• Five Ways to List Supply Chain Productivity with Visible Data

    I interviewed Kerwin Everson who discussed Five Ways to List Supply Chain Productivity with Visible Data.             It’s good to speak with you today, Kerwin, and I’m...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Segmenting your market (or supply chain) using the Glenday Sieve

    Some years ago, Ian Glenday was working with a team analyzing product sales by country for a Fortune 500 company. While he--and we--are generally familiar with the old 80/20 rule, which says that 80 percent of revenue...
    Richard Cushing
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  • Suppliers’ resilience is critical to supply chain business continuity

         In recent years, most supply chains have experienced a disruption. Actually, most of them have suffered through multiple events each year.        What’s more, ...
    JimFulcher
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  • Lean: Uncommon Common Sense

    I have always been a process consultant, typically focusing on those processes which are the most relevant to making rapid improvement with the specific manufacturer or distributor I am partnering with.  Yet, I f...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Put the Spark Back in Manufacturing

    Only those manufacturers and distributors who want to thrive in 2014 will join in, collaborate and be a bigger part of the community! In todays’ increasingly complex world, seemingly touchy-feely topics like col...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Supply Chain Resiliency Revisited (April 21, 2014)

    A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled "What the Heck is Supply Chain Resiliency?" We had just completed preliminary work on a new metric in cooperation with Arizona State University called resiliency. Resiliency...
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  • Miami Vice, Diapers, SCM World and the Digital Supply Chain

    Let me set the scene for you: It is Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9:00a.m.  Location: Miami, the Trump National Doral… outside patio. I’m grasping two cups of coffee and wearing all white. I’m s...
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  • Driving Visibility in Sourcing and Supplier Management

    I interviewed Stacy (Monarko) Leidwinger who discussed Driving Visibility in Sourcing and Supplier Management.             It’s nice to speak with you today, Stacy, and today...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Collaboration Continuous Improvement

    The collaborative partnership can provide a foundation for a powerful continuous improvement program.  Your collaborative partners can provide not only the framework but the fuel to drive the continuous improveme...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Part 3:  My thoughts on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

    I was recently asked three questions on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. As I said earlier, I want to share these videos with our readers…   The three questions I ...
    Kinaxis Inc.
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  • How can the supply chain industry develop a pipeline for future talent?

         U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the domestic economy—and that optimism is growing—but finding skilled workers continues to be a problem, according to the findings of a new ...
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  • Lean Supply Chains For The Service Industry

    I interviewed Nitin Sinha who discussed Lean Supply Chains For The Service Industry.             It’s good to speak with you today, Nitin, and I’m looking forward to he...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Overcoming Obstacles

    In my experience obstacles can see to appear out of thin air and in the extended supply chain the weather can have a very large impact on the obstacles appearing out of thin are. In fact, the weather more often than n...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Maintaining Transparency

    One of the most difficult aspects of a successful and long term collaborative partnership is creating and maintaining transparency.  In fairness, I should take a step back here to state that simply maintaining yo...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • Supply Chain Big Data Impacting Business and Operations Planning

    I interviewed Diogo Rocha Santos who discussed Supply Chain Big Data Impacting Business and Operations Planning.             Please provide a brief background of yourself?   I...
    Dustin Mattison
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  • Moving from 'gee-whiz' to R.O.I.

    In an article entitled "CIOs need to re-brand themselves as drivers of digital innovation, says EY's David Nichols,"* Brian Taylor (writing at TechRepublic.com) brings out some important points. He begins by saying, "...
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  • Part 2:  My thoughts on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

    I was recently asked three questions on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. As I said last week, I want to share these videos with our readers…   The three questions ...
    Kinaxis Inc.
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  • Positive Side Of Negative Information

    Its not uncommon for people and even organizations to try to hide information they deem to be negative.  The challenge you are provided is how do you overcome this common practice and show the positive side of de...
    Tom Brouillette
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  • The Amazon Effect: Create a Customer Service Edge

    There has never been a better time to create a customer service edge! Gone are the days of picking up the phone with easy orders on the other end! Although we’ve emerged from the recession and are typically prof...
    Lisa Anderson
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  • Eagle Eye: Don't Prioritize!

      As much as I talk about priorities, I’m sure you’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind by saying “don’t prioritize”.  Possibly; however, there is a time to throw out priorit...
    Lisa Anderson
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