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A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics

Big data supply chains, Global Supply Chains, supply chain analytics, Supply Chain Insights Community • One Comment

I dialed in, took a sip of coffee, and rocked back in my seat. I asked, “How can I help you?” (This is my standard modus operandi. When...

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Building the Network of Networks: Some Insights

Demand, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights Community, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain visibility • 3 Comments

Let me start this blog post with a story. I believe that supply chains build economies and save the planet. It is about value creation. I...

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating the Power Shift to the Shopper

Big data supply chains, customer-centric supply chains, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Insights Community, Supply Chain Leadership • 2 Comments

Last week Walmart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees. In addition, Macy’s announced the closure...

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2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Insights Community, Supply Chain Leadership • 3 Comments

Six years ago, on a snowy January afternoon, I wrote my first post for the Supply Chain Shaman. It seems so long ago, but I still...

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Demand, Market-Driven, New technologies, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights Community • One Comment

Forty years ago, as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. It was a world of heat...

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often the Missing Link

Demand, Market-Driven, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights Community, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain Talent

I pushed aside Shane’s motorbike helmet and jacket to take a seat in his crowded office. It was a beautiful spring day in March in...

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