Supply Chain Talent: Our Take on Deloitte’s Survey Report (part 2)

In my last article, I introduced Deloitte’s supply chain survey report and shared Deloitte’s concept of what it takes to be a supply chain Leader. It’s clear to me from the survey results that Leaders become Leaders because they have superior talent.

So, how do they develop that talent?

This question has never been more relevant. After all, the supply chain function isn’t exactly…

Supply Chain Talent: Our Take on Deloitte’s Survey Report (part 1)

“In times of change, when experimentation tends to be rampant and results are still far from conclusive, one source of guidance can be to look at the companies who are succeeding, and discover what they are doing differently.”

Does this passage sum up your mindset as you strive to optimize your supply chain and improve your business results? It’s an excerpt from “Supply Chain Talent of the…

Supply Chain Planning Solutions: Are the Benefits Real? Really Real?

There has been a lot of debate in recent years about whether supply chain planning and demand planning solutions actually deliver their much-touted benefits. And I think that’s a good thing.

Any time you see an industry accepting the status quo and displaying hostility to new ideas, you have a recipe for stagnation. And stagnation is the opposite of innovation.

One commentator…

How Predictive Lead Time Technology Helps Companies that “Don’t Need It”

We’ve written about predictive lead time before. It’s a powerful new capability for supply chain planners and it’s available only from Demand Solutions. It can help you hit customer service targets more consistently without holding excessive safety stock. You may have spoken with colleagues who are dipping their toes into the predictive lead time pond and have been encouraged by the early results.

But…

To Improve Working Capital Management, Focus on Inventory

If you’ve known me for longer than five minutes, or if you’ve read more than one or two of my blog articles, you’ve heard me say it before:

Improving the way you manage your supply chain can have a dramatic impact on your working capital.

And let’s face it—what could be more important than enhancing working capital? After all, we’re not in this business just to make our lives…