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Building data-driven culture: An interview with ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan
"Sam Yagan, current ShopRunner CEO, cofounder of OkCupid, and former Match Group CEO, discusses the importance of culture for driving data-based decision making, innovation, and, ultimately, company success."
analytics  insights 
29 days ago by jonerp
Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation
By piloting this approach with several businesses, General Managers began to understand the trade-offs such as “If you focus on speed, cost will be good, but likely not industry best.” A powerful part of the process is the trade-offs conversation to establish the predominant capability needed. We used the diagram in Figure 5 to illustrate the trade-offs with the leadership teams."
supply  chain  excellence  clorox  james  foster  leadership  mark  hersh  orbit  charts  cain  insights  chains  to  admire  value  segmentation 
december 2018 by jonerp
Rebooting analytics leadership: Time to move beyond the math
"CAOs often find themselves doing this heavy lifting with a limited sphere of influence. They typically do not have the profit-and-loss or revenue accountability that would grant them due power in the organization. Moreover, like chief marketing officers a decade ago, CAOs need—but typically lack—a true seat at the C-suite table, placing them at a disadvantage when trying to obtain adequate funding or resources to power the analytics agenda. (See the sidebar, “The CEO mandate: Fact or fiction?” for a discussion on the importance of CEO support for the CAO role.)"
analytics  insights 
november 2018 by jonerp
The executive's AI playbook
"It's time to break out of pilot purgatory and more effectively apply artificial intelligence and advanced analytics throughout your organization. Our interactive playbook can help."
analytics  insights 
november 2018 by jonerp
Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win
"Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly. "
digital  insights 
october 2018 by jonerp
Using analytics to increase satisfaction, efficiency, and revenue in customer service
"Payments providers that adopt advanced analytics to develop integrated approaches to customer service are seeing significant improvements."
insights  on  financial  services 
october 2018 by jonerp
Cracking down on government fraud with data analytics
"New data tools are giving government agencies the upper hand in taming fraud, waste, and abuse. Lessons from scaled approaches show how to capture the hundreds of billions of dollars at stake."
public  sector  insights 
october 2018 by jonerp
Barriers to Digital@Scale: Shifting the focus from tech to culture
"Many pharma and medtech companies have a digital strategy. But to pull off a true digital transformation, it's crucial to focus on culture and mindset, according to leaders who attended a recent European roundtable."
insights  on  pharmaceuticals  &  medical  products 
october 2018 by jonerp
Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations
"To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization."
insights  on  organization 
october 2018 by jonerp
Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters
"Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond small pilots to widespread adoption."
digital  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
The AI factor in talent management: An interview with Catalyte’s Jacob Hsu and Mike Rosenbaum
"Top executives at one innovative software development firm share how they harnessed artificial intelligence to create a more diverse—and more productive—workforce."
public  sector  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
Google Needs To Make Machine Learning Their Growth Fuel
"Google needs new AI- and machine learning-driven businesses that have lower Total Acquisition Costs (TAC) to offset the rising acquisition costs of their ad and search businesses. CB Insights found Google is experiencing rising TAC in their core ad and search businesses. With the strategic shift to mobile, Google will see TAC escalate even further. Their greatest potential for growth is infusing greater contextual intelligence and knowledge across the entire series of companies that comprise Alphabet, shown in the graphic below."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  cb  insights  google  ai  machine  learning  louis  columbus'  blog  patents 
september 2018 by jonerp
Boosting the skills of incumbent workers: An interview with Walmart’s Kathleen McLaughlin
"Kathleen McLaughlin: I think the challenges are mostly driven by changes in technology. Certainly for a company like Walmart, we’re now a tech company as much as a retail company. So the diversity of skills required to advance in a place like Walmart and the opportunities available through many different career paths are unlike anything before."
public  sector  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work
"Most companies want to be agile, but they drive an agenda focused on efficiency. By definition, an efficient supply chain is not adaptive, agile or aligned. Our data also shows that it underperforms the peer group. For a financial team, this will seem illogical. Leaders must explain that the the supply chain strategy needs to be about more than cost mitigation."
customer-centric  supply  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  excellence  leadership  talent  analtyics  cost-to-serve  metrics  s&op  supplier  development  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
The agile manager
"In agile parlance, the capability reporting lines are often called “chapters” and are similar in some ways to functions in traditional organizations (you might have a “web developers” chapter, say, or a “research” chapter). Each chapter is responsible for building a capability: hiring, firing, and developing talent; shepherding people along their career paths; evaluating and promoting people; and building standard tools, methods, and ways of working. The chapters also must deploy their talented people to the appropriate squads, based on their expertise and demonstrated competence. In essence, chapters are responsible for the “how” of a company’s work. However, once talent is deployed to an agile team, the chapters do not tell people what to work on, nor do they set priorities, assign work or tasks, or supervise the day-to-day."
