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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…

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…

Supply Chain Management Priorities for 2016

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We’re already in the second month of 2016. Budgets and strategies are set for the year, which means organizations have set the tone for how the next few months will play out. What do supply chain management professionals think about the direction their organizations are taking in 2016? APQC is…

How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?

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Attracting talent to the supply chain field has and continues to be a hot topic among organizations as many supply chain professionals prepare to retire. A couple of years ago an APQC study revealed that 67 percent of surveyed organizations had made talent management initiatives a top priority in…

Supply Chain IT Risk: How Organizations Manage It

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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…

Why Organizations Should Focus on Nex’perts

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Much has been written about the need to get younger generations interested in STEM fields. I’ve recently run across a blog post on how the maker movement can get kids interested in engineering and product development and an article suggesting the manufacturing industry make kids as excited about…