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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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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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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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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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Complimentary Supply Chain Segmentation Webinar - June 3 / 4

by Matthew Davis  |  May 29, 2013

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...

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

by Matthew Davis  |  December 10, 2012

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...

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Black is the New Black?

by Matthew Davis  |  August 2, 2012

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...

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