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Is Feudalism Is Preventing the Factory of the Future?

by Simon Jacobson  |  October 7, 2016

Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the IoT continue to paint ambitious images of manufacturing's future.  Today manufacturers struggle to overcome their hierarchical legacies.  The concept of free market feudalism doesn’t jive...

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What 3D Printing Means for Your Supply Chain

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 12, 2016

A broader understanding of 3D printing’s value to the supply chain is increasing investment plans across industries worldwide. Gartner research found that 65% of supply chain professionals are using or...

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Do we really care about the ultimate goal of supply chain?

by Debashis Tarafdar  |  March 25, 2015

As you may know by now, Gartner supply chain research team has started a supply chain benchmarking initiative to help organizations evaluate their supply chain effectiveness, understand best practices, identify leadership characteristics,...

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Logistics innovation at the West Coast ports - let's give it a chance

by Paul Lord  |  March 2, 2015

Now that the West Coast ports are back in operation after a tentative labor contract resolution, experts are projecting that it could take six months to eliminate the current cargo...

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The Hype Cycle and Investing in 3D Print

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 22, 2014

The market for enterprise and consumer 3D printers and 3D printing is rapidly expanding. Gartner's first Hype Cycle for 3D Printing illuminates the landscape with its opportunities and potential pitfalls....

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Supply chain lessons and innovations from the history of U.S. brewing industry

by Paul Lord  |  May 30, 2014

I love reading about history, and have enjoyed a beer or two over the years, so the book "Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Brew", by Maureen Ogle was a...

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What can supply chain leaders learn from golf?

by Paul Lord  |  May 1, 2014

We have had a few clients and potential clients telling us they want our help realizing their goal to be recognized on the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.  This brings...

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Why is Xerox Under-Appreciated?

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 22, 2014

"Why doesn't Xerox's stock price budge?" was one question that I was asked during meetings in New York City last week. It came up because I had participated in Xerox's...

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Can Your Supply Chain Say, "Yes, but..."?

by Matthew Davis  |  July 1, 2013

A supply chain that says "yes" to every customer request, without enforcing required tradeoffs, will erode profitability and cannot manage a set of standard, repeatable processes. It overservices certain customers,...

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Has Supply Chain Made It On Broadway?

by Matthew Davis  |  June 21, 2013

Kinky Boots, this year's Tony winner for Best Musical, is about saving a shoe manufacturing plant in a small UK town by switching production from men's loafers to high-heeled boots...

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