supply chain management

E2open Acquires icon-scm: Five Reasons Why You Should Care

By | Market-Driven, New technologies, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Uncategorized | No Comments

The websites are swept clean. The messages are honed. The Wikipedia pages are aligned. The E2open marketing machines are spinning. The blogs, social media networks, and pundits are whirring with predictions and accolades. I watch with a bit of amusement, and want to offer a bit of caution. Let me start with a disclaimer. The Shaman is a curmudgeon. She cannot count the number of SCM software  acquisition announcements that promised 1+1=10. In short, this…

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Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

By | Bricks Matter, Demand, Market-Driven | 3 Comments

This week, I am grounded due to weather. So, I am spending my time writing. Music is blaring, my toe is tapping, and I am hard at work on what I love. I enjoy writing research. I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence.  The time off the road is allowing me to think more critically about the path that got us here, and about what drives supply chain…

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Three Lies and a Truth

By | Market-Driven, Supply Chain, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

When new groups come together, the forming process is often awkward.  Teams want to know each other, but introductions are strained. So, how can they do it quickly and move on to solving business problems?  Ice breakers help. One of my favorite is the game, “Three Truths and a Lie.” In this team activity, people who do not know each other list four statements and ask the group to guess which statement is false. It…

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Like A Green Lump of Clay….

By | Market-Driven, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply sensing | No Comments

My iphone buzzed on my nightstand.  I groaned. I had gotten to bed late. It was 6:00 AM. This was before my wake-up call. I am not a morning person. As I picked it up , I saw a twitter alert welcoming people to the APICS webinar with @lcecere on Agility that afternoon. Much to my chagrin, I rubbed my eyes and checked my calendar. The APICS event was not there.  My schedule had me on a plane…

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