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The Real Industry 4.0 Challenge

April 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Richard Markoff and Ralf Seifert As the manufacturing industry enters into the fourth industrial revolution or the Industry 4.0, supply chain leaders are challenged to make their enterprise processes more digitised – in order for their supply chain to become efficient, customer-focussed and agile. However, with the increasing demands and risks

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Safeguarding your Brand through Better Supply Chain Visibility

March 17, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Ben Wilde Better supply chain visibility is what you need to safeguard your brand. Trends ranging from globalisation and social media to rising consumer demand for responsibly and sustainably produced goods have transformed the role of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

January 22, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Future of Business, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Richard Markoff and Ralf seifert As part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend, the digitalisation of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the attention is centred on innovations like cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and advanced analytics.

The Competitive Advantages of the Digital Economy Require a Digital Mentality

January 20, 2018 • OPERATION, Digital Transformation, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Michael Gravier, Christopher Roethlein, and John Visich In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, supply chain leaders are being challenged by the profound effects of digital economy on the relationship between consumers and the supply chain. In

Is Your Supply Chain Sustainable? Probably Not

January 5, 2018 • OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Cory Searcy A growing number of companies are working to develop sustainable supply chains. A key challenge is to align their supply chain performance with the economic, environmental, and social thresholds that dictate whether it is sustainable or not. 

Post Global, Going to a “Local-to-Local” Approach. Sometimes.

November 7, 2017 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Francesco Stefanelli Today’s companies are global in nature and for many, this translates into a dynamic environment for designing their Supply Chains, in order to optimise the overall processes or relocating the industrial operations abroad (Offshoring)

What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Disclosure

November 5, 2017 • OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Lucy McCarthy, Paul McGrath, and Donna Marshall Our study examined twenty multinational companies and their supply chain disclosure decisions. We found a number of principles that underpin their disclosure strategies: holistic understanding, supportive

Mapping and Strategising Across Business Ecosystems

March 10, 2017 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre and Isabelle Herbet Business ecosystems are the new unit of analysis for strategic thinking; they offer fertile grounds for innovation. This article discusses how managers can map, analyse and take advantage of business ecosystems. It is

Creating an Omnichannel Supply Chain for Branded Manufacturers: The Untapped Potential for Growth

February 28, 2017 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Michael Hu and Sunil Chopra In today’s omnichannel world, the distinction between brands and retailers is of little interest to consumers. They will buy from whoever is best able to “deliver the goods.” Branded manufacturers can take advantage of

Risk Sharing in Joint Product Development – Lessons from 787 Dreamliner

November 23, 2016 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Yao Zhao Reconciling an empirical study1 of 787 delays with an economic analysis of financial incentives, we reveal a subtle incentive trap in the risk sharing partnership that encouraged Boeing and the suppliers to delay deliberately despite the