insights  on  organization 
july 2018 by jonerp
My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning
"The pace of technology change is faster than business user adoption. The first step is education. The second is action. In my travels, I see companies stuck in a quagmire of arguments focused on the standardization on yesterday’s technologies versus the adoption of new approaches. In embracing the art of the possible, companies struggle. Many companies make the mistake that yesterday’s technologists–JDA, Logility, Oracle, SAP– are good business development partners to define the “art of the possible.” (On a side note, during my fifteen years as an analyst, I have never seen co-development with large established technologists be successful.) The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  digital  chain  new  technologies  anaplan  art  of  the  possible  network  networks  insights  global  summit 
june 2018 by jonerp
Parts Are Not Parts
"Today, management of the supply chain is harder. Supply chain management is more complex. It requires the oversight of a nonlinear, and often very unpredictable, system. Systems thinking is tough for people with a transactional mindset. And we find many teams within a company are very transactional."
demand  driven  ddmrp  erp  lean  mrp  parts  sourcing  supply  chain  insights  global  summit 
june 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft’s next act
"One of the big things that we have done at the leadership level is to focus on shared metrics. We make a distinction between what we call “performance metrics” and “power metrics.” Performance metrics are in-year revenue and profit and things of that nature. Power metrics are about future-year performance. They are leading indicators of future success and are more about usage and customer love or satisfaction. We have a blend of metrics that are few but shared. A large part of the compensation for me and my leadership team is fundamentally based on that."
high  tech  insights 
april 2018 by jonerp
Building the Digital Supply Chain: Pushing the Bird from the Nest - by @lcecere
"I think this is a good context for a discussion today, on this blog, on the digital supply chain. Last week, I had discussions with digital supply chain leaders from three companies. The conversations were similar, “How can I get my business leaders to embrace a digital transformation journey?” In essence, today manufacturing leaders are flooded by presentations from consultants attempting to sell a message to begin a digital journey. The reason? It is a new gig. ERP projects are drying up and the consultants need to create their new market."
uncategorized  digital  supply  chain  new  business  models  insights 
february 2018 by jonerp
Are you ready for 5G?
"Smart operators will consider seven no-regrets moves to position themselves for advantage amid radically changing industry dynamics. "
telecommunications  insights 
february 2018 by jonerp
A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics - by @lcecere
"While blockchain and cognitive computing are believed to be the most disruptive within five years, less than 7% of companies are actively testing these technologies today. While immature, the two together offer great promise. We continue to push the envelope to help companies test these technologies through the share group for the network of networks. The next session is at the GS1 Headquarters in Chicago on April 4th-5th. Let me know if you are interested in joining the discussion and learning more."
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  analytics  insights  community  cognitive  descriptive  ontology  reporting  schema  on  read  sentiment  analysis 
february 2018 by jonerp
Briefing Notes: Insight Engines Takes AI To Enterprise IT - by @krishnan
"Insight Engines, the San Francisco based startup focused on making machine data actionable, announced the general availability of Cyber Security Investigator and, also, showcased how Amazon Alexa can be tapped to query from Cyber Security Investigator. In this note, we will do an analysis on this announcement."
briefing  notes  ai  artificial  intelligence  automation  cio  insights  cloud  computing  insight  engines  intelligent  platforms  it  machine  learning  monitoring 
september 2017 by jonerp
Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent - by @lcecere
"More insular companies–those that do not encourage networking, training, professional experiences–tend to score lower on employee satisfaction. So, if you are working on improving the satisfaction of supply chain employees, consider the elements on the word cloud from the survey open-end responses."
supply  chain  leadership  talent  costs  organizational  benchmarking  insights  webinar 
september 2017 by jonerp
Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter? - by @lcecere
"Most of the blockchain work today is one-to-many, not many-parties-to-many-parties. Supply Chain Operating Networks like Elemica, GT Nexus (now Infor), and SAP Ariba are many-parties-to-many-parties. The complexity of many-to-many networks, as compared to one-to-many operating networks, is different by an order of magnitude. Security and data management in many-to-many architectures, and the management within blockchain, is still experimental."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  b2b  blockchain  supply  chain  insights 
august 2017 by jonerp
Building the Network of Networks: Some Insights - by @lcecere
"2) Detours/Potholes and Spiraled Learning. It is easy for groups to get caught up in discussions of technology for the sake of technology. Chasing pretty objects is alluring. The group’s foray into blockchain discovery was a detour with fruitful insights. While blockchain as a technology is very promising, the definition of network governance is a strong precursor–the number of nodes, what gets written into the blockchain infrastructure, and security/authentication. This world is in flux, and we are not ready to have this discussion."
