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Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. While the practices of finance are over 200 years old, in contrast, supply chain as a cross-functional practice (the combination of make, source and deliver) was recently defined in 1982.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

There is no logical connection between inventory strategy and logistics optimization or the multiplicity of rules—allocation, ATP, inventory matching, routing—and planning engines. Second Step: Understand the Role of Inventory. Current Levels of Inventory.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Could we use Open Source Hadoop to process transactions across all networks with powerful in-memory processing? Another source of disappointment is the lack of capabilities in the IBP modeling engines. Future of Analytics in the Building of Supply Chain 2030. Holiday travel.

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No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns, only 10% of companies are making progress. Unable to power additional year-over-year improvements at the intersection of cost and inventory, companies struggle. source Moody’s).