useful in both negotiations and planning.On the 21st Century Supply Chain site, Justin King makes some great recommendations on how to approach the issue. Read it HERE ...
Created on 14 February 2017
15. Outlook for Supply Chain Talent
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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
16. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
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Simple is good, especially when we're looking for ideas on cuttiing supply chain costs, right? In an article on the Business 2 Community site, Christopher Moore gives us a headstart with a few ideas on ...
Created on 26 January 2017
17. S&OP Metrics Benefits
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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a popular supply chain topic, but most companies aren't there yet. From a measurements standpoint, a robust S&OP process is something to shoot for, though.I ...
Created on 19 January 2017
18. Supply Chain Jobs of the Future
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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 ...
Created on 19 January 2017
19. Conference Insights
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Those of us who have attended industry conferences know that along with the glitz and fine food (?), you can pick up some real, usable nuggets of information. At last month's Kinaxis affair, Dr. Madhav ...
Created on 17 January 2017
20. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
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I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know ...
Created on 10 January 2017