Social Media And Supply Chain Organizations
By admin In Uncategorized Posted March 18, 2011 0 Comments
I had a discussion today with a few colleagues in a conversation hosted by VICS.org and in that conversation we talked about how organizations can use “social media” and “social networking” to help get their message out. I think we can all agree that what we are doing is important. If it wasn’t I would […]
Target Bests Walmart In Prices: Does Service Trump Supply Chain?
By admin In Uncategorized Posted March 10, 2011 0 Comments
A recent study by Customer Growth Partner seems to indicate that Target is beating Wal-Mart on Wal-Mart’s home turf. Now the study they conducted (as reported in Chicago Breaking News) is limited in scope. It only looked at 35 brand name items in 3 states, but it does seem to mirror experiences seen by consumers […]
Steve Brady With Randy Salley, VP For Supply Chain IT At Hewlett-Packard
By admin In Podcast Posted February 18, 2011 0 Comments
In this interview (recorded LAST YEAR in anticipation of the 2010 VICS Achievement awards) I talk with Randy Salley, VP for Supply Chain IT at Hewlett-Packard. Mr Salley shares his thoughts on the value of collaboration. For this interview and more, visit VICS.org Check back–we will be sharing interviews leading up to THIS year’s recognition […]
FedEx Or UPS? What Makes An “Order Winner” For Your Firm?
By admin In Topics Posted February 14, 2011 0 Comments
I was reading through the Sourcing Innovation blog today (an interesting read btw) and came across a post mentioning that when you have to expedite a package there is little choice–FedEx or UPS. Of course, that left off DHL, but then again, it is a distant third. What the article used as a jumping-off point, […]
Interview With Leroy Allen For VICS
By admin In Podcast Posted February 10, 2011 0 Comments
I conducted this interview with Leroy Allen, the VP for Logistics Planning and Forecasting at Lowe’s. This interview was part of the preparation for VICS 13th Annual Collaborative Commerce Achievement Awards. Listen as Leroy shares some of the challenges they face and how Lowe’s faces them in partnership with their trading partners. Download:  Leroy Allen […]
How Being Outcome Focused Helps Develop Resources
By admin In Uncategorized Posted October 1, 2010 0 Comments
I have been working on a draft document seeking to explain how a large not-for-profit organization can grow into the future, and do so by seeking funding from the government and the community. As I pondered ways this could be done I was brought back to my discussion here, and the research I conducted with […]
CSCMP 2010 Roving Reporter!
By admin In Uncategorized Posted September 29, 2010 0 Comments
My friend Joe Tillman is at the CSCMP (Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals) 2010 conference this week and he has been acting as the “roving digital reporter” recording interviews all week long. This is his first effort at this sort of reporting, and I think he has done a great job with technology he […]
The Perfect Order Is…?
By admin In Uncategorized Posted December 19, 2009 0 Comments
My friends Joe Tillman and Kate Vitasek have written a very timely article discussing the “perfect order.” What they point out is that, while service providers may have “perfect order fulfillment” as their goal, you won’t get there if you don’t have as your measure of perfection the same measure as your customer. They do […]
Steve Brady With Alan Day–State Of Flux, Supplier Relationship Management
By admin In Podcast Posted March 2, 2009 0 Comments
In this episode, I talk with Alan Day, the owner and managing director of State of Flux, a company focused on helping companies improve Supply Relationship Management (SRM). We talk about the importance of these relationships, understanding the complexities and nuances in SRM, and some of the ways State of Flux works with businesses. Alan […]
Twitter And Supply Chain Professionals
By admin In News Story Posted February 28, 2009 0 Comments
Are you a Supply Chain Professional that is on Twitter? We are developing a community of Supply Chain folks that are twitter. We are simply registering our Twitter name, and SC areas of interest, in a Google form, and then when you view the published form, you can see all those who have also “self-identified” […]
Outcome Focused Performance, Or Performance Driven Outcomes?
By admin In Topics Posted February 18, 2009 0 Comments
I was involved in a research effort where we explored industry “best practices” in achieving “Outcome Focused Performance.” In a nutshell, we were trying to discover how the best organizations subjugate what they do to the Outcome (with a capital O) that they hoped to achieve. One of the first issues we had to grapple […]
Steve Brady, With Ken Lyon And Jean Baptiste Perrin – Bitlogistics And VisibleLogistics.Com
By admin In Podcast Posted January 24, 2009 0 Comments
I talk with Ken Lyon, Managing Director of Bit Logistics, and with Jean-Baptiste Perrin, responsible for Support and Marketing at BitLogistics. They share with us their approach to delivering what some call “Software as a Service” (SaaS), or software available “On-Demand”. Solutions like this are one facet of the “Cloud Computing” phenomena and they explain […]