• 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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  • Strategies to Reduce Operational Cost without Capital Investment

    As businesses look to find ways to grow profitably and build efficiencies into the process upfront, maintaining low operational costs remains paramount.  It also provides pricing flexibility as you are able to re...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Often Overlooked Value of Production Planning

    Production planning is often overlooked as to its true value. Perhaps it is because it is often delegated to lower-skilled resources? Or perhaps it is because it is in the center of competing priorities and there are ...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Why Implementation is the 80/20 of Success

    I’ve had a few client situations arise this week which brings the critical importance of implementation to the forefront. The best plans are useless if not implemented. Similarly, I’d take a “good&rd...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Trends at the Top

    I find that keeping an eye on trends is one of the best ways to ensure long-term success. If you are able to identify a changing trend early on, you have the opportunity to adjust plans or leverage an unexpected oppor...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Benchmarking for Success

    How do you know whether you are reaching your company’s potential?  Is $2 million dollars profit good?  Well, it sounds good…..  However, the key is really in comparison to what should be a...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Why We Shouldn’t Shy Away from Risk

    I always look for trends as I find that the 80/20 of success comes from watching and proactively addressing trends. This week, it has been obvious that if we are NOT willing to take prudent risk, things are likely to ...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Overcoming Obstacles

    As I’ve yet to run across an executive without obstacles, learning how to effectively deal with them has to be a top priority. Often times, we are caught up in fire-fighting mode – every day, we plan to ca...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • It Begins and Ends with Leadership

    As a tribute to my HR mentor who recently retired after a long and successful career in organizational development and HR (congrats, Debra), I have to tip my hat (if I wore hats) to her for being 100% correct – ...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Why Doing It Right the First Time is NOT Always Right

    We commonly hear the phrase “Do it right the first time”. Of course, generally speaking, who wouldn’t want to do that? Waste is bad. However, I’ve found that there is a time when doing it right...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Are Check Points Required to Deliver Project Results?

    Effective project management has become cornerstone to business performance. Although we are largely in a recovery, none of my clients have gone back to the days of having more than the required resources “just ...
    Lisa Anderson
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