Category Archives: Big data supply chains


The Digital Supply Chain: Making the Leap with a Ball and Chain

By | Big data supply chains, Digital Supply Chain | No Comments

Last week I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. I was the last speaker at the event. There were many cancellations in the program, and as a result, I questioned why I had come. However, it turned out OK. The audience stayed for the presentation, and following the event there were many spirited debates…

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Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

By | Big data supply chains, Safe and Secure Supply Chain | No Comments

The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a “Closed” sign. There is no traffic on the streets. Only armed guards with dogs stand on the corners, strategically posted behind 8-foot barricades. Why? The City of Brotherly Love is preparing to welcome the Pope. I live in Center City, Philadelphia. Today, the word security has a different meaning. Unfortunately, we live in…

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Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

By | Big data supply chains, Demand driven, demand driven, Demand sensing, Demand shaping, Digital Supply Chain, Market-Driven | No Comments

Social. Mobile. Sensors. 3D printing. The Internet of Things. The list goes on and on. The atoms and electrons of the supply chain are changing. My mind is spinning with the possibilities. Transmitted perfectly, replicated indefinitely; and with a one-time investment in network infrastructure, a digital task performs well with zero marginal cost.  As a result, new data types move quicker and more accurately, with lower levels of investment. I…

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights, Supply chain planning | 23 Comments

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. As I look below, I see field after field of United States farmland. The land looks like a giant puzzle. After a busy week with high-tech and electronics clients, my fingers are itching to help others solve a different type of puzzle. The goal of this blog is to…

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