Matthew A. Bradshaw, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  and  Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)                                      RESOURCEFUL & Tenacious Problem Solver


5 posts published in April 2019

Predictive Analytics for Operations

Posted:April 20, 2019 | Tags: Operations, Analytics, Predictive

The number of supply chain professionals who say they're currently using predictive analytics at their company has grown 76% from 2017 to 2019, according to a Supply Chain Dive analysis of the annual MHI Industry Report. In 2019, 30% of respondents said they were currently using this technology, up from 17% in 2017.

9 Ways to Organize and Manage Your Calendar Properly

Posted:April 21, 2019 | Tags: time, Calendar, Manage, Organize

Over the years I have tried various ways to manage my time. Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. This article has 9 ways to improve your organizational skills.

9 Ways to Organize and Manage Your Calendar Properly

How AI Can Make You a Next-Generation CIO

Posted:April 22, 2019 | Tags: CIO, Artificial Intelligence, AI

While artificial intelligence is still a work in progress, it presents a massive opportunity for CIOs to reinvent how organizations think about the CIO role.

This is an interesting and timely article.

How AI Can Make You a Next-Generation CIO

Introduction to Strategic Supply Chain Management

Posted:April 27, 2019 | Tags: Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management

From The Balance Small Business

BY MARTIN MURRAY Updated February 07, 2019

Supply chain management operates at three levels: strategic, tactical, and operational. At the strategic level, company management makes high-level strategic supply chain decisions that are relevant to whole organizations.

The decisions that are made with regards to the supply chain should reflect the overall corporate strategy that the organization is following.

The strategic supply chain processes that...

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The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World

Posted:April 29, 2019 | Tags: logistics, Supply Chain, Revolution, Innovative Sourcing

The Supply Chain Revolution by Suman Sarkar is worth your thought and consideration. It may change or at least revitalize your thinking.

When CEOs think about the supply chain, it’s usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook—and the company sped up the development of new products,...

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