Building Value Networks. Stop the Backward Slide.

Demand, Market-Driven, Network of Networks

In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On the left, I share a picture for those that never experienced the evolution of the cellular phone.)...

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Performance Index • One Comment

On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running...

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History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Inventory Management, market-driven value chains

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply...

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Decline In Performance in Consumer Products. Are You To Blame?

analytics, Supply Chain Complexity, Supply chain excellence

On Thursday morning, I began an engagement with a food manufacturer attempting to drive “Supply Chain 2.0.” When I asked for a...

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Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Inventory Management, Market-Driven, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

Each day through the COVID-19 pandemic, I tune into Anthony Cuomo’s (governor of New York) daily briefings. It is my break in the...

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Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

analytics, Big data supply chains, Change Management, Demand

When I was six, my mother volunteered me for a new polio vaccine trial. It was risky, but my determined mother took a chance. She believed...

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