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A View From the Cloud

We hear less about one of the enabling technologies that makes the others possible: the Cloud. The possibilities that the Cloud opens up to the supply chain are multiplying at breakneck speed. And Gary Forger says it’s happening for two primary reasons. To begin, the Cloud itself is evolving. Very quickly. Second, that evolution is [...]

By | 2019-12-12T19:44:29+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Cloud Services, Supply Chain Management|0 Comments

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, and moved along the supply chain. But there's an additional element of transparency, which is disclosure.” Read the challenges of doing [...]

By | 2019-12-12T19:41:30+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Supply Chain, Sustainability|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 effective performance measurement system is one of the foundations on which the strategic supply chain is built.” Review the guidelines [...]

By | 2019-12-12T17:33:22+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Organizational Performance, Performance Measurements|0 Comments

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 escalating impact sourcing as a way to increase employment and career development opportunities for disadvantaged workers. READ MORE at Supply [...]

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 the 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasury bond.” What supply chain data should you focus on to spot a potential downturn? [...]

By | 2019-12-12T17:18:20+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Economic Recession, Recession, Supply Chain|0 Comments
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