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The “hidden job market” can be a confusing expression, as most employers aren’t going out of their way to actually hide available jobs. In fact, the hidden job market simply refers to open positions that are not listed in the public domain for candidates to discover and apply for. ......Read More
In 2014, Weir launched a value chain excellence program to improve overall performance. The company turned to APICS to provide broader views and a full body of knowledge in supply chain management. By having a common knowledge base and improved people capability, Weir was able to significantly improve overall company performance. ......Read More
Employee referrals are a proven way to raise the quantity and quality of the applicant flow in a supply chain organization. The following six tips will lead most businesses to a successful effort.......Read More
In U.S. Army (Ret.) General Stanley McChrystal’s book Team of Teams, McChrystal posits that leaders must tend to the environment they play a role in creating, like gardeners.......Read More
In 2016, company leaders initiated an assessment of NCR’s supply chain to identify gaps in capabilities, prioritize a roadmap of corrective actions and initiatives, and advance overall process maturity. Several opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and business performance were identified.......Read More
Meet ASCM Member Mohamad-Ali Bazzy, Commodity Buyer, Raw Materials, for Akebono Brake Corporation.......Read More
Are you an approachable leader? It can mean the difference between success and failure, between high engagement and low morale, and between wondering what is going on and knowing.......Read More
To drive innovation and value creation, businesses must be intentional about building an inclusive culture. Making the changes needed to improve diversity and inclusion in supply chain won’t be quick or easy; however, there are multi-pronged approaches — including education and professional development — that can help.......Read More
The countless interpersonal interactions leaders have every day directly affect team engagement, trust and how much discretionary time and effort employees put forth. As our responsibility level grows, so does the responsibility of those who work for us — and thus the stakes rise exponentially related to how successfully we navigate difficult people issues.......Read More
Although blockchain is most often associated with the financial sector and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology has far-reaching implications in supply chain management. To further my investigation, I recently reached out to two individuals entrenched in the blockchain space to ask them what advice they have for leaders of supply networks who are interested in pursuing the technology.......Read More
AngioDynamics aims to improve patient care through leading-edge medical device innovation. Company leaders are committed to providing safe and effective products and services, continuous improvement, and maintaining effective quality management and compliance with global regulatory requirements.......Read More
Learn about supply chain professional Steve Brown, manager of planning and purchasing at MityLite.......Read More
Management behaviors are complicated. As David A. Waldman and David E. Bowen explained in their Academy of Management Perspectives 2016 article, “Learning to Be a Paradox-Savvy Leader,” several challenges have arisen for today’s supervisors. Reconciling each of these requirements in isolation is reasonable; however, when they are in combination, it can seem nearly impossible.......Read More
Hiring can be extremely challenging in supply chain management, particularly because of the current skills gap. Luckily, there are some low-cost, high-yield solutions that organizations can implement to attract and land the talent needed to keep their networks operating efficiently.......Read More
Connie Podesta brings her unique mix of skills and experience to audiences worldwide as an expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to sales, leadership, change, and personal and professional development. ......Read More
Networking is a top predictor of career success, yet it is neglected by many businesspeople. Misunderstood and underappreciated, the value of networking isn’t always immediate with tangible results and therefore can be frustrating to busy professionals. Interestingly, there are several peer-reviewed studies on network science, which have shown that simply being in an open network is the best predictor of career success. In other words, the old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know” still rings true today.......Read More
I love the classroom dynamic. I look forward to one day being a mentor, confidante, and source of inspiration and guidance for my future students — just as many of my professors were to me. I plan to teach supply chain management with a focus on sustainability and ethics. As networks continue to grow enormously in complexity and scope, a business education centered on these three principles is the perfect contextual training tool to make students more global, fair-minded and creative business leaders.......Read More
Johnson Controls is a global technology and industrial company with 130,000 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries. The organization designs, manufactures and delivers energy-efficient building solutions; automotive and advanced batteries for stop-start, hybrid and electric vehicles; and automobile seating components and systems. Johnson Controls supports all major automakers, supplying 50 million cars every year.......Read More
Editor’s note: Sabine Simeon was the recipient of the 2017 APICS Award of Excellence — Supply Chain Leader, which recognized her extraordinary contributions to advancing the field of supply chain. To see the categories, get more information or enter, visit apics.org/awardsofexcellence.......Read More
As managers, we must maintain awareness of our personal motivation schemes and take care to not assume we understand the motivations of others. We often refer to change-management models to guide actions for our teams, but these can provide an incomplete understanding of the work required, as we often neglect the importance of individual motivation management. ......Read More
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