Welcome to 2013! A new year upon us, a new year for resolutions to take heed. Exercise more, give up a vice, be kinder to others, and oh……the dreaded “I’m going on a diet” resolution. Gives you goose bumps in an uncomfortable way, doesn’t it?
Some months ago I started reading articles specifically pertaining to Retailer/Supplier relationships. I had a span of articles dating as far back as the early 2000s. Though starting on my Supply Chain journey prior to the year 2000, the articles reopened my eyes as to how Retailer/Supplier relationships differ today.
The ec-bp.com writers and bloggers put in tons of effort this year to produce a wide range of articles on topics we felt were relevant to our readers. We covered a lot of ground. Since this is the time of year you generally see a lot of ‘Best of’ and ‘Most Popular’ stories about the year’s movies, books, plays, music, and so on, we thought we’d get on the bandwagon and produce a ‘Most Popular EC-BP Articles & Blogs of 2012”.
In the roughly 10 months I’ve helped my buddy Buzz out with his daily ‘Supply Chain Buzz’ for the EC-BP.com site, I figure I’ve read close to 1000 stories, blogs, and articles on supply chain, ERP, ecommerce, and general management topics. Since this is the time of year that the ‘Big News of 2012’ and ‘Predictions for 2013’ stories abound, I thought I’d put together my own list with a little different spin. It’s more along the lines of ‘Biggest Topics With Staying Power That Have and Will Continue to Affect Supply Chains ‘. Here we go……
It’s that time of year. No, not to buy gifts for your favorite EC-BP.COM writers (although if you insist, blue sweater, XXL), but to set yourself up for a great finish. Remember those goals and objectives you signed up for back in the early part of the year? Well, you’re running out of runway to make progress on them. Let’s get to work!