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Driving Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Summary: Insights on driving a digital transformation based on research on new technologies, advisory work with clients, and quantitative research projects. This is a short handbook to help companies get started on their journey to define the digital supply chain.

The Changing Nature of Work – 3 Key Decision Making Technology Enablers at Organizations

Forward-looking decision making in a business environment has always been about making rapid trade-offs in a highly constrained environment based on the available data in an organization.

In this blog we explore how it will evolve in the future as well as 3 key technology enablers that needs to be adopted.

To understand the decision making process, let’s first define a few key terms:

The Changing Nature of Work – 3 Key Decision Making Technology Enablers at Organizations

22 Year Olds – Focus on Generating Value and Not Shifting it Around

One of the biggest crossroads that I faced a few years ago was whether to shift careers to the finance sector or not. I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Systems (as explained in my previous blog). I then joined a software firm that specialized in Supply Chain, and my career has since then been in supply chain and related areas. Several of my class mates moved on from supply chain to do an MBA at some top-ranked school and then relocated to New York or San Francisco to be in the financial services sector (investment banking, hedge funds etc).

22 Year Olds – Focus on Generating Value and Not Shifting it Around

Turning My Biggest Mistakes into Opportunities - Evolution of Supply Chain Engineering

I believe that a career in supply chain is most fulfilling and I believe that those of us who are in this field are extremely lucky. What I however concluded is that, if I had known what I know today 10 years back, I would have much better success in my career. My goal here is to share these lessons learned with aspiring graduates and professionals to hopefully help in their profession.

Turning My Biggest Mistakes into Opportunities - Evolution of Supply Chain Engineering

Seven key decision-making capabilities that result in supply chain excellence

The topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology. However, if we focus on key decision-making capabilities that can help companies achieve supply chain excellence, we come up with the following seven areas. By mastering these capabilities, a company is almost guaranteed to succeed in the industry. In fact, supply chain decision making capabilities can result in 2-5% of revenue in bottom-line profit.

Seven key decision-making capabilities that result in supply chain excellence

How do I drive a successful technology project?

First of all, I would like to thank Lora and her team for providing me an opportunity to write for Beet Fusion’s blog. While I used to write frequently when I was at Aberdeen Group, I’ve have been heads down in the world of Product Development/Management over the past few years. Writing is my passion, though, so I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be an ongoing contributor to this blog. My content will focus largely on Sales and Operations Planning/Supply Chain Planning types of projects due to my professional experience and personal passions.

How do I drive a successful technology project?
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Presentation from the WTG event in Miami on October 29, 2015

In the presentation Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, gives an overview of Supply Chain 2020 and what to expect. The first five years will be about analytics and then it will be about the confluence of technologies (mobile, social, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Robotics, manless vehicles, etc). To redefine supply chains, companies must learn, to unlearn to relearn.

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How Do Supply Chains Make the Digital Pivot?

In this slide presentation Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, outlines a methodology for companies to consider to build outside-in digital supply chains.

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