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Supply Chain Segmentation: A “How to” Webinar

by Matt Davis  |  June 4, 2013  |  Comments Off

I recorded a webinar yesterday on supply chain segmentation that provides a seven step methodology to implementing the concept as well as some easy to use frameworks to move through those seven steps.  It is available at: Implementing Supply Chain Segmentation We begin the webinar with findings from our 2013 CEO study in which we [...]

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Complimentary Supply Chain Segmentation Webinar – June 3 / 4

by Matt Davis  |  May 29, 2013  |  Comments Off

I’ll be hosting a complimentary webinar next week on supply chain segmentation and its role in enabling demand-driven maturity.  Supply chain segmentation only continues to grow in importance as global customer requirements challenge the one-size-fits-all supply chain and is a best practice being implemented by 19 of our Supply Chain Top 25.  The webinar is timed for our ANZ [...]

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Top 10 Moments from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference

by Matt Davis  |  May 28, 2013  |  Comments Off

Our supply chain community is pretty damn amazing. As I collected my thoughts on the flight back from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference, I kept coming back to the incredible positive energy that permeated through all the events of the week.  The three days was a celebration of the best of what supply chain can [...]

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Supply Chain Segmentation… Why is everyone so one-size-fits-all?

by Matt Davis  |  December 10, 2012  |  Comments Off

Pharma. High Tech. Apparel. Consumer Products. Med Devices. Agrochemical. Heavy Equipment. Even Retailers and Grocers.  All working on supply chain segmentation.  Over the last two years, I’ve watched as supply chain has shifted out of first gear on segmentation initiatives.  If we’re going to call it a bandwagon, let’s just say that it’s starting to get [...]

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Black is the New Black?

by Matt Davis  |  August 2, 2012  |  1 Comment

Black is the new black? Hype around “Black Swan Events” – large scale, unpredictable disruptions – is all the rage today in supply chain risk management.  But if black swans are supposed to be the outliers, then why does it seem like supply chains are being hit by so many each year? The black swans [...]

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Corporate Jargon as Famous Movie Quotes

by Matt Davis  |  December 14, 2011  |  2 Comments

Occasionally in my work with clients, I will say some jargon that clearly does not register.  And in an effort to clarify, I always try to think of a better way to explain that just providing a definition.  So for you all you hybrid business geeks / movie buffs, here are my thoughts on some ways we [...]

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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference – AMR Supply Chain Top 25

by Matt Davis  |  May 23, 2011  |  Comments Off

We are only a week away from our annual Supply Chain Executive conference in Scottsdale.  The content for this year is quite exciting and we are all looking forward to the reveal of the 2011 Supply Chain Top 25.  The conference has been a hot topic with clients so I wanted to provide more details.  [...]

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Big Earnings Announcements… Implications for 2011 AMR Supply Chain Top 25

by Matt Davis  |  February 22, 2011  |  Comments Off

Some big earnings announcements have CEO’s talking supply chain… and have me reflecting on a completed FY11. In doing so, I began to think about who may make the list on the AMR Supply Chain Top 25. To get some insights, I sat down to interview Debra Hofman who runs the annual research in this area.

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