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Georgia Tech - The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute

Is S&OE the new S&OP?

Stefany Martin - Innovation, Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

During a recent dialog with a Vice President of Supply Chain for a major U.S. retailer, I had the opportunity to ask an important question. I asked how much of that Vice President’s time was spent on truly strategic supply chain planning projects vs tactical firefighting of supply chain disruptions. By the look on his face it was clear that I had touched a nerve.

This is a sensitive topic for many supply chain practitioners. JDA’s own research among planners tells us that they tend to spend 70% of their time fire-fighting supply chain disruptions. This Supply Chain VP was certainly no exception to the rule as those daily and weekly supply chain fires tended to bubble up to his desk.

The question remains, why can’t most supply chain practitioners break loose from firefighting and focus on delivering against their Sales and Operational Plan?

As a wise person once said, the long-term is a series of short terms. Delivering against yo

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6 ways to know which solutions really predict performance

The testing and assessment industry has aggressively expanded over the last two decades. There are numerous solutions from HR consultants, I/O psychologists, and technology vendors. But, one size does not fit all when it comes to testing and assessment solutions. The difference between various available solutions is  >>


Events
 
12
Dec
2019
Negotiating Energy Supply and Infrastructure Contracts

Whether energy procurement, operations, plant manager or engineer  is part of your job deion or a core competency, cryptic terms and conditions in your supply contract add (unnecessary) complexity to an already difficult decision. So how do you protect your bottom line? For the negotiation of commodity and infr ...

NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL  
 
28
Jan
2020
Procurecon Facilities 2019

The Conference for Facilities Innovators   What is ProcureCon Facilities? The sourcing of real estate, facilities, construction and utilities has recently become a major procurement responsibility. Called on to eliminate excessive costs and increase savings, the time is now for facilities practition ...

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL  
 
 4 
Feb
2020
Future Stores Miami 2020

The Conference for In-Store Innovators Retail. Reimagined. It’s 2019, and the Retail Renaissance is here. For successful retailers, business –as-usual is long gone. But what’s next in 2020 and beyond? Future Stores Miami is the conference where senior level executives in operations, mar ...

JW Marriott Miami, FL  
 
11
Feb
2020
Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2020

The Future of 3D Printing Track One: Medicine and Dentistry Track Two: Metals (New!) This must-attend Summit and Exhibition will be back in February 2020 for its third year, with a new conference track covering metals, as well its established coverage of medical/dental 3DP. As usual, the conference offer ...

Boston, MA  
 

Job Opportunities
 
Senior Order Management Specialist
     
     International  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Global Category Manager - Electronic Components
     
     Wheaton  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply Chain Planner
     
     San Bernardino  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply Chain Analyst
     
     Huntington Beach  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Demand/Production Planner
     
     Seattle Area, WA  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Senior Manager - Indirect Sourcing - Americas
     
     Nashville, Milwaukee or St. Louis  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

WMS Super User
     
     Fayetteville Area, NC  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Procurement Engineer, Philips Healthcare, (Latham, NY.)
     
     Latham, New York  -  PERM  -  Philips

Director of Distribution
     
     Bloomingdale  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Global Commodity Manager
     
     Glenview  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Manager, Procurement Project Management, NPI
     
     California - Pleasanton  -  PERM  -  Roche

Global Commodity Manager - Packaging
     
     Glenview  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Service Parts Supply Chain - Project Manager
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips

Supervisor Manufacturing (2nd Shift)
     
     Arizona - Tucson  -  PERM  -  Roche

Inventory Manager
     
     Manhattan  -  PERM  -  Michael Page





 
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News & Trends
 

Last update 5 Dec 2019
November PMI at seven-month high amid stronger upturn in new orders
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI ™  -  IHS Markit
United States 


Fashion

Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


The auto industry is entering a ‘profit desert’ as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously, says AlixPartners research

Powertrain costs for electric vehicles identified as being two-and-a-half times higher than for traditional vehicles, yet sales per model through 2022 predicted to be just 15% of traditional models historically; total...


Education
 
30
Dec
2019
Introduction to Manufacturing processes
     New York
20
Jan
2020
The International Buyer Mini MBA
     New York
 3 
Feb
2020
Fundamentals of Purchasing for New Buyers
     Miami
 3 
Feb
2020
Logistics Management
     Miami
17
Feb
2020
Operational Excellence
     Miami

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Resources
 
Tudor Rose International increases productivity through integrated SCM platform ASSIST4

Tudor Rose International is Europe’s leading export market management company specialising in building brands around the world. In business for nearly 30 years, the innovative company mastered an ambitious IT mo...

Reshaping The Interface Between Marketing And Operations In Globalizing Furniture Supply Chains

Over the past few decades, international fragmentation of production and offshore outsourcing have remarkably altered the organization of Western supply chains. Particularly in low-tech, manufacturing sectors, the fast s...


International Agenda