Supply Chain IT Risk: How Organizations Manage It

Becky Partida's picture

Risks to IT systems and their potential effects on the supply chain have been of concern for organizations, and this shows no signs of going away. A 2014 APQC study showed that many organizations have experienced some kind of IT disruption that affected the supply chain and that organizational leaders are concerned about a variety of IT disruption risks.

That same study indicated organizations use different practices to manage risk, including:

How Saatva's Logistics Changed The Mattress Industry

Haley Carroll's picture

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail e-commerce sales for the 3rd quarter of 2015 were 7.4% of total retail sales—a 15.4% increase from the same quarter a year ago. What does this mean for the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers? It means they are facing stiff competition from organizations with shorter, faster, and cheaper supply chains.

Millennials in the Supply Chain: From One Millennial to Another

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Last month, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at WTG’s 13th Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Summit with Oliver York, replenishment analyst within product order management for The Coca-Cola Company, for a session on incorporating Millennials into the supply chain field.

Why Organizations Should Focus on Nex’perts

Becky Partida's picture

Much has been written about the need to get younger generations interested in STEM fields.

Apply Logistics Practices to Help Stop Hunger

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An increasing number of organizations are using logistics processes and practices to help carry out humanitarian efforts.

How Different is Procurement in Service and Manufacturing Organizations?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

In September APQC conducted a survey to provide a better understanding of how some proposed structural changes, specifically centered on the procurement and products and service delivery sections, to APQC's Process Classification Framework® (PCF) would affect its end users. This infographic looks at findings, specifically the differences between procurement in manufacturing and service organizations.

Enhancing Logistics Operations in Upstream Oil & Gas

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Corey Vickers, Logistics Category Manager at Chevron, previews his 2015 APQC Process Conference breakout session on the use of the LDSS solution. Chevron has been able to improve coordination and gain efficiencies resulting in tens of millions of dollars of reduced costs, and gain enterprise-wide buy-in from multiple stakeholder groups to standardize processes.

The 2015 APQC Process Conference is October 29-30.

3 Ways to Improve Manufacturing

Becky Partida's picture

What is the key to improving an organization’s manufacturing activities? My colleague Andrea Stroud and I recently spoke on a webinar focused on the steps organizations can take to assess the current state of their manufacturing processes and identify areas for improvement.

Innovative Technologies Ensuring On-Time Delivery

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As I sat thinking about companies that have been making headlines for finding innovative ways to deliver orders on time, Amazon comes to mind. Many have heard the headlines about Amazon’s drone’s, its one-hour delivery service, and rapid expansion into transportation logistics. Next week at CSCMP’s 2015 Annual Conference  the session It’s Still Day 1 For Amazon fulfillment is taking place.

Role of Customer and Analytics in Creating the Perfect Order

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APQC recently held a webinar to discuss how companies reimage their order management processes to increase revenue, brand visibility, and customer satisfaction. Genpact’s Dipanjan Das and Rana Saha collectively responded to the follow-up questions from the webinar:

How do we improve the customer experience through the order management process?