• Promote STEM in middle and high school to promote careers in supply chain management

    When high school students are motivated and also have supportive teachers and administration, they can accomplish a great deal. Such is the case with Claire Wild and Shay Kiker, who are interested in all things STEM (...
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  • How to Spot Opportunities

    One of the keys to successful growth is learning to spot opportunities – and leveraging them. While working with clients of all shapes and sizes, I find that opportunities are all around us; however, we frequent...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Control Tower Success: Six Critical Steps to Ensure Your Project Thrives

    by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘Six Steps to Ensure your Control Tower Project is Successful’. The author, Rebecca Schriver, Global Director, Supply Cha...
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  • Collaborative Retail

    Omni channel retail is a foundational framework that is the price of entry and must be viewed as what it is; a purchase capability.  The purchase is the end result of the consumer shopping activity and must be vi...
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  • Supply Chain Risks: Big or Small, Plan For Them All

    by Meranda Powers I suspect that few folks in the supply chain management world would argue with the fact that supply chain management is risky business.   The reality is that risk comes in many forms (includi...
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  • The Value of CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

    I’m in process of teaching my first APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) session, and earlier today I taught a section on CRM. In addition, I’ve been helping clients select the “right&rdq...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Leadership’s Unsung Heroes

    Success begins and ends with leadership. Clearly, formal leaders are vital; however, it is important not to overlook the power of influence leaders. These folks are informal leaders who command significant influence i...
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  • Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

    by Melissa Clow SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. And, we’d like to sh...
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  • Listening To The Customer

    Retailers must focus on the customers' needs and communicate with the customer in order to not fail.  I wrote it in this way because I believe that the price of admittance in the retail market is the need to list...
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  • How will you address a growing talent shortage?

    As bad as it may be, the manufacturing skills gap is only going to get worse, according to the findings in a new report.   In “ The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond,” authors from D...
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  • Effective Program Management Leads to Effective Delivery Management

    I interviewed Farhan Mirza who discussed Effective Program Management Leads to Effective Delivery Management.             It’s great to speak with you again today, Farhan. We...
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  • The Concept of Hiring a 3PL: A Good Decision or Not?

    I interviewed Jose Vitorelli who discussed The Concept of Hiring a 3PL: A Good Decision or Not?             It’s good to speak with you today, Jose. We’ve done intervie...
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  • Kinaxis VP Manik Sharma Named a 2015 Provider ‘Pro to Know’

    by Melissa Clow A huge congratulations goes out to Manik Sharma, our vice president of industry strategy and innovation, for being named a 2015 Provider ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply and Demand Chain Executive...
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  • Beacons Splash Now

    A solid, flexible and extendable eCommerce framework provides the foundation for supporting the consumer demands along with the security requirements to protect consumer and merchant private information.  A retai...
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  • Qualcomm: What’s Wrong With Traditional S&OP? – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

    by Melissa Clow SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. And, we’d like to sh...
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  • How Students Show Us the HIGH VALUE of Continuous Learning

    On Friday and Saturday, my APICS Chapter hosted the APICS West Coast Student Case Competition. I happened to lead the Student Case Competition committee as well, and so I was immersed. It was a popular event as we had...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Are You Planning for Failure?

    Are you planning for failure? I imagine no one thinks they plan for failure; however, I see it happen more than you’d think. Instead, plan for success, and success will follow. Have you ever called an important ...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Uncommon Common Sense Project Management

    Why is everyone searching for the latest and greatest technology and fad when common sense will drive bottom line business results? It seems that it is an exciting conversation piece to talk about potentially intrigui...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Why Ports Delays Could Cost Billions

    Why a $5 Decision Could Cost Your Company Key Customers and Potentially Millions… I’ve been receiving an increased number of calls lately about impacts from the ports – some referred potential clien...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • The Power of Dashboards

    I’ve been working with a rapidly growing, smaller client that sees the power of dashboards. I have to tip my hat to them as most $50 and $100 million dollar companies miss the true value in dashboards. They thin...
    Lisa Anderson
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