Supply chain growing in popularity

TrevorMiles

There is a very interesting post at Supply Chain Management Review entitled “CFOs: Survival trumps profits, supply chain growing in popularity” that highlights a number of issues related to supply chain management, the first being that supply chain management is almost always related to reducing direct costs, though I have to admit to being surprised […]

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Are you “change ready?”

RandyLittleson

I was just reading a draft of David Oppenheim’s (a Kinaxis consultant) new white paper (we’ll announce availability and provide a link when it’s published on this blog) and there was one line that jumped off the page and caught my attention.  David wrote, “we know that change is the only constant, and yet our processes […]

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In praise of the local hero

JaneMarshall

In his white paper entitled Four Steps to Take Now to Prepare for the Recovery:  Strategic Supply Chain Management Strategies to Maximize Operations Performance Over the Long-Term, John Sicard talked about the need to empower people to collaborate.  He quotes Stephen Haeckel, ‘Adaptive Enterprise’; “Human skill in recognizing patterns and thinking creatively about unanticipated challenges […]

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Sourcing in China? Might not be such a good deal.

JohnWesterveld

AMR Research recently published an article that about a study they have been working on which indicates that companies are starting to look near shore when making sourcing decisions.  In the study, risk was one of the key drivers for this trend.  Companies surveyed identified the following risks in dealing with China. Intellectual property infringement […]

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Recession or reset?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Much of the rhetoric of the politicians in the West when “selling” their economic stimulus packages to a skeptical public has been focussed on returning to economic conditions that existed in 2003-2006.  There are many sceptical voices across the political and financial spectrum, some based upon wishful thinking, some based upon analysis.  Some of the […]

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Supply chain deployments: should they be “all you can eat buffet” or “a la carte”?

CarolMcIntosh

Let us suppose that you are walking by two restaurants trying to decide where to eat.  The gourmet a la carte restaurant looks very appetizing. But surprisingly many people choose the buffet. The Buffet style always sounds like a good bargain for your money, but there are consequences to selecting buffet chains.          All you […]

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Taking action now to prepare for the recovery

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
  • Published

In John Sicard’s white paper, “Four Steps to Take to Prepare for the Recovery”, you don’t have to look any further than the second line of the white paper to understand the value delivered in the content. That line is, “Strategic Supply Chain Management Strategies to Maximize Operations Performance over the Long Term.” The important […]

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Colleen “Coco” Crum: Advances in communicating information across a supply chain aid in better decision making and collaboration

RandyLittleson

For most of us, we’re experiencing unprecedented economic challenges. The implications to the supply chain management profession are profound. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s brightest minds to discuss these challenges and seek innovative solutions. We hope you enjoy the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Series as we challenge these experts on these issues. Colleen “Coco” […]

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