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1. Merck Removes Its Silos
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 Centur ...
Created on 24 February 2017
2. Gaining Visibility
A sensing, intelligent, social supply chain sounds like nirvana, doesn't it? Not many have reached that level, though, and obstacles abound. However, global visibility and faster decision making are ...
Created on 30 November 2016
3. Silos Must Go!
Everybody says they hate silos, but there sure seems to be a lot of them still around. Gary Barraco has studied the problem as it relates to supply chains and has come to the conclusion that to survive ...
Created on 24 November 2016
4. Distributors Improve by Integrating ERP
The transition from 'siloed' organizations to those based on integrated ERP systems is shaking up the wholesale distribution industry. These systems enable new functionality and allow greater collaboratio ...
Created on 12 August 2016
5. Horizontal Thinking
Most of us are products of 'siloed' organizations- even Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, admits to it. Siloes may have been useful back in the day, but they definitely impede progress toward 'outsi ...
Created on 04 July 2016
6. Take Advantage of Supply Chain Big Data
... all the other activities that affect products. The problem with getting to these insights has been the difficulty in turning multiple silos of data into something that business people could access. The ...
Created on 27 June 2016
7. The Supply Chain Planning System of Record
As if supply chain practitioners really need another acronym, we present SCPSOR: the Supply Chain Planning System of Record. If you're looking to get out of 'planning hell' Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century ...
Created on 07 June 2016
8. What's Affecting Our Sleep
Recent research of supply chain organizations by APICS provides some solid data on several themes we're following. If you're a manager and are sleeping soundly despite their findings, you must be doing ...
Created on 22 March 2016
9. Target Hires Amazon Vet for Supply Chain
When a mega-retailer's supply chain hits a bump in the road, literally millions of customers notice very quickly. Target is a great example, as their supply chain issues have been well documented.Bob Ferrari ...
Created on 17 March 2016
10. Silos Need to Go
As changes to the retail environment continue to occur at a rapid pace, the challenge of order fulfillment isn't getting any easier.According to Bob Ferrari on the Supply Chain Matters site, silos continu ...
Created on 14 March 2016
11. Becoming Demand-Driven
Supply chain visibility is a worthy goal that a lot of managers are seeking. Visibility creates a huge number of benefits, but more importantly is the key to your supply chain becoming demand-driven.According ...
Created on 08 March 2016
12. Supply Chain Risk Infographic
Supply chain risk is a topic that keeps many a manager awake at night. Lots of different types, causes, and impacts, with a variety of ways to mitigate the risks as well.On the EBN site, Hailey Lynne McKeefry ...
Created on 09 February 2016
13. Is It Digital Transformation Time in IT?
Is 2016 the year that 'digital transformation' will take place in IT? Looking at recent predictions from an Oracle exec, Michael Krigsman from the Enterprise Irregulars team thinks not.The goals are clear, ...
Created on 01 February 2016
14. More Thoughts on Supply Chain Silos
Traditional thinking is that 'silos' in an organization are bad things. According to Rick Chavie on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive site, some of the problems attributed to the silo mentality may b ...
Created on 24 December 2015
15. Managing Your Supply Chain
... ls might have different graphics and be sending different messages. The Marketing Department might not always be the right group for all the channels. Got to breakdown those ā€œsilosā€! Can no longer be j ...
Created on 30 November 2015
16. Where Does eCommerce Belong?
Ah, one of the eternal questions: who 'owns' ecommerce in the organization? Is it IT, marketing, or some other silo in the company?On the Multichannel Merchant site, Ryan Donovan looks at the plusses an ...
Created on 03 November 2015
17. Keep Your Siloes
... content management as an example, it's important to put a process into place that 'siloed' departments can support to address the needs of customers in all channels. Read his thoughts on the subject H ...
Created on 21 October 2015
18. Supply Chain Management Dashboards Growing
... silos are captured into the process.ā€ Thirty-eight percent said current dashboards do not allow for easy customization and integration, and 33 percent said they are not real time. Thirty-one percent said ...
Created on 19 October 2015
19. 1+1=3...Bad Math or Worthy Goal?
...  silos.On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Chris Jones talks about why it makes sense to step outside those paradigms and begin working toward a process- focused approach to integrated supply chain technology ...
Created on 26 September 2015
20. Looking at Supply Chain Execution Convergence
Ready for a new acronym? How about SCEC- supply chain execution convergence. It's used to describe the next generation of supply chains that succeeds by bringing together organizational silos. On th ...
Created on 26 September 2015