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The Tears in the Deep Tiers

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Yossi Sheffi Many leading companies have well-developed risk management and crisis management systems for their own operations. Yet for all their prowess of risk management of their own facilities and Tier 1 suppliers, the companies can miss significant risks deeper in the supply chain. In this article, Yossi Sheffi discusses that only by spreading

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The Impact of Becoming Demand-Driven

September 17, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Becoming demand-driven enables companies to knock down organisational silos and create an integrated planning platform that ensures all teams involved are aligned and working toward the same goal – the ability to profitably satisfy demand. In

S&OP Made Practical

March 12, 2015 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (1)

By Karin Bursa The biggest obstacles to S&OP excellence stem from the complexity of managing the process which requires amongst other things, identifying, gathering and analysing relevant data, effectively managing participants and information. Here Karin

The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry

January 19, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Mike Salvino Digital technology has transformed virtually every industry, affecting the way companies serve customers, manufacture products,

What We Can Learn from the Collision of Supply Chain and Retail

November 18, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin L. Bursa Traditionally, Supply Chain Planning and Retail Planning organisations have operated independently of each other, to the detriment of both. But, Karin L. Bursa argues, change is coming – and not before time. As the Supply Chain Planning

Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

November 18, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Global Business, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Social Media, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, Supply ChainComments (0)

By David Stokes The advent of the internet changed modern day lives irreversibly but the new game-changer is already here: mobile digital technology is changing the way we buy, learn and interact with each other. Below David Stokes explains why data is key

International Facility Management

July 17, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Kathy O. Roper Kathy O. Roper discusses the growing field of Facility Management and charts how it has evolved over the last 25 years to become a vital component of any business. She details how organizations with a good FM department benefit from

The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (2)

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide to manage data. In this article, Bursa explores the difficulties and issues with companies exclusively relying

Transforming Procurement to Achieve Competitive Advantage in the Coming Decade

July 17, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By P. Spiller, N. Reinecke, D. Ungerman & H. Teixeira In this article, the authors argue that procurement must be transformed to meet the challenges that lay ahead for all businesses. After outlining five megatrends that will impact your business in the

Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

May 22, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information. So what is the solution? Karin Bursa, Vice President at Logility, discusses the value of