Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a popular supply chain topic, but most companies aren't there yet. From a measurements standpoint, a robust S&OP process is something to shoot for, though.
Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges for supply chain managers. In a recent article in Forbes, Kevin O'Marah takes a longer view, projecting future roles that managers need to think about filling.
Those of us who have attended industry conferences know that along with the glitz and fine food (?), you can pick up some real, usable nuggets of information. At last month's Kinaxis affair, Dr. Madhav Durbha made the rounds and has summarized his learnings in an article on the 21st Century Supply Chain site.
In the 'Good News for a Change' category, we learn that solid progress toward a set of standards for IoT has been made. A global group has developed a framework and is working closely with various other groups across the world to come up with a plan for interoperability.
The economic data is beginning to firm up for the 2016 year and it was truly a mixed bag. Overall growth for the US continues to be slow, yet some sectors (such as oil) have seen real improvement and some individual companies, like Amazon, enjoyed a huge year.
One aspect of ecommerce that's under the radar is its impact on the environment. Many of us might intuitively feel that taking driving out of the shopping experience would be a net positive, but a lot of other considerations are out there as well.
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