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Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). Interestingly enough the industries with the greatest challenges – high-tech and electronics – …

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IT gap in logistics

Are logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? I sometimes wonder. But the gaping void between what logistics service providers offer in terms of IT expertise and what clients …

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Doing what it takes to attract women and millenials into supply chain

Some insist that supply chain has an image problem with young professionals and women, being a bit uncool and technocratic. My concern is that supply chain has virtually no image at all within these groups! …

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For supply chains, faster is not always better

Businesses must manage speed March 2013 was the coldest in decades for much of Europe and the eastern United States. But in March the previous year, the United States had experienced heatwaves. The capriciousness of the …

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S&OP and Stephen Covey: Are you empowered?

It will be difficult to find a manager in any professional organisation in the western world who would dare to claim that employees should not be empowered. Effective managers can get great results from their …

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S&OP and Stephen Covey: Begin with the End in Mind

In my recent article “Towards an effective S&OP with Stephen Covey” the power of Covey’s bestselling theory was applied to Sales & Operations Planning. Habit 3 “Put First Things First” was used to make a …

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Towards an effective S&OP with Stephen Covey

Since the publication of Stephan Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” in 1989, more than 15 million copies have passed the counter, making it one of the best selling management books ever. The …

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About econometrics, statistics and data science: the great divide in forecasting

I attended and was priviliged to speak at the International Symposium of Forecasting (ISF), May 20-22nd in Santander, Spain. As a supply chain person, with a strong interest in forecasting, I was curious to get …

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Spreadsheet-based S&OP

Sales & operations planning (S&OP) is definitely the hottest supply chain topic right now. One important issue for companies is how to successfully set up this internal process of strategic consultation between Marketing, Sales, Supply …

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Six Steps to successful Supply Chain Benchmarking

The need to benchmark supply chain performance runs deep in many companies. The quest for data is critical, and can help answer questions like “what is the average and best-in-class forecast accuracy in high tech,” …

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