Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019


I enjoyed Charlotte de Brabandt’s presentation Digitizing the Human Touch: Transforming Talent and Impact of Young Professionals. Charlotte explained how younger generations who are just entering the workforce would result in companies having to adapt to the working conditions by adopting a flexible mentality. This automation will impact recruiting strategies, job descriptions, KPIs/metrics, operating models, roles that we have/don’t have any longer, training programs, etc.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. For example, they may do a great job of addressing business process and systems, but many overlook changes they should also make to their organization chart and their business-performance metrics. Adapt your financial metrics, incentives, and compensation programs accordingly. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski.


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How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

This is where metrics can get a little fuzzy. However, the reality was that the 4% metric was misleading. She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain.

Guest post: Technology Solutions Are The Secret Weapon For Bringing CSR Into Procurement


Guest post by Charlotte Spencer-Smith, Marketing, Pool4Tool. However, criteria like sustainability can be difficult to apply to sourcing processes because they are soft metrics, compared to, for example, purchase price, which is easy to measure and compare between suppliers. Procurement technology should make it easy to source ethically. Supply chain transparency is one of the key challenges facing Procurement and Sourcing in the coming years.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Given that the study was funded by an Atlanta-based group, the results are hardly authoritative (for instance, a number of major cities, such as Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, are not included in the study), but they do offer an interesting view on the supply chain capabilities of seven major regions. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

This led to the development of Coca Cola Consolidated, located in Greensboro North Carolina, which later moved its headquarters to Charlotte, NC. The metric used to determine if this criteria was met was the “binary rule” that went as follows: users were able to find their exact match or 100% of all alternatives the first time using ONE SEARCH.