Software as a Service

Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

By | Big data supply chains, New technologies, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights Community | No Comments

I have been an analyst for over a decade. Two years at Gartner, six years at AMR Research (now Gartner), two years at Altimeter Group, and three years as the founder of Supply Chain Insights. During this period I have watched the acceptance of cloud-based supply chain solutions evolve. In 2002 there was no interest. In studies from the period of 2006-2008, there was slow adoption of 15-20%; and today, the…

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What do you think? Is this idea feasible?

By | New technologies, Supply chain excellence | 4 Comments

A Yale University management professor once commented on Fred Smith’s paper proposing a new business for a reliable overnight delivery service: “The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.” ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measure up:  a system or a device for measuring. After investing millions of dollars in IT and focusing on continuous improvement, I worry that there is no answer to…

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