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1. Concurrency is the Word
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
2. Supply Chain Planning at a Crossroads
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
3. Demand Planning Innovation
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
4. Outlook for Supply Chain Talent
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
5. Common Supply Chain Planning Mistakes
Supply chain planning is a tough nut to crack on the technology side. Lora Cecere has been examining the mistakes companies make in selecting their approaches and has some ideas on improvements.Her article ...
Created on 26 October 2016
6. Getting Results from Integrated Planning
If you're unclear as to what integrated supply chain planning is, implementing technology to support it may produce rubbish, not results.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has worked on the problem an ...
Created on 30 August 2016
7. Real Life Impact of Supply Chain Planning
We love to see real life examples of companies that succeed with supply chain strategies we've followed. Sonus, a great international telecommunications company, has addressed its issues and has closed ...
Created on 08 August 2016
8. 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 Centu ...
Created on 07 June 2016
9. Open Text Notes
Bob Ferrari from Supply Chain Matters recently attended the Open Text analyst event and gleaned a lot of interesting information about the direction B2B technology is heading.Open Text (formerly GXS, which ...
Created on 02 May 2016
10. Attacking the Visibility Challenge
Everyone agrees that visibility is a righteous goal for those of us involved in supply chains. Sadly, there's not a single solution since the term means different things to different people.Steve Banker ...
Created on 25 April 2016
11. Omnichannel & Inventory Management
Of the many changes brought about in supply chain processes by the omnichannel revolution, inventory management is one of the most fundamental. Getting the right product at the right place at the right ...
Created on 21 April 2016
12. Supply Chain Maturity Models
Excellence in supply chain performance is related to where a company's supply chain resides on a maturity model, according to research conducted by Dr. Ernest Hughes.Various models exist and mostly cover ...
Created on 04 April 2016
13. Becoming a Data-Driven Supply Chain
If there's a 'hottest of the hot' topics right now, supply chain analytics may be it. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, sat down with a few supply chain executives recently to see where they're at ...
Created on 13 February 2016
14. Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking
Benchmarking is old hat in many areas of the supply chain. But planning is a different animal, since the self-reporting that typically drives benchmarks isn't usually available.The Supply Chain Shaman, ...
Created on 04 August 2015
15. Help Wanted: Supply Chain Roles
Opportunities about for the right people seeking roles in the supply chain, according to Lora Cecere in an article on LinkedIn. Although jobs for the middle class have transitioned away from manufacturing ...
Created on 29 December 2014
16. Supply Chain Planning and Execution Converge
On the ToolsGroup site, Jeff Bodenstab and Joe Shamir discuss the convergence of supply chain planning and execution. Their proposal of a 'control center' model makes a lot of sense.Developments in technolog ...
Created on 08 December 2014
17. Supply Chain Planning and IoT
... d like to address.Prasad Satyavoly on the 21st Century Supply Chain site feels IoT can help fix two supply chain planning problems that have been vexing us all for years: information latency and deficienc ...
Created on 21 October 2014
18. SCM Personnel: Hardest Jobs To Fill
... to five things: supply chain leadership, talent management, active design of the supply chain, strong horizontal processes, and being good at supply chain planning.” She has also published an in-depth ...
Created on 10 September 2014
19. Tighten Up Your Planning
Finding parallels between wedding preparations and supply chain planning are right down my alley, since Buzz's daughter is getting hitched in a few weeks. I would think it'd have something to do with writi ...
Created on 16 July 2014
20. Supply Chain Planning's Next Steps
If there's anyone who puts more thought into supply chain planning than the Supply Chain Shaman herself, Lora Cecere, I'm not aware of it. She takes a look at what's on the horizon for the next phase of plann ...
Created on 09 July 2014