The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


However, we don’t only talk about what we do well, we also like to talk about things that may affect manufacturing companies so we can be the maven to resources which are of value to our customers and the industry at large.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

The systems which we have today stalled in the late 1990’s with the evolution of extended ERP (Advanced Planning Systems bolted to Enterprise Resource Planning in applications like SAP APO and Oracle SCP) and extensive vendor consolidation of best-of-breed providers.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis


According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics.

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Our current technologies built on relational databases– like Advanced Planning (APS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)– are not equal to the test. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Although many companies have an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, their IT infrastructure is usually still fragmented. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. What’s becoming clear is that technology (including access to IT resources) and advice are contributing more to the overall value proposition these days. Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.