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Supply Chain Disruption, Shingo Winners' Supply Chains, and More

APQC’s supply chain management and product development research agenda is expanding in 2013, and we want you to be involved. In this blog post I’ll give you a quick snapshot of our plans, give you a heads up on our next SCM Community Call, and highlight our Open Standards Benchmarking assessments.

Supply Chain Management and Product Development Research

APQC is currently conducting research on open innovation and the financial risks of supply chain disruption. In the first quarter of 2013, we are set to launch several other projects:

  •    Recruiting and Developing Talent in the Supply Chain will look at how organizations are formalizing supply chain recruiting and development programs.
  •    Insights from Open Standards Benchmarking in Product Development and Innovation will take a close look at whether certain practices are correlated with better performance.
  •    How Shingo Prize Winners Manage Their Supply Chains will focus on best practices in Lean supply chains.


PQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking

Our Open Standards Benchmarking assessments provide powerful tools for comparing your organization’s performance against that of the competition. We have assessments in:

I hope you’re as excited as we are about the research and events APQC has scheduled in supply chain and product development. Visit our supply chain management expertise page page to stay up-to-date on our insights, upcoming research and events, monthly metrics, and free content.