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Magazine Archives

September-October 2015

September-October 2015

It’s September, which means the kids are going back to school, and soon, you’ll spend the evenings helping them with their lessons. September is also the month that we publish Gartner’s annual look at the Top 25 supply chains. While the Top 25 is a celebration of great supply chains, the leaders also offer lessons for the rest of us who aspire to the top. It’s news you can use right now in your planning. And, we’ll have you home for dinner on Tuesday. We hope you’ll join us for this inaugural event.
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September-October 2015

September-October 2015

It’s September, which means the kids are going back to school, and soon, you’ll spend the evenings helping them with their lessons. September is also the month that we publish Gartner’s annual look at the Top 25 supply chains. While the Top 25 is a celebration of great supply chains, the leaders also offer lessons for the rest of us who aspire to the top. It’s news you can use right now in your planning. And, we’ll have you home for dinner on Tuesday. We hope you’ll join us for this inaugural event.

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September-October 2015 Features

4
Competitive Supply Chains: Strategic Alignment
A talk I give is titled “Supply Chain Excellence = Strategic Alignment.” I start it saying that because I represent MIT, it needs...

8
Deconstruct to Reconstruct: Using the Past to Create the Future
Big Data, cloud computing, driverless vehicles, drones, 3D printing, The Internet of Things: It seems that never a day goes by without...

10
Slavery is Still a Major Concern in the Supply Chain
A new report highlights the hidden risks that workers may encounter when seeking employment and the steps that governments and businesses can...

14
2015 Supply Chain Top 25: The Art and Science of Supply Chain
This year, Gartner unveiled the 11th annual global Supply Chain Top 25, identifying global supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices for...

24
Harnessing Big Data: Building and Maintaining Capabilities that Deliver Results
Many companies don’t yet get lasting value from the data so widely available to them. Harnessing large volumes of data—internal...

32
The Rise of the Supply Chain Advocate
In a complex supply chain, every player has its own agenda. It takes a Supply Chain Advocate with an independent, holistic view...

39
Missed Opportunities in Supply Management
While manufacturing companies have discovered the value supply management can add to their organizations, too many service-based companies see procurement as a...

46
How They Did It: Diageo NA’s Innovation Supply Chain
Over the last six years, a global leader in beverage alcohol has transformed its supply chain to be more agile, responsive, and...

54
Four Compass Points for Global Supply Chain Management
The rapidly evolving and increasingly global world of e-commerce poses challenges for business survival. Navigate the unprecedented challenges—and find opportunities for...

76
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Omni-channel Revolution?
Omni-channel retail sales are expected to grow exponentially between now and 2025. Winning in this arena will require a supply chain that increases...

79
The Benefits of Modernizing Procure-to-pay
Organizations recognize the role technology can play in improving the entire procure-to-pay process.

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Third Party Risk: Too Close for Comfort
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Additive manufacturing and 3D printing promise to simplify manufacturing, reduce inventories, and streamline operations. But, to determine when and how to apply additive manufacturing, organizations need a decision model that assesses it’s market strategy, supply chain performance, and complexity.
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EDITORS' PICKS
Supply Chains in Advanced Markets Should Become More Agile, Says Atradius
Higher inflation, falling unemployment, and strengthening Purchasing Manager Indices all suggest...
Trade Trends Report Confirms E-Commerce Urgency
Because trade policies remain fluid, shippers must have the information needed to be flexible and...

Supply Chain Digitization of Ocean Cargo Gateways Examined by chainPORT
The chainPORT initiative is led by the Ports of Los Angeles and Hamburg Port Authority in Germany,...
Procurement Still Falls Behind in Digitized Supply Chains, Says Accenture
“The digital revolution has largely overlooked procurement,” says Accenture.