As technology progresses and products continue to become more and more complex, it’s becoming increasingly normal for manufacturers to rely on contract manufacturing.
Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. As I presented on Supply Chain 2030, I shared research on balance sheet performance, and provided insights on why I believe 90% of organizations failed in the delivery of supply chain excellence at the balance sheet level.
If there’s an industry where safety practices should be top of mind, it’s food processing. There are others, but few of them require such a heavy investment of the public’s trust.
In my 10 years in supply chain and operations, I have seen successful and not-so-successful teams. These are, in my opinion, the three main keys to a successful supply chain team:
Believe it or not, 3D printers were first thought of back in the 1970s, but, because they were too bulky and pricey, they never made it to the mainstream consumer market.
Day 1 of the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit began with some great morning ice-breaker activities (hiking group picture below!), Lora Cecere kicked the summit off with a keynote address.
Headwinds: A force of resistance
Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction
When I travel from company to company and discuss the future of business processes, the term "digital" is ubiquitous. A digital fever abounds. I liken it to the e-commerce frenzy of 2001 (when an "e" proceeded every strategy).