Topic: Inventory Management



Building resilience in manufacturing

Manufacturing remains a critical area of investment for many business leaders. In APQC’s 2024 Supply Chain Priorities and Challenges research, 72% of organizations named manufacturing as a…

One door closes, a better one opens

The sense of resolve out there seems at first counterintuitive, given the holding pattern of weak demand and continued uncertainty, even after COVID. Inflation, China de-risking, the brutality of…

AI liftoff delayed?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these days involve AI. Most…

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Building resilience in manufacturing

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Marisa Brown, senior principal research lead, supply chain, APQC
Manufacturing remains a critical area of investment for many business leaders. In APQC’s 2024 Supply Chain Priorities and Challenges research, 72% of organizations named manufacturing as a priority for the year with regard to investing resources, innovation, and hiring.
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One door closes, a better one opens

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Suketu Gandhi, Rupal Deshmukh, Gillis Jonk, and Sachin Narang
The sense of resolve out there seems at first counterintuitive, given the holding pattern of weak demand and continued uncertainty, even after COVID. Inflation, China de-risking, the brutality of Ukraine and Gaza, attacks on Suez shipping, Panama Canal drought, hacked data and…
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AI liftoff delayed?

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these days involve AI. Most conversations I’ve had at conferences this year have at least touched on AI and…

The key to good data management? Start with good data

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
As more companies turn to AI to manage and analyze their data, the concept of clean data sometimes gets pushed to the side.

Services economy activity sees contraction in June, reports ISM

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The June Services PMI, at 48.8 8 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 5.0% compared to May’s 53.8 reading, which was preceded by a 49.4 April reading that marked the first time the Services PMI contracted since December 2022, when it came in at 49 and prior to…

Procurement data to decisions: Actually acting on ‘actionable’ insights

Monday, July 1, 2024 · Matthew Buckingham, vice president of business development & alliances, Focal Point
With modern procurement software, API-enabled data flows, and AI-guided processes, procurement teams get to focus on what they do best: setting strategy, managing projects, and identifying spending optimization opportunities.

Improve stock control and predictability to overcome inventory performance barriers

Friday, June 28, 2024 · Paul Lord, VP Analyst, Gartner
Delivering reliable product supply has only become more difficult in recent years with market challenges. To get back on track, organizations should focus on the development and practice of two performance management disciplines: Stock control for improved predictability…

Procter & Gamble’s Amy Rardin announced as NexGen Supply Chain keynote speaker

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 · Brian Straight
Amy Rardin has proven successful at finding innovative solutions that lead to supply chain wins at Procter & Gamble. She will share some of that knowledge with the NextGen Supply Chain Conference audience in her keynote address.

Assessing the e-commerce supply chain as sales, imports grow

Monday, June 24, 2024 · Brian Straight
Retail sales continue to grow, albeit at slower rates, and as a result, brands are taking advantage of excess cargo capacity in bringing in merchandise earlier than normal.

NextGen Supply Chain Conference announces Johnson & Johnson’s Luis Roman as keynote speaker

Friday, June 21, 2024 · SCMR Staff
Johnson & Johnson’s Luis Roman will incorporate his supply chain expertise in his keynote address at the upcoming NextGen Supply Chain conference.

Building the ‘Procurement Intelligence Team’

Thursday, June 20, 2024 · Brian Straight
Tealbook founder Stephany LaPierre explains why a ‘data brain’ is needed to collect and analyze the necessary data for efficient procurement operations.

Procurement control tower: Proof of concept through machine learning and natural language processing

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 · Bishwajit Kumar and Pablo Barros Gomez
Implementing a procurement control tower provides advanced insights to the sponsor company, bringing end-to-end visibility, enhanced exception management, improved decision-making, improved risk management, cost savings, and more, an MIT CTL capstone research project found.

Nearshoring shifts focus of procurement leaders

Friday, June 7, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
Bringing production and sourcing back to the United States or to a country in close proximity have always been goals for companies that want to gain better control over their supply chains. But for procurement leaders, it adds complexity.

May services economy activity sees a return to growth

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The May Services PMI, at 53.8 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), was up 4.4% over April’s 49.4, which marked the first time the Services PMI contracted since December 2022, when it came in at 49 and prior to that the last month seeing contraction was in May 2020,…

Unlocking the value of procurement in the evolving midmarket

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 · Etosha Thurman and Stephanie LeRoy
By implementing digital solutions, Cirque du Soleil has embraced a more agile and efficient approach to procurement, positioning itself for a bright future with long-term growth.
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