Defining supply chain management

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Public service announcement…. Came across this article here saying that a corporate consortium is co-sponsoring an initiative beginning today to gather information on the state of supply chain management education and supply chain talent in the field.  The article contains a link to an online survey and the article indicates that the results are to be […]

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Supply chain management is strategic

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New research from Aberdeen sought insights into the importance of supply chain management at companies and found that it is a critical function that can make a strategic difference.  Aberdeen found that companies are struggling with globalization of supply, increasing competitive pressures, and dwindling product life cycles – which is forcing them to look at […]

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Experts chime in on 2008 supply chain trends

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SupplyChainDigest featured a dialog with various industry experts (here) on their thoughts on supply chain trends in 2008. A couple of interesting comments that caught my eye: Gartner’s Dwight Klappich says conditions may force companies back to basics in 2008. “Supply chain management organizations will be forced to divert their attention away from strategic initiatives […]

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Is it actionable?

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Saw a post at The Performance Guys that caught my eye because it talked about “actionable” information and BI tools.  What exactly is actionable vs. un-actionable (is that a word?) information?  To a degree, all information is actionable, its just to what purpose.  Most BI information is historical and best suited as actionable in a […]

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AMR’s 2008 supply chain predictions

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AMR has produced its list of 2008 supply chain predictions, as reported here at SupplyChainDigest.  Included in the list are: Companies manage risk for business continuity and competitive advantage.  Response Management is all about supply chain risk management on a day-to-day basis.  I’ve written about this many times (see here, here and here) in the past.  The […]

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