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FREE Digitizing the Supply Chain
Over the next five to 10 years, supply chains will change dramatically.
Today’s supply chains are a series of discreet, siloed steps involving marketing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, and eventually customers.
Digitization will change that, bringing down walls and creating a completely integrated ecosystem that is fully transparent to all the players involved. This ecosystem will depend on several key digital technologies—including logistics platforms, analytics, robots, and even 3D printing. Those who move quickly to digitize their supply chain will gain efficiencies, develop new business models and revenue streams, and create competitive advantage.
On October 10, 2017, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Stefan Schrauf—co-author of “Industry 4.0: How Digitization Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient, Agile, and Customer-Focused” — will share insights on how digitization is transforming supply chains. Schrauf will discuss: ..... The integrated supply chain ecosystem ..... The evolution of the digital supply chain ..... Eight key elements of digital supply chains ..... Frameworks to improve logistics and supply chain visibility ..... Digitization of procurement ..... Analytics, robots, and 3D printing in the supply chain.
If you know your supply chain is rapidly digitizing and want to leverage these changes for competitive advantage, join Stefan Schrauf and HBR on October 10 for a vision of how digital supply chains will transform organizations and the economy. (Aired on 10/10/17)
FREE Navigating Shipping Costs - Finding the Right Mix for Your Business
Whether you’re an online seller or a brick-and-mortar retailer, if you’re shipping goods to consumers and don’t know how and when to choose the most affordable shipping carriers for your business, you could be losing money.
This webinar will help you determine the most efficient and cost-effective mix of shipping carriers to help your business grow. It will discuss: ..... Strengths of FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service ..... Common shipping fees and how to avoid them ..... 2015 service changes — what UPS and FedEx’s dimensional weight pricing means for you. (Aired on 3/5/15)
FREE Scaling Up Growth with Supply Chains
Silicon Valley start-ups get lots of attention. But the reality is that the vast majority of successfully scaled ventures are not mythical unicorns with billion-dollar paper values, but real-world workhorses that plug along, steadily producing results and scaling up, year after year.
One strategy for successfully scaling your company can be to become a supplier to—and an integral part of the supply chain for—large, global corporations. But while the growth from tapping into corporate supply chains and procurement processes can be significant, becoming a supplier for large corporations is extremely difficult and time consuming.
Babson Executive Education professor Daniel Isenberg and supply chain specialist with IBM, Timothy Coates have studied how small companies successfully tap into corporate supply chains and scale up. In this live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar on November 30, 2016, they will share practical advice for how entrepreneurs can use the power of supply chains to drive increasingly rapid growth.
Isenberg and Coates will offer real-world examples and tips from entrepreneurial companies in multiple industries—including health care, technology, consulting, and manufacturing—that have generated sustainable growth by creatively navigating complex corporate procurement processes to become vital parts of large corporate supply chains. (Aired on 11/30/16)
FREE Supply Chain’s Critical Role in Product Launch
There has been a rapid shift in the way executive teams view the supply chain value proposition. In the past, organizations on the tactical advantage of transactional processes that cut the cost of getting products into customers’ hands. Today’s innovators view their supply chains as a means of transforming those day-to-day transactions into extensions of their overall corporate strategy, especially when it comes to supporting new product launches.
Today, a successful new product introduction in high tech can be a value-creating initiative, but oftentimes, a lack of planning and communication can doom even the most innovative product. The rapid pace of product development in high tech has driven faster cycle times, putting more pressure on companies to keep up—all while managing a complex global operating environment where customer expectations are growing.
A supply chain manager has the power not just to optimize speed and control costs but also to determine customer satisfaction by anticipating demand and executing a strategy to fulfill that demand. This is crucial to every mid-market high-tech company. Failure to deliver when and where customers expect can mean losing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to succeed.
In this webinar, we will discuss the key success factors for developing an effective supply chain management strategy around and offer insights into the strategic, operational, and financial issues that should be considered by executives who are responsible for executing successful new product launches. (Aired on 5/16/17)
FREE Reshaping the Health Care Supply Chain
Life sciences companies are reimagining logistics capabilities to meet the new health care needs of today. For life sciences businesses, the supply chain used to mean one thing: getting products from the factory or warehouse to the distributors or ultimate customers as quickly and economically as possible.
Now, with today’s evolving regulatory environment, an increasingly globalized market, more complex health products, and an increased focus on the patient, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are looking at their supply chains and logistics needs in a whole new way.
Done well, these processes can lead to competitive advantage, through lower costs, agile response to customer needs, visibility into products throughout the value chain, and expansion into new markets. Done poorly, these processes can lead to low product quality, poor customer relationships, loss of reputation, or even patient death.
And if too much time is spent managing increasingly complex logistics, it detracts from the core competency of the company itself: creating products that improve the health and wellness of the customer.
This live interactive HBR webinar with Markus Hayek of Accenture will look at how life sciences companies can achieve competitive advantage through a well-run supply chain by reimagining the role that the supply chain and logistics functions play in delivering care. Leading practitioners are embracing new digital technologies, sharing more information with partners, and rethinking the roles of customers, supply chain managers, and the C-suite in their business success. (Aired on 5/10/17)
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