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

November 18, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (1)

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 process evolves, collaboration between the two sectors will increasingly become key. And they can

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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

Different Types of Risk in Your Supply Chain, and How to Avoid Them

May 21, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting There are different types of supply chain risk, and nowadays, these can be very easily exposed due to the power ...

Identifying the Factors for Successfully Managing Supply Chain Risks

May 21, 2014 • OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sime Curkovic & Thomas Scannell The decision to manage supply chain risks constitutes a major undertaking for most firms. In this study, Sime Curkovic and Thomas Scannell use data from 46 firms and SCM managers to identify which factors affect the

The New Supply Chain Challenge

March 1, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting Supply chain alignment is demanding a different paradigm of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and with that, how performance is managed. Below, Cathy Johnson discusses the importance of tying everything together

Tools for Success

March 1, 2014 • OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted Supply chain management and logistics is taking centre stage in many companies today. Until recently the areas of warehousing and distribution have not been seen as core to a company’s operations and as a result have