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How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

analytics, Inventory Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain • One Comment

As I sit at my desk answering client calls, spring beckons. I am a gardener, and my dirty plastic clogs sit patiently on the mat by the...

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Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

analytics, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Leadership

When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts. It is one of those howling, bent over, moments of pain. A stubbed toe is often...

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AI This. If Only.

analytics, Big data supply chains, Demand

After a dramatic drop at the beginning of the pandemic, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software...

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COVID-19 By The Numbers. My Takeaway For Supply Chain Leaders

analytics, Big data supply chains, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain Talent, Supply sensing • One Comment

I like numbers. Working with a spreadsheet and gaining an understanding of the patterns is cathartic for me. I also like to build...

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Market Beat. Four Thumbs Down and One Thumb Up.

analytics, Network of Networks, New technologies, Procurement • One Comment

Today, supply chain excellence matters more than ever. During the pandemic, the supply chain discussions take new importance. Sniffing...

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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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