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1. Industry 4.0 Moving Ahead
Industry 4.0, which is what the digitally connected manufacturing and distribution value chain has been dubbed, is moving quickly ahead. Technologies are providing the ability to make processes smarter, ...
Created on 04 January 2017
2. Digital Supply Chain Transformation Study
A new study summarized on the Supply Chain Management Review site indicates that Digital Supply Chain Transformation is rated as crucial to executives, but progress is slow.The technology is there but ...
Created on 25 April 2016
3. Building Your Value Chain
3rd party connections are important to businesses, no more so than to their supply chains. Extended supply chains are totally dependent on them, but few companies seem to value them appropriately.The Supply ...
Created on 06 April 2016
4. We Need a Supply Chain 4.0 Vision
Lora Cecere thinks we're ready for Supply Chain 4.0, or even Value Chain 4.0. She's a big admirer of the German approach to their Industry 4.0 vision, and feels we can improve upon it.The Supply Chain Sham ...
Created on 03 March 2016
5. Connecting B2B Partners
On the Forbes site, Lora Cecere takes an in-depth look at B2B connectivity. This excellent article examines the entire flow of data between businesses, options for connectivity, and benefits and problems ...
Created on 01 February 2016
6. The Changing Consumer Model
According to the Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, if you're a retailer you need to be ready to ship to the EACH. That's the message in a recent post about changing customer value chains.Several trends a ...
Created on 01 February 2016
7. Approaches to the Last Mile Challenge
The omnichannel 'revolution' has driven changes thoughout the supply chain. The 'last mile' to the consumer continues to be a huge impediment to optimizing the experience.On the Logistics Viewpoints site, ...
Created on 06 August 2015
8. The Growing Significance of Sustainability
In the past few years, supply chain sustainability has changed from being a 'check box' item on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scorecard to an approach with strategic significance. A vast majority ...
Created on 24 May 2015
9. The End-to-End Journey
Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has her act together when talking about the end-to-end value chain. She always asks the tough questions, and in this case the answers are very enlightening.Check out ...
Created on 12 May 2015
10. Logistics and the IoT
If you're trying to determine aspects of the supply chain that may be affected by IoT in the future, look no farther than logistics. During the next decade, sensor-based technology will drive huge operational ...
Created on 23 April 2015
11. Effective Compliance Program Key To Supply Chain Success
... not to have such a system in place, it does happen. And, says Kim Zablocky, founder of Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF), it’s not only big business who overlook this important aspect of successful ...
Created on 06 April 2015
12. Sustainability Trends
Supply chain sustainability has come a long way, from something almost being 'forced' on businesses to key aspects of their strategies. The consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers has identified 3 key trends ...
Created on 26 February 2015
13. Supplier Risk Management For Beginners
...  Index™ for each value chain. So now you have your priorities for a mitigation plan! Segment your suppliers. Focus on the underlying source components and determine the critical dependency and associated  ...
Created on 18 February 2015
14. Climate Change-Related Risks
Risk is all around us. In the supply chain, that's a fact of life. One area that US companies seem to be behind their global competitors in is preparation for weather-related disruptions caused by climate ...
Created on 17 February 2015
15. 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 statistical ...
Created on 12 February 2015
16. Sustainability Trends for 2015
Supply chain sustainability continues to be an important topic in the Corporate Social Responsibility world. Some big things are happening, and Richard Mazzola on the JustMeans blog site takes a few minutes ...
Created on 20 January 2015
17. How IoT Will Affect Supply Chains
In an expert commentary on the Supply Chain Digest site, Prasad Satyavolu paints an exciting picture of what a truly connected supply chain may look like when the Internet of Things (IoT) is built out. ...
Created on 16 September 2014
18. Cisco's Supply Chain Risk
On the Electronics Purchasing Strategies site, John Manners-Bell provides a close-up view on how a huge company, Cisco, manages it's global supply chain risk. Case studies of recent challenges are provided.It's ...
Created on 27 August 2014
19. Is Big Data Too Big?
Big data is a good thing, right? That is to say, unless it raises complexity to an untenable level. However, business strategy that takes into account the reduced cost of data and what it can accomplish ...
Created on 18 August 2014
20. Looking at the Scorecard
If you're part of the supply chain, you are likely to be very familiar with the concept of the scorecard. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, certainly is.She's looking at how effective they are, their ...
Created on 19 May 2014