Premium Partners SCM


Diversity Drives Innovation Workshop

Innovation is key to winning. Research shows that organisations which embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace outperform other businesses. Gender and cultural diversity drives innovation. The session is about people, the people that drive …



Global Supply Chain Innovation Leaders Summit

The annual Global Supply Chain Innovation Leaders Summit (SCIS) is an executive gathering dedicated to being a new catalyst for innovation. Bringing together the greatest minds to illuminate key pain points across the supply chain and packaging …



Cold Chain Distribution

SMi proudly presents the 13th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition, taking place at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, London between the 10th - 11th December. The 13th annual event will specifically focus on …



Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part II)

Stores replenishment Sourcing and manufacturing lead times within the fashion industry can usually be anything from one to three months. As a consequence, optimizing the process of store replenishment requires accurate forecasts. Written by Dr. John Gattorna …


Flexibility requires a breakthrough

Recently I was faced with an ancient conflict at one of our customers. Both convinced of the importance of flexibility, Sales showed strong support for make-to-stock (MTS), whereas Operations fought for retaining make-to-order (MTO). The …


Survey Supply Chain Planning Software: Is Faster Better?

Supply Chain Insights launched a new survey about Supply Chain Planning Software. This study is about the implementation of supply chain planning. A great implementation of supply chain planning reduces operational risk by allowing companies …


The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence

The world of consultancy is a relatively private one, not least because of the confidential nature of the relationships between consulting firms and their clients. Some of the big-named consultancies have been increasingly in the …

Bankruptcy of management and supply chain consulting?


Bankruptcy of management and supply chain consulting?

Dutch consultancy sector on the verge of bankruptcy” was the headline of a column by Pieter Klaas Jagersma, professor and entrepreneur, in a financial newspaper on 8 November 2013. His column started with the recent …

SCM Alliance Partners