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007 Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management

Presenter: J. Michael Marks

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020

Time: 8:00-11:30 am 

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Course Description:  Up until recently the digital impact on Supply Chain Management (SCM) was primarily automating transaction flows and using data analytics to improve decision making.  The field is at a major inflection point today as technology now supports enterprise level SCM.  This involves redefining business models and replacing negotiation with collaboration.  Imagine a manufacturer and their distributors who create a hypothetical virtual enterprise as a large company.  Once the data is in place the opportunities to reduce waste and inefficiency are large enough that supply chain management can become a competitive advantage in the market.  It has already proven to solve the manufacturers issue of gaining access to the Amazon and other Internet resellers while strengthening the bond in the manufacturer and distributor value chain.


Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the enterprise model in supply chain management
  • Identify how to set up a ‘black box’ analytics project
  • Describe the three ways that SCM can create competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Understand how to use the hotlinks to do further research on the subject

aeaJ. Michael Marks

Michael is a dynamic speaker, popular business author, and both an NAW Research Fellow and the Managing Partner of the Indian River Consulting Group. The boutique firm has worked with distributors of all sizes up to those over $40 billion in revenue per year. Mike sits on the boards of several distributors and provides arbitration and expert witness services for manufacturers and distributors in contract disputes.


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