Supply chain excellence is not a guarantee for success

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

My colleague John Westerveld wrote a blog recently titled “The mobile revolution hits the supply chain” in which he explores the impact of mobility, and tablets in particular, on the supply chain.  This led me to think about the fortunes of the companies that provide mobility, particularly the hardware providers.  But then Apple has changed […]

Read the full story

Control Tower Concepts: What might go wrong? A case for a strong project management plan.

CarolMcIntosh

The other day I was speaking with my father and I asked for his opinion on the value of using software to integrate supply chain planning with project management. This might not be the typical father daughter conversation but we enjoy these chats, and I have always valued my father’s opinion. My father, Don Lambert, […]

Read the full story

The mobile revolution hits the supply chain

JohnWesterveld

Do you have a smart phone?  A tablet or iPad?  No? Then you are rapidly becoming amongst the minority. The mobile revolution is here.  Walk down the aisle of a plane or through an airport and you’ll see as many tablets as laptops. Mobile devices started by offering people the ability to read e-mail, chat, […]

Read the full story

Bringing S&OP innovation to the manufacturing sector

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

A short Friday post to let you know that Kinaxis will be attending the Sales & Operations Planning Innovation Summit on January 26 & 27, 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Aamer Rehman, vice president, manufacturing solutions here at Kinaxis, serves as the conference chairperson for Day 1 of the event, on January 26. […]

Read the full story

Control Tower Concepts: Supplier collaboration – Beware of the information dead zone!

BobMay
  • by Bob May
  • Published

I’m one of those people that has a stack of opened and unopened mail sitting on a desk near the front door. I hate paper-based mail because it takes so much work to open and read and then I have to do something with it which usually means it ends up in an ever-growing pile. […]

Read the full story

Competing with time – A concept well worth re-exploring

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Every now and then a concept comes along that resonates very strongly with what I perceive to be key issues in operations in general, and supply chain in particular.  One of these is the seminal work by George Stalk of Boston Consulting Group titled Time—The Next Source of Competitive Advantage published in July 1988 in […]

Read the full story

Forget social, it’s imbedded apps that matter

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

I’ve been going through all the predictions for 2012 by different analysts and bloggers, and while there have been some interesting takes, the one that stands out for me is the one by Vinnie Merchandani titled “The Real Mega-trend in IT. Hint: it’s not social, cloud, Big Data” in which Vinnie writes about “smart’ products. […]

Read the full story

Control Tower Concepts: Where do profitability management and human resource management meet?

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
  • Published

Profitability management and human resource management – are they distinct applications or capabilities of an integrated enterprise business management (Control Tower) application? Well, to jump to the punch line, the answer is likely “both” – depending on how one defines the terms. A significant problem that exists in organizations today is that too many decisions […]

Read the full story