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Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. This has given me a unique opportunity to interact with students pursuing their master’s and doctorate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration. Lately, I have noticed a step function change in students’ skills and competencies. Students are increasingly asking questions like: “How can an organization incorporate unstructured data from social media into their demand planning? How can an organization predict a delayed shipment and incorporate that into their supply planning?” When I was a student almost two decades ago and pursuing my master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Purdue, supply chain management was not even a separate discipline in the program. Instead, it was baked into the Industrial Engineering program, which included concepts like the bullwhip effect, newsvendor problem, t


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12 Dec 2018
Digital Supply Chain Report
 

Large organizations are running an average of 29 different pre-deployment initiatives to digitize the supply chain, but 86% have failed to scale any of them A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute “The digital supply chain’s missing link: focus”, has identified a clea

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

12 Dec 2018
DHL Study Reveals Winning Logistics Strategies for the Last Mile
 

Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete

 
DHL
DHL

12 Dec 2018
Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain
 

In the past few years, sustainability has become a topic of considerable importance throughout the automotive industry. As the automotive supply chain becomes increasingly globalized, businesses are now more than ever faced with the Herculean task of managing not just the logistics and costs associa

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

07 Dec 2018
A 5 Step Guide to Optimizing Total Logistics Costs
 

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is an odd business. Essentially, you have to balance your monthly premium (i.e. the amount that you pay your insurance provider each month for continued coverage) with your deductible (the amount that you have to pay out of your own funds before the insurance comp

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis


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Contracting: Beyond the Basics
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Developing Excellence in Strategic Supply Management and Procurement
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Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

ProcureCon Indirect 2015 Benchmarking Study

In anticipation of the 2015 ProcureCon Indirect 2015 conference, the organization released the results of this year’s benchmarking study. Take a look to see how your peers answered such questions as:- Which five in...


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