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2016 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

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We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. While other analyst firms put their research behind paywalls, we set it free. We want everyone around the globe to use our research freely and openly. Through our research panels—using Linkedin and Twitter—we now have a database of over 6500 respondents. Our philosophy is “When companies give to us by participating in our surveys, we give to them through open, shared content.” We do this through our monthly newsletters, webinars and podcasts. It is working. Our goal is to build a guiding coalition of supply…

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2016 Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. The research starts in April and stretches over many weeks as we analyze the different elements and understand the patterns of each industry. Why do we do it? Selfishly, we need a standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed-upon standard for supply chain excellence. Leaders agree that it is easier to say than define. A clear…

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How Do We Get to Outside-in?

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While supply chain leaders will stand up at conference after conference and brag about how they saved money, improved inventory and driven improvements in customer service, we find that nine out of ten supply chains are stuck—not making progress—at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin. So, did these supply chain leaders deliberately lie in their presentations? No, we don’t think so. Why the gap? I think that three things have happened: Project Focus within Vertical Silos. Most of the stories told at the conferences are vertically-focused projects within an organization. These projects are approved based on a defined…

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