The process of managing a product’s lifecycle has come a long way since the days of Excel spreadsheets. Or has it? In this episode, Stan Pryzbylinski, vice president of research at CIMdata joins Matt Gunn and Jenny Reese to discuss how PLM software has evolved in the world of manufacturing, and how its role in keeping teams across the supply chain on the same page.
To err is human. To keep the global supply chain running, divine. Supply chain risk isn’t limited to black swan events like fires, floods and hurricanes. Many of the challenges businesses face are the result of human factors as well. Whether it’s something caused internally, or big changes to policies and regulations (Brexit, U.S.-China tariffs, etc.), these man-made issues can be just as disruptive as the largest storm. In this episode of Supply Chain Radio, Matt Gunn and Guy Courtin discuss the human element of disruption, and how businesses are working to keep the supply chain running through unexpected turns of events.
Nine times out of 10, consumers buy things for a reason. Whether putting together an outfit for a special occasion, or planning a DIY project at home, there’s generally some context within the buyer’s journey. But that context isn’t often reflected in stores or e-commerce, where product locations and assortments don’t always reflect a customer’s intended use. Michelle Bacharach, CEO and cofounder of FindMine joins SCR to discuss how putting products in context can improve consumer experiences while helping align the supply chain.