A Few Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2016

  • 05 January, 2016

“The export-based economic model that we now take for granted,” assert analysts at Stratfor, “depends on supply chains.”[1] That statement is as blunt as is it profound.

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Ex Machina: AI and the Future of Supply Chain Planning

  • 15 January, 2016

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on human beings.

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Three ways organisations can improve their supply chain

  • 21 January, 2016

Organisations are constantly facing new business challenges, undergoing profound change and being asked to shift direction in order to meet new and tougher customer expectations than ever before.

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The Supply Chain’s Next Generation of Talent

  • 15 December, 2015

One of the aspects I enjoy about going to the CSCMP conference is a chance to interact with the student volunteers from the various university supply chain programs.

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Pharmaceutical Industry 2006-2015: A Look at Performance, Improvement and Value

  • 18 May, 2016

Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield.

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Q&A: What Should Be the Role of the Sales Forecast in Demand Management?

  • 19 January, 2016

I love getting questions from LinkedIn and from my blogs. I will answer them here and share with the greater network. Here is the answer to the question I got today:

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Supply Chain Excellence Is More Important Than Ever

  • 10 December, 2015

More than a year ago, my friend Lora Cecere published an excellent article entitled “Let the Qs Begin”. I was reminded of it when I ready Joseph Y. Calhoun’s analysis under the title “Disappoint”.

In Calhoun’s opening paragraph, he says, “The Citigroup Economic Surprise index set a record this year for the length of time it stayed in the negative column [actual results falling below expectations]… of over 200 consecutive days. Even in the depths of the Great Recession we never had more than 100 consecutive days in negative territory. It is odd that economists have remained so optimistic – overly so – even as the data continues [sic] to defy their sunny outlook.”

His somber tone and warning continues: “The trends that have been in place for over a year continue. The industrial/manufacturing economy is in recession and has been for months in my opinion.”

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Keep Dreaming: The Future of the Medical Device Supply Chain

  • 22 October, 2015

In my last post, I quoted 19th Century English mathematician and author Lewis Carroll from his most well-known book, Alice in Wonderland.  This time, I would like to share

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