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Diversity is Key to the Evolving Procurement Function

There is still a gender gap in procurement, says Sheri Spinks. “I think it’s important now more than ever to give a voice to women in procurement. We need to talk about the enhancements and value we deliver as well as the soft skills we possess that contribute to our success in this area.” READ MORE [...]

By | 2019-10-08T16:08:20+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Procurement, Procurement Transformation, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Insights by Larry Lapide, S&OP Psych 101

According to Dr. Larry Lapide, “A major factor in achieving optimized supply-demand decision-making is the successful implementation of effective 'bridging' processes between customer-facing managers from sales, marketing, and customer service and supply-facing managers from manufacturing, operations, logistics, supply chain, and procurement." Read the S&OP roles he recommends for managers based on their mindsets. READ MORE [...]

Blockchain is Vastly Overrated; Supply Chain Cybersecurity is Vastly Underrated

Cyberattacks are on the rise, especially in the supply chain. In recent years, 69% of firms experienced an attempted or realized loss of data due to a breach, according to Accenture, and only 24% of firms believe that their security is “state-of-the-art.” Does blockchain address all of the concerns of supply chain cybersecurity? READ MORE [...]

Innovation Strategies: Upcycling Can Take Sustainable Supply Chains Beyond Recycling

In 2018, British fashion house Burberry faced severe criticism when it burned approximately $37 million worth of unsold clothes, accessories and perfumes. In 2015 more than 16 million tons of textile waste was generated in the United States alone, and more than 65% was landfilled. Will upcycling help improve the supply chain’s environmental performance? READ [...]

By | 2019-10-08T15:54:35+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Supply Chain, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Upcycling|0 Comments

How Machine Learning is Transforming the Demand Planning Process

JDA research reveals that excess inventory is a growing problem for companies across all industries, and the associated costs of insufficient forecasting accuracy are staggering. “According to IHL Group, a research firm, in 2015 the cost to companies of overstocking was around $470 billion and of understocking $630 billion worldwide. Faced with growing supply chain complexity and [...]

By | 2019-10-08T15:37:27+00:00 October 8th, 2019|forecast, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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