Are we in the midst of a supply chain perfect storm?

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Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has a thought provoking article questioning if we’re in the midst of a supply chain perfect storm.  I sent a comment to Dan and have included it here as well. ** My comment ** I think your list is right on the mark.  I would also add to that […]

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Current state of global supply chain management

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Bob Ferrari over at Supply Chain Matters has a new post citing research from PRTM.  In his post, he states “Interestingly, PRTM concludes from the data that the COO agenda across industries and geographies is on improving supply chain flexibility and performance, and by 2010, the need for greater supply chain flexibility will overtake product quality […]

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Tools to support sales and operations planning (S&OP)

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With growing interest in sales and operations planning (S&OP), it seemed appropriate to discuss the tools required to support S&OP in the midst of today’s market dynamics. Scenario Management Tools to make it easy for users to create, evaluate, and compare multiple scenarios. In addition, these tools automatically identify essential participants and invite their input […]

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Is the world no longer flat?

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Sean Murphy over at Supply Chain Management Review asks if we’re experiencing the “un-flattening of the world?”  He cites a Globe and Mail article that says that skyrocketing fuel prices will see a reversal of the globalization movement. I posted a comment on the SCMR site and have pasted it below as well. ** My […]

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Supply chain management going on-demand

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There’s increasing evidence that many large enterprises are going on-demand (or software-as-a-service/SaaS) for their supply chain management and other enterprise solutions.  Here is a new article talking about the growing trend and mounting evidence.  The article states that “Over the next 12 months, of the number of U.S. organizations initially implementing a business management application such as ERP […]

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