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Supply Chain Workers: America’s Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

Never before has supply chain been at the forefront of the world’s minds than it is in this COVID-19 crisis today. Supply chain workers across the globe are still showing up every day in factories, warehouses, tractor-trailers, retail stores, and ports. Having spent the better part of my 25-year career designing and implement supply chain […]

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Now Is the Time to Review Core Elements of Your Operating Model

We are now in the midst of unprecedented business upheaval and there is no shortage of recommendations and guidance on how companies should respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. But who is looking at the core elements of your operating model and what they will look like when this significant disruption abates? As we know, the […]

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Assessing Your Supply Chain Business Continuity Plan

COVID-19 is disrupting global supply chains, from much needed medical supplies to raw material imports and consumer goods. As such, organizations of all kinds are spurred to take advantage of this unprecedented time and determine how they can ensure their supply chain is able to withstand future disruption. What are your supply chain challenges during […]

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Managing Unexpected Change – 3 Quick Ways to Help Transition to Working Remote

The rapidly occurring changes in people’s professional and personal lives during the COVID-19 crisis are not some that many were planning to make (and certainly not all at once). In organizations, change can cause stress to any worker, especially when it was not anticipated at all. The primary unexpected change impacting many employees today, which […]

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Why Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Programs Are Essential

Your systems are up and running. Your organization is operating as usual, and all is as it should be. Then, suddenly, it’s not. A flood, an earthquake, a pandemic, or a fire threatens your ability to keep your organization operating. Systems are offline, critical business processes have stalled. You’re frantically trying to determine what damage […]

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COVID-19 and Supply Chain: The New Route to Transform

Stores are left with empty shelves and a bunch of questions. How will they get a new product? How will they keep employees safe? How will this affect the supply chain and distribution? As the economy sees a major jump in consumer purchases, it raises the question of supply and demand. It’s common for companies […]

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5 Ways to Preserve Employee Mental Health During COVID-19

Think your employees are taking this in stride? Think again. Every day, the world is glued to TV news outlets and websites watching the pandemic numbers rise. As the crisis worsens and businesses slow down and close, anxiety increases. Your workforce, your front line communicators to your clients, are nervously eyeing sinking retirements and basic […]

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How (& Why) to Reboot Your Marketing Process

You know it’s critical to focus on your customers. But when it comes to everything from planning to processes, most marketers face challenges with making organizational shifts – and making them quickly.  Forrester has included Eric Dukart, Perficient’s Salesforce practice director, in its recent report Five New Perspectives on Marketing Process. Released today, the report […]

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Relieving the Burden of Tax Reporting

Provisioning for income tax can be a complex process for large multi-national organizations to mid-sized companies with a consistent growth mode. The tax provisioning process involves determining the current tax amounts as well as calculating the deferred roll-forward amount. This process becomes even more complex when organizations have to account for Federal, Regional and International […]

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Agile Street Smarts Series – Earned Value for Agile Projects

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. Conventional Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress. It has the ability to combine measurements of scope, time, and costs (the Project Management Triangle) and is measured against a […]

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Agile Street Smarts Series: Agile Estimation Levels and Techniques

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. This post will explore Agile estimation and the different estimation techniques. Estimation is more the “art” than the “science” of program management so polish the crystal ball and let’s get started. Agile estimation is fundamentally different from […]

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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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Executives and Cloud – Perfect Alignment

In today’s “digital everything” world with all the confusing jargon around the subject of “cloud”, it is easy to miss the point of why cloud technology is important. In this blog, I hope to remind the reader about some cloud basics. The reference to cloud in this blog is a more broadly defined definition of […]

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Identifying Sustainability Opportunities in a Supply Chain Part 3

My last post outlines the opportunities companies can take to implement sustainability protocols. This final blog in the series continues to identify sustainability measures companies can take. When building a roadmap for the supply chain organization, leadership can look at sustainability in two ways: by considering the impact of each operational component in the supply […]

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Issues – The sleeping dragons?

Black swan’s companion In any fantasy story, you must have read about the dragons asleep and guarding the treasures. The dragons unknowingly defend the treasures without considering the value of it. You can imagine the massive loss of the treasure if you try to tickle the dragon. A small sneeze from the dragon that cannot […]

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Identifying Sustainability Opportunities in a Supply Chain Part 2

Previously, I outlined the opportunities companies can take to implement sustainability protocols. This submission continues to identify sustainability measures companies can take. When building a roadmap for the supply chain organization, leadership can look at sustainability in two ways: by considering the impact of each operational component in the supply chain separately, or holistically viewing […]

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Identifying Sustainability Opportunities in a Supply Chain Part 1

Previously, I highlighted the benefits of sustainability in a business’ supply chain. This installment outlines the opportunities companies can take to implement sustainability protocols. When building a roadmap for the supply chain organization, leadership can look at sustainability in two ways: by considering the impact of each operational component in the supply chain separately, or […]

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Sustainability Initiatives in Action: Enhance the Supply Chain

In my last post, I analyzed the benefits of building a case for sustainability. In this post, I highlight the benefits of sustainability in a business. Leftover paint is an issue almost all people have dealt with at one time or another. The EPA estimates that every homeowner in the US has 3-4 gallons of […]

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Tackling Supply Chain 4.0 with the Right Partner

In our previous blog post, we discussed how to incorporate Supply Chain 4.0 while not cloud-ready and what that looked like from a strategy and technology standpoint. In our last installment of the guide-to-blog series, we touch on the importance of partnering with the right professional services organization to help guide and execute supply chain initiatives. […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Project Considerations and Things to Know – Oracle Cloud – Part 4

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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