Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Supply chain processes are relatively new. What defines supply chain excellence? Overall, 69% of supply chain professionals are satisfied.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

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.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. When I speak, people ask, “Who has the best supply chain?”

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.

Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. We do this through our monthly newsletters, webinars and podcasts. This week we will be hosting our fourth Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Supply chain excellence

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. The question is, “How can the supply chain leader drive digital transformation to deliver transformational capabilities?”.

One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

EcoVadis

Our recent webinar with Andrew Winston , globally recognized eco-expert, discusses where companies can focus their efforts first and key factors to integrate targets in global supply chains for success. Last year, President Trump’s announcement that the U.S.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.