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

9-Minute Video: Is Supply Chain Transparency Achievable?

Supply chains don't just need to be visible — they also need to be transparent, says Alexis Bateman, director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains. “Visibility is knowing what's happening as your product is extracted, transformed, [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|Categories: Supply Chain, Sustainability|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are Your Performance Measurements Destroying Your Supply Chain?

By Steven A. Melnyk, Michael Bourne, David Frayer and Will Rifkin The performance measurement system is the most misunderstood, confusing, misapplied and frustrating element of most supply chains, says the authors of this article. “Yet, an [...]

Measuring the Impact of Sourcing on the World’s Workforce

A company’s procurement decisions can contribute to poverty alleviation and inclusive growth around the world. Patrick Burnson examines how a new group, The Global Impact Sourcing Challenge, is the first business network to specifically focus on [...]

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

Economic recessions occur about every 9 years, says Henry Canitz from Logility, which means the next one is already overdue. “A very good leading indicator of an imminent recession is the interest rate spread between [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|Categories: Economic Recession, Recession, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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" [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Amazon, Distribution, Distribution Operations|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Data Analytics, Data Science|Tags: , |0 Comments