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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

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

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 it backward. We recommend a more holistic and structured approach in which your technology solution is driven by a specific [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:47:04+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

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