Supply Chain Insights Newsletter - New Research & More
January 13, 2016

Welcome to 2016!  This year we renew our commitment to improving your supply chain operations by delivering insights and content you can apply to your business.  During the year, we'll continue to share new reports with you through our Open Content Research model, as well as discussions in webinars and podcasts, and opinions through blogs. In this newsletter you'll find new content to jump start your year.  

Let us know what you think. We welcome your feedback and hope to see you in the Beet Fusion Community.

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Lora Cecere

Founder, Supply Chain Insights


New Reports

Deep research studies. Open Content research. We write research to help supply chain leaders understand complex issues on their journey towards supply chain excellence. This month we are sharing three new reports:

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Research in Review - Insights from 2015 Studies

During 2015 we wrote many reports on topics that impact your supply chain performance.  In this report we recap and synthesize the key take-aways for you to jump start operations in 2016.  We'll cover themes such as:

  • Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: What Is Possible? 

  • Investment in Technology: Current Focus 

  • Building the Supply Chain Center of Excellence 

  • Evolution of Supply Chain Design 

  • Big Data and Emerging Analytics 

  • Value of Advanced Inventory Optimization 

  • Value of Sales and Operations Planning 

  • Risk Management

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on the High-Tech Industry

The Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report series is an analysis of supply chain excellence for a specific industry. The goal is to help supply chain leaders understand what is possible in driving supply chain excellence programs. In this report we take a closer look at, and share insights on, the High-Tech industry. The analysis focuses on three sectors: consumer electronics, B2B high-tech, and semiconductor companies.

this report we also identify the companies that are outperforming their peers are are supply chains to admire.  Supply Chain Insights would like to congratulate Lexmark in consumer electronics, Cisco Systems, EMC, Qualcomm and Western Digital in B2B Electronics, and Intel and Qualcomm in semiconductor.

2016 New Year's Resolutions Podcast Series

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In this podcast series we speak with leaders about steps you can take to make your supply chain run better, be more profitable, effective and optimized. Listen in to leaders like Terri Pitcher of Berry Plastics, Joe Krkoska, Mady Bricco and Amy Hartzell of Dow Chemical, Tony Verbeck of Johnson & Johnson and Marty Kisliuk of FMC as they discuss the future of supply chain, and share insights learned during their careers with leading global manufacturers.

Network of Networks Spark Discussion

Networks of NetworksAt the end of the Shaman’s Circle session we will facilitate a joint session between business leaders and technology providers on the evolution of a “Network of Networks.” What is a network of networks? Today it is a vision. The dream is to have interoperability between networks. Why is it needed? Business leaders now manage a value chain, not a simple supply chain within their four walls. They need interoperability between networks and technology applications. They know that a traditional focus on standards and integration does not work, so the group will attempt to understand how new technologies can drive new levels of interoperability. This session is by invitation only and is estimated to be 50% technology providers and 50% business users.

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Register Now For Our Global Summit Sept 6-9, 2016
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We've created another compelling agenda full of content and networking, as well as confirming speakers like Annette Clayton, Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer of Schneider Electric, and Patrick Schmidt, Founder and CEO of FFF Enterprises, to bring you the insights you need. 
Buy your ticket now for a conference that sets supply chain trends, not follows them.

Attend Training with Supply Chain Insights and ISCEA July 20-21, 2016

Designed for Supply Chain Directors and Managers, this Supply Chain Insights Training is designed to make you and your teams think differently to capture new opportunities and mitigate supply chain risk. 
The class includes case studies, financial benchmarking, and a new supply chain simulation game — SCI IMPACT! — to help challenge attendees to imagine in preparation of the new Supply Chain for 2020. 

Join us and the ISCEA July 20-21 at Chicago's Navy Pier
 for classes that are small and hands-on. Each attendee will have a chance to build upon their concept of supply chain excellence and take home knowledge they can immediately implement back at the office.
Click here for more information or to register for training this summer.

Discuss, Engage, Network, and Explore in a New Community
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The Beet Fusion community continues to gain steam and content!  Bloggers from around the world have been adding their opinions and thought leadership to help spark discussion and further supply chain evolution. 

Join us today to read new content on upcoming topics such as 
  • How do I drive a successful technology project?
  • How do you define supply chain excellence
  • My Biggest Mistake
  • If I were 22 my advice for the college graduate would be

We're Announcing Six New Webinars for 2016


We've scheduled six months of webinars to bring you insights from experts around the world in a series of panel based webinars.  Register now for any of our upcoming events.

January 20 1 pm ET - What Does Customer Service Mean?

February 25 1 pm ET -  Insights on Supply Chain Talent

March 30 1 pm EDT - Case Studies on the End-To-End Journey

April 13 1 pm EDT - Supply Chain and the Autonomous World

May 25 1 pm EDT - Network of Networks

June 15 1 pm EDT - Why Big Data Techniques Matter

3/7/2016 - Integrated Supply Chain European Conference, Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium 
3/17/2016 - Value Chain Group, Antwerp, Belgium 
3/24/2016 - Asia Chemical Supply Chain Executive Summit, Double Tree by Hilton Shanghai - Pudong Shanghai, China
4/1/2016 - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 
4/5/2016 - 2016 Terra Technology Customer Conference, Winter Park, FL 
4/6/2016 - Logistics Summit & Expo, Mexico City, Mexico 
4/11/2016 - SAP Insider 
5/1/2016 - JDA FOCUS Conference, Nashville, TN 
5/9/2016 - Transplace 2016 Shipper's Symposium, La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX 
5/15/2016 - ISM2016 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN 
5/17/2016 - CSCMP Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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