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On-Demand Supply Chain Webinars

by Matt Davis  |  August 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

 “Would anyone actually sit for 45 minutes or so to listen to a webinar?”  It’s a question I’ve asked a lot recently in talking with supply chain organizations on strategy and segmentation.  Both topics are essential to long-term profitability and both are most directly encumbered by communication issues.  In fact, I asked 103 companies working on supply […]

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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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You’re taking my toys away? Supply Chain risk in the news again… (Fisher-Price Recall)

by Matt Davis  |  September 30, 2010  |  1 Comment

I just read about the 10 million unit recall that Fisher-Price just announced today. Much like the Toyota recall, it’s amazing how a relatively few incidents can cause major disruptions in supply chain.

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