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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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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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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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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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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Addressing Project-based Issues and Challenges – Oracle Cloud – Part 3

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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Building a Strong Case for Sustainability Programs

Previously, I discussed the importance of implementing a sustainability program into your business. Today, I analyze the benefits of building a case for sustainability. Supply chain organizations must take a comprehensive look at their end-to-end operations to determine where both financial and socially responsible changes can benefit both the environment and the company. These opportunities […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Handling Organizational Change – Oracle Cloud – Part 2

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 […]

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How to Incorporate SCM 4.0 if You’re Not Cloud Ready

In our previous installment of the guide to blog series, Taking the Next Step Towards Supply Chain 4.0, we discussed Supply Chain Metrics: Choosing the Best Technology Vendor for Partnership and the importance of technology vendors for partners. In this installment, we’re going to touch on how to incorporate SCM 4.0 if your organization is […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Selling the Big Idea – Oracle Cloud – Part 1

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 standardize processes across all business units and 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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Designing the Business Process Model to Implement Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5 part blog series on defining an operating model for your organization.     In this post, we explore Step 2: Establishing the Business Process Model A number of industries are currently facing disruption and change. In addition, the daily grind of running the business can knock us around a bit […]

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[Guide] Develop a Supply Chain Sustainability Program

According to Investopedia, “Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is comprised of three pillars: economic, environmental and social – also known informally as profits, planet, and people.” Interestingly enough, the business of sustainability can be viewed as […]

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