Filed in July 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
How do Millennials in our profession think and act? What drives the successors of today’s supply chain leaders? Supply Chain Management Review interviewed four up and coming 30-something managers from varied backgrounds and supply chain specializations to help answer these questions.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Analytics is fast becoming a competitive differentiator for many companies. Conquering this next frontier of supply chain productivity starts with asking the right questions.
Organizations that remain successful over the long run always invest significant resources in nurturing their “people capability” because they “get it”—they understand that people are the heartbeat behind organizational performance.
Two years ago I began writing about retail e-commerce, mainly highlighting the struggles that brick-and-mortar retailers have had competing against the likes of Amazon.com.
Supply chain risk comes in many shapes and forms. Is your company ready to meet it head-on?
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with the evolving challenges of omni-channel fulfillment. Those providers that meet shipper needs will remain dominant.
Who is today’s supply chain manager? And, how did he—or she—get to where they are in their career? Those are some of the questions answered by readers of Supply Chain Management Review and members of the APICS Supply Chain Council. Read on to see if you recognize parts of your own career in their portrait.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Is your company prepared for a supply chain talent crisis?
Walgreens is transforming its supply chain to meet the new demands of an omni-channel customer. The next challenge: Recruiting the talent to make that transformation complete.
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As conditions change in some emerging markets, companies that once outsourced some of their manufacturing and distribution processes are thinking about bringing them back in-house. We look at the five key considerations a company should explore before pulling the trigger on insourcing their outsourced processes.