supply chain

Five Flawed Approaches to avoid when building a business case

Building a business case for a major project can be hard (and unfamiliar) work. If it’s your first experience with the process, it can even seem kind of unfair – like finding a batch of calculus problems on an algebra test. It can be hard to make the transition from planning a major project like […]

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4 focus areas in supply chain for 2018

2017 has been an exciting year for supply chain. From my own experience I’ve witnessed how companies are raising importance of implementing digital technologies in supply chain and customer support whereas in the past few years, the focus was primarily around product & service innovation, marketing and sales. Now more than ever, supply chain and […]

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A Framework for Supply Chain Investments

It’s early in the year, and many companies are trying to work out where they should make strategic investments. In supply chain management, the range of potential solutions or new capabilities can seem overwhelming. Even describing the number of options is challenging – how do you choose between such disparate solutions as, say, building a […]

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Digital Technology In Supply Chain Management

My point of view on digital technologies that will transform the supply chain can be found on this interview published in the Estonian business daily Äripäev on Feb. 18th 2016. Here is the translation:

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Flash Sales: Where Smart Marketing Meets Supply Chain Strategy

Online flash sales have become one of the most popular and important new marketing tools in the hands of web retailers. In customers they create a sense of urgency – with a limited time window and/or quantity: if you like it, buy now or risk losing the opportunity forever. Offline, companies like Zara have trained […]

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3D Printing – Transforming The Supply Chain: Part 3

3D Printing – Transforming Service Operations By Leonard Lee July 10, 2013 In the second post of my series on 3D printing, we began to explore the benefit case for the Software-Defined Supply Chain (previously referred to as “Digital Supply Chain”) for the scenario of a service organization. Specifically, we looked at the case of […]

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3D Printing – Transforming The Supply Chain: Part 1

There is a great deal of buzz around 3D printing (also known as 3D manufacturing or additive manufacturing in its broader terms) in today ’ s tech press. 3D manufacturing's increasing prominence is underscored by President Obama ’ s inaugural...

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