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Steve Banker’s Coverage of LLamaCon 2019

For the second time this year, I have seen a supply chain control tower solution I really, really like. The latest occasion was at LLamasoft’s LLamaCon user conference last week in Chicago. LLamasoft is a leading provider of supply chain design and demand management solutions. Currently they are not calling the solution a control tower, they are struggling to come up with a name for the solution that they like.... Read More
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Supply Chain Essentials Every CEO Should Know

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success. We now live in the age of the digital supply chain, which makes it easier than ever before for an outsider with minimal background to understand the intricacies of the supply chain and the challenges and... Read More
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One Trump Victory: Companies Rethink China

The trade war is nearing a possible truce, but global companies are nevertheless moving to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories to make the world’s goods. Companies around the world are trying to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories. BEIJING — Whatever deal Washington and Beijing reach over the trade war, President Trump has already scored a big victory: Companies are rethinking their reliance on China. The two sides are nearing... Read More