Procurement and supply chain executives are struggling in the current environment of high inflation and missed deliveries.
A new study that the SCRC published with GEP examines the increasing pressure that supply chain executives are getting when it comes to responding to supply chain disruptions. The report was published in the last month, and reflects some of […]
Rising Interest Rates: Maybe It’s Time to Bring Back the Forgotten Art of Price Analysis
Price analysis is a subject that is often overlooked in supply chain education, (although it is certainly a big part of our chapter on Strategic Cost Management in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management). This is perhaps a “forgotten art” that […]
Existential Questions to Consider in Human and Digital Supply Chain Transformation
This blog was offered by Joe Yacura, CEO and founder of the International Association of Data Quality, Governance, and Analytics. Today’s supply chains are being re-engineered aggressively as a result of the COVID pandemic impacts on business. Decisions need to […]
Can Digital Twins Result in Total Supply Chain Redesign and Innovation?
Today’s guest blog is written by my colleague Joseph Yacura, who co-authored the most recent Data Quality and Innovation Study. Supply chain innovation has been slow to materialize in most organizations. Supply chain digitization has begun, but the adoption across […]
Third Annual State of Supply Chain Data Quality and Governance Report Released
This morning, the SCRC and Ivalua released the latest report on the state of data governance in supply chains, which provides insights into some of the key trends in this rapidly shifting area. This year’s study was conducted with the […]
Data Analyst, Data Scientist, and Data Engineer: What’s the Difference?
Many CPO’s and CSCO’s today complain about being overwhelmed with the amount of internal and external data they are being asked to analyze to create improved supply chain outcomes. The volume and velocity of data streaming at us is increasing […]
Data Quality Is Critical To The Supply Chain Function – Did Someone Forget To Ask?
This blog post is co-written by my colleague Joseph Yacura, who came up with the brilliant idea when we were chatting yesterday! Data quality and governance has always been “important” to the supply chain function, but today it is “critical”. […]
Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation
With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, and finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined. The question of how to convert this data to strategic […]
New Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi Highlights our LIVING Supply Chain Book
I recently learned that the new incoming CEO of Flex, one of the largest global contract manufacturers in the world, has highlighted the book I wrote with Tom Linton last year called the “LIVING Supply Chain: The Imperative of Operating […]
IBM Watson Intelligent Supply Chain Workshop Brings Executives Together to Share Thoughts on Deployment
On January 29th, the NC State Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held a one-day workshop, bringing together executives representing a number of industries, including Lenovo, UPS, Duke Energy, Toshiba, Caterpillar, YUM Brands, American Red Cross, MetLife, and IBM, to compare notes […]