• Supplying Commerce 2.0

    The supply chain supporting retailers’ Commerce 2.0 framework must also be a collaborative and flexible framework in order to support the changing demands of the consumer.  Retailers cannot overlook the req...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Due date performance begins with understanding the dates - Part 2

    In our earlier article, we talked about understanding and leveraging various dates available in the customer order management side of your supply chain. If these are not properly understood and used, then priorities a...
    Richard Cushing
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  • A Tipping Point?

    Yesterday morning, I woke to learn the news. H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group were merging. The press release, sprayed with superlatives of goodness, promises great things; but as I read it, I smiled. This, I ...
    Lora Cecere
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  • Help a Supply Chain Newbie Out

    by Alexa Cheater Quick, tell me everything you know about supply chain! Okay, maybe not everything you know. I’m pretty sure that would take years with the experience some of you have. Maybe more like the Cliff...
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  • Due date performance begins with understanding the dates

    I have worked with a significant number of clients over the last year or two that are laboring under the generally false assumption that each customer is the same as every other customer and each order is the same as ...
    Richard Cushing
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  • Toyota to use common platforms, shared parts to make plants more competitive

    Toyota announced today it will boost the fuel efficiency of its vehicles’ powertrains—the engine and transmission. What’s perhaps more interesting, is, in a break from its traditional practice, the c...
    JimFulcher
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  • Effect of Independent Contractors Versus Employees in the Supply Chain

    I interviewed Mark Tuchmann who discussed Effect of Independent Contractors Versus Employees in the Supply Chain.             It’s great to speak with you, Mark. I’m lo...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • The Challenge With Recruiting Drivers in Intermodal Cartage Business

    I interviewed Rob Carpenter who discussed The Challenge With Recruiting Drivers in Intermodal Cartage Business.             It’s great to speak with you today, Rob. I’m...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • How the Healthcare Supply Chain Lags Other Industries and How It Can Be Improved?

    I interviewed Ashok Muttin who discussed How the Healthcare Supply Chain Lags Other Industries and How It Can Be Improved?             It’s great to speak with you again, Ash...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Four Things A Leader Must Do

    I interviewed Tim Donovan who discussed Four Things A Leader Must Do.             It’s great to speak with you again, Tim. Today I’m looking forward to hearing your vie...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Embracing Commerce 2.0

    By all appearances and actions consumers are embracing Commerce 2.0, or the collaborative marketplace, and this is leaving many retailers chasing the market and the sales.  In order to maintain success the mercha...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Is Poor Inventory Performance Holding You Back?

    by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘Is your company being held hostage by poor inventory performance?’ The authors, Anandhi Narayanan, Senior Manager, Advance...
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  • Increasing supply chain complexity seen as growing risk to business continuity

    While executives at many companies are concerned about supply chain disruptions, slightly more than a third (35 percent) of manufacturing executives report they are “extremely concerned” about potential su...
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  • Commerce 2.0

    The collaborative marketplace is bringing about a new type of commerce, Commerce 2.0, where the consumer has a great deal of control over the actual marketplace and sales channel.  This enhanced commerce platform...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Component Failure and the Five Useless Responses from Suppliers and What to do About it

    I interviewed Fred Schenkelberg who discussed Component Failure and the Five Useless Responses from Suppliers and What to do About it.             It’s great to speak with yo...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Cognizant – Mining Critical Data in the Era of the Internet of Things – 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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  • Consumer Collaborative Marketplace

    The pull and importance of the collaborative marketplace can be seen from popularity and success of the services that provide consumers with a wide range of special offers.  This consumer collaborative marketplac...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Collaborative Marketplace Importance

    The collaborative marketplace is the next generation of the commerce model and retailers would be wise to embrace this model early to take advantage of the benefits.  This model provides a framework for merchant ...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Transaction Criticality

    Few executives think much about transaction criticality. Transactions certainly aren’t strategic; however, I have seen numerous clients’ growth and profit plans negatively affected by the lack of transacti...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Growth

    I’ve been thinking about growth as I’m getting ready to celebrate my 10th anniversary of LMA Consulting Group, and as I’ve been partnering with several clients who are in high growth mode lately. If ...
    Lisa Anderson
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