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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. Shortening Supply Chains.

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. Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Supply chain processes are relatively new.

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

The new world of supply chain analytics is my current research project. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management excite me. There is a great need for improved supply chain analytics.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” Drawing from the Whiteboard: Building Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies. Supply Chain 2030.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. The SAP acquisition of Ariba slowed innovation and the purchase, and then the failed promise of investment in Crossgate was disappointing to SAP supply chain business users.

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If Only There Were More Choices

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain technology market is in transition. Many of the clients I work with are nervous about SAP APO’s transition and the evolution of SAP’s supply chain planning solutions. Current State of the Supply Chain Management Hype Cycle.

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?