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Imagine a Supply Chain Conference to Admire – Then Attend It

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By Pierre Mitchell from Spend Matters I’m packing up my bags again this year for Supply Chain Insights’ (SCI) annual supply conference.  This year, Imagine is an appropriate name for the conference as attendees will help contribute to a vision of supply chain in 2030.  Back in 2007, I led a similar effort for “Procurement 2020” when I was back at Hackett and it’s been fun looking back at those predictions.  Some things barely have changed (cost modeling) while others like AI (e.g., machine learning in particular) have made big strides.  And who could have predicted Blockchain (even though it’s…

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A Buy-Side Blogger’s View (Part 1): What I Learned at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

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Lora was kind enough to invite me to attend the global summit a few weeks ago and while I meant to do some live blogging, I was too busy taking it all in and writing it all down, and now I’m staring at 12 pages of ‘knowledge inventory’. The value of flow and moving smaller lot sizes is not lost on me here. Anyway, needless to say, it was great to be back at the Phoenician with Lora (an homage of sorts to the good old AMR days), and with a broader supply chain community. Procurement and inbound SCM is…

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