Posts by Kerry Zuber

Supply Chain Management as a Service (SCMaaS) – Is it Real?

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As the old song goes, “the times are-a-changing”.  I was captivated this weekend by a blog post from Lora Cecere who went to great pains to highlight the revolution (versus evolution) needed in supply chain management to take things to the next level.   No prisoners were taken in this post when examining the actions of all the […]

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Small businesses and the supply chain.

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In a White House Blog post this month, the role of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in promoting supply chain innovation and helping small businesses was highlighted. The blog described how small business growth can influence regional employment and the Council’s objective to provide constructive guidance to help make that a reality. While the […]

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Transforming the Pharma Supply Chain Part 1

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Can you achieve an acceptable level of supply availability without the current waste? There is no question that the Pharma industry must deal with a unique combination of supply chain and regulatory issues to meet its obligations to consumers, supply chain partners and shareholders. For some biotech companies, availability of their products are literally a […]

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Driving performance improvements through exception management

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Who doesn’t embrace the concept of management by exception?   This is one of those universal concepts that suggest we should build processes that handle normal variations virtually automatically, and reserve our precious human capital to address the variances that have significant business impact.  Like most great concepts, the real challenge lies in the application of […]

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Advice on getting advice (If you are considering the use of consultants)

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Your organization has finally accepted the fact that without process change its objectives for performance improvement cannot be achieved.    Furthermore, you’ve also come to the conclusion that your organization may not have the knowledge, experience, or bandwidth to either identify the process changes necessary, or guide the organization to the successful adoption of those changes.    […]

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