Supply Chain Management

Top summer reads: 6 unconventional books with supply chain lessons

Thursday, June 13, 2024 · Andrew Balthrop and Stephanie Powell Thomas
Inspiration and innovation can come from many places, and these non-supply chains books can provide just that for supply chain professionals.

Is your quality management strategy behind the AI curve?

Thursday, May 23, 2024 · Arnela Iseric, research principal, Gartner
It’s crucial to understand which AI use cases to pursue and take a focused approach that is part of a strategy to achieve success rather than simply finding a “quick win.”

Managing inflationary price risks in supplier-buyer contracts through indexing

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Sime Curkovic, Ph.D
Research emphasizes the need for innovative supply chain and financial solutions, paving the way for the integration of technology to enhance operational efficiency and economic value.

Balanced supply chain management: Setting the stage

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Steven A. Melnyk, Nick Little, and Lee K. Levy II
Supply chains have changed, and so too has the management required to achieve balanced supply chains. This is the first in a series of articles that will address the elements needed to achieve that balance.

Inflation continues to have a wide-ranging impact on supply chains

Monday, May 13, 2024 · Brian Straight
Inflation continues to impact various areas of supply chains, which are still dealing with ongoing disruptions, a Blue Yonder executive survey has found.

Joseph Esteves named CEO of SGS Maine Pointe

Thursday, May 2, 2024 · Brian Straight
SGS Maine Pointe has named Joseph Esteves CEO following a successful tenure as senior managing director and global head of private equity at consultancy.

World Trade Centers offers a helping hand to create resilient, interconnected supply chains

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Building resilient supply chains requires trust, and the World Trade Centers is helping foster that with locations around the globe, connecting companies with local resources.

Blooming success: The vital role of S&OE in nurturing global supply chains

Thursday, April 11, 2024 · Stephen Dombroski
Sales and operations execution planning plays a pivotal role in connecting strategic planning and day-to-day execution to ensure supply chains flourish.

Top Performers Investing in, Benefitting from AI

Monday, April 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Top-performing supply chains are investing in AI/ML at twice the rate of lower-performing supply chains, and they are using those investments to drive business momentum, Gartner has found.

Maximizing the Bottom Line: The Power of Procurement

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 · Michal Cukier
Procurement activities can have a positive impact on a business' bottom line, leading to more profit without the need to expand spending.

6 Questions With ... Tom Plotkin

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 · Brian Straight
Adhering to ethical and responsible sourcing requirements and public pressure surrounding forced labor is putting new pressures on supply chains. Covington's Tom Plotkin addresses these questions and more in this 6 Questions With … feature.

NextGen Leader: Marianna Vydrevich

Friday, March 22, 2024 · Brian Straight
GAF's Marianna Vydrevich sees technology like AI playing a role in supply chain network design, but she lives for that Aha! moment. Meet our March NextGen Leader.

Why Chief Supply Chain Officers Should Embrace Employee Turnover

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 · Dana Stiffler, distinguished vp analyst, Gartner Supply Chain
Most companies resist employee turnover, but embracing it can offer advantages to organizations, including lower onboarding costs.

A Hoarding Explanation for the Post-COVID Inflation for Goods

Thursday, March 14, 2024 · Jason Miller and Yemisi Bolumole
Inflation continues to impact the U.S. economy, but could a fear of supply shortages have caused a hoarding of materials and contributed to inflation’s rise?

Crisis Management 101: A Supply Chain Primer

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many supply chains have developed plans to navigate through disruptions, but fewer have detailed crisis management plans to implement should the unthinkable happen.
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