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Supply chain planning

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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One Year!

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Supply chain planning | 7 Comments

It has been one year.  We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup. The team of Mikey, Jill, Constance, Heather, Abby, Naomi, Regina and I have all worked together to deliver a year of firsts. We have laughed, worked hard, celebrated each success and tried to fail forward.  This would not have happened without a committed team. I am proud that we have published 24 reports, completed 14 quantitative research studies and have had over 72,000 views of our work on Slideshare. We also built…

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Rock on!

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We love Amazon. At Supply Chain Insights, we are loyal Amazon shoppers. They deliver pantry supplies to our small office in Baltimore <without charging us shipping> a couple of times a week.  The experience is fun; and for us, convenient.  We also feel that they are a wonderful case study of how supply chains can make a difference in driving value. This week, we celebrated the launch of their same day delivery model with a glass of wine. They are redefining retail and opening up an opportunity for consumer products companies to ship directly to their consumers and disintermediate. The question for…

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