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Meet the Not-So-Average Supply Chain Millennials

You can forget the stereotypes you have heard about millennials in the workplace. New research finds that the next generation is engaged and enthused about careers in supply chain management. View article »


Current State of Supply Chain Planning

APQC continuously conducts research on the current status of supply chain planning. This infographic highlights some of the key findings from this year’s study, including data on supply chain planning structures, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), collaboration, risk sharing, and more. Download... »


What Happens to Employees Who are Displaced by Automation?

When automation is implemented, the first concern is "What about the people?!?" APQC's research shows that after automating the sales order entry process, fewer than 2 percent of organizations laid employees off. Thirty-four percent of organizations that implemented sales order entry... »


Technology Implementation - Where Are We?

How much further do you have to go to catch up with other supply chains in terms of technology? Find out where organizations are in implementing real time data and analytics, 3D printing, IoT, etc. and the implications these technologies may have on your operations.   Download Report »


Automating the Sales Order Entry Process: Executive Summary

APQC surveyed organizations with high transactional volumes or just-in-time inventory strategies on the ability of automation in the sales order process to lower transaction labor costs, improve the customer experience, and directly/indirectly increase revenue. This article provides an overview of... »


From Now to Next in Spply Chain

In a survey of supply chain professionals, APQC tracked supply chain priorities, challenges, and talent needs. With an array of potential disruptive technologies entering the supply chain, APQC has found specific trends and across-the-board interest among supply chain management (SCM) professionals... »


Four Steps to Align Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics in the Warehouse

Four Steps to Align Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics in the Warehouse

Analyst Insight: After 13 years of conducting the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) annual DC Measures Study of key warehousing and distribution performance metrics, a pronounced gap remains between "Best-in-Class" and "Major Opportunity" facilities within several key performance... »


Three Steps to Manage and Monitor Logistics Performance

Three Steps to Manage and Monitor Logistics Performance

Analyst Insight: The 2016 DC Measures Study from the Warehousing Education and Research Council shows over 35 percent of respondents report to the C-suite, where interest in logistics performance will only increase. To better communicate to the C-suite, logistics needs to focus on managing and... »


The Power of Analytics in the Supply Chain

The Power of Analytics in the Supply Chain

Analyst Insight: Best-in-class organizations are tapping into the power of analytics to improve supply-chain performance and identify improvement opportunities. Organizations use analytics for scoring models for vendor performance, detailed demand forecasting, and safety stock recommendations,... »


From Now to Next in Supply Chain

With all of the new technology, what are supply chain priorities? Are the challenges they're facing the same as yesterday? Or are new challenges being discovered? Find out what the technologies, priorities, and challenges supply chain professionals are looking at today and in the future. Watch the... »


The PCF from Clients to Students: An Interview with Javier Bermudez

The most used process framework in the world, APQC's Process Classification Framework®(PCF) creates a common language for processes across very different industries and audiences. This article summarizes a recent conversation with BPM expert Javier Bermudez about how he has used the PCF in... »


Value of Benchmarking

Benchmarking is a well-known tool many supply chains use to compare performance and practices of other business entities. Find out how benchmarking is being used in supply chains today. Download Infographic »


Millennial Supply Chain Professionals: The Future Looks Bright

As supply chain organizations prepare for impending retirements, there is a growing interest in looking at new ways to attract talent to the supply chain profession. APQC recently spoke with Christopher Berry, a supply chain professional working as a transportation coordinator, about Millennials in... »


Innovating with Your Current Experts While Developing New Ones

How can organizations leverage the experts they have to drive innovation and close the knowledge gaps of new hires and mid-career employees? In this presentation, APQC's Marisa Brown shares results from recent research into proven approaches for leveraging existing experts and growing new ones to... »


What Attracts Talent to the Supply Chain?

APQC recently concluded a survey on what organizations are doing to attract talent to the supply chain field. This research examined which factors are priorities for organizations when attracting talent and what characteristics supply chain professionals are looking for in a boss and supply chain... »


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