Tag: consumer products

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

metrics that matter, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Performance Index

I was on my way to Peru. I scooted into an aisle seat and sat beside a stranger. He begrudgingly let me slide my bag under the center seat....

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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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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Market-Driven • 11 Comments

Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail. The phrase to come (or get) down to brass tacks is sometimes used idiomatically to...

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Pretty Is as Pretty Does?

Market-Driven, Supply Chain • 2 Comments

It is pretty on the shelf, but it can be a problem for the sustainable supply chain.  In fact, unsuspecting consumers would never guess...

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Wrong People on the Bus?

Demand, Market-Driven

Most people assume that great bus drivers (read: business leaders) immediately start the journey by announcing to the people on the bus...

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Yes, I Am a Contrarian.

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Rising commodity prices.  Tight margins.  Flat growth. To me, this sounds like it could be a stimulus plan for supply chain...

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