Big data supply chains

2018: What Will It Look Like?

By | Big data supply chains, Digital Innovation, Supply chain excellence | No Comments

I hate prediction articles. However, this morning over coffee, my fingers hunger to write this post. I am not sure why. It may be that I am growing tired of hubris and market hype. I writhe in my seat at most conferences and count the number of times the word “digital” is used in presentations. I am often uncomfortable. Consultants and technology leaders are rebranding under a “digital umbrella” without clear definition. It is bandied about like popcorn flying in the air at a movie concession stand. For me, most of the time, it feels like a lion in sheep’s…

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Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

By | Big data supply chains, New technologies, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning | No Comments

Summer is ending. 2018 is right around the corner. Is it time to start to plan the new year? Forge a strategy?  Engage employees? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. If this is you, we would like to offer to help. We have four opportunities for engagement. Here we share some insights. Benchmarking. How do you stack up to your peer group? To leaders that you admire? The first step to building a guiding a coalition is benchmarking.  Understanding where…

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Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Demand driven, Demand shaping, Market-Driven, Podcast, Social supply chains, Supply chain planning | No Comments

Summer holidays. Business travel. Last minute workouts. Life is busy. We understand.  We get it! I find road trips and time off to be a good time to reflect. As I walk the beach or walk a trail, I find it a good time to think. We want to help. In the past year we’ve published 32 reports; but this past February, we heard from a Supply Chain Leader that loved our reports and said , “It would be great to hear the research in a podcast format to enable quick sound bytes for my morning runs.”  We love this type of feedback. The team…

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Why Training?

By | Big data supply chains, Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence | No Comments

The options for supply chain training abound. Today, it seems that nearly everyone has a training program. This includes organizations like APICS, CSCMP, IBF, Accenture Academy, and the Supply Chain Council. So, why would Supply Chain Insights offer training? The reason is simple. It is because clients have asked us to provide it. They want a training course for supply chain leaders that allows actionable insights based on independent, objective research. In the new training course that we have developed, participants will gain insights from the first thirty years of supply chain practices. Through a series of experiential activities, and a look at corporate…

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