APICS conducted its 2017 Annual Conference this week and Supply Chain Matters features some of this year’s conference highlights.
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The importance and implications of existing or future supply chain management sourcing strategies continue to be brought to light. Geo-political forces surrounding global trade are likely to occupy the attention of many industry supply chain teams, all of whom must be prepared to deal with near or longer-term implications.
General Electric made major business headlines today in announcing that Jeff Immelt will step down as CEO on August 1 after a 16-year run as the company’s chief executive officer. Supply Chain Matters views this announcement with some disappointment and praises Immelt for his vision and leadership.
APICS made a noteworthy announcement regarding a planned new iteration of The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model-SCOR, to help industry supply chain teams manage changing business and decision-making process needs.
Gartner, Inc. released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 rankings this week, identifying its rankings of supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Supply Chain Matters shares perspectives and observations