Category Archives: Supply chain economic recovery

Lora’s Top Five of the TOP TEN

By | Supply chain economic recovery | One Comment

I hate long flights, but here I am somewhere over Kansas wishing that I could click my heels  and be home.  I am on my way back from California–without a first class upgrade–flying to Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) sitting elbow to elbow with new “friends” thinking about my week. So many people wrote me questions on the presentation that I presented at the S&OP IE event and posted…

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Birds of a Feather: Should they Only Flock Together?

By | New technologies, Supply chain economic recovery, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning | 2 Comments

“I am sorry, we do not  have that item on our menu tonight.  The  truck did not show up….” I heard this statement twice this week while on vacation. Are you also hearing it? I believe logistics matters.  In my opinion, it matters now more than ever.  The logistics community is insular, the ecosystem is fragile, and I believe that the health of the system is at a tipping point that requires a…

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Keep on Truckin?

By | Supply chain economic recovery, Supply chain excellence | No Comments

It is a new world.  We have always assumed that supply chains can keep on trucking, but has all this changed?  Supply chain applications matured based on the assumption that manufacturing was a constraint and transportation was abundant. Transportation is now anything BUT abundant.  It is the number one top of mind issue.  I am encountering it everywhere I travel. At a Logility executive session last month in Orlando, transportation was cited by…

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Are you only Giving it 40%?

By | Demand driven, Supply chain economic recovery, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning | One Comment

Last week, I spoke at the S&OP IE event in Boston (http://www.theiegroup.com/SOP/Overview.html).  There were 29 speakers.  In the course of two days, 80% of the speakers stated “for a successful S&OP implementation, start with process, then follow with technology.”  I sat on the back row, and I wanted to raise my hand and shout,  “STOP!  You are missing the obvious.”  The largest problem with S&OP is change management.  Companies that…

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