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Magazine Archives

January-February 2016

January-February 2016

It’s a new year. Most of us will have new budgets to meet and new expectations for the performance of our supply chains. Many will look to best practices from industry leaders to improve our operations. But, are best practices really the “best” way to go? As you think about 2016, I hope you ask the question: What better practices can I adopt for my supply chain?
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January-February 2016

January-February 2016

It’s a new year. Most of us will have new budgets to meet and new expectations for the performance of our supply chains. Many will look to best practices from industry leaders to improve our operations. But, are best practices really the “best” way to go? As you think about 2016, I hope you ask the question: What better practices can I adopt for my supply chain?

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January-February 2016 Features

4
Oil Update: Harder to Stay the Course
I am an early “Baby Boomer” who grew up in the 1960s during the hippie generation. While I was never a hippie,...

6
Global Migration Can Have a Positive Impact on Supply Chains
The question of whether the United States and the EU will be able to replace their labor forces to remain economically viable...

10
Myths and Truths: Misadventures in Supply Chain Management
Just because everyone says its so, doesn’t mean that conventional wisdom is always right. We put six examples of conventional wisdom...

16
S&OP Made Good: The Importance of Investing in People
Many companies still struggle to get value out of their sales and operations planning processes. They invest heavily in technology and processes...

22
Who’s Kidding Who? Your Strategy Should Get You Fired
There’s a reason that the average CPO tenure is down to just over three years. Maybe its time for procurement leaders...

28
Sprint to Digital Manufacturing Success
Digitization is drawing interest from manufacturers, universities, and governments alike. But underneath the hype and noise, many manufacturers are struggling to figure...

36
Disruptive Technologies Enabling Supply Chain Evolution
“The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it cannot be done is generally interrupted by someone else...

42
Wearables: Coming Soon to a Shop Floor Near You
Connected networks of factory hardware are already enhancing process transparency and enabling previously untapped analytics in several plants. Wearable technologies have the...

63
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Outsourced Warehousing
Hiring a vendor to manage warehouses and distribution centers is no guarantee of superior performance, but it does offer flexibility.

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