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How S&OP Drives Agility

Driving Supply Chain Agility – 2019



Three Techniques to Improve Organizational Alignment


Customer-Centric Supply Chain Management

Driving a Customer-Centric Supply Chain


Digital Supply Chain

Big Data – Go Big or Go Home?

Big Data Handbook

Digital Procure-To-Pay

Research in Review – 2014

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Driving Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Imagining the Future of Supply Chain Management

Rethinking Supply Chain Analytics

The Art of the Possible: Actionable Analytics for Value Networks

Packaging Artwork: An Important Value Chain Process

Building a Digital Supply Chain

Revenue Management: Rethinking the Digital Transformation



How Do We Heal the Healthcare Value Chain?



What Is the Value of Your Vendor Managed Inventory Relationships?

What Drives Inventory Effectiveness in a Market-Driven World?

Inventory Optimization in a Market-Driven World


Metrics That Matter

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Driving Reliability in Margins 2012

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Household, and Beauty

The Supply Chain Index – Evaluating the Industrial Value Network

The Supply Chain Index: Evaluating the Healthcare Value Network


Network of Networks

Building Business-To-Business Supply Chain Networks – Who Are the Players?

Building Effective Business Networks in Process Industries

Building the Network of Networks

Direct Materials: The Supply Chain’s Missing Link for Performance Improvement

EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain

Insights on Building a Healthcare Value Network

Supply Chain Visibility in Business Networks


Outside-In Processes

Integrated Demand Management: When Will We Start Using Downstream Data?

The Power of Downstream Data


Research In Review

2015 Research in Review

2016 Research in Review

2017 Research in Review



The Role of the Store

What Is the Value of a Retail Scorecard?


Risk Management

Can You Afford the Risk?

How Can You Drive Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Imports & Exports Made Easier with Global Trade Management Software

Improving Supplier Reliability

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Improving Supply Chain Resiliency

The Global Supply Chain Ups the Ante for Risk Management


Sales and Operations Planning

Putting Together the Pieces – The 2013 Guide to S&OP Technology Selection Planning

Sales and Operations Planning: A Guide for the Supply Chain Leader


Supply Chain Excellence

Conquering the Supply Chain Effective Frontier

Driving Supply Chain Excellence

In Search of Supply Chain Excellence

In Search of Supply Chain Excellence

Mining for Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chain Index: Evaluating the Consumer Value Network

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Closer Look at the Cash-To-Cash Cycle (2000-2012)

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Critical Look at Operating Margin

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: The Cash-to-Cash Cycle

The Supply Chain Index – Improving Strength, Balance and Resiliency

What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? A Look Back and a Look Forward

Big Data and Analytics: The New Underpinning for Supply Chain Success?

Building Market-Driven Value Networks


Supply Chain Finance

Insights on Supply Chain Finance


Supply Chain Planning

Market-Driven S&OP

Maximizing the ROI in Supply Chain Planning

Putting Together the Pieces: The S&OP Technology Landscape in 2015

Sales and Operations Planning: Current State of the Union

What Is the Value Proposition of Sales and Operations Planning?

Why Is S&OP So Hard?

Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard?


Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Talent – Evolving Across Generations

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

Talent: The Future Supply Chain’s Missing Link

Supply Chain Talent – A Broken Link in the Supply Chain

Managing Supply Chain Talent During the Pandemic


Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chains to Admire – 2014

Supply Chains to Admire – 2015

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016

Supply Chains to Admire – 2017

Supply Chains to Admire – 2018

Supply Chains to Admire – 2019

Supply Chains to Admire – 2020

The Supply Chain Index – 2018



Building the Green Supply Chain

Building the Green Supply Chain – 2014

Building a Sustainable Food Network


Transportation Planning

State of Transportation: Where Are We on the Vision of Automation?

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Third-Party Logistics Providers