demand  supply  chain  excellence  insights  community  leadership  visibility  network  of  networks  operating 
july 2017 by jonerp
A New Red Wagon? - by @lcecere #scm
"Today’s organization is handcuffed by a forced march for IT standardization and process uniformity. Each project requires a defined ROI. It is ludicrous to ask for a ROI on the unknown. As a result, process innovation is difficult. Break the cycle and invest in small projects with an unknown ROI. Build a governance process, like product stage gates, and focus on process innovation. Innovate at the edge and evolve at the core. Evolve both together. (Note: This is very different than the espoused bimodal evolutionary path.)"
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  insights  chemical  industry  new  technologies  process  innovation  red  wagon 
july 2017 by jonerp
Tell Me Why - by @lcecere #scm
"When we take a closer look at Wal-Mart, we see stalled improvement on performance metrics. Note that in Figure 4, that Wal-Mart is last place in driving improvement. They are losing ground in growth to both dollar store format retailers and eCommerce retailers. Wal-Mart was excluded from the list based upon a lower growth rate than the peer group and the lower rate of improvement."
supply  chains  to  admire  uncategorized  chain  excellence  insights 
june 2017 by jonerp
Three New Insights on Supply Chain Talent - by @lcecere
"In summary, if you are trying to attract supply chain talent, focus on three elements:

1) Clear Career Paths, Internships and Development Programs. Realize that the needs and requirements for Millennials are far greater in these areas than Baby-Boomers realize. To maximize job satisfaction, make sure that development activities embrace opportunity and process innovation."
supply  chain  leadership  talent  baby  boomers  generation  x  job  satisfaction  insights 
may 2017 by jonerp
A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer - by @lcecere
"To be successful, I believe supply chain management needs diversity. I want to work in a career that is inclusive. Note that the differences in drivers for job satisfaction are greater by ethnicity than by sex. Employees of color are seeking greater career path opportunities, more diversity in the workforce and greater benefits."
uncategorized  diversity  open  research  supply  chain  insights  management  talent 
march 2017 by jonerp
Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)? - by @lcecere #scm
"Disruption in supply chain planning is happening. My angst is that it is not happening faster. We are on a path to reinvent decision-support technologies like supply chain planning. The third act is starting. This will make traditional approaches obsolete. The rate of adoption will be fast for early adopters (next five years), but much slower for conservative followers. The barrier for all is traditional thinking."
demand  uncategorized  channel  data  cognitive  reasoning  planning  innovation  probabilistic  forecasting  supply  chain  insights 
february 2017 by jonerp
VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader - by @lcecere
"So, getting back to the story, at the time, there were at least three different forecasts (sales/financial/production) and none were the same, and how would they be reconciled? Legacy technology applications were completely unaligned. I asked, how do we align these? We realized that there was a need for a single trigger. Point of sale data needed to drive all processes. If you knew what the retailer was going to sell (POS) then the calculation as to what the retailer would buy was a simple mathematical calculation. The way that we got there, was to abandon the push forecast for pull demand and replenish what the retailer wants to sell. We went from push planning to pull-based demand planning over the course of a year."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  market-driven  leadership  consumer  electronics  excellence  insights  chains  to  admire  vtech 
november 2016 by jonerp
How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain? - by @lcecere
"As I travel the world, many companies struggle to understand what I do. For many who I meet in my global travels, the industry analyst role is a new concept. It is not a globally recognized role. As a result, at conferences I am often introduced as a consultant. When this happens I quickly dismiss the categorization. I explain that a consultant is sure that they know what drives supply chain excellence while I, on the other hand, am not so sure."
