• The Millennial Mentality: Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Shift?

    by Alexa Cheater It seems like everywhere I look I see mention of millennials, that ‘next generation’ who seems to be shaking things up in a big way. From the way companies do business to the products av...
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  • “Limited self-driving” trucks may help address growing driver shortage

      As progress is made in the development of driverless cars and trucks, one must wonder about their potential impact on the trucking industry. Although it would be years—if ever—before driverless tr...
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  • Sage Drops Term 'ERP'

    Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, announced on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, that “as of today [Sage] will no longer use the word or the term ERP to describe any of [its] products.” The announcement was made during Kel...
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  • Open letter calls for cautious approach to AI

      An open letter that warns of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and calls for a ban on “offensive autonomous weapons” sounds—at first—like something from a summ...
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  • What if there were no limitations to your what-if analysis?  What would you simulate?

    by Lori Smith What if there were little, to no, limitations to the what-if analysis you could do? What if you could change anything (data, working assumptions, business rules) to explore options and see the impact in...
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  • Quality = Branding

    Quality should never be seen as an accident.  It should be envisioned as an intelligent and proactive effort.  Poor quality, unsafe working conditions and or ignoring or non-compliance with regulations will ...
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  • Supply Chain in a Distribution Company in Pakistan

    I interviewed Junaid Tahir who discussed Supply Chain in a Distribution Company in Pakistan.             It’s great to speak with you again, Junaid. It’s been a long ti...
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  • Tech: Writing to Text File Directly from T-SQL

    My regular readers will certainly be aware that usually write on business-related matters. However, today’s article will be different. And, while different, not entirely unrelated to supply chain matters.  ...
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  • eSourcing Adoption

    I interviewed Alun Rafique who discussed eSourcing Adoption.             Today I’m looking forward to hearing your views on e-sourcing in the supply chain. Can you first prov...
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  • From Grower to Garden: The Complexities of the Nursery Supply Chain

    by Alexa Cheater Today is ‘Take Your Plant for a Walk Day’ (yes, apparently that is a real thing), and in honor of houseplants everywhere I thought I would look at the supply chain of an industry that has...
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  • Collaboration Community Continuous Improvement

    The consumer collaboration community implementation and maintenance process and procedures provide an excellent model and challenge for a continuous improvement support model.  The consumer community requires fle...
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  • U.S. to create apprenticeship program based on Swiss vocational model

      A lack of skilled workers is a problem for many countries around the world—although some are working to address the situation. India, for instance, recently announced a new national skills training init...
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  • Consumer and Supply Chain Challenges

    There will be many challenges to face while developing the consumer collaboration community and then even more challenges integrating the community and collected data with the extended supply chain collaborative netwo...
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  • The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

    by Alexa Cheater Whether you’re a fashionista or overly fond of the frumpy look, chances are you’re buying into the multi-billion dollar clothing industry. And whether you realize it or not, the garment ...
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  • The Future of Inventory Management

    by Andrew Dunbar This post concludes my inventory management blog series.   Throughout this series I’ve proposed an elevated role for the inventory manager that challenges the assumption that an inventor...
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  • Significant cyber risk for connected cars grows rapidly

      In disturbing news, two computer-security researchers demonstrated they can take control of a moving Jeep Cherokee using the vehicle’s wireless communications system. The cyberattack demonstration comes...
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  • Getting to "All the Benefits" in Your Supply Chain

    Recently I was working with a client who was struggling with all too common maladies in its internal supply chain. The company operates three Midwestern plants where products from one plant are frequently consumed in ...
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  • Top 3 Supply Chain Visibility Necessities… As Best Explained by Our Customers

    by Lori Smith Supply chain visibility… ah, yes, possibly the most over used term in the industry. And as is typical with over used terms, there are as many interpretations as there are colors in a kaleidoscope...
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  • Test city enables testing driverless cars safely

      As a growing number of companies continue to develop driverless cars and even 18-wheel trucks, one must wonder where it’s safe to test them. One such facility is a new site at the University of Michigan...
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  • Consumer and Supply Chain Integration

    Your supply chain can gain a great deal of value by integrating data collected from the collaborative consumer community.  This value can be gained in product quality evaluations, the product life cycle (both dev...
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