Category: Supply Chain Management

Quartz: A Clothing Designer Explains the Cost of Clothes

In case you missed it, Quartz had a good piece on the garment cost structure of U.S.. fashion label Elizabeth Suzann. It’s well worth a read to understand the elements of […]

A Quantitative Approach for Valuing and Managing Procurement Cost of Risk

One of the most debated topics today in procurement is the issue of risk. The majority of the articles and guidance given to Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) on this topic […]

Uber’s Brave New World: What Happens When Your Manager Is an Algorithm

On Tuesday night, I participated in a discussion panel at the University of Maryland on current and future innovations in Supply Chain Management (SCM). While most of the topics we discussed were […]

Welcoming the “Circular Revolution”

  There is an interesting post by Frans van Houten (CEO of Royal Philips) on ProjectSyndicate on what he calls “The Circular Economy.” Van Houten makes the point that the […]

Fashion Supply Chains: It’s Time to Change the Model Once and For All

A NY Times article yesterday once again she light on the systemic problems across the supply chains that produce most of the world’s clothing. The article, by Jim Yardley, notes […]

New Article Preview: “A Quantitative Approach for Valuing and Managing Procurement Cost of Risk”

I have a new article on calculating the Cost of Risk in procurement that will be out soon. If anyone is interested in reading this piece ahead of publication contact […]

New Article Preview: “The Role of the CFO in Supply Chain Management”

I have a new article coming out in Corporate Finance Review on the roles the CFO and the Finance organization should play in Supply Chain Management. Here is a preview: […]