Reinventing Organizations to Drive Agility in the Digital Age

AIMMS

Could self-organization make your supply chain more agile? . McKinsey estimates that roughly 14% of the global workforce will have to switch occupational categories by the year 2030. But mastering technology alone will not drive the success of digital transformation.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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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.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). It is late. I cannot sleep.

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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. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.