Accessing supply chain data for decision making

RandyLittleson

Aberdeen recently published their Supply Chain Innovator’s Technology Footprint 2008 report.  One Fast Fact in the report caught my eye: 78% of Best-in-Class companies indicate that they have the ability to find (within a reasonable time) and access supply chain data needed for decision making versus 50% of all others. This is interesting for at […]

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SCM increasingly seen as strategic market differentiator

RandyLittleson

According to new research from Aberdeen, most companies (56%) regard SCM as a market strategy differentiator, a customer service differentiator or a profit center, rather than simply a cost of doing business. Nearly half (49%) indicate that escalating customer service demands are driving their supply chain transformations. This is certainly a positive trend.  For too […]

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Gartner SCM user survey finds increasing pace of change

RandyLittleson

Gartner recently released a new set of findings on supply chain management issues based on research they’ve done with end customers (you can purchase the research here).  Among the many good insights is this: about 93% expect the pace of change will increase through 2010 (the specific question was: “Between now and 2010 do you expect […]

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Customer driven supply chains

RandyLittleson

I found an interesting article here at supplychainstandard.com.  Chris outlines a key trend in the market, namely that more and more companies are focused on creating more customer driven supply chains in response to increasing market pressures.  He also does a nice job of outlining several actions companies can take to compete in this environment […]

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