Advice to Students Getting Ready for Internship Recruiting Season: Put Away Your Cell Phones!
Editor’s Note: This post is to address a more overarching need and general approach towards professional etiquette, and is not directed towards the use of cell phones during the college’s recruiting events themselves. Students have been instructed to use the Career […]
GovShop a new way to buy for government supply managers
For many years, government contract officers working at the local, state, and federal level, relied on a variety of different networks to search for qualified suppliers. In many cases, they went back to “the usual suspects”, which often involved suppliers […]
Fake News, Trusting Data, and the President’s Tweets: Around the World with Reuters
As noted in my previous blog, I had the pleasure of attending the Thomson Reuters Government Conference, and sat on a panel with Andy Russell, Lead Director, Department of Defense Programs. Prior to our panel session, a panel of Reuters […]
Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!
I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few […]
IBM Case Study Webinar: How AI can revolutionize your supply chain NOW
I had the privilege of being on a webinar today with Jeannette Barlow from IBM and Simon Ellis from IDC. The focus was on the impact of AI on supply chain decision-making, and I spoke about a recent case study […]
Overcoming the Objections to Being Transparent
In addressing some of the questions, one that came up is the fat that many companies are hesitant to act, because of their inability to construct an effective business case for transparency. “What is the ROI?” is a common complaint. The key to establishing the business case is not on market share, but through the velocity of material and decision-making, taking action in the face of uncertainty, using the most up-to-date information.
Post-mortem on Christmas Logistics Chaos: On Customer Commitments and Transparency
As we look back on the chaos that erupted during the pre-Christmas rush, discussions with executives suggest that there is still a long way to go. Most logistics companies are still far from being able to fully integrate data and […]
Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain
On the third day the team visited the Lenovo “Green Data Center”, and learned of how Lenovo is working to create their “converged” network servers that are on the leading edge of being focused on sustainable high speed efficient performance. […]
More Insights on Deploying the Digital Supply Chain
On the second day of our executive focus group on the LIVING Supply Chain, the group took the opportunity to share insights regarding the emerging trends in the future of supply chains, with a focus on digitization, development of analytics and […]
Procurement Analytics Conferences Feature Emerging of Cognitive Procurement Technologies
I had the opportunity to attend a number of exciting events on procurement analytics in the last month. First, I attended a CAPS Research event in RTP on Procurement Analytics, held right down the road at IBM headquarters. Next, […]