Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

For the CFO, end-to-end is a focus on transactional flows like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. Most are clueless about driving a better-planned order flow from tactical planning to procurement or transportation planning or how to improve forecast-value-added (FVA) processes.

ToolsGroup to Take the Stage with Lennox at American Supply Chain Summit

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (April 17, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today shared it will exhibit and present at the American Supply Chain Summit 2019 , taking place April 25-26 in Dallas. Ron Ehrenberg, Inventory Optimization Lead for Lennox and Bobby Miller, Sr.

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ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America. Barton will work from ToolsGroup’s Boston headquarters. “I’m

Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

BOSTON, MA, October, 27, 2017 – Research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute , and sponsored by Maine Pointe , identifies collaboration as one of six key elements of creating competitive advantages through supply chains.

Escaping the Cold

Logility

Sean Willems, associate professor, Boston University, will explore how multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) helps companies significantly improve supply chain performance to simultaneously reduce inventory cost, boost customer service and strategically align Sales and Operations Planning.

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. Stuck at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns, only 10% of companies are making progress.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. Nortel was on the first to create an outsource system house in Boston which was moved to Penang.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season. Moving and planning inventories on both fixed and spot—or even pegging rates to an index—are options.

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Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

That is the role of marketing or sales or procurement. Yes, I believe that supply chain overlays on top of the sales and marketing organizations and the procurement function. Look at the gyrations of Boston Scientific and Eli Lilly for the same period of time.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

Your Guide to Multichannel Selling

Unleashed

According to a study by Google and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), 50% of B2B search queries are made on smartphones. Many B2B companies combine back-office software, accounting systems, inventory management systems, and more. What is multichannel selling?