A New Approach is Needed to Increase Women in the Supply Chain C-Suite and to Close the Talent Gap

Hiring qualified talent is one of the single biggest challenges facing supply chain companies.[1] The demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by six to one.[2] Sixty-five percent of respondents in MHI’s 2019 survey rated hiring...

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Unfreezing the Frozen Zone

 

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Gartner Session Summary: Design and Implementation of S&OE Process to Deliver Business Benefits

What stood out most about last week’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was the emerging consensus around the importance of Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE). There were multiple sessions in the agenda on this topic, but the one that...

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Supply Chain Rhapsody

This ballad of balancing your plan caught fire at this year's Gartner Executive Supply Chain Summit. Listen to Elementum's ode to the heroic planner here.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Plans

As an industry, supply chains have invested billions of dollars in planning capabilities. This is necessary, of course, in order to efficiently produce and get products into the hands of customers. 

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Expect the Unexpected: How an S&OE Center of Excellence can Help Bring Sanity to your Supply Chain

No matter how well your team has done its supply chain planning, it seems like exceptions always keep arising and you’re constantly in fire-fighting mode. Why can’t things ever go to plan? In reality, however, the “unexpected exception” really...

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A Good Economy is the Best Time to Transform Your Supply Chain

2019 has been great for business. The economy continues to move from strength to strength despite widespread predictions of the next economic downturn at the beginning of the year. For the month of April, the Department of Labor reported that...

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Tomorrow's CEOs Will Come from an Unlikely Place: The Supply Chain

We live in a world in which customers are no longer impressed by two-day delivery. In fact, it’s now the longest customers are willing to wait. This “Amazon effect” has reset the bar for operational execution, and business leaders must now...

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The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it). Ever thought about how...

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