SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I was recently interviewed by Jon Hansen on Blog Talk Radio, discussing my new book “The Procurement Value Proposition” co-authored with Gerard Chick.  In the interview, I discuss some of the major changes going on in the procurement area, and how we are at a crossroads for driving change. Gerard added a great blog post […]

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  2. Bob Trebilock, editor of the Supply Chain Management Review, sent me an interesting email today that poses an interesting set of questions.  Bob writes: “A friend sent me an email today with a link to a column by Peter Morici, a well-known conservative economist and writer (you see him on Xerox commercials wearing a bow […]

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  3. More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products.  In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service […]

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  4. A recent report by Software Advice – a supply chain execution software reviews site – provides insights into what a group of executives surveyed is looking for from supply chain job listings.Software Advice analyzed 200 job listings to find out what it really takes to be a supply chain manager.  Some of the highlights included the following. On […]

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  5. Many companies are still proclaiming that they have  “collaborative relationships”, but nowhere is this less the case then in the construction industry in oil and gas. In this environment, traditional Design-Build relationships are more risk-prone and litigious then ever. Recently I met with a group of companies in Niagara Falls, at a meeting hosted by Aecon, a […]

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  6. The proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Human Centered Big Data Research was recently posted.  At this meeting, I was selected to make a presentation on the organizational structure and application of supply market intelligence.  (My presentation was also captured in a video that you can watch if so inclined!) My presentation presented results of […]

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  7. The USDA released a new study that I worked on with Jay Golden from Duke University this past summer.  We spent a good deal of time collecting research from a variety of different sources, to put together a picture of what the biobased economy looks like. Agrilculture Secretary notes that “This new report presents the opportunities […]

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