Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shifts in Traditional Supply Chain Processes in the Building of Capabilities for Supply Chain 2030. Retail forecasts are never a good source of data for the manufacturer.

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.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of weather and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia delayed all my flights for at least two hours on multiple days. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling.

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. Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). Next year’s event will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

By 2030, companies will be short 20% of employees at the senior manager and director level. Three courses are scheduled for in Philadelphia. Summer is ending. 2018 is right around the corner. Is it time to start to plan the new year? Forge a strategy? Engage employees?