How to Attract and Keep Supply Chain Talent

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We’ve written a lot on this blog about how organizations are looking to attract supply chain professionals to offset impending retirements. We’ve also written a lot about what supply chain professionals are looking for in an employer. To put it all in perspective, APQC has created a series of infographics that look at attracting and keeping supply chain professionals. 

Oil and Gas Crisis Requires Effective Collaboration for Supply Chain Transformation

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The topic that is on most people’s minds in the oil and gas industry is the fact that crude oil went from $120 a barrel to under $50 a barrel. The drop in gas prices may have some excited when they go to fill up their cars at the gas tank, but has many concerned about what the industry’s future looks like.

Internet of Things (IoT) Changing the Game in Supply Chain

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The evolving “Internet of Things” (IoT) is bringing about a new level of interconnectivity among devices, people, and organizations. The acceleration of IT interconnectivity in the supply chain function also creates potential risks if organizations do not ensure that they are making the right investments and have a plan of what they hope to get out of their IoT investments. The physical supply chain and the infrastructure that supports it (from manufacturing to delivery) are rarely designed with point-to-point IT risk management in mind.

Off the Chain: Supply Chain Content You Can Use (May 2016)

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Off the Chain: Supply Chain Content You Can Use

This month APQC’s supply chain management research team is kicking off a regular blog series called Off the Chain. In each post we’ll highlight trending content from APQC’s Knowledge Base that we think you’ll love.

Three Things I Learned at Strata+Hadoop World

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As I mentioned a little over a month ago, I was pretty excited about the chance I was given to attend the Strata+Hadoop World conference in San Jose. It turns out that that anticipation was justified.

Why Integrated Business Planning Gets Tougher as Complexity Grows

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Many organizations have adopted integrated business planning (IBP), but these organizations often don’t realize its full potential. IBP takes sales and operations planning to the next level by incorporating finance and senior leadership. APQC recently asked Dean Sorensen of IBP Collaborative about what prevents manufacturers from adopting fully integrated IBP and how they can move past common mistakes to obtain the full value of integration.

How Organizations Manage Product Costs

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Anyone involved in designing and producing products knows that there are multiple priorities when releasing something new. You not only have to make sure your development project launches on time and on budget, but you also have to make sure that the manufacturing of the product is as cost efficient as possible. That’s why many organizations are adopting a design-to-cost approach for their product development efforts. 

Best Practices for Fueling Supply Chain Efficiency

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APQC recently spoke with Alaster Love, Vice President of Oil and Gas for Transplace, about best practices for fueling supply chain efficiency. Love has been in his role for two years and is responsible for all of Transplace’s commercial efforts.