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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 on spreadsheets to manage their data and supply chains, causing problems with key things …

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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

The Limits to Outsourcing: Beware of the Consequences for Market Success!

March 1, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Masaaki Kotabe, Michael J. Mol, Janet Y. Murray & Ronaldo Parente Over the past few decades, outsourcing, in particular offshore outsourcing, has become a widely used means for firms to improve their performance. Outsourcing helps lower the firm’s

Logistics Clusters: The Feedback Loop Leading to Economic Growth and Jobs

January 20, 2014 • OPERATION, Global Business, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Yossi Sheffi Governments around the world are investing in logistics clusters to encourage economic growth and create jobs. While the advantages of high-technology, knowledge-based clusters have been analyzed extensively, logistics cluster have not. A new

The Globally Integrated Enterprise: Developing Enterprise Integration as a Strategic Capability

January 20, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Maximilian Chowanetz and Sia Siew Kien Many large enterprises have embarked on enterprise integration (EI) initiatives in recent years. Below, Maximilian Chowanetz and Sia Siew Kien suggest that while an organisation must plan well and be forceful in