Posts tagged as 'Human judgment'

Changing the role of the supply chain planner

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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We try to keep the self-promotion to a minimum, but we have a great customer, TriQuint Semiconductor, that recently allowed us to write up their case study story that I think has merit in sharing. There’s lots of good bits on how they are using RapidResponse and the benefits they see (like realizing inventory reductions a month […]

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Forget social, it’s imbedded apps that matter

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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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. […]

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Is collaboration the next supply chain optimizer?

JohnSicard
  • by John Sicard
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On June 15th, I had the privilege of presenting at the world first Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit alongside a very well-known and respected Supply Chain Leader. I say alongside because Angel Mendez, Senior Vice President of Customer Value Chain Management at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), really did the majority of the work. On this occasion, […]

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Do YOU have enough SUPPLY?

CarolMcIntosh

The supply chain is tightening up again.  We are hearing about this in high tech and automotive and most likely in other industries as well.  While we never seem to avoid the cyclical nature of demand and supply, it is refreshing to see the level of interest in making good decisions with limited supply. In […]

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Human intelligence and machine stupidity: Supply chains are about effectiveness, not only efficiency

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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Before I start on the body of my blog posting, let me state unequivocally that I believe, no, that I know, that computers and software have a huge role to play in decision making and execution in a wide range of business functions.  After all, I have worked in the software industry for the past […]

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I am adamant that good decisions can be made without perfect data

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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Tom Wailgum over at CIO.com wrote a blog titled “Supply Chain Data: Real-Time Speed Is Seductive and Dangerous” in which he quotes from an Aberdeen report by Nari Viswanathan and Viktoriya Sadlovska.  Tom writes about the adoption of real-time data that “Before any company hits the accelerator, it would be wise to ensure that the […]

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Old-school organizational power structures thwart business performance: The old dogs need to learn new tricks

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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John Westerveld, a colleague of mine, wrote a great 2-part blog post titled “Top ten reasons YOU should be doing S&OP” in which he gives a great practical example of when S&OP can be of great benefit to an organization.  The first reason John selects is alignment across different functions in an organization.  This set […]

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Top companies empower employees to act on insights

JohnWesterveld

I was catching up on some reading and came across this article from last month in IndustryWeek.  The article describes a study done by IBM that shows “top-performing companies were 15 times more likely to apply analytics to strategic decisions” and “were 22 times more prepared to challenge the status quo in their organizations”.  These […]

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