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The Digital Elevation of Planning and the Planning Executive

Today we have more data than ever before on all aspects of our business and tomorrow all indications are that there will only be even more. At the same time we fortunately also now have access to more powerful and … Continue reading

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Time to Move from E-Commerce to E-Commpetition!

Since the advent of the consumer internet in the mid-1990s we’ve heard and seen the word e-commerce some several billion times as it has blended into the smoothie that is today’s societal lexicon. Funnily enough, it’s only now that the … Continue reading

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In Search of Leading Edge of Business Forecasting

Very pleased to be attending my first Institute of Business Forecasting event later this month in Orlando! Have been trying for many years to attend an IBF event, but somehow in the past always seemed to run into scheduling conflicts, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?

As I look forward to the holiday season (yes it is hurtling towards us again), I now do all of my planning, negotiating and actual shopping from the comfort of my armchair. And as a result, my buying habits have … Continue reading

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Supply chain efficiencies boost profits at Unilever

From Supply Chain Standard: “Unilever has reported savings of 1.4 billion euros in 2010 through savings in supply chain costs and indirect costs – well ahead of the 1 billion euros the group was targeting at the start of the … Continue reading

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It’s Power to the Connectors

From Harvard Business: “In the World According to Twitter, giving away access to information rewards the giver by building followers. The more followers, the more information comes to the giver to distribute, which in turn builds more followers. The process … Continue reading

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain to Improve Cashflow

From Industry Week: “Manufacturers today face three significant organization-related challenges: maximizing profits, conserving cash flow and creating shareholder value. One way to solve these challenges, suggests consulting firm TMG-IMC, North America, is through the process of EBITDA (earnings before interest, … Continue reading

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The Human Side of SCM

From ManagingAutomation.com: “How does the supply chain owner, or owners, manage the community of decision makers?” It was obvious that the software magic being applied to managing supply chains ignored this community of decision makers — the human aspect of … Continue reading

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People and Talent Supply Chain Management

People are what makes organizations work or in some cases not work. How many times have the actions of one person in an organization either made you loyal to that company or swear to never do business with them again? … Continue reading

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Supply Chain is Becoming Core Business Focus

Supply Chain Management for most of the last 20 years has been all about the flow of physical products and related systems information from raw materials sources, through into manufacturing and then storage, distribution, sale, delivery and then sometimes returns … Continue reading

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