Strategic Sourcing: The Key to Competitive Advantage

Strategic Sourcing has been used by companies of all sizes for years. However, priority is always given to cost cutting initiatives. In this guest commentary, Dr. Tobias Schoenherr from Michigan State University will share some insights. Professor Schoenherr is the expert in procurement and decision making and he will provide some guiding principles that practitioners can use to create more sustainable competitive advantage.

Putting the “S” Back in the S&OP Planning Process

Sales & Operations Planning has been accepted more and more by both academia and practitioners as the way to balance demand and supply. In this article, Dr. Marcel Zondag who is an expert in CPG industry will explain some ways to streamline the planning process. Professor Zondag is a professor from supply chain program at Western Michigan University which is ranked one of the best program in the nation.

The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

In this guest commentary, John McKeller, senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management. Before entering academia, McKeller held various supply chain managerial positions with subsidiaries of Ralston Purina, Eli Lilly and Company, and General Dynamics Corporation.