The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News December 15-19, 2014

December 19, 2014

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

And from the whole team at Argentus, happy holidays. Wishing you a bright & successful season in supply chain. We’re glad to be a part of your professional community and we look forward to collaborating, working, and growing together more in the New Year.

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Why Santa Has the Best Supply Chain

Since the holiday season is upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a top 10 list? Check out this memorable and festive peek at the tricks that make Santa stand our as the original master of supply and demand, courtesy of our supply chain friends at Kinaxis.




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How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine

What if business leaders start to view the supply chain as an engine for growth and innovation, a differentiator, and an enabler of product realization and marketing strategies?




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Why Soft Skills Are Anything But Soft

And if you pair them with strong industry knowledge and leadership qualities too? Sky’s the limit. We love Inc’s take on the idea of “human performance” as integral to a job well done and a career well-forged.




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Five Ways to Ready Your Supply Chain for 2015

Stay on top! Here are five tips businesses should consider to ensure that their supply chain is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable in the New Year.




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Understanding Holiday Demand: It’s a Fickle Beast

Case study of L.L. Bean’s popular boots and their supply chain production: the digital world has allowed them to cast a wider, more detailed net of what’s going on, but like many other companies, they still struggle to create a precise map for demand.


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