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January-February 2013

By Charlie Tanner · January 25, 2013
The skill sets required to manage global supply chains today are not the same as they were 20, or even 10 years ago. And they will be different from the ones required in 2010. It’s almost impossible to precisely predict what leadership capabilities will be needed going forward. The best course of action: Be agile and ready to respond to whatever happens.
By Charlie Tanner · January 25, 2013
How can you make strategic supply chain decisions faster and more effectively? For HP, one answer lies in a technique called Geographic Analytics—the visualization of network information on a map in order to drive supply chain optimization. Flexible, transparent, and intuitive, GA has greatly enhanced HP’s toolbox for strategic assessments.
By Charlie Tanner · January 25, 2013
The key question that supply chain professionals are asking these days is, What can we do to maximize the ROI from our technology investment? This article provides some practical answers from the experts.
By Charlie Tanner · January 25, 2013
More than 20 million children worldwide suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The situation is especially critical in the Horn of Africa and UNICEF is effectively responding to that humanitarian challenge by providing specially formulated “therapeutic” foods to those in need.
By Charlie Tanner · January 25, 2013
The supply chain discipline is replete with rules that most managers live by. But in certain cases, true innovation and breakthroughs come only when those conventional rules are broken. By clearly understanding the nature of the rules and the details of your supply chain, you can better determine where and when rule-breaking makes sense.
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