Articles 2017-11-30T02:50:29+00:00

The Long Tail, Amazon and Supply Chain

The Internet has changed handling of niche products, but Amazon turns this theory on its head through logistics, says Dan Gilmore. Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine, wrote an article on what he called the "long tail" [...]

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Breaking Business Silos Is Bigger Than Data Technology

“We need truly comprehensive visibility, but this isn’t simply a technology issue. You need smart-data technology, to be sure. But you need smart people as well,” says Allan Dow, President of Logility. “It's time for [...]

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Responding to Trade War Worries: A Six Sigma Strategy

The hidden risk of a protracted trade war goes beyond the most obvious downside of losing valued trading partners, disrupting the supply chain, and increasing costs, says Mike DiLeo. “U.S. companies are being forced to [...]

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Selecting a Supply Chain Planning Tool: Are You Doing It All Wrong?

A common supply chain planning mistake many organizations make is to assume that technology is the starting point for transformation, explains P. S. Subramaniam and Jesse Chafin from A.T. Kearney. “But a technology-first approach gets [...]

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Procurement Improvement Begins with Process

Procurement is buffeted by the headwinds of market disruption: tariffs, cyberattacks and a tight labor market, says Marisa Brown, APQC. “Two winds of change have combined to create a perfect storm around the procurement function.” [...]

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Nearly Everything You’ve Been Told About Procurement Analytics Is Wrong

It’s time to move beyond calculating savings to creating a valuable impact. “The procurement industry has long assumed that spend cubes are vitally important and that not having one is heresy. Making matters worse, spend cubes [...]