Supply Chain Insights

A New Red Wagon?

Big data supply chains, Global Supply Chains, Supply Chain Insights

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red...

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A New Mission for a Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Talent

This week I worked with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400...

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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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Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain Talent

 How can we move forward if we cannot align? In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and...

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Big data supply chains, Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights, Supply chain planning • 26 Comments

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. As I look below, I see...

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