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Federal Government Unveils Manufacturing Leadership Strategy

The federal government is chiming in on manufacturing strategies, because they want the U.S. to be a leader in the industry. Alliance for American Manufacturing reported, “The 40-page strategy document focuses on three key goals: the development and transition of…

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Managers and Leaders: What’s the Difference?

Take a moment to consider a wonderful leader that you have met in your life. That person could be a famous personality, perhaps a Martin Luther King, a Mahatma Gandhi, a Ronald Reagan, or a John F. Kennedy. Perhaps the…

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Supply Chain Efficiency is Worldwide Priority

People in the supply chain have been discussing efficiency for a long time — that's nothing new. However, the challenges they face within the supply chain continue to evolve with every passing year. By definition, supply chains involve multiple companies.…

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Chief Supply Chain Officer Responsibilities

Strategic supply chain planning requires best practices in network design, demand forecasting, inventory optimization, strategic supply chain planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). But the list doesn't stop there for the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO). For a company…

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Data, Analytics and Demand Planning Career Mapping

Having one centralized planning and analytics department will help your company see, interpret and act on data and insights. Within that department there are four key analytics and planning career paths: Analytics Development, Business Analysis, Collaborative Planning, and Product and…

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Agile supply chain examples

Supply chains are complex, spanning borders and industries, leaving buyers unsure about the companies and links that comprise them. Worse, they're frequently unclear about their own commercial relationships with those in the supply chain. This has caused the supply chain…

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The Path to the C-suite is Clear for Supply Chain Managers

If supply chain is a vital part of today’s business, why are Chief Supply Chain Officers considered unicorns in the corporate world? Today’s leaders are required to embrace workforce development.   As the profession evolves from valuing an internal focus…

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Why CFOs Love DemandCaster

Supply chain planning is a discipline that touches every function within a business—often with financial implications—and therefore it’s no surprise that CFOs often taken a keen interest in the subject. We continue to see examples of poorly designed supply chain…

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A Salute to Demand and Supply Planners Everywhere

At the risk of preaching to the choir, I want to share with you an important insight that I didn’t fully appreciate until only recently: demand and supply planners deserve more respect. Plain and simple. I thought I had a…

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