Do you want to be more effective in your supply chain analytics efforts? Here are six keys that emerge from our experience in building supply chain risk information systems.
On a global basis, Industrial Manufacturers are beginning to look beyond simple reporting toward more robust analytics in managing their supply chains. It is no longer sufficient to review monthly reports recapping basic financial and operational metrics. We been suppporting the devleopment of web-base supply chain information systems for over a decade. A few lessons stand out:
There is a need and a market for an agile tool set that permits a small(ish) team of intelligence professionals to do intelligence on a narrow(ish) array of subjects across a broad spectrum of sources.
I had the opportunity to see a talk given by Mr. Frank Cappuccio, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. His talk was titled: “Trends in Technology and Innovation in Aerospace”. It was given as part of a two day Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit sponsored by the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Cappuccio’s offered interesting insights into issues related to innovation at one of our country’s leading Aviation and Aerospace design and manufacturing firms.
To sustain our position as a global leader, the United States absolutely must change our fundamental financial practices. We must learn to invest in innovation and capability not credit ratings.
I am amazed that our leadership doesn't seem to learn from the mistakes of the past - even the recent past. Driving in this morning I heard that President Obama was advocating that $30B in TARP funds be re-routed to "small-business lending". Someone will need to explain to me how this isn't more of the same nonsense that caused the crisis we're in.