demand  global  supply  chains  to  admire  planning  chain  s&op  excellence  insights 
june 2016 by jonerp
Key Factors in Technology Purchase Decisions – Insights from Peer Insights - by @barnes_hank
"One of the questions we ask buyers is what are the key factors in their decision. In aggregating over 2000 responses, here at the top 11. As a note, buyers could identify multiple factors and we do not ask “the single most important factor"
"go-to-market  customer  experience  peer  insights  user  reviews 
may 2016 by jonerp
Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks - by @lcecere
"Not all data needs to fly first class. While many companies speak to us about the need for real-time data, we believe that data needs to move at the “right timing.” Some data needs to move quickly and with high velocity using streaming data architectures, while other data sources can move in batch processes."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  market-driven  value  networks  chain  insights  community  cognitive  learning  sensing  eta  hadoop  internet  of  things  market  master  data  network 
april 2016 by jonerp
Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper - by @lcecere #walmart #scm
Last week, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees. In addition, Macy’s announced the closure of 36 stores and K-Mart followed suite with announcements of 27 store closings. For December 2015, retail sales were the lowest since 2009. What does this mean? I think three things...."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  chain  excellence  insights  community  leadership  consumer  products  ecommerce  retail  the  each 
january 2016 by jonerp
2016: The Start of the Third Act? - by @lcecere #scm
"In the market there is a clearer understanding that the software planning functionality by Oracle and SAP does not meet today’s business requirements. Oracle and SAP have not been able to bring enough domain expertise to solution development to stay current with the market requirements."
supply  chain  insights  community  leadership  elemica  logility  oracle  research  sap  technology  trends 
january 2016 by jonerp
Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes - by @lcecere
"CRM and SRM Are Not the Adapters to Build the End-t0-End Value Chain. Customer relationship management (CRM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) are enterprise applications. They are not suitable connectors for B2B networks. The connections to B2B networks need to be based on trading partner synchronization and harmonization of data through the use of canonical infrastructures."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  sensing  shaping  digital  chain  market-driven  outside-in  processes  sentiment  analysis  insights  global  summit 
september 2015 by jonerp
Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection - by @lcecere
"Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason? With growth slowing and complexity rising, S&OP is more important than ever. It is not sexy, and it requires hard work; but the greatest value of S&OP is profitable growth."
demand  market-driven  sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  putting  together  the  pieces  qlikview  sap.  jda.  logility  excellence  insights  global  summit  management 
august 2015 by jonerp
Enterprise Odd Couple: Plex Systems Partners with Workday - by @erp_cindyjutras
"At first glance these two might seem like the proverbial odd couple. As another ERP vendor, Workday would appear to be a competitor. But it is not, because Workday is not a solution that is focused on the needs of manufacturers. And companies that “make things” are the only targets for Plex Systems. So if Workday isn’t for manufacturers, why would any Plex customer be interested in connecting to it? Because typically corporate headquarters doesn’t make anything, but might have sophisticated accounting requirements to support global operations. This partnership is all about delivering a pre-packaged 2-tier ERP."
uncategorized  2  tier  erp  adaptive  insights  cindy  jutras  cloud  demandcaster  enterprise  applications  hcm  innovation  integration  manufacturing 
july 2015 by jonerp
Rethinking the How…. - by @lcecere #scm
"The sun is shining brightly through the conference room windows as I listen to the consultants talk. It is buzzword bingo at its finest. The air is thick. It is comical. The term Big Data is all the range. The market has dried up for large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and the large consultants are in the market staking their claim for their next gig."
big  data  supply  chains  bricks  matter  demand  downstream  market-driven  new  technologies  analytics  growth  hana  chain  insights  management 
may 2015 by jonerp
Wanted: Supply Chain Architects! - by @lcecere
"In the last and final stage of network design maturity, the focus is on a clean sheet of paper. The question is not to optimize what exists, but to develop a road map of what should exist. This work is useful to shutterstock_86016574baseline the current state of the business and brainstorm higher levels of performance."
demand  market-driven  new  technologies  supply  chain  excellence  insights  community  cognitive  learning  five  stage  maturity  model  for  network  design  logistics  lora  cecere  metrics  that  matter  risk  management 
may 2015 by jonerp
Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains - by @bob_ferrari
"Supply Chain Matters has featured numerous prior commentaries regarding the difficult challenges and structural business challenges facing large consumer packaged goods producers and their associated supply chain ecosystems. Yet while the industry continues to respond with severe cost cutting and a sense of crisis, the industry may well be overlooking the more important strategic need for meaningful investments in organic and sustainable food supply chain capability and supplier development."
consumer  goods  focused  supply  chain  controlling  costs  food  and  beverage  green  procurement  sourcing  sustainability  in  chipotle  mexican  foods  products  industry  management  challenges  independent  blog  analysis  insights  on  pacific  matters  segmentation  strategy 
april 2015 by jonerp
Adaptive Insights Appoints New CEO - by @kellblog
Not your typical CEO appointment story - full of sharply worded comments. "To sum up my viewpoint here, I’d say that Bogan is most probably a great guy, a great board member, and highly knowledgeable in the IT tools business. But, to me, his hiring at Adaptive is non-obvious. If they were doing as well as they claim, you’d think they could have hired someone more on-profile."
adaptive  insights  epm  management  strategy 
january 2015 by jonerp

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