Category

Uncategorized

Ring in 2014

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

We close 2013 giving thanks. We give thanks for our customers and their support over the past two years. This support allows us the freedom to do what we do. In 2014, Supply Chain Insights will be two years old. We continue to have fun. Our focus is to unveil supply chain insights through research that allows leaders to drive new discussions. Over the course of the last two years, we have focused on bringing a new type of content to the supply chain leader. We have published  112 blog posts, 42 reports, 65 podcasts, and 37 webcasts. We have…

Read More

Straight Talk. Lots of It.

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

February marks two years. Supply Chain Insights, as a company, is maturing.  In 2013 we have almost doubled revenue and tripled reach. Today we will publish our 17th newsletter to over 7000 supply chain professionals. We love content. This year we have published 25 reports, completed more than 55 podcasts, archived more than 20 webcasts, conducted our fifth public training session and hosted our first, and what will become, our annual event. Leading a bootstrap startup effort is not easy. Blazing a new trail with a new business model is tough. My family thinks that I am crazy; but, the new model…

Read More

Our Journey

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Over 110 supply chain leaders gathered in the desert to discuss the future of supply chain management. With nine out of ten companies stuck in their ability to improve corporate performance through advancements in supply chain, the discussion at the 2013 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was not a rehash of the past. Instead, the group was challenged to think about supply chains differently. During the Summit, as companies presented their ideas and panels debated issues, a graphic artist captured the spirit of the conference. This graphic is shown in figure 1. Figure 1. Graphic Artist’s Representation of the Supply Chain…

Read More

Conquering the Effective Frontier

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

On Wednesday, Supply Chain Insights will host our first conference. It is designed as an annual event for supply chain leaders. We are proud of the line-up of speakers. The event will open with the sharing of research of how supply chain leaders have made trade-offs on Conquering the Supply Chain Effective Frontier. (We have been analyzing balance sheets and studying the financial performance of companies for the last sixteen months. We wanted to understand how companies have made the trade-offs of growth, profitability, cycles and complexity.) In the morning session, leaders from P&G, Intel and Merck will be sharing…

Read More

Why You Should Attend the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

On Thursday this week, we are launching the agenda for our upcoming Global Supply Chain Summit. It will be at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ on September 11th and 12th. In this blog, I would like to bring readers up to date on the event and why they should attend. Five reasons why you as a supply chain leader should attend: Launch of the Supply Chain Index. Confused on which metrics matter and which industries have made the most progress over the course of the last decade?  Gain these insights at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Five supply chain leaders…

Read More

Announcing the Supply Chain Index

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

This month, the Supply Chain Insights team will announce the Supply Chain Index. The Supply Chain Index is a formulaic representation of supply chain excellence based on market valuations. It will be launched on a webinar on April 25, 2013 and through a report that will run in our May newsletter. Here, we would like to share insights on the Index and how we intend to use it. How was it developed? Over the course of the last year, Abby Mayer of the Supply Chain Insights team built a database of 20 years of information and over 50 supply chain financial ratios. To understand…

Read More

Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

“It used to be easy to hire a supply chain planner. Today, the positions are open 9-10 months, and they are tough to fill.  I need to be able to build my own talent, but I just do not have the time. Would you consider helping me?” Supply Chain Vice President We have heard the cry. This week, we are launching a new program to help companies build and retain mid-management supply chain talent. It is a two-day concentrated workshop. We have scheduled three public training sessions in:  Chicago, IL;  Dallas TX; and Princeton, NJ. The sessions are limited to twenty-five…

Read More

Smile More and Enjoy the Journey

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Uncategorized | No Comments

The year is almost behind us. The company, Supply Chain Insights, is now in full gear. We are a small, focused team that’s serious about supply chain research. As we regroup and reflect on 2012, I give thanks to the 35 customers that have supported our startup efforts over the last year. I remain firmly committed to the Open Content research model and love seeing the readership and the overwhelming response to what we are writing and sharing on SlideShare. I believe that there are far too many firms in the market that have research in their name, but not in their business…

Read More

We Thank You All

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

It is the end of the year. We have been in business for the last ten months, and I think that it is a good time to reflect and give thanks.  Supply Chain Insights is a small, focused team of nine people, and we remain committed to our mission to serve the line-of-business supply chain leaders so they have a voice and a place to turn to understand advances in supply chain excellence.  In closing the year, we give thanks for: The opportunity. We give thanks for our customers. It is our goal to be the easy to do business…

Read More

Open Content Research Recipe

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Cooks share recipes freely; and computer scientists design open-source software to be widely distributed. The open sharing of this content does not preclude a commercial model for either. Open Content research is similar. Historically, the selling of research has been a small revenue stream for the more traditional analyst companies. Each are frozen in these more traditional models. A new analyst firm, like Supply Chain Insights, does not have these handcuffs. We are free to test new models and push the boundaries. We are having fun. Today, we published our 14th report in eight months. Research is at the center…

Read More
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers