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What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

By | Demand driven, Market-Driven, Market-driven value networks, Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain visibility, Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. At the time,  I was a junior Gartner analyst. The piece, “CPG/Retail E-Marketplaces: The Emperor’s New Clothes?” was controversial. At a time that marketplace offerings were super-hyped, I forecasted the doom of ten e-marketplace providers. I was dubbed by my boss as the ultimate-contrarian. This was to such a degree that one of the…

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Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

By | Market-Driven, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights | 4 Comments

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. A major item on the agenda is the announcement of what used to be named the AMR Top 25. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. While the name has changed, the methodology has remained fairly constant, with a only a few changes, since 2004. The research tries to establish “who did supply chain best” by looking at…

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Changing Mental Models

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Over the course of the last week, I have been working on healthcare research. We finished our report on the maturation of hospital supply chains, and I have put the finishing touches on the Healthcare Supply Chain Index for this Thursday’s webinar. I also had the opportunity to speak at the GHX conference and facilitate a leadership workshop on the required changes for implantable devices.  As I worked with healthcare leaders,…

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Colgate: A Closer Look at Supply Chain Excellence

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Recently, I wrote a blog post that contrasted Colgate and Unilever. As a follow-up to this article, I wanted to talk one-on-one with the leadership teams of the two companies and get their insights on the ten-year comparison.  In this blog post, I share insights from Michael Corbo, the head of supply chain at Colgate. Tell me about your job as a leader at Colgate.  I am very impressed with…

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