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Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link in Your Future?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I finished up a report on supply chain talent. After doing the analysis of the results, I even more firmly believe that supply chain talent is the missing link in the supply chain. In figure 1, I outline the company’s biggest gaps.

Tweet chat: Improving supply chain for 2014

Quintiq

Supply chain complexity is increasing and it’s time we rethink our strategies. What are your plans for managing supply chain complexity in 2014? Is it time to invest in new tools? How do you plan on addressing forecasting and demand sensing next year? What upcoming trends will you be leveraging?

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Steve Jobs - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc is regarded as the best company in the world for its cutting-edge supply chain management practices. What's the secret behind its success? This article will explain to you what we can learn from the co-founder of the company

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Why does fulfillment stream management require guiding principles?

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Santa Claus: Master of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chains Rock

You may be facing stiff competition in your industry, but on your most stressful days take a moment to feel grateful that you aren’t competing against the ultimate all-time master of supply chain management. No question, the Santa Claus operation would easily crush the efforts of any small or large company — with nary more than twinkling wink and a cheerful swipe with a white-gloved fist

FMCG/Pharma: Top Ten Supply Chain New Year Resolutions for 2014

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients. Innovation and new technology are obviously important, but when evaluating a 3PL, go with the one that excels at blocking and tackling. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs. Habit 1 – Excellent Communication. The best 3PLs do a great job of communicating with their clients and logistics partners.

Talent and the 50 Shades of Gray of Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Angora Wool

SCM Research

Last week, a shocking video, created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), was published. The images cast a dark shadow over global garment supply chains. In response, brands like H&M and C&A halted manufacturing of items containing Angora wool.

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What Do We Do Now?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is a growing gap for leaders. The impact is great. The biggest issues are in mid-management roles. Let’s examine some of the facts from recent research. Today, 60% of companies have open positions.

Who wants to become a demand-forecasting expert? (Part 1)

Quintiq

By: Luke Hayfield. Let’s face it. Not all of us possess a DeLorean time machine stashed away in our garage that would enable us to travel to any time period in the future (or past).

7 Megatrends Supply Chain People Should Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Current logistics and supply chain management trends are discussed very often on social media sites. How can we identify them really? This article will show you some trends in the past and reveal what the future holds.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

What’s Not in My Bio

Talking Logistics

I speak at many conferences throughout the year, and I’m often asked for two things by conference organizers (besides a copy of my presentation): a photograph of me and my bio. The photo I send them was taken almost 15 years ago.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Same Day Delivery: Eating the Elephant in the Room – One Bite at a Time. By: Derek Browning. Whether we like it or not, logisticians are staring two trends in the face: the increase of e-commerce and the desire to receive online orders in our hands right now.

One Year!

Supply Chain Insights

It has been one year. We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup. The team of Mikey, Jill, Constance, Heather, Abby, Naomi, Regina and I have all worked together to deliver a year of firsts.

The Role of Technology Within Supply Chains

Supply Chains Rock

The vegetables on a typical grocery store shelf in 2013 most likely did not come straight from a family-owned farm. In the olden days this was much more common, but with growing population and product demand, business around the world has changed.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

The Twelve Days of Supply Chain - Supply Chain Blog - Enchange

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012). FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%.

Back to the Future: The Executive Supply Chain Conference Reborn

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Next Generation Supply Chain Leader

Logility

Can young, smart, driven supply chain students and their professors teach us anything about the future of supply chain? Recently I went to the MIT Media Lab Building for an event co-hosted by the local chapter of CSCMP and MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. There were two things going on.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We

What’s new in supply chain planning?

Quintiq

About 100 years ago, Frederick Taylor created history by separating planning from production. He was the first person to create a planning office with well-defined roles. There was someone to create production routes. Another person to ensure that the relevant raw materials were available.

7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons! In this article, we will explain to you who are the real-life superheroes and what we can learn from them.

5 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore (Takeaways from Accellos Conference)

Talking Logistics

Are you working in a Company of Yesterday or a Company of Tomorrow ?

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.