We discuss an approach to evaluating potential Agile Demand-Supply Alignment solutions, including discovering, shortlisting, and selection processes.
Anything related to managing and avoiding risks, but especially supply chain risk
Findings from our research on Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (ADSA), the capability to effectively realign supply and demand, during execution, in the face of demand volatility and supply disruptions.
Part Two of our Agile Demand-Supply Alignment series–how to evaluate ADSA solutions, what questions to ask solution providers, and how to shortlist providers.
This report lays out a framework for understanding the elements of ADSA (Agile Demand-Supply Alignment) throughout the phases of supply chain planning and execution.
Creating cost-effective, gaming-resistant, outcome-achieving regulations is really hard to do. Outside-of-the-box approaches may be our best hope to solving many of the issues.
There is a perpetual battle between pro and anti-regulatory advocates. But that tug-of-war misses the point. We need efficient, effective regulation—or alternative mechanisms—that actually work, to ensure a well-functioning, non-abusive society. Here we explore some off-the-beaten-path ideas on how to achieve the (mostly) noble goals of regulation, without the (mostly) inadequate results and high expense of regulation.
Here we discuss applications of Trade DaaS including ERP/GTM integration, supply chain risk management, sourcing optimization, supplier discovery, price discovery, total landed cost, compliant duty optimization, should-cost modeling, ecommerce, real-time denied party screening, competitive intelligence, lead generation, and KYC.
We are rapidly approaching the 3rd decade in the 21st century. Is the singularity upon us? Autonomous robots and sensors. AI/analytics and IoT. What will these technologies along with the huge shift in worldwide population portend for our future? Will it be a world of insecurities and shortage or innovation and abundance?
At every conference you attend, in every supply chain and transportation magazine you pick up, there are discussions about the talent gap. Our diverse sector, from the long haul truck drivers to the supply chain executives, has a well-compensated work pool, reflective of globalization, consumerism, and a shift in lifestyles. So how long will the talent gap last?
Highlights from Fusion, Concur’s annual conference, including Risk Messaging, Hipmunk’s travel bot (Hello Hipmunk), Concur’s SMB business, and more.
Stealing trade secrets, patent infringements, piracy, counterfeiting and product tampering damage companies, make people ill, and deflate honest competition. And if financial and trade hacks are not enough, we now fear that our IoT devices can be hacked. Most of all, hacking/stealing trade secrets and hijacking product quality challenge the very notion of innovation, capitalism and free trade–the system that has modernized the world since the industrial revolution and catalyzed the information age.