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Six Distinctions That Drive Procurement Excellence

Accenture has worked closely with hundreds of chief procurement officers, chief financial officers and C-suite executives for two decades. They have examined the traits and persistence of those who drive exceptional procurement and have observed what the best leaders strive for in procurement and how they make great things happen. Accenture has distilled its studies [...]

Time to Modernize Supply Chain Design

Supply chains have undergone dramatic changes over the last two decades. “The design process must mature to capture the complexity, volatility and uncertainty of the competitive environment in which modern supply chains operate,” says Milena Janjevic, Jarrod Goentzel and Matthias Winkenbach from MIT. READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review

By | 2020-03-06T15:15:22+00:00 March 6th, 2020|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Design|0 Comments

Accenture’s Supply Chain Study Champions “Change-Ready” Culture

“The most proactive supply chain executives are moving beyond their reputation for efficiencies to help drive customer centricity and the C-suite growth agenda,” says Accenture research, which also showed half of supply chain leaders cited a lack of a ‘change-ready’ culture as their biggest impediment to success.” READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review Xenon [...]

By | 2020-03-06T15:10:15+00:00 March 6th, 2020|Organizational Performance, Supply Chain|0 Comments

It Takes More Than a Village to Manage a Global Supply Chain

“IBM is bringing artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to bear on supply-chain management — with a twist,” says Robert J. Bowman. “What distinguishes this latest effort from previous software industry offerings, IBM says, is the manner in which it’s open to developers and third-party applications.” READ MORE at Supply Chain Brain

JDA Exec: How to Negate the Impact of Coronavirus on Supply Chains

“Companies that have already made investments in supply chain infrastructure and have a multi-source supply plan will be much better positioned to weather the ultimate impacts of the outbreak compared to companies that have not,” explains Jim Hull, senior industry strategies director for JDA. READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review Xenon Group is a [...]

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