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Friday, August 01, 2014

Simply listing a typical company’s supply chain challenges could consume this column. However, there’s a small group of capabilities that are critical for supply chains in today’s volatile environment.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceAugust 2014Supply Chain VisibilityPermalink


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

According to a recent Accenture survey of manufacturers, 82 percent plan to increase U.S.-based production, 75 percent report a significant shortage of skilled resources, and 11 percent say that they estimate an average percentage drop in earnings due to increased production costs and revenue losses resulting from skills shortages.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceJuly 2014EducationPermalink


Thursday, May 01, 2014

A growing number of manufacturing companies are warming up to sustainability—taking aggressive steps to soften and shrink their environmental footprints. However, buy-in from those companies’ suppliers has been less encouraging.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Volatile markets. Unstable currencies. Vacillating demand. Unpredictable commodity costs. Manufacturers, like most companies, have plenty to worry about.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceMarch 2014ManufacturingPermalink


Saturday, February 01, 2014

In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

They may not recognize the term, but a lot of logistics and supply chain executives are concerned about “permanent volatility.”
Posted on 01/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceJanuary 2014Supply Chain TechnologyPermalink


Friday, November 01, 2013

Innovation isn’t the only path to prosperity. However, a growing number of companies have come to think that innovation’s risks outweigh its benefits. Thus they’ve opted to retain their “safe” business models and also focus more on product line extensions than real breakthroughs.
Posted on 11/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceNovember 2013Supply ChainPermalink


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Every year, more products are being produced by companies whose supply chain operations are intelligently linked with suppliers and business partners. Many of the machines that make those products are guided by advanced data analysis, decision science, and other smart technology. The people who consume those products are probably using digital connections to guide their choices and ultimately make a purchase.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceOctober 2013Supply ChainPermalink


Sunday, September 01, 2013

This is no magic bullet that makes it possible for organizations to suddenly excel at end-to-end inventory management: to hold the right amount at the right place at the right time; to maximize enterprise-wide responsiveness to shifting demand; and to ensure crystal clear views of in-transit, in-process, and finished-goods inventories.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceSeptember 2013Permalink


Thursday, August 01, 2013

A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceAugust 2013Supply Chain OperationsPermalink



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