Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management
What defines BIG thinking?
In the movie Big, Tom Hanks plays a child trapped in the body of a 30-year-old who challenges the status quo at a toy manufacturer. To the audience it all makes sense as the movie progresses – think like a kid when selling stuff to kids. How revolutionary! Yet the audience also relates to the adults who pretend to know what kids like.
Posts, Supply Chain
Pushing the Boundaries of Your Value Discipline
In my last blog post, I mentioned the three forms of value in a commercial transaction: Technical, Organizational and Personal. This trilogy of values reminds me of one of my favorite books, The Discipline of Market Leaders by Michael Treacy and Fred Wieserma. The big message in this book is that no company can succeed by trying to be all things to all people.
Analytics, Business Intelligence, Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management
Big Data – Synthesis
In 2013, Gartner conducted a survey on Big Data Adoption in Supply Chain Industries and found that adoption has been flat and is lagging behind the overall adoption rate of other industries such as banking, insurance, and retail to name a few. Gartner ascertained that these characteristics pertaining to the Supply Chain industry are attributable to an inherent lack of understanding of what Big Data truly is and a fundamental lack of the required skill sets. This, in essence, is the challenge facing the Supply Chain industry.
Posts, Supply Chain
Is Your Supply Chain Evolving Into a Value Chain?
Information technologies have evolved and so have the expectations of the business community. Do you remember when the main objective was automation? Now organizations who continue to view their supply chain applications as transactional engines are missing huge opportunities. Supply chain applications must provide a competitive edge by offering differentiation, depth of functionality, adaptability and robust analytics. The supply chain is also continuously evolving; its evolution leads us to the value chain.
Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain
Supply Chain Visibility at Becker’s Annual Meeting
The recent Becker’s Hospital Review Annual meeting in Chicago was invigorating and thought-provoking, with many presentations from CEOs of many leading healthcare systems. I wanted to share an overview of three breakout sessions that spoke specifically to Healthcare Supply Chain.
Analytics, Business Intelligence, Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management
Big Data Implications
Big data and big data analytics pose a series of implications and challenges. Organizations that seek to become analytical competitors must have an established analytics culture consisting of well trained employees who are using the right enabling technologies. However, these organizations face challenges maintaining consumer privacy while they collect and use sensitive information.