• Why Change is So Hard, The Parallels of Ironman Training to Corporate Continuous Improvement

    I interviewed Constance Korol who discussed Why Change is So Hard, The Parallels of Ironman Training to Corporate Continuous Improvement.             Today I’m looking forwar...
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  • Extended Partner Collaboration Analysis

    Data collected from the consumer community provides a vast reserve for analysis of trends and consumer desires across your extended partner network that can and probably will be disruptive to the current consumer tren...
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  • Demand-Driven Supply Chain House: No House of Cards

    Many of you will be somewhat familiar with the so-called “Toyota House.” The Toyota Production System (TPS) “house” is built upon the foundation of the Toyota Way Philosophy, with its second fo...
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  • How Trading Companies Offer Solutions for Small Producers

    I interviewed Manelle Mairif who discussed How Trading Companies Offer Solutions for Small Producers .           Manelle, I’m looking forward today to hearing your views on how tr...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Consumer Collaboration And Extended Partners

    The consumer collaboration community can make a very positive impact on both the relationship and the value derived from and for your extended partners.  The consumer community opens a new avenue of data directly...
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  • How to attract, and retain, Millennials for supply chain management careers

      A great deal can be learned from the results of the “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” of ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management. Perhaps most important are les...
    Jim Fulcher
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  • Consumer Collaboration Due Dilligence

    It is critically important to perform a robust and regular due diligence review of the consumer community for many reasons and especially relating to the security requirements as it relates to the use of cloud service...
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  • Next wave of robots can be used safely alongside human workers

      Robots are expected to take over 16 percent of U.S. jobs—22.7 million jobs—by 2025, according to new research. Perhaps the larger concern is whether or not it’s safe for humans to work along...
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  • Typical supply chain problems... again

    Recently, I had the following discussion with a colleague regarding one of our clients. Since it was typical of many situations, I thought I would share here (without revealing any proprietary information, of course)....
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  • Mexico increasingly seen as vital to nearshoring

      Rising wages and logistics costs in China and other countries leads a growing number of U.S. manufacturers to reshore or nearshore operations, or at least consider one of the two strategies. Mexico plays an i...
    Jim Fulcher
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  • Tapping the Power of Many- The Application of Social Enabled Supply Chain Processes

    by Bob Ferrari The following guest blog commentary is contributed by Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC....
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  • Consumer Collaboration Data Value Prop

    The value proposition provided by the combination of cloud storage services and big data analysis is a potent one-two punch. Then combine that with the value that can be achieved through collaboration with your extern...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • The IT Chain of Supply as a Mix of People and Systems

    I interviewed Ofer Laksman who discussed The IT Chain of Supply as a Mix of People and Systems.             It’s nice to speak with you today, Ofer. I’m looking forward...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Software Startups Seeking to Challenge Existing Logistics Software Vendors

    I interviewed Ken Lyon who discussed Software Startups Seeking to Challenge Existing Logistics Software Vendors.             Looking forward today to hearing your views on an inter...
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  • Potential Inefficiencies in Global Distribution

    I interviewed John Vogt who discussed Potential Inefficiencies in Global Distribution.             Can you talk about what some of the inefficiencies you see are?   Dustin, t...
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  • Excel, ERP and Legacy Apps, Oh My! What Technology is Supporting Your S&OP Process?

    by Lori Smith Can the S&OP process be done without technology?   The answer to that question has certainly evolved over the years, and while there are still some holdouts, most will now agree that technolo...
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  • Consumer Collaboration Data Design

    The design phase in any initiative is the most important phase and the more time invested in the design will produce a higher quality product and the design of the collaboration data integration collection and storage...
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  • Consumer Community Data Integration

    Data collection and integration is one of the most important objectives and also one of the objectives providing the most long term value from the development and support of a consumer collaboration community.  Q...
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  • Climate Change and Supply Chains

    I interviewed Richard Pagett who discussed Climate Change and Supply Chains.             How will climate change affect transportation in sub-Saharan Africa?   Thank you, Dus...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • East Coast seaports and distribution centers grow quickly

      This is an interesting time for U.S. seaports. Some distribution center and warehouse occupancy levels have reached historic highs. On the other hand, expensive construction and labor costs keep new developme...
    Jim Fulcher
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