What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

No technology or consulting company holds themselves accountable for the delivery of supply chain excellence. Hostess Brands: Sweetest Comeback in Supply Chain History. Coca-Cola FEMSA Completes Two-Year Supply Chain Transformation Journey. The Timken Company Bridges the Gap between Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing to Drive Supply Chain Excellence. What Is Supply Chain Excellence?

Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. I frequently see groups of supply chain leaders arguing about the right for individual businesses to define their own systems/process. There needs to be a common definition of supply chain excellence.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. In contrast, as a regional supply chain leader in the 1990’s, my company had one S&OP. There needs to be a common definition of supply chain excellence. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence?

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Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

The decision support technologies that we use today–price management, trade promotion management, network design, supply chain planning, transportation planning, supplier risk management–are on the cusp of redefinition through new forms of analytics. No doubt about it.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights. We are witnessing the redefinition of supply chain practices and technologies.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. Analytical innovation and digital transformation drove step-change capabilities within the office and marketing.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors.