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Walmart's $250 Billion Push

walmartOver the last week or so there's been some angst about a new Walmart commercial featuring Mike Rowe - the "Dirty Jobs" guy. I watched the commercial and while I think I recognized the voice, there was no specific mention of or image of Mike Rowe anywhere. But that's really beside the point. The pitch is about Walmart's $250 Billion commitment to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. Read more...

Time to Follow Walmart... Again?

walmart-truckDo you remember when Walmart lead the charge to implement EDI? If you're one of their suppliers you probably also remember the onboarding experience and the lack of choice you had. To be fair, Walmart did offer a choice - but it included the option of never receiving another order from them. For most of its suppliers this was not a viable option. Is it time to follow Walmart again? Read more...

The Supply Chain IS Big Data

Big-Data-And-The-Supply-ChainWith all the chatter and excitement about Big Data it's easy for supply chain folks to look on with wonder about what all the talk is about. But in fact, the supply chain is the source of a tremendous amount of big data. Certainly all those purchase orders, ASNs, and invoices constitute a lot of data passing between organizations, but that's not the end of the line. Read more...

Our Best Articles of 2013

best of 2013One thing about working in supply chain, EDI, or electronic commerce: it’s always interesting. 2013 is nearly ‘in the books’ and it was no exception. Luckily for you, the ec-bp.com writing staff produced a bumper crop of great articles on a plethora of topics, ranging from the impact of omnichannel retail to ‘big data’ to new efforts to implement supply chain control towers.  We wrote primarily about supply chain and EDI, but we also covered general management, trends, training, and other relevant subjects.

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Do We Need A Supply Chain VP/Director Or Just A Supply Chain Manager?

supplychainmanagerWith the growth in scope of Supply Chain Management (and possibly a new Supply Chain Control Tower), we need to re-evaluate if the leader of SCM should be a “manager”; (as is the case in many companies today); or should the position be a director or vice-president. Read more...

Seven Strategies to Advance Your Career with Project Management

project2Every single one of us does projects - it is how we achieve any goal in our life. How well you do those projects decides your overall success in life. Project Management is not just for people who want to climb high up the corporate ladder; it is a critically important life skill for everyone who wants to make the most of their existence. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the typical person is only working at 50 percent of his or her potential. Even making a modest improvement in how you do your projects can help you quickly rise above the mediocrity. Here are seven strategies for doing projects that can help you advance in your career and with your other important life goals.     Read more...

The Pros and Cons of being a Disruptor

disruptionTechnology is certainly part of your work in the supply chain. I've recently been contributing to a related site named "Enterprising CIO" where the focus is on technology leaders and how they can contribute to the success of their organizations. Here's the lead to one of my recent articles there. I encourage you to take a look at this and the other content. It may be useful to you.

Scott


  

The most effective CIOs demonstrate leadership by being proactive "Disruptors" who introduce new technologies, workflows and business processes to the workplace.

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Whole Body Learning

whole bodyAccording to speed-reading experts, we take in 2000 times more information than our conscious minds are aware. We do this through a multiple use of our senses - both by themselves and when used together. The better we can use our body in learning, the better we can learn. This is what we do when we craft learning experiences at Cheetah Learning – we help each student to leverage their whole body to learn faster and more effectively. Read more...

Have You Been Shut Out by GXS

youre outIs your company on this list? If so you are probably already feeling the effects of the disconnect GXS has caused between you and your trading partners. Were you prepared for this and had your contingency plans in place, or did you suddenly find your orders and other transactions missing in action - effectively shut out from communication. Read more...

Claim Your Power

ForceHave you ever looked at someone in power and wondered—how did they get there? Is there some special power gene that makes certain people rise to the top of the power hierarchy, but not others? Read more...

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