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How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?


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


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


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…

Apply Logistics Practices to Help Stop Hunger


An increasing number of organizations are using logistics processes and practices to help carry out humanitarian efforts. Last week my colleague Maddy and I had a blast at the Stop Hunger Now volunteer opportunity that kicked off CSCMP’s 2015 Annual Conference.  Stop Hunger Now is a meal-…

3 Ways to Improve Manufacturing


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. Many manufacturing…

Innovative Technologies Ensuring On-Time Delivery